Played 17 | Won 15 | Drew 1 | Lost 1

Last Result: Grey College 50 vs Glenwood 27 (home – 2019)


Glenwood High25Draw
Grey College25Draw

The 1st XV of 2019 when they played u13A in 2014. 

Some Highlights of Glenwood vs Maritzburg

Highlights of Grey High vs Grey College


2019 Grey College 50 vs Glenwood 27 (home)

2018 Grey College 25 vs Glenwood 25 (away)

2017 Grey College 83 vs 10 Glenwood (home)

2016 Grey College 39 vs 10 Glenwood (away)

2015 Grey College 40 vs 10 Glenwood (home)

2014 Grey College 29 vs 12 Glenwood (away)

2013 Grey College 68 vs 7 Glenwood

2011 Grey College 28 vs 6 Glenwood

2010 Grey College 16 vs 9 Glenwood

2009 Grey College 62 vs 3 Glenwood

2008 Grey College 22 vs 14 Glenwood

2007 Grey College 81 vs 0 Glenwood

2006 Grey College 10 vs 14 Glenwood

2005 Grey College 58 vs 3 Glenwood

2002 Grey College 31 vs 9 Glenwood

1986 Grey College 74 vs 4 Glenwood

1940 Grey College 18 vs 14 Glenwood

Rugby at Glenwood

Rugby at Glenwood is the major sporting code. It is a sport that instills values such as integrity, sportsmanship, loyalty, discipline and hard work. Glenwood’s policy of participation in extra mural activities as well as the passion shown by the boys enables almost five hundred youngsters the opportunity of experiencing the ultimate team sport.

Glenwood fields thirty teams on a regular basis. This allows boys from all levels and ability to be part of this wonderful game. The sports department endeavors to provide games for all teams, this has allowed Glenwood to embark on tours out the province to play fixtures against some major rugby playing schools in South Africa such as Affies from Pretoria and Grey College from Bloemfontein.

The player base at other schools is diminishing at an alarming rate. Schools, educators and parents owe it to our children to provide them with an environment that will foster a healthy life style and the opportunity to experience a real childhood. Perhaps instead of instilling a win at all cost attitude we should rather emphasize the fun part of playing rugby.

The School represented South Africa at the Sanix Youth tournament in Japan in 2008 and again in 2016 and won top honors on both occasions.

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 90s 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 three 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.

1979 saw Glenwood produce their best side since 1965. Although two 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 three boys 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 2000s

Since 2000, Glenwood has produced 47 KZN Schools Craven Week ‘A’ team representatives, including five 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 2ndand 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 five 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 four 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 has 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. For the past five years, Glenwood has set up home and away traditional fixtures with Affies and Grey Bloem, two of the countries best rugby schools without a 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.

List of Glenwood Springboks (Test Caps Only)

1921 Wally Clarkson

1937 Mauritz van den Berg

1938 Roger Sherriff

1964 Don Walton

1968 Rodney Gould

1993 John Allan

2014 Warren Whiteley (Captain)

SA Schools players by Glenwood:


Glenwood Springboks & SA Schools

Wally Clarkson (Centre) 1921 – 1924 (3 tests)
Derek La Marque (No 8) – 1979 (Cpt)
Mauritz van den Berg (Lock) 1937 (4 tests)
Dennis Baronet (Centre) – 1985
Roger Sherriff (Lock) 1938 (3 tests)
Petros Methula (Prop) – 2001
Don Walton (Hooker) 1964 – 1969 (8 tests)
Jayden Hill (Lock) – 2004
Rodney Gould (Fullback) 1968 (4 tests)
Shaun Malton (Hooker) – 2008
John Allan (Hooker) 1990 – 1996 (22 tests, 9 for Scotland)
Fred Schnetler (Lock) – 2009
Warren Whiteley No8 (2014 – 15 caps)
Mthokozisi ‘Zee’ Mkhabela SA Academy (scrumhalf) – 2011
Morne Joubert (Fullback) – 2014
Kenny Van Niekerk (Prop) – 2014

