Glenwood High School wins Coveted Rugby Title for the second time in a row!
Glenwood High School has won the prestigious international rugby union tournament, The Sanix World Rugby Youth Invitational Tournament in Japan. They took on Higashi Fukuoka High School from Japan, beating them 45 – 6.
The Green Machine led 17-3 at half-time, with centres Martin Holtzhausen and JC Conradie each crossing for a converted try.
The second half saw Glenwood run away with the game as wing GJ Lubbe, replacement centre Seun Maduna, lock JJ van der Mescht and flank and captain Austin Brummer all crossed the line for converted tries.
South Africa now hold back-to-back Sanix titles after Paul Roos won the tournament in 2015. In 2008 Glenwood was chosen by SARU to represent South Africa at the prestigious SANIX World Youth Championships in Japan. Glenwood managed to win this tournament, beating the champions of England, New Zealand and France along the way.
Glenwood was invited back in 2009 and, although they did not win the tournament, they had the satisfaction of beating the New Zealand champions, De La Salle College from Auckland 37 – 10 in the third-place playoff.
Glenwood has won this prominent tournament for a second time, being part of an elite group of schools such as Hamilton Boys High School (NZ) who won this tournament in 2014, 2011 and 2010; Christchurch Boys (NZ) who won in 2006, 2005 and Rotorua Boys’ High (NZ) in 2014 and 2003. Glenwood is the only South African school that has won this tournament twice.
Thirty Glenwood school-boy rugby players and six staff members travelled to the Global Arena in Fukuoka in Japan on the 24th of April.
We are so proud of our team from Durban, well done boys!!