Sports News and Results 8 February 2018

  • We wish the U16A Water Polo Team all the best as they depart for Port Elizabeth (Thu 8 Feb) to participate in the Alex Road Tournament.

Congratulations to Hannah Schaefer (Grade 11) who has been selected to represent South Africa in the Czech Republic in April. She is a member of the U17 South African Water Polo Team. We are extremely proud of this awesome achievement.

 

INDOOR HOCKEY

RGHS 1st Team vs St Cyprians

Score: 1-1

Goal scorer Jacqueline Sissons (Gr 12)

In a very fast match, the girls played well in parts. We put ourselves under pressure by trying to play as quickly as St Cyprians, which resulted in making careless errors. RGHS scored first and did well to hold out St Cyprians who had a penalty corner advantage of 5 to our nil. Their goal was scored off their second last penalty corner.

Players of the match: Jacqueline Sissons and Caroline Schreiber (Gr 12) who was excellent in the goals.

RGHS 2nd Team vs St Cyprians

Score: 0-0

This team is very exciting to watch. For such a young side, they show enormous promise which is great to see. We had more of the possession but could not score, even though we earned 4 penalty corners without reply.

Player of the match: Azrah Dick (Gr 9) who was excellent in defense.

RGHS 3rd Team vs St Cyprians

Score: RGHS 0 St Cyprians 7

 

INTER-HOUSE SWIMMING

On Friday, 2 February, we held our annual Inter-House Gala. After weeks of dry and hot sunshine the weather changed. We found ourselves holding our gala in a steady, but fine drizzle. The gala became a real celebration of rainfall, swimming, singing, cheering and bonding with one another.

Daniella Solkow (Gr 11) was the sole record breaker on the day. She swam the 100m Individual Medley in a new record time.

The Grade 11s won the fiercely contested Inter-Grade relay and the Staff Team won another fiercely contested relay between the Prefects, House Captains, First Water Polo Team and Sports Captains.

The House captains did a fabulous job of involving all members of their houses. The Ground staff should be thanked for setting up the pool area as they did. Photographers and First Aiders were present and added to the wonderful atmosphere of inclusivity.

The Inter-House trophy is always hotly contested, so too are the age-group champion trophies.

Please find the results below:

U19 Overall results:

  • DANIELA SOLKOW                    17
  • ERIN HARTZENBERG                14
  • REBECCA BEHNE                       11

U16 Overall results

  • HANNAH FAURE                       15
  • HANNAH ELVIDGE                    11
  • ROBYN VAN ZIJL                       9

U14 Overall results

  • ERIN DAFFARN                          14
  • TYRA PHIPSON                          14
  • ROSE WILLIAMSON                  10

HOUSE POINTS

1st          Bleby                           94

2nd        Cambridge                  89

3rd         Innes                            87

4th         Michiel Vos                 77

5th         Marchand                   61

Spirit Cup  Michiel Vos

 

TENNIS

Tennis results of matches played so far this term:

Tuesday 30 January

  • C Team 12-0 D Team
  • E  Team 0-14 Jan van Riebeeck A
  • RGHS F 6-8 Reddam Atlantic B

 

Thursday 1 February

  • G Team 12-0 Norman Henshilwood

 

Friday 2 February

  • A Team 12-2 Springfield
  • B Team 6-8 St Cyprians

Tuesday 6 February

  • C Team 14-0 Springfield
  • D Team 6-10 Springfield
  • E Team 10-2 F Team

 

TOUCH RUGBY

Rustenburg are once again hosting the Western Province Schools Touch Rugby League. Matches are played every Friday on our fields. Rustenburg had a very strong start – winning both of their matches. Congratulations to all our players and our coaching staff. See results below:

Team Score Team Score
RGHS 2 4 Groote Schuur 1 0
RGHS 1 11 Voortrekker 3 0
Claremont 1 8 Voortrekker 2 1
NHH 1 4 Voortrekker 1 2

 

WATER POLO

On Friday 2 February our Water Polo girls played matches against Wynberg Girls High School at Wynberg. We had a mixed bag of results, however most of the matches were very evenly contested.  Congratulations to all the players and their coaches.

The results were as follows:

Team RGHS WGHS Status Coach
U19A 3 6 Lost Barrett
U19B 6 3 Won Williams
U16A 3 6 Lost Goble
U16B 11 0 Won Pike
U14A 3 3 Drew Card
U14B 3 6 Lost Card

 

NON-SCHOOL SPORTS:

RUGBY REFEREE

Jade Lawson (Gr 11) was a member of the rugby referees’ team at the Zando Cape Town 10s tournament on 2-3 February. Zoë Naude (E2017) was also active in this group.

 

Jade is pictured third from right and Zoë is second from right.

 

TRIATHLON

We wish the following pupils all the best as they compete in the Discovery International Triathlon Union (ITU) Triathlon taking place at the Waterfront on Sunday 11 February.

Rebecca Behne (Gr 12) will be participating in a sponsored Team – she will be completing the 500m open water swim.

The following 3 pupils make up Team Rustenburg:

  • Swimmer: Hannah Elvidge Grade 10
  • Cyclist: Megan Phillipson Grade 10
  • Runner: Laya Gersowsky Grade 10

The following 3 pupils make up Team RustyBosch:

  • Swimmer: Ylara Esau Salie Grade 9
  • Cyclist: Lara Rule Grade 9
  • Runner: Benjamin Wittenberg (RBHS), Grade 10