Rugby Report 2017
2017 was another great year for Rugby at Die Wilge High School, with new history written in the record books. All the age groups played with eager and a willingness to win. The results of the season were more than satisfactory and we are proud of each and every boy that participated. New sponsors also jumped on board, and we would like to thank EJE Industrial Electronics, based in Kempton Park and Caltex Canal Crossing for choosing and believing in us. We are more than grateful for your help and contributions.

Friendly matches:

Die Wilge participated in the annual rugby day held at Krugerlaan, Vereeniging. The junior boys tried their best, but unfortunately they lost. The First team played against Randeor, from Gauteng. We outclassed and outplayed our opponents convincingly to eventually win 42-0. The gauntlet was laid down, and the we were ready for any challenge that was set in our way!

League matches:

Double rounds of Rugby matches took place with the participating schools, Die Wilge High School, Keurhof (Klerksdorp) and Oom Paul (Rustenburg).

Die Wilge (Away) vs Oom Paul:

The junior team narrowly lost their respected matches.
- The u/16’s won their match 32-10 and,
- The Second team automatically won because OPS doesn’t have a second team.
- First Team won 57-0, this after the referee stopped the game because of the margin.

Die Wilge (Away) vs Keurhof:

- The junior teams struggled, but the fighting spirit new stopped.
- The u/16’s narrowly lost, but
- The Second Team drew 5-5 and the
- First Team won 34-12.

Die Wilge (Home) vs Oom Paul:

- The u/16’s won yet again, this time even more convincingly, 40-5.
- The Second Team and the First Team automatically won their respected matches because OPS forfeited.

Die Wilge (Home) vs Keurhof:

- The u/16’s unfortunately lost their match, ending their chances of winning the league.
- The second team showed a lot of character as the won 7-5.
- The First Team also won 24-20.

In summary, the u/16’s ended up second in the North West League whilst the Second Team made history by winning the Second Team league for the first time. The First Team won the league for the Third year in a row.

Cravenweek 2017 – Durban

“Convincing, surpassing and unbeaten…” These were the words of the local newspaper; The Herald. This can’t be more true to describe the success story of the North West Leopards Team of 2017.

Die Wilge had 11 players and 2 educators in the Cravenweek Team for 2017:

Katlego Kokwe, Ramolatudi Lubby, Letlhogonolo Meseo, Amogelang Gorekwang, Michael Mofokeng, Ronaldo Olifant, Katlego Kubelo, Zolile Nyatela, Tshiamo Mothupi, Lebogang “Chappies” Thebenyana and Hlumelo Mfenyane were selected for the team. Mr. RL Prinsloo was the Chairperson and Mr. LP Geyer the coach and Team Manager.

Here are the results:

Leopards 57 – Sharks 5
Leopards 48 – Griffons 14 (Man of the Match – Zolile Nyatela)
Leopards 50 – Lions 17 (Man of the Match – Ramolatudi “Oupa” Lubby)

In summary, the Leopards won all their matches, had two players in the top 5 for the most tries scored. Zolile Nyatela scored the most tries during the week with 6 tries and Amogelang Gorekwang scored 3 tries. Zolile Nyatela was chosen to be part of the SA LSEN Team, making him the first player in the history of Die Wilge to be in the SA TEAM.

In conclusion, we would like to thank every player and educator for their dedication and willingness to participate. Thank you for making 2017 yet another memorable year for Die Wilge Rugby. We would also like to thank the principle, Mr. AB Rudd, the administrative staff and the Hostel staff for your assistance and support. We couldn’t have done it without you.




Rugby report 2016. “The Journey”

The year of 2016 can be described as a year like no other on and off the rugby field. We can summarize this year in one phrase, The Journey, coming from far, coming as underdogs, fighting throughout and ending up on top through hard work, dedication and willingness to complete “The Journey...”

Die Wilge High School participated in the Development Rugby League of North West. We competed against mainstream schools, with a rich rugby culture. The schools we competed against were Promosa, Boitoka and schools from Ikageng. Die Wilge did not lose a single match, and ended up undefeated in this league.

The official league for our school stated in April. The first match was played on our own fields.

The junior teams showed a lot of character throughout the year, but could not match against the more physical teams from other schools. The important factor was that they never gave up, and played until the final whistle.

The 0/16 team played very good rugby throughout the year. Unfortunately lady luck was not in our favour here, losing the final match, thus meaning they ended up second in the league. They set a good platform for 2017, and we can’t wait for the next season to start.

North Vaal:

This is literally all the schools, north of the Vaal River. There are a total of 252 schools that form part of this league and that can participate at any given day.

The First team of Die Wilge was the winners of North West, thus they went further and competed against other provinces.

Die Wilge also hosted the Semi-Finals of the Noordvaal / North Vaal Championship. This was the clash between all the winners from North West, against all the winners of Tshwane / Blue Bulls. Die Wilge played against Kwaggasrand High School, and we won that game convincingly, 19-0. The final was played in Witbank, at WH de Klerk School. Here we played the winners of Mpumalanga, Jim van Tonder High School. This was a brutal matchup, with a lot of points scored in the game. The difference between these teams was the willingness to win, the hunger for victory and the brotherhood between the players. Die Wilge played and fought together like a pack of wolves, not leaving anyone behind, thus making them victorious with a score of 40-27 and crowning them as champions.

The First Team of 2016 can be considered as the dream team, undefeated through the whole 2016 season. They played a total of 10 matches, scored 268 points and only conceded 65 points. We played against various schools, from various provinces, and still came home with the cup.
Furthermore, 10 players from Die Wilge were selected to be part of the North West Leopards 0/18 LSEN team. These boys played in the annual Cravenweek, which took place in Pretoria. Thank you for sacrificing your holidays and congratulations with this achievement.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank the following people for all their hard work and support during the Rugby season:

Mr. JC Boshoff, Mr. AB Rudd, Me. CM Clarke for all your support, driving to matches, phone calls and motivating, you are leading by example, thank you;

- The hostel staff for your fuelling our players throughout the season;
- Mr. RL Prinsloo for all his organising, motivating, preparation of fields and taking the learners back home after practices and matches;
- All the different coaches (0/14 – First Team). Thank you for your time, loyalty and sacrifice;
- All the staff for all your support, messages, call, Whatsapp’s; and last, but not least;
- All the players for the spirit in which you played the game and promoting the good name of Die Wilge High School through it.



Die Wilge se rugby is van uitnemende kwaliteit. Die rede vir die suksesse kan toegeskryf word aan goeie afrigting en hardwerkende spelers. Drie van die onderwysers by Die Wilge is ook deel van die Luiperds Rugby Bestuur (2 Afrigters en die Span bestuurder)

Die Potchefstroom-gemeenskap is vuur en vlam agter Die Wilge se rugby. Onsspog tans met verskeie borge vanuit die gemeenskap:

• Afrox- Potchefstroom
• Wohnin Verwe
• Wanted Clothing

Hoogtepunte in 2014:

• 0 / 16 A Ligawenners, speel Noordvaal kwartfinaal
• Die skoolspog met 9 Noordwes Luiperds Spelers.
• Cravenweek deelname te Potchefstroom

Hoogtepunte in 2015:

• 0/14 A Ligawenners
• 0/19 A Ligawenners
• Die skool spog met 14 Noordwes Luiperds Spelers
• Cravenweek deelnamete Worcester (Wes-Kaap)








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