Rugby has held pride of place in the rural areas of South Africa and Jeffreys Bay is no exception. The local high school has a proud rugby tradition and is captained this year by a Jeffreys Bay local, Heinrich Du Toit who is in matric at Nico Malan.

Captain of the 1st xv Heinrich Du Toit leads the charge against Otto Du Plessis. Photo: Johan Wait

The First team beat the touring English team 30 – 22 in a highly entertaining game of rugby. Nico Malan has had a good season thus far, beating traditional rivals Danier Pienaar 30 – 16 in an early season clash.

Joubert Maarschalk about to get a backline move going. Photo: Johan Wait

There were a few mixed results, going down to Despatch 11 -13 while a titanic struggle saw the local team narrowly lose to rugby power house Framesby by the narrow margin of 18 -22. There have been strong victories over Newton Tech (48 -10) as well as Andrew Rabie ( 59 – 0).

Jacques Morgan with ball in hand in wet conditions. Photo: Johan Wait

Results for the 2010 season so far are:

Barnard Castle    W 30 – 22

Andrew Rabie     W 59 -0

Tygerberg            L 17 -53

Bishops                L 10 -33

Stirling               W 13 -6

Fairmont            W 17 -7

Otto Du Plessis    W 29 -13

Framesby           L 18 – 22

Newton Tech      W 48 -10

Despatch            L 11 -13

PW Botha           W 20 -3

Daniel Pienaar     W 30 – 16

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