Grasshopper

The Green Machine’s rapid rise to rugby power since 2000


Written by Alan Morrissey (Grasshopper)

Posted in :Original Content, Reader Submissions, School Rugby on 18 Nov 2011 at 10:08
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Glenwood High School (founded 1910) or affectionately known as the ‘Grasshoppers’ or Green Machine by rivals have since 2000 developed into one of KZN’s strongest rugby schools. They have always featured in the Top 10 premier schools in KZN rugby for the past 100 years (producing 6 Springboks, over 50 Natal/Sharks and over 150 KZN Schools players) but it’s only since current Headmaster, Trevor Kershaw and the management at Glenwood decided to improve all sporting codes via a Sports Academy of Excellence has Glenwood seen a rapid improvement in their rugby.

Under the guidance of Sean Erasmus, Head Coach and Director of Rugby and his assistants (Rudi Dames & Ryno Rust) over the past few years the rugby has gone from strength to strength. Through Sean’s extensive training, knowledge and passion for schoolboy rugby he has personally risen through the coaching ranks to Assistant KZN Craven Week and Sharks Under 19 coach. Rumours are abound that he is also been chosen as a consultant for Dawie Theron’s SA Under 20 team for 2011. Glenwood and Trevor Kershaw may have to accept that Sean is destined for higher honours ala Jake White and have a contingency plan in place to continue the progress.

The first 90 years (1910 to 2000)

Glenwood has produced some really good sides and players over the years, particularly 1954, 1957, 1965, 1972, 1978, 1979, the late 90’s and in the past decade. The 1965 side is still considered by most Old Boys and KZN pundits as the best ever produced by Glenwood, playing 14 and winning 14, scoring 283 points while only 50 points were scored against. Seven players represented Natal Schools that year and included great names like Kevin Sclanders (capped 3 times for Natal Schools), Hylton Aylward (capped 3 times for Natal Schools & Captain in 1964 & 1965), Dennis Morrissey (capped 2 times for Natal Schools), R.D Shaw, E Sclanders, A.J Delport, A.R Wallace, D.M Lawson and C.R Chambers. In 1979 saw Glenwood produce their best side since 1965. Although 2 games were lost by the narrowest of margins, there was little doubt that they were the best side in Natal. They played magnificent rugby, combining superb forward power with intelligent backline play. Their margins of victory over some of the best sides in Natal say it all, College 33-6, DHS 32-4, Westville 44-9 and Hilton 53-12! Derek La Marque was simply superb. Probably the only schoolboy to represent South Africa at waterpolo while still at school and captain both SA Schools rugby and waterpolo in one year. He was capped 3 times for KZN Schools in 1977, 1978 and 1979. He went on to have a good career with Natal and helped Natal make the 1984 Currie Cup final, playing with greats like Wynand Claasen, Craig Jamieson and Hugh Reece-Edwards. The next great side came in 1984 where Glenwood had 3 picked for Natal Schools of which one was probably the best backline player ever to play for Glenwood, Dennis Baronet. Seldom has a schoolboy caused so much panic in an opposition backline, carving them to pieces with his speed and guile. He was rewarded in 1985 with an SA Schools cap, Glenwood’s second. From 1985 to 1997 Glenwood produced some average sides who had some great individuals like T. Labuschange and P.Senekal. The 1992 side could have been Glenwood’s biggest pack of all time with Leyton Pardey the 120kg loose head prop making KZN Schools along with David Terblanche (No8). 1997 was probably the turnaround after the ‘darker’ early to mid 90’s where Glenwood lost more than they won. It heralded the rising of a rugby beast. Victor Tsewu, Nicholas Strauss and Cedric Mzolo kicked started a new generation and one that continues today.