Jaco Coetzee (No 8) – 2014 (Cpt)
Marco Palvie SA Academy (No 8) – 2015
JJ Van der Mescht SA Academy (Lock) – 2016 SA U20
Shaun Adendorff 2012

Kwezo Blose 2016
John Roy Jenkinson 2011
Francois Kleyneins 2011 Scotland U20
Marne Coetzee 2013

Matthew Torrance 2012
Shaun Malton 2010
Kyle Cooper 2009
Recent Successes & Provincial Players

Top wins outside of KZN since 2000
Opposition Score Year
Vs Grey College Won 14-10 (H) 2006
Vs Affies Won 24-7 (H) 2008
Won 24-10 (A) 2009
Won 36-22 (A) 2014
Vs Paul Roos Won 13-8 (A) 2011
Won 26-7 (A) 2008
Vs Paarl Boys Won 17-15 (A) 2013
Vs Boland Landbou Won 36-13 (A) 2013
Won 29-10 (A) 2006
Vs KES Won 38-3 (A) 2004
Vs Monnas Won 25-18 (A) 2012
Vs Waterkloof Won 14-12 (A) 2004
Vs EG Jansen Won 34-22 (A) 2011
Won 31-20 (A) 2014
Won 14-13 (A) 2016
Vs Framesby Won 22-9 (A) 2011
Won 23-3 (A) 2010
Won 26-24 (A) 2013
Won 31-29 (A) 2014
Won 31-0 (A) 2015
Won 25-19 (A) 2015
Won 65-9 (H) 2016
Vs Noord Kaap Won 18-13 (A) 2012
Won 27-26 (A) 2015
Vs Nico Malan Won 41-10 (A) 2011
Vs Christ’s College (NZ) Won 20-3 (A) 2011
Vs Queens College Won 32-12 (A) 2012
Vs Outeniqua Won 18-17 (A) 2010
Vs Dale College Won 29-27 (A) 2010
Won 31-17 (A) 2014
Won 32-5 (A) 2016
Vs Selborne Won 19-10 (A) 2010
Won 41-5 (A) 2013
Vs Marais Viljoen Won 6-0 (A) 2010
Vs HTS Middelburg Won 17-6 (A) 2016
Vs Bishops Won 19-11 (A) 2000
Won 23-11 (A) 2014
Vs PBHS Won 26-9 (A) 2000
Vs Jeppe Won 45-11 (A) 2000
Won 20-14 (A) 2014
Vs Rondebosch Won 20-12 (A) 2001
Vs Ermelo Won 25-21 (A) 2001
Won 28-9 (A) 2006
Vs Kelston Boys High Won 36-10 (H) 2007
Vs Gisborne Boys High
Won 15-8 (SANIX) 2008
Vs Tarbes High (France) Won 39-0 (SANIX) 2008
Vs Sedbergh (UK) Won 25-8 (H) 2000
Vs Roturua (NZ) Won 29-12 (SANIX) 2016
Vs St Stithians Won 18-13 2001
Won 34-20 2003
Won 24-11 2005
Won 27-7 2005
Won 23-14 2006
Vs Royal Grammar (UK) Won 16-3 (H) 2004
Vs St Johns (JHB) Won 45-12 (A) 2005
Vs Hampton School (UK) Won 58-0 (H) 2007
Vs John Fisher (UK) Won 45-19 (H) 2007
Vs Barnard College (UK) Won 43-7 (H) 2010

Recent Provincial & National Representatives
Name Position Team
Kyle Cooper Hooker Sharks & Newcastle
Fred Zeilanga Flyhalf Sharks & Cheetahs Super Rugby
Robbie Harris Prop Sharks/Leicester Tigers
Dean Muir Hooker Border Bulldogs/Valke
John-Roy Jenkinson Prop Bulls Super Rugby
Brendon Groenewald Lock/Flank Sharks
Nic Strauss Lock/Flank Sharks/ Narbonne, France
Shaun Adendorff Flank SA U20/Bulls Super Rugby
Francois Kleyneins Flank SA U20/Sharks Super Rugby
Warren Whiteley No 8 Lions Captain/Springbok7’s/Springbok (captain)

