Sports News and Results 17 February 2022

The second Inter-House event with our new houses took place on Friday 11 February in the form of the Inter-House swimming gala. And, what a colourful, fun and noisy event it turned out to be. Thank you to the Spirit House Leaders for so ably assembling their swimming teams and ensuring that there were participants in every event.

A special mention must be made of the U19 team representing Lepus who broke two of the school relay records. Erin Daffarn, Anna Gray, Jaime Kelly and Tyra Phipson (all Grade 12s) broke both of the relay records, one dating back to 2010. A huge thank you to our swimming captain’s mom, Mrs Janine Gray, for handing over the prizes to our winning individuals and teams. (For results see the swimming section in this report).

With the first term Summer Sports programme in full swing, we start to plan the upcoming Winter Sports programme. To assist you with planning, please note the following dates and times of the Netball and Hockey trials. Learners will be invited to sign up via a link that will be sent to them a week in advance of their trials.

U14Tuesday 1 March15h15-17h30
U15 & U16Monday 14 March15h15-17h30
U19Monday 7 March15h15-17h30
U14Friday 25 February13h30-15h30
U16AFriday 25 February15h40-17h30
U19B & CTo be confirmed 

The sign-ups for other winter sports codes will commence in the last week of Term 1. The programme offers Cross Country; Football; On-the-Move and Squash (off-campus at Kelvin Grove Club). There are no trials for these sports.

School Sport

Indoor Hockey

Congratulations to Sasha Sivertsen, our 1st Team Indoor Hockey coach, who has been selected as a member of the WP Ladies A team for Indoor Hockey. We wish her well in her preparation for IPTs.

Also, congratulations to our own Mr Ncukana on his selection to umpire at IPTs.

Indoor Hockey Report vs Fairmont High School

Our third Indoor Hockey League fixtures of the season were played on 9 February against Fairmont High School. The work that is put in during our training sessions is paying off, and it is wonderful to watch our teams improve every week. 

All matches were played at Fairmont High School.

Results were as follows:

RGHS 1 1-1Jodie Blows
RGHS 20-1
RGHS 32-0Robyn Gordon & Mariam Halday
RGHS U142-0Morgan Faught x 2
RGHS 40-7
RGHS 50-7

The On-the-Move sessions are alive and well in 2022. Welcome to all the new members who have joined this activity and have started logging up kilometres towards becoming members of the Rusty Runners Club (RRC).

Congratulations to the following participants who have reached new milestones this year in the RRC.

NEW GOLD 75km +
81AmeeraCoe B
77Mthombo GwadisoB
50Meera Beattie C
30Aaliyah IsmailB
28RachelVan SchalkwykD
27Payal SomaiD
26GennaVan Der WaltB


Inter-house gala results:
U14Nanika Langenegger; Sacha Worthington11  Jade Jarvis10
U16Isabella Webber15Skye Micklethwaite13Michaela Labuschagne9
U19Tyra Phipson14Jenna Renecle13Kaitlin Doms; Ruth Jones; Ashlee Pretorius7
Rhenish hosted gala  – 10 February:

Congratulations to all our swimmers who represented Rustenburg on Thursday at the Rhenish Boy/ Girl Gala. Rustenburg placed 3rd overall. The only official results received so far are the overall positions and points. 

Girls results with positions and points:

  • 1st Rhenish 221
  • 2nd Herschel 185
  • 3rd Rustenburg 166
  • 4th Stellenberg 145
  • 5th Fairmont 139
  • Tie 6th DF Malan 136
  • Tie 6th Springfield 136
  • 7th Milnerton 91
  • 8th Fish Hoek 76
  • 9th Generations 51


TENNIS RESULTS Week starting 7 February 2022
DATE11 Feb11 Feb11 Feb11 Feb
OPPOSITIONSt Cyprians 1Herschel 3BYEJan van Riebeeck
SCOREWon 10-4Lost 4-8Drew 6-6
GAMESGames 34-26Games 22-29Games 13-23
DATE8 Feb8 Feb8 Feb10 Feb
OPPOSITIONHerschel 7St Cyprians 5HerzliaSan Souci 2
SCORELost 0-12Lost 12-0Won 12-0Won 12-0
GAMESGames 7-36Games 17-37Games 36-2Games 36-1

Juliana Barrish (Grade 12) placed 3rd overall in a Cape Town mini-tournament this past weekend. She beat one of the top SA players in the first round while breaking both of her rackets’ strings at the start of the match and being forced to play with a completely different racket. Juliana ended the tournament strongly with another win to secure her 3rd place. Congratulations on overcoming your technical problems and achieving this fabulous result.

Touch Rugby

Touch Rugby matches – Friday 11 February 

After a long day consisting of our school’s gala and talent show, our touch rugby players participated in their first round of league matches. Our 1st team played in 2 friendly matches against Wynberg Girls’ High School and Westerford High School, while our 3rd team played a round of friendly’s against Springfield High School. Our 2nd team smashed their first match for the league, beating Wynberg Girls’ High School 10-0. A huge congratulations to all our teams for winning all 4 matches and to Trinity Ngaka (Grade 10) for being the player of the match! 