The 2000’s

Since 2000, Glenwood has produced 47 KZN Schools Craven Week A team representatives, including 5 SA Schools players (Petros Methula, Shaun Malton, Jayden Hill, Ricky Schnetler & Siyabonga Tom) and 2 SA Academy players (Nteta & Makhabela). This is probably the biggest contribution by any school in KZN with Westville and Maritzburg College 2nd and 3rd respectively. The 2000 side played 37 and only lost 2! Unfortunately Glenwood rise has seen a decline in the rugby standard of their biggest rival, DHS or Horseflies from the across the Berea! In the past Glenwood have battled to beat this great Durban school but in the last decade it’s been pretty one sided. Glenwood have created a great rivalry with Westville and College in the past 5 years and always seem to be fighting out with them for top honours in KZN. Glenwood have won the best performing rugby school award in KZN for the past 4 years and also having the bragging rights of being unbeaten against Westville for the past 4 years. Many an envious parent from opposition schools has claimed Glenwood ‘buying’ players and recruiting players with bursaries. Glenwood have been clever and promoted the school at primary school level and by having a winning 1st team have attracted the best players in the province. Having a Boarding Establishment that can house over 200 boys helps here too. With success brings demand for other provinces schools to play Glenwood. Since five years back, Glenwood has set up home and away traditional fixures with Affies and Grey Bloem, two of the countries best rugby schools without doubt. Glenwood’s finest rugby hour came in 2006 when they beat the mighty Grey Bloem for the first time on fortress Dixons, 14-10! A great achievement and something that will be remembered for generations to come. Other recent big scalps are wins over Affies, 24-7 at home and 24-10 at Affies, Paul Roos 13-8 & 26-7, Pretoria Boys High 26-9, Bishops 19-11, Boland Landbou 29-10, Maritzburg College 47-10 (on Goldstones), KES 38-3, Waterkloof 14-12 and many more. Since 2000, here are the Glenwood results against local opposition;

Vs College – Played (22) – Won (11) – Lost (11) – 50% win rate

Vs DHS – Played (16) – Won (10) – Lost (5) – Drawn (1) – 63% win rate

Vs Westville – Played (10) – Won (8) – Lost (2) – 80% win rate

Vs Michaelhouse – Played (8) – Won (4) – Lost (3) – Drawn (1) – 50% win rate

Vs Kearsney – Played (11) – Won (7) – Lost (3) – Drawn (1) – 64% win rate

Vs Hilton – Played (7) – Won (4) – Lost (3) – 57% win rate

Vs Northwood – Played (6) – Won (5) – Lost (1) – 83% win rate

Total: Played (80) – Won (49) – Lost (28) – Drawn (3) – 61% win rate

In 2008 Glenwood also won the SANIX Championship in Japan as South Africa’s representative, beating Tarbes High School from France 39-0. The 2012 season is looking quite optimistic with over 10 players returning so maybe a Top 10 in SA ranking again. Glenwood’s future looks bright too with strong Under 15 and Under14 groups coming through. Hopefully all the hard work and dedication will result in a couple more Boks in the next few years. Go Green!

Glenwood Old Boys since 2000

1) Kyle Cooper – Sharks hooker

2) Fred Zeilanga – Sharks Under21 flyhalf

3) Shaun Malton – Sharks Under21 hooker and Captain

4) Warren Whiteley – Lions No 8

5) John Roy-Jenkinson – Leopards and SA Under 20 prop

6) Shaun Adendorff – Bulls Under19 Flank & SA Under 20 trialist

7) Meyrick Walker – Bulls Under19 Flank

8) Nanyak Dala – Canada Flank at the World Cup

9) Senzo Mtshali – Sharks Under 19 hooker

10) Alwyn Janse Van Rensburg – Sharks Under 19 flank

11) Wade Elliot – Sharks Under 19 lock

12) Siyabonga Tom – SA Schools wing and Sharks Under 19 wing – in grade 11

13) Francois Kleyneins – Sharks and SA Under 20

14) Kobus Lourens – Leopards centre

15) Brendon Groenewald – Cheetahs Under21 No8

16) Dexter Fahey – Sharks Academy & Shimlas Varsity Cup

17) Ian Adendorff – Sharks Acadeny & Shimlas Varsity Cup

18) Deucullen van der Merwe – Sharks Under 19 prop

19) Dean Moolman – Sharks Under 19 centre while still at school



48 Comments

  • grashopper, John roy jenkinson played for the Leopards U/21 and Leopards senior side in the CC this year. (I`m not entirely sure about the senior side, as i know he was on the bench a few times)

  • Comment 1, posted at 18.11.11 10:31:42 by VanWilder Reply
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  • @vanwilder, yep sorry my error, mixing my cats up :-) . Should say Leopards not Pumas….whoops!

