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Grey High reign supreme in PE schools rugby encounter

By Marc Jacobson - Jul 27, 2016
Grey High reign supreme in PE schools rugby encounter

Following the Craven Week held a couple of weeks ago, Grey High and Framesby dominated the Eastern Province side and had reversibly matched off against each other last Saturday at Grey.

In the EP Craven week side, Grey High had nine player representatives with Framesby having eight out of the match-23 – meaning both schools combined contributed to over 70% of the EP side in this year’s Craven Week.

The two schools in the modern era have always waved the flag as Port Elizabeth’s best school rugby representatives and as a result have heeded a stern rivalry in their annual encounters. Last year, the derby was rained out and the rivalry was suspended until last week when the hunger for glory manifested through both schools.

It was Grey High, however, who remained supreme as they overcame Framesby 42-17 on Saturday, stomping their authority as PE’s top ranked rugby school by quite a mile.

They, however, remain Eastern Cape’s second best rugby school in 2016 so far after losing 26-21 to Dale College soon before the mid-year break.

Grey High Head Coach, Tim Fraser, expressed to SA Rugby Magazine what it is like for his side to face off against local and Eastern Cape rivals, as opposed to foreign provincial schools.

“The local aspect and personal pride of the boys normally come into play when approaching a game of this nature, especially since our Craven Week players have spent some time with Framesby’s,” said Fraser regarding local derbies.

“At the end of the day it comes down to the fact that the boys are always representing a special institution and it doesn’t matter who we play against or where we play,” Fraser added.

Other EC school rugby results (23 July):

Die Brandwag 32 – 14 Despatch

Pearson 10 – 15 Graeme College

Marlow Landbou 14 – 14 St. Andrews College

Woodridge 8 – 7 Muir College

Grey High 42 – 17 Framesby

Hudson Park 17 – 34 Selborne College

Queens College 105 – 20 Port Rex

Grens 5 – 22 Adelaide Gym

HTS Middelburg 26 – 20 Nelspruit Rhinos