Teams: Results: Player of the Match:
RGHS mix vs Wynberg Girls’ 1 (friendly) 9-2 (to Rustenburg)n/a
RGHS 1 vs Westerford 1 (friendly) 11-1 (to Rustenburg) n/a
RGHS 2 vs Wynberg Girls’ 2 10-0 (to Rustenburg)Trinity Ngaka
RGHS 3 vs Springfield 12-1 (to Rustenburg) n/a 

Water Polo

On Friday 11 February, the U19A and U19B water polo teams played St Cyprian’s Girls’ High School in a friendly match. Both U19 teams played very well and produced impressive results.

Team Venue Score Goal Scorers
U19BSCS13 – 2Caylyn Fincham (1), Amy Forbes (2), Danika Gussenhoven (3), Savanna Hill (2),  Danika Romero (3) and  Emily Volker (2). 
U19ASCS4 – 2 Jaime Kelly (1), Stella Lazarus (1) and Caroline Macdonald (2). 
Dave Pitcairn Tournament 

The U14A water polo team participated in the Dave Pitcairn Water Polo Tournament hosted by Reddam House Constantia from 11 -13 February. The U14A team played some challenging oppositions in the pool games but managed to come fourth in their pool. The U14A team then moved on to play in the quarter-finals, where they lost to Herschel Girls’ High School. The final standings saw RGHS coming eighth in the tournament. Congratulations to the U14A team on a fantastic result. Thank you to Coach Teagan for giving of your time and expertise.

Team Score Goal Scorers
RGHS vs Collegiate 7 – 5 Olivia Figaji (2), Jade Jarvis (4) and Olivia Nejthardt (1).
RGHS vs St Cyprians 8 – 4 Olivia Figaji (4), Jade Jarvis (3) and Sacha Worthington (1). 
RGHS vs Kingswood5 – 6 Olivia Figaji (1) and Jade Jarvis (4). 
RGHS vs Reddam U14A0 – 16 
RGHS vs DSG 4 – 5 Olivia Figaji (1),  Jade Jarvis (2) and Sacha Worthington (1). 
RGHS vs Herschel 2 – 11 Cara Gruber (1) and Jade Jarvis (1).

U14A Team at the Dave Pitcairn Tournament 
Fire Ball Tournament 

The U16A water polo team participated in the Fireball Tournament from 11 – 13 February. The first two days of the tournament saw RGHS playing some phenomenal water polo and resulted in the RGHS team tied for second place with Rhenish Girls’ High School going into the final day of the tournament. On the last day of the tournament, RGHS took on Rhenish Girls’ High School to determine the second and third place standings. The final result saw the RGHS U16A team placing third in the tournament and narrowly missing out on second place by 1.5 points. Thank you to Coach Oliver for giving of your time and expertise. 

Team Score Goal Scorers
RGHS vs Springfield 8 – 1 Bella Murray (7) and Emily Readhead (1) 
RGHS vs SCS5 – 4Ashleigh Briers-Danks (1) and Bella Murray (4)
RGHS vs Reddam 3 – 12Bella Murray (2) and Emily Readhead (1)
RGHS vs Bloemhof8 – 2 Ashleigh Briers-Danks (3), Michaela Labuschagne (1),  Bella Murray (2), Tatum Malherbe (1) and Gaby Sampson (1). 
RGHS vs Fairmont 21 – 0Bella Murray (9), Michaela Labuschagne (1), Tatum Malherbe (1), Caitlyn Walter (2), Sofie Watermeyer (5), Gaby Sampson (2) and Ashleigh Briers-Danks (1). 
RGHS vs Wynberg 12 – 0Ashleigh Briers-Danks (3), Michaela Labuschagne (1), Tatum Malherbe (3) and Bella Murray (5). 
RGHS vs Rhenish 2 – 8 Bella Murray (2) 
RGHS vs Bloemhof (five meter penalties) 1 – 0 Bella Murray (1)
Goalkeeper Hanna Hunt saved three five meters. 
U16A Team at the Fireball Tournament

Non-school Sport


The Rustenburg rowers representing the PGRC did us proud this past weekend at the Buffalo regatta and Selbourne Sprint regatta.

Lyla Cahill (Grade 9) won double gold in her single scull – winning both the U15 women’s 500m Sprint and the 2km heat and final.

Darcy Gliddon and Robin Day (Grade 10s) rowed in a double and won their heat in the U16 women’s 2km, coming third in the final. In the 500m doubles race, they also won the heat and came 2nd in the final.

In their single scull events, Darcy won her heat and Robin came 3rd in the 500m final. Over 2km Darcy came 3rd in the heat. Hannah Murphy came 6th in her heat.

The quad consisted of all Rustenburg girls – Lyla Cahill and Sienna Callow (Grade 9) and Hannah Murphy, Robin Day and Darcy Gliddon (Grade 10s) and competed in the U16 junior womens’ coxed quad races. Over both 2km and in the 500m sprints they came 2nd to Holy Rosary, beating tough crews from St Andrews Girls, St Stithians and Clarendon.

The next event is the South African Schools Championships in Gauteng, 4-6 March. Congratulations on these excellent results and good luck with the training in preparation for SA’s.

The Rustenburg Quad Team


Nika du Preez (Grade 12) placed 1st in the ILCA 4 (Laser 4.7) class in the Cape Classic Series hosted by Hermanus Yacht Club over the weekend. Congratulations on this outstanding performance, Nika.

Nika in action on her Laser 4.7