  • Comment 2, posted at 18.11.11 10:35:36 by Grasshopper Reply
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  • Good work Hopper.

    I must say those GM sides of the late 80′s were pretty good with the talented likes of Peter Senekel, Jack Richards and Groupie etc. I know there were some other good players who’s names I’m forgetting.

  • Comment 3, posted at 18.11.11 10:42:08 by beet Reply
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  • @Grasshopper (Comment 2) : no problem… just helping you updating your database. :grin:

  • Comment 4, posted at 18.11.11 10:42:54 by VanWilder Reply
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  • Guys like Dean Moolman, Deucellen vd Merwe and maybe even Robbie Harris could have been added onto this list as well.

  • Comment 5, posted at 18.11.11 10:44:59 by beet Reply
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  • @Grasshopper (Comment 2) : I’ve updated Jenkinson and Kleinhans to reflect the fact that both have senior caps

  • Comment 6, posted at 18.11.11 10:45:12 by robdylan Reply
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  • @beet (Comment 5) : I’ll add them

  • Comment 7, posted at 18.11.11 10:45:38 by robdylan Reply
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  • Guys – anyone able to confirm the year Robbie was in matric?

  • Comment 8, posted at 18.11.11 10:48:56 by robdylan Reply
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  • I think Robbie was in matric in 1999… I’m going to take him off the list

  • Comment 9, posted at 18.11.11 10:49:43 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 9) : It could have been 1998.

  • Comment 10, posted at 18.11.11 11:05:31 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @grasshopper:is dennis baronet related to brian baronet?

  • Comment 11, posted at 18.11.11 11:06:04 by bergshark Reply

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  • @bergshark, not sure. He is the brother of Trevor Baronet, another great Glenwood athlete and rugga player. I think Trevor still holds the school 100m record of 10.62 on grass!

  • Comment 12, posted at 18.11.11 11:11:13 by Grasshopper Reply

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  • @beet, yep Deucellen can be added, he slipped my mind. Good spot!

  • Comment 13, posted at 18.11.11 11:12:38 by Grasshopper Reply

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  • Just to add, glenwoods rise has also included regular invites to big festivals like Kearsney, Pukke Skouspel and WildeKlawer. They are the only English speaking school invited to Wildeklawer.

  • Comment 14, posted at 18.11.11 12:43:05 by Grasshopper Reply

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  • More info on Glenwoods boks;
    Roger Sheriff and Mauritz van den Berg were both superb locks winning their places in Philip Nels Springbok side to Australia and NZ. Sheriff also played against Sam Walkers British Lions. From 1964 to 1970 Don Walton showed himself consistently as the best hooker in SA playing against France, NZ, Australia, Ireland and Scotland. Rod Gould played in the 1968 bok team against Tom Kiernans Lions, kicking probably the longest drop kick in SA in the last test. John Allan played hooker for the Boks and Scotland and is well known in the legends fraternity. Recently Brian Shabangu has played SA sevens and captained the SA emerging Sevens under Paul Treu! There were others who came close, Roy Andrew (wing), Cliffie Brown (wing), Pat Stack (scrummie), Ronnie and Arthur Tungay, Bob Williams, Mark Mckenzie etc…..

  • Comment 15, posted at 18.11.11 12:57:36 by Grasshopper Reply

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  • @bergshark (Comment 11) : @Grasshopper (Comment 12) : They may have been cousins but the only cousins that I can recall were Taylors who also boxed. Brian would have been 51 now – he had an older brother, Robbie, who I think went to Glenwood. Brian went to Mansfield. Both of them were excellent all round sportsmen in addition to boxing.
    On the subject of the now defunct Mansfield anyone who played rugby at Dbn Collegians in the 70′s would recall how influencial the mansfield contingent were on the clubs success and on natal rugby at the time. Guys like Terry “Wakka” Basson, Stan Holmes, malcolm Swanby and Snowy Suter were all larger than life characters.

