Rugby

Paul Roos v Paarl Gim: Mutual & Federal Premier Interschools

2015-05-12 14:59
Paul Roos' Damien Willemse (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Mutual & Federal Premier Interschools is a series of 12 matches, which feature the highest profile and most traditional interschool rugby rivalries from South Africa’s top rugby schools, which are broadcast live on SuperSport from March to August.

Schoolboy rugby has served as one of the cornerstones of domestic rugby dating back more than a century, and true to its slogan “Honouring Heritage. Playing for the Future”, Mutual & Federal Premier Interschools is about history, heritage and tradition. The series, now in its third year, is expected to grow even stronger.

The Mutual & Federal Premier Interschools stories are further captured in 12 preview shows, which preview all the games and provide historical overviews of these traditional schools and highlight other academic, cultural and sporting achievements.

Paul Roos Gymnasium takes on Paarl Gimnasium on their home turf on Saturday, May 16 (kick-off at 12:15). The match will be televised live on SuperSport 5 (channel 205) and SuperSport Select (channel 210).

Historical overview

Paarl Gim are eager to avenge the loss they suffered on home turf last year, especially as it's Paul Roos’ 150th year and they were recently crowned World School Rugby champions in Japan.

These two schools share a long and rich history in rugby and the first recorded time Old Boys of the two schools played together for SA was in 1906, when the Springboks played Ireland in Belfast. That day Steve Joubert was the first of many Gimmies to represent his country - and his Bok captain was Paul Roos himself.

For all results, fixtures, videos, photos and information visit the new Premier Interschools website at http://www.premierinterschools.co.za/

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