Wynberg Rugby

Rugby Overview

With over a century of rugby experience and excellence, Wynberg Boys’ High School boasts not only one of the highest level schoolboy rugby teams in the country, but also has had a significant impact on school rugby throughout South Africa. Our learners have demonstrated excellence at provincial and national level, both in school and in professional capacities; several of our students have gone on to represent the country as Springboks.

Practice days

Mondays: Silverhurst A – 15A & B, Silverhurst B – U15C & D, Silverhurst C – U14C & D
Tuesdays: Hawthornden – 1st & 2nd XV, Silverhurst A – 3rd & 4th XV, Silverhurst B – U16A & B, Silverhurst C – U16C & D, Jacques Kallis Oval – 5th & 6th XV, U14A & B
Wednesdays: Silverhurst A – 15A & B, Silverhurst B – U15C & D, Silverhurst C – U14C & D, Jacques Kallis Oval – U14A & B
Thursdays: Hawthornden – 1st & 2nd XV, Silverhurst A – 3rd & 4th XV, Silverhurst B – U16A & B, Silverhurst C – U16C & D, Jacques Kallis Oval – 5th & 6th XV, U14A & B

Match days


Dress for players at practice:

Collared rugby jersey and rugby shorts – No T-shirts or casual shorts

Dress for players at matches:

Wynberg rugby jersey, blue Wynberg socks. White shorts. After a match, players are required to change into full school uniform or into the school tracksuit.

Director of Rugby
Mr Craig Childs – cchilds@wbhs.org.za

Teacher in Charge
Mr Chris Moore – cmoore@wbhs.org.za

Fixtures for 2021

Detailed times and fields are published midweek preceding the scheduled weekend matches. The broad fixtures for the season, subject to change:

Tuesday 16 – WP Schools Day, Cape Town Stadium
Thursday 25 to Wednesday 31 – Kwagga Festival (George), U14A & U15A
Friday 26 to Sunday 28 – Somerset College Festival, U14B
Saturday 27 – Fixtures TBC
Wednesday 31 – End of Term 1
Wednesday 31 to Monday 5 April – Jeppe Festival (Johannesburg), U16A
Wednesday 31 to Monday 5 April – Saints Festival (Johannesburg), 1st XV

Tuesday 13 – Start of Term 2
Saturday 17 – Rondebosch Boys’ High School, Away
Saturday 24 to Tuesday 27 – WBHS 180 Rugby Festival, U14, 15, 16, 2nd XV, and 1st XV

Saturday 1 – Paarl Gym, Home
Saturday 8 – Bellville, Home. 1st XV – Bye (WBHS 2nd XV vs Bellville 1st XV)
Saturday 15 – Boland Landbou, Home
Saturday 22 – Grey Weekend, Away
Saturday 29 – Paarl Boys’ High School, Away

Saturday 5 – Bishops, Away
Saturday 12 – SACS, Home
Saturday 19 – WP Coastal Tournament
Friday 25 – End of Term 2

SA Rugby Youth Weeks

Tuesday 13 – Start of Term 3
Saturday 17 – Parel Vallei, Home
Saturday 24 – Paul Roos, Away (SA vs Lions, FNB)
Saturday 31 – Durbanville, Away (SA vs Lions, Cape Town)

Saturday 7 (Long Weekend) – Bishops, Home
Saturday 14 – Rondebosch Boys’ High School, Home
Saturday 21 – SACS, Away

Saturday 11 – Villager 7s

Players at practice will wear rugby jerseys and rugby shorts. No t-shirts of casual shorts will be permitted.

At matches, players are to wear their Wynberg rugby jersey, white shorts and blue Wynberg socks. After matches, players are required to change into full school uniform or into the school tracksuit.

Coaches & Teams

The Director of Rugby at Wynberg Boys’ High is Mr Craig Childs. Our various rugby teams participate in a number of fixtures at various levels. The year begins with Newlands rugby day, and inter-school fixture featuring the top rugby schools in the area. The students play teams throughout the region, in both home and away games, as well as teams from further afield. The Grey weekend is a notable sports event of the year and sees our teams go to Grey High School to face the noted sporting schools’ best.

Contact Mr Craig Childs: cchilds@wbhs.org.za

Rugby Supporters Club

Supporting our Wynberg Sportsmen with passion has always been part of our School ethos.

With changing times come changing needs: we take great pleasure in re-launching our Wynberg Rugby Supporters’ Club, to raise not only support, but funds to ensure that every Wynberg rugby player has the very best our School can offer – facilities, coaches, mentorships, and most importantly, the knowledge that we as parents, Old Boys, and Staff are behind them every step of their way.

For many years during the 1990s into the 2000s a Rugby Supporters’ Club thrived, based in the Bill Bowden Pavilion, Home of Wynberg Old Boys. Monthly social events were held throughout the calendar year, with proceeds donated to the School – we’re going bigger and better in 2019.

To join the Rugby Supporter’s Club and show your support please download and complete the PDF Application / Debit Order Form with all your details – we’re always stronger together:

Membership Options

Option 1:
R250-00 Joining Fee (includes a Wynberg Supporter’s Cap).
R100-00 Monthly Debit Order.

Option 2:
R1 000-00 Joining Fee (includes reserved seating on the new Hawthornden Grand Stand and Home Match reserved parking for the first 40 members).
R200-00 Monthly Debit Order monthly.

Joining Fee to be deposited directly into the schools banking account: Wynberg Boy’s High School, Standard Bank (025309), Cheque Account: 071691227, Reference: 5102/106 – Your Initial & Surname. Proof of payment together with your completed Application/Debit Order Form to be emailed to Mr Chris Moore, Teacher in Charge of Rugby, cmoore@wbhs.org.za

With plenty of functions planned, full Old Boys’ Union support, and your commitment, we can take our rugby to new heights.