  • Comment 16, posted at 18.11.11 13:26:06 by steve Reply

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  • @Grasshopper (Comment 15) : The old GM rugby achievers all had proper English names. I imagine that Afrikaans first language schools like Porties, Kuswag, Werda, Gelofte and Voortrekker were much bigger and stronger back then, and possibly that there weren’t as many dual language families in Natal as there are now???

  • Comment 17, posted at 18.11.11 13:28:25 by beet Reply

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  • @steve (Comment 16) : It must have been a lot harder to measure local schools strengths back then. Any idea how Mansfield faired against the likes of DHS and Glenwood in the 1970s?

  • Comment 18, posted at 18.11.11 13:31:06 by beet Reply

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  • @Beet and steve, my Dad finished at DHS in 1969 and my uncle in 1979. They both said Mansfield was considered a very strong soccer school that ocassionally had a powerful rugga side. They definitely gave both DHS and Glenwood a few scare over the years. My Dad did say they were renowned for a bit of the dirty stuff and playing very hard. Even the likes of Mike Barker, Graham Downes and Derek La Marque would be wary of them….a shame the school shut. George Campbell is like the modern version of Mansfield..

  • Comment 19, posted at 18.11.11 13:55:06 by Grasshopper Reply

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  • @Beet, no sure if Mauritz van den Berg is very English sounding. Yes, the likes of Gelofte, Porties, Voortrekker, Kuswag, Andries Pretorious and Dirkie Uys all had their fair share of great rugga players. The only issue for them is that by being co-ed the 1st teams were a bit diluted and the boys probably were off the selectors radar. Those were the days when there were less dual language familes for sure. Also, English is now the language of business so Afrikaans families are sending their kids to English schools. Also, they are sending their kids to schools where they will be recognised for provincial selection and have more competition for places, hence improve their overall game…

  • Comment 20, posted at 18.11.11 14:00:15 by Grasshopper Reply

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  • Well done to the Green.

    I think they have a fair way still to catch the overall success of Maritzburg College though.

    Im surprised to see that they have only won 50% of their games vs College since 2000.
    This has coincided with perhaps the worst 11 years in College’s history and I would’ve thought Glenwoods stats would have been much better.

    They really are showing other Natal schools, at present, how to do business though.

  • Comment 21, posted at 18.11.11 14:01:48 by John Galt Reply

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  • @Beet & Steve, FYI Mansfield – http://www.glenwoodhighschool.co.za/node/624

  • Comment 22, posted at 18.11.11 14:03:54 by Grasshopper Reply

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  • Would like to see the pmb/midlands schools take up the challenge from glenwood and improve their performance.

  • Comment 23, posted at 18.11.11 14:09:21 by bergshark Reply

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  • @John Galt, College has always been the benchmark in KZN Schools rugby for the past 100 years. Glenwood were proud to have celebrated 90 years of rugby against College this year and winning the double. Glenwood have only really started their ascendancy over College for the past 5 years starting with our biggest win ever over College on Goldstones 47-10 in 2006. College regathered and acted quickly to change things around. They have an awesome Under15 side coming through so they will be fighting for No1 in 2013. College will never be weak and in my opinion is the 5th greatest rugby school in SA only after Grey Bloem, Paarl Gim, Paul Roos & Paarl Boys. The overall stats with College are bleak for Glenwood;

    vs Maritzburg College (1921)
    Played: 161
    Won: 38
    Lost: 109
    Drawn: 14
    % Win: 24%

  • Comment 24, posted at 18.11.11 14:12:38 by Grasshopper Reply

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  • @Bergshark, Michaelhouse & Hilton are looking a bit stronger for 2012, especially Hilton who had a shocking 2011. I think bringing in Brad McLeod-Henderson at Hilton might be the start of a change around. Hilton also had a strong Under16 side this year so hopefully they will come through. It’s good to see Glenwood playing Hilton and Michaelhouse again!

  • Comment 25, posted at 18.11.11 14:15:42 by Grasshopper Reply

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  • @Bergshark, wouldn’t it be great if KZN trials was a Durban and Districts side vs a PMB/Midlands and districts side? The game would be a humdinger! PMB/Midlands (College, Michaelhouse, Hilton, St Charles, Voortrekker and Alex) vs D&D (Glenwood, Westville, DHS, Northwood, Kearsney, George Campbell & Port Natal)..

