St John's College


It’s derby season and the St John’s College rugby teams made the short The St John’s rugby teams made the short trip to St David’s Marist, Inanda for yet another cracking fixture between the two schools. It was a successful day on the field for the St John’s boys, who managed to win all 12 of their games across the age groups.

The main fixture of the day was between the 1st XV, where St John’s enjoyed the spoils of the weekend, putting in another incredible display to earn themselves a 19-33 win away from home.

It wasn’t always smooth sailing during the contest and the lads had to dig deep with St David’s almost mounting a comeback. But the day belonged to the College boys who stuck together to get the team over the line for a great victory.

“I am extremely proud of the boys' efforts. They are a bunch of really hard workers. Well done to all our rugby teams this past weekend with their fantastic results,” said St John’s College Head Rugby Coach Mr Katleho Lynch.

The U14As joined the rest of the teams for the first time as they had missed the St Alban’s action after they had festival commitments at Parktown Boys’. They too managed to get their season off to a great start, picking up a narrow 7-12 win over St David’s.

The winter sports programme now will shift its focus to the upcoming weekend, where St John’s College will welcome St Benedict’s onto Burger Field in the first set of home games for the season.

Rugby results against St David’s Marist, Inanda:

1st XV Won – 19-33

2nd XV Won – 17-40

3rd XV Won - 0-20

4th XV Won - 5-41

5th XV Won - 0-50

U/16A Won – 3-21

U/16B Won – 5-26

U/16C Won – 19-27

U/15A Won – 6-10

U/15B – Won – 0-57

U/14A Won – 7-12

U/14B Won – 0-10

Summary of results: Played 12, Won 12


The St John’s College U14A hockey squad participated in the U14 Nomads Hockey Festival at Maritzburg College in Pietermaritzburg over the weekend.

The team delivered impressive performances against some of the best hockey-playing schools in the country. There were wins against Wynberg Boys’ High School and Pretoria Boys High School and a thrilling draw against Maritzburg College on their own turf. The losses against Grey College and Hilton College came with plenty of lessons that coach Mr Alan Lion-Cachet expressed were all vital in the development of the boys ahead of the season.

“It was a lovely experience for the boys being at the festival, the focus was not so much on the results but more on the boys going through the processes and preparing for the season. The team had hardly trained together but they did well in terms of their performances, we were very proud of how everything went. Well done to the boys,” said Mr Lion-Cachet.

U14 Nomads hockey festival results:

U14A: 2-2 against Maritzburg College - Drew

2-0 vs Wynberg Boys High School - Won

2-1 vs Pretoria Boys High School - Won

0-1 vs Grey College (Bloemfontein) – Lost

1-2 vs Hilton College – Lost

Summary of results: Played 5, Won 2, Lost 2 and Drew 1.

Water Polo

Nine of our College Water Polo boys were part of the triumphant U18A Gauteng Water Polo team who were crowned champions at the Junior Currie Cup Water Polo tournament hosted in East London over the weekend. College staff members Mr Nick Rodda and Mr Thabang were the Head and Assistant Coaches respectively.

The Gauteng team played incredibly throughout the tournament and remained unbeaten all the way to being crowned national champions. The nine St John’s College boys included Jared Shapiro (UV Nash), Tigran Sennett (UV Hodgson), Alex de la Rey (UV Nash), Christopher Gray (UV Clark), William Ford (UV Fleming), Taeg Mosehla (LV Hodgson), Nicholas Pearce (LV Nash), Luka Rajak (LV Nash) and Matthew Pryce (UV Fleming). Congratulations to all our boys and staff that were involved in the tournament.

Gauteng U18A Junior Currie Cup Results: Group: Gauteng 28-3 Nelson Mandela Bay; Gauteng 27-5 Northern Tigers/Eastern Gauteng; Gauteng 15-5 Western Province B Quarterfinal: Gauteng 18-9 Buffalo City Semifinal: Gauteng 11-5 Western Province A Final: Gauteng 10-7 KwaZulu Natal