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Bishops 1st XV 1992 - Highlights

By the end of 1992, the 1992 Bishops side had established itself into schoolboy rugby folklore...

26 Oct 2018
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Bishops 1st XV 1992
Bishops 1st XV 1992

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By the end of 1992, the 1992 Bishops side had established itself into schoolboy rugby folklore. A tremendously talented side - Half the side went onto represent Western Province, including producing three Springboks (and more than likely a fourth!). Dave von Hoesslin, Selborne Boome & Robbie Fleck all went onto don the Springbok jersey. Not many school sides in the history of rugby have ever replicated this feat.

Herschelle Gibbs would certainly have been their fourth Springbok (Had he chosen rugby, instead of cricket). Naas Botha today still considers Herschelle 'the greatest schoolboy rugby player he's ever seen.' Needless to say, so great was Herschelle's talents - Bishops never lost a game when he played. He arguably would have been a Springbok great and one of the world's greatest ever flyhalf's.

Today, the 1992 side still holds a couple South African school records. In the early 2000's SA Rugby Magazine wrote an article about great 90's schoolboy sides and they ranked Bishops and Paarl Boys High joint number 1 as the best sides in SA in 1992. They will always be remembered as one of Bishops' greatest ever sides.

Produced by: Brendon Earp-Jones

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