  • Comment 26, posted at 18.11.11 14:37:34 by Grasshopper Reply

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  • @Grasshopper (Comment 19) : that pretty much sums it up I think. You definately wanted the mansfield guys at your back when the punches started flying (as they did regularly in those days.
    Mike Barker who also played at collegians is the only one of those names that would have held his own. Derek was a big strong guy but his flank partner Paul judkins (Craven week 1977) who captained Glenwood OB’s in the 80′s was a much tougher nut.
    I think Basher Downes would be the first to admit that he was not a fighter.
    The last mansfield guy i remember was a flanker named Andre “Olly” Olivier who played at Collegians then Rovers in the mid 80′s. He played a few games for Natal around then but was legendary for antics like chasing an opposition player from the field into the Collegians car park to finish him off and flattening ex team mate Leon Buchner (natal scrummie) in the tunnel afetr a game.
    I heard he immigrated to Oz and played rugby leaugue there.

  • Comment 27, posted at 18.11.11 15:19:00 by steve Reply

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  • I have Psychology class with Jenkinson. Glenwood…dis ma difficult against MHS ne…I must say MHS standards were great in 2004, 2005, 2007 and 2008…since then the first team hasn’t quite been as strong…so many stars left/finished. Pat Cillers, Rhodes, Lambie, De Bruin brothers, Cronje’s, Ruan Combrink, Mark Richards, the Nakin brothers, Louis Albertse…some other great props in Gary Mann and “Chimpa”. Also Patrick Howard who is in the SA u/20 squad right now, 2004 was 6th forms’ year…what a physically huge team; but 6th form closed two years later…1st team actually started performing better.

  • Comment 28, posted at 18.11.11 15:32:41 by JJR Reply
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  • @steve: nasty days..!
    How about guys like that pick up boxing or mma or something in that line rather?

  • Comment 29, posted at 18.11.11 15:45:02 by bergshark Reply

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  • @Steve, you made me laugh out loud in the office with that Olly story, hilarious! Yes, my Dad says he remembers Olly and also that Downes and La Marque were no fighters just classy rugga players. He did mention that Dereks school flanking partners A Hardie and de Honri were animals! Also, a Glenwood prop/lock in 1984 called B.G ‘Big Red’ Smith who was 6foot4 and 110kg. For a schoolboy in the early 80′s that was big! Other names like Haden, Kretzschmar, Muller, Swanepoel, Judkins, Watkins, Armitage, Tyack etc……just names to me but brings a smile to my ballies face…and he is a DHS Old Boy! Are you a Mansfield Old Boy?

  • Comment 30, posted at 18.11.11 15:51:56 by Grasshopper Reply

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  • @JJR, yep that was a great 5 years or so for Michaelhouse! I also remember a period when I played in the mid 90′s when Michaelhouse had about 7 post matrics and just swept everyone aside. Guys like Lister-James and co. With only 550 boys it must be very difficult to maintain the standard every year. Also, with school fees in the region of R175,000 a year many good rugby players cannot afford the school without a bursary. I reckon Pat Cilliers might be your next Bok. I honestly thought Robbie Diack was going to be your first but Lambie beat him to it…

  • Comment 31, posted at 18.11.11 15:59:49 by Grasshopper Reply

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  • @Grasshopper (Comment 31) : Forgot to mention Robbie…he was also good. I don’t get Michaelhouse, not too many guys on Sports scholarships…they should do like Glenwood has ;) and go and scout for good youngsters…it seems that now it’s just, who ever can afford to go to MHS is accepted to MHS…i don’t like that, yes about 800 apply for around 100 spots every year, but they choose the parents that will most likely be able to pay up the money the whole 5 years, rather than getting a few quality rugby guys. I mean they have given full scholarships to some guys; but a lot of them had no future potential and where great the u14-u16; but then struggled when everyone else caught up to them physically. I knew a guy who scored a hatrick pretty much every game; but by grade 10 there were at least 20/100 guys in the grade that were faster than him. He Blitz his competition the first couple of years.

