Interskole 2019 1st XV

Interskole 2019 1st XV

Interskole 2019 1st XV

Once a year, since 1915, the sleepy town of Paarl in the Western Cape comes alive for the annual interschools between Paarl Gimnasium and Paarl Boys’ High. This interschools is the biggest derby in the world and the Faure Street Stadium is always jam-packed with 25 000 supportes!

Paarl Gimnasium erased four years of heartache when they beat rivals Paarl Boys’ High 18-17 in another thrilling Premier Interschools match in Paarl on Saturday.

The Paarl derby, viewed as the biggest schoolboys rugby match in the world, came down to the last kick of the encounter after Boys’ High almost managed to wipe out a 18-5 deficit in the last five minutes – plus stoppage time – to win the match.

Final score Gim 18 – Boishaai 17

Photographer: Sandro Tasso

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