Matthew Torrance Scrumhalf Scotland U20/Lions U21
Kobus Lourens Centre Leopards
Ian Adendorff Centre Springbok 7’s
Nanyak Dala Flank Canada
Peter Zsitvai Flyhalf Hungary
Brian Shabangu Wing/Centre Springbok 7’s
Wade Elliot Lock/Flank Sharks U21
Deucellen van der
Prop Sharks U19/Lions U21
Shaun Malton Hooker Sharks
Meyrick Walker Flank Bulls U19
Alwyn Janse Van
Lock/Flank Sharks U19
Marne Coetzee Prop SA U20/Sharks U21
Nkululeko Marwana Centre Sharks U21
Jacques Taylor Hooker Sharks U21
Neil Oelofse Prop WP U19 & Maties &
Carel Swart Flank Bulls U19/SA U18 7’s
Ferdi Horn Lock/Flank Bulls U19 & Boland
Corne Vermaak Fullback Free State U19
Sihle Ngxabi Lock Free State U19
Warren Potgieter Flyhalf Free State U19 & Valke
Zee Mkhabela Scrumhalf Cheetahs Super Rugby
Dean Moolman Centre Bulls U19
Dexter Fahey Prop EP Kings
Ilunga Mukendi Wing Sharks Super Rugby
Ntokozo Vidima Loose Forward Cheetahs Super Rugby
Khutha Mchunu (capt) Prop Sharks U19
Chris Klopper Prop Sharks U19
Nama Xaba (capt) Flank Stormers U19
Kerron van Vuuren Hooker/Flank Sharks U21
Morne Joubert Fullback Sharks XV
James Venter Flank Lions U21
Jerome Bossr Flyhalf Bulls U19
Renier Van Rooyen Prop Sharks U19
Marco Palvie No 8 Sharks U19
Donovan du Randt Wing SA 7’s Academy & Maties
Sparks Ngcobo Centre SA 7’s Academy & Maties
Percy Ngadi Prop Maties

All Time Best IV (subjective)

Position Name Highest Rep
Prop John-Roy Jenkinson SA U20 & Bulls
Hooker John Allan Scotland & Springboks
Prop Robbie Harris Sharks
Lock Mauritz van den Berg Springboks
Lock Roger Sherriff Springboks
Flank Shaun Adendorff SA U20 & Bulls
Flank Francois Kleyneins SA U20 & Sharks
No 8 Warren Whiteley (Capt) Springboks & Lions
Scrumhalf Zee Mkhabela Cheetahs
Flyhalf Fred Zeilanga Sharks & Cheetahs
Wing Brian Shabangu SA 7’s
Centre Wally Clarkson Springboks
Centre Ian Adendorff SA 7’s
Wing Ilunga Mukendi Sharks
Fullback Rodney Gould Springboks

Best Years
Year  Played Won Lost Drawn
1954 15        11      1      3
1957 11        8        0      3
1965 15 15 0 0
1972 14 10 2 2
1978 12 10 2 0
1979 12 10 2 0
2000 37 34 2 1
2004 18 13 4 1
2016 19 16 3 1

Coaches & Administrators over the Years Name Years:
J.R Sullivan (NZ trialist) 1923 – 1936
Harry Getliffe 1937 – 1950
J.M.L ‘Koos’ Basson 1951-1964
Mike Maher & J Baird 1965 – 1969
Anthony ‘Toppy’ Hortop 1970 – 1991 & 1996 – 2007
Gerry Goedeke 1992 – 1995
Sean Erasmus 2007 – 2013
Rudi Dames 2014 – 2016
Jeremy McLaren 2017 –


Glenwood overview by Alan Morrissey

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