    I even felt some of these guys on Sports scholarships were selected for first 11 even without deserving it, there were guys in the 3rd team that would dominate; but never got recognised…they basically only had a bit of a look when someone got injured, was frustrating to watch. 1st team coach only knew about 20 players…the rest were already ruled out before the season even started.

  • Comment 32, posted at 18.11.11 16:08:29 by JJR Reply
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  • @JJR, totally agree with you mate. I was one of those fringe 2nd/3rd team players in 1995/1996. The 1st team coach used to look like an idiot when the 2nd’s and even 3rds beat the 1st in practices. I played a handful of 1st team games getting beaten every week but in the 2nd/3rd we had unbeaten years…..something fishy there, bias or favouritism maybe? Michaelhouse should definitely look at ‘scouting’ for youngsters at Primary schools and offer part bursaries or performance bursaries. So each year the bursary is evaluated. Glenwood give out about 12 sporting bursaries a year to all sporting codes. The key is to get the best 12 boys who do well in many sports, so if they don’t do well in rugby they can pick up another sport. Glenwood is a semi Gov school so don’t have millions to splash out on bursaries. There is a bit of extra money from generous Old Boys but nothing like some people assume. A kid should never be picked based upon a busary but on being the best. Most of Glenwood’s bursaries go to kids from disadvantaged areas and cannot afford even R25,000 a year for school fees etc

  • Comment 33, posted at 18.11.11 16:24:53 by Grasshopper Reply

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  • MHS really needs to look at giving some disadvantaged guys scholarships and stop putting all the focus on getting as much money as possible. I remeber in my year there was a guy that got 25% average in his studies…really!!?? Got asked to leave eventually, but how did he get in, in the first place?

    I might be wrong, but i only think there is max around 3 sport scholarships for every 100 boys at MHS…I would think they can afford 5 Rugby Specific guys every year…MHS has spent a lot on the external and what the public see; but Bladdy hell the food was average, i had to spend soo much money on protein Shakes to gain weight, and fill up the belly :lol: They wouldn’t even allow us to take food outta the dining hall…c’mon, in those teens years you most hungry come 10pm…and then we have no food, HA HA

    Got soo hungry when in Matric we would send Grade 8′s around the campus to go look for food…C’mon :lol:

  • Comment 34, posted at 18.11.11 17:03:30 by JJR Reply
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  • One of our menu’s for Lunch was Pastry covered in some sauce…what nutrition in that!! I loved the taste though, but not gonna be great if your trying to be the best Sportsman u can be…they improved from around 2007 regarding the food…change of management and all sorts of issues.

    We got the best food after rugby games..we needed it before, saturdays they game us a good amount of Steak/Chops…chowed a lot of that.

  • Comment 35, posted at 18.11.11 17:17:34 by JJR Reply
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  • @JJR, funny you say that about the food there. I tend to agree but I was there in the 90′s playing cricket and we literally got bangers and mash or hotdogs! This will come as a surprise but the best lunches I ever got were at Alex! College was OK, Kearsney OK but Alex had cold meats, salads, fresh juice, rolls and tons of it! I worked out recently that at R175,000 per annum you could stay at one the Midlands 4 star hotels for a year! I know it costs alot to maintain the vast grounds and facilities but R175,000 per year! Glenwood’s fees are only R25,000 and boarding fees R32,000, so about R57,000 per annum, 3 times cheaper!

  • Comment 36, posted at 18.11.11 17:38:02 by Grasshopper Reply

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  • It seems there are fewer Glenwood supporters or haters on Sharksworld than i thought or the article was too long. Maybe next time I’ll keep it short and sweet. Willing to write up on other schools if bloggers request it. Let me know…

  • Comment 37, posted at 21.11.11 13:02:23 by Grasshopper Reply

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  • @robdylan, have u thought about having a schools dedicated page for photos, links, stories, about schools etc?

  • Comment 38, posted at 21.11.11 13:04:20 by Grasshopper Reply

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  • @Grasshopper (Comment 37) : we tend not to encourage too much hating here :)

  • Comment 39, posted at 21.11.11 13:20:35 by robdylan Reply
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  • Just to add, 2008 was another great year in Glenwood rugby!

    Played 19, won 16, lost 2, drawn 1.
    Points for: 685
    Points against: 145
    Avg win: 36-8
    Win %: 84%

    Results:
    1) Richards Bay: won 72-0
    2) Fuchimi Tech Japan (SANIX): won 40-5
    3) Kaiza Kashiwa High Japan (SANIX): won 69-0
    4) St Benedicts UK (SANIX): won 14-12
    5) Gisbourne NZ (SANIX Semi-final): won 15-8
    6) Tarbes France (SANIX Final): won 39-0
    7) Paarl Boys: lost 14-29
    8) Paul Roos: won 26-7
    9) FNB Invitational: won 60-0
    10) Voortrekker: won 35-3
    11) George Campbell: won 76-0
    12) DHS: won 12-6
    13) College: won 47-10
    14) College: won 15-7
    15) Westville: won 22-5
    16) Affies: won 24-7
    17) Kearsney: won 62-0
    18) Michaelhouse: draw 24-24
    19) Grey College Bloem: lost 14-22

    A great season, only losing to Grey Bloem and Boishaai, 2 of the strongest schools in SA. Michaelhouse had a great team too and drawing in Balgowan that year was good, even though they let a big lead go. Big scalps in Paul Roos and Affies, out biggest win over College on Goldstones, beating Kearsney by 60 and winning the SANIX tournament.

    I will add 2008 to one of Glenwood’s greatest years! Shaun Malton making SA Schools that year was the icing on the cake. Also good players coming through now like Francois Kleynheins and John Roy Jenkinsons shows its calibre! Go Green!!

  • Comment 40, posted at 26.11.11 11:00:40 by Grasshopper Reply

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  • Glenwood dished out some of the nasty in 2008.

  • Comment 41, posted at 26.11.11 12:10:51 by bergshark Reply

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  • Yep, the 62-0 win over Kearsney must hurt them. Also, the 47-10 win over College on Goldstones must rank as one of College’s biggest losses there. Pity we did not play Hilton and Northwood that year, would have been interesting. The Voortrekker result was witha virtual 2nd side. It just shows how good Michaelhouse must have been with Pat Lambie and co, although Pat and our captain Shaun did not play that day.

  • Comment 42, posted at 26.11.11 12:21:45 by Grasshopper Reply

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  • @Bergshark – 7 KZN Craven Week reps that year too;
    2008 A.P. Arlow
    2008 K. Beeton
    2008 F. Kleinhans
    2008 S.J. Malton (SA Schools)
    2008 S. Pearton
    2008 S.D. Smith
    2008 A.K. Zungu

  • Comment 43, posted at 26.11.11 12:33:11 by Grasshopper Reply

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  • Rugby 365 Top 20 schools rankings which are subjective but well regarded were as follows;

    2008 – 4th
    2009 – 7th
    2010 – 10th
    2011 – 14th

    This shows a bit of a slide but I think the 2012 team are a Top 10 contender again. Go Green!

  • Comment 44, posted at 26.11.11 12:47:23 by Grasshopper Reply

    GrasshopperUnder 21 player
     
  • Grey bloem put 80plus against college at goldstones.

  • Comment 45, posted at 26.11.11 19:24:56 by bergshark Reply

    bergsharkSuper Rugby player
     
  • When was that? 80 against College on Goldstones is seriously scary!!!

  • Comment 46, posted at 26.11.11 23:01:56 by Grasshopper Reply

    GrasshopperUnder 21 player
     
  • Go Green! Only a couple of months until schoolboy rugby kicks off again, can’t wait! It’s going to be an exciting season that is for sure. I love that Kearsney and Westville supporters are writing off Glenwood this year. Under estimate are your peril!!

  • Comment 47, posted at 09.01.12 13:43:38 by Grasshopper Reply

    GrasshopperUnder 21 player
     
  • Matt Torrance, another to add to the above list of achieving Glenwood Old Boys – http://www.glenwoodhighschool.co.za/old-boy-u20-six-nations

  • Comment 48, posted at 29.02.12 14:01:16 by Grasshopper Reply

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