School Profile - Grey College

Written by Hannes Nienaber
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Grey College was founded in 1855 by Sir George Grey. The School first headmaster was Reverend Andrew Murray. It also boast the fact of being the oldest school in South Africa north of the Orange River.

Rugby Captains

2016 Gideo Beukes; 2015 ; 2014 Alex Jonker; 2013 ; 2012 Henco Greyling; 2011 Dries Swanepoel; 2010 William Small-Smith; 2009 Pieter Rademan; 2008 Adriaan Theisinger; 2007 Robert Ebersohn; 2006 Danie Calitz; 2005 JW Jonker; 2004 Richardt Strauss; 2003 Riaan Swanepoel; 2002 Andries Strauss; 2001 Ruhan Myburgh; 2000 Hannru Haupt; 1999 Roland Bernard; 1998 Jaco Strachan; 1997 Dennis du Plessis; 1995 Werner Struwig; 1993 Thinus Drotske; 1967 Louis Botha.

Cravenweek Players: Dawie Snyman (1967), Danie du Plessis (1967), Dennis du Plessis (1967), Willie Landman (1967-68), Nelson Babrow (1967), Henry Muller (1967-68), Jakkals Venter (1967), Louis Botha (1967), Erasmus Smit (1967), Frikkie Naude (1970), Naas Ferreira (1970), Seppie van Deventer (1970), Tokkie Klopper (1970), Johan Loots (1970), Schalk Coetzee (1970), Hans van der Riet (1970), Piet van Wyk (1970), Dixie van Rensburg (1970), George Thomas (1981), Okkie du Toit (1981), Jacobus van der Merwe (1981), Thomas Trusscot (1981), Wouter du Toit (1981), Gerhard van Schalkwyk (1981), Francois Swanepoel (1981), Paul Michau (1981), Conrad de Beer (1981), Scheepers Gouws (1981), Leon Botha (1981), Andre Greyling (1981), Willem Burger (1981), Gerbrand Grobler (1981), Helgard Muller (1981-82), Jaco Swanepoel (1985-86), Ian Buys (1992), Chris Louw (1992), Claude McIntyre (1992), Paul Maré (1992), Christof Botha (1992), André Steenkamp (1992), Hannes Feuth (1992), JR Oosthuizen (1992), Thinus Drotské (1992-93), Nelio de Sa (1993), Chris Derksen (1993), Pieter Terblanché (1993), Jurgens Myburgh (1993), Christo Wilken (1993), Tommy Ferreira (1993), DJ van der Merwe (1993), Arno Marais (1993), De Wet Oelschig (1995), Wian du Preez (1999), Lyon van Rensburg (1999), Lean Combrinck (1999), Roland Bernard (1999), Frederick Nel (1999), Riaan Harmse (1999), Dawie Snyman (1999), Freddie Swanepoel (1999), Leonard Krantz (1999), Neil Robberts (1999), Hanrru Haupt (1999), Steph Roberts (2003), Adriaan Strauss (2003), Flip van der Merwe (2003), Riaan Swanepoel (2003), JU Hellmuth (2003), Divan van Wyk (2003), Dirk Froneman (2003), Pieter van Zyl (2003), Ashwin van Heerden (2003), Alwyn Hollenbach (2003),Tal Leonard (2003), Hercu Liebenberg (2004), Stephan Pitchers (2004), Bloemies Pretorius (2004), Gerhard Human (2003-04), Richardt Strauss (2003-04), Heinrich Brussow (2004), Deon Stegmann (2004), Donald Stevens (2004), Frans Steyn (2004), Herman Pretorius (2003-04), Renaldo du Preez (2003-04), Pieter van Zyl (2004), M Motsoeneng (2004), JW Jonker (2004-05), Phillip Snyman (2004-05), Kevin Stevens (2005), Sewes Oosthuizen (2005), Sybrand Mostert (2005), Fritz Kamffer (2005), Coenraad Pieterse (2005), Donald Stevens (2005), Wayne Stevens (2005), Roux du Toit (2005), Fana Malebo (2005), Kemsley Wesso (2005), John Mothiba (2005-06), Roché van der Westhuizen (2006), PW van Vuuren (2006), Waltie Vermeulen (2006), Sybrand Mostert (2006), Gerhard Swart (2006), Paul Roux (2006), Erik le Roux (2006), Danie Calitz (2006), Gerhard Landman (2006), Kemsley Wesso (2006), George Whitehead (2006), Blaine Mkwanazi (2006), Sias Ebersohn (2006-07), Hadley Smith (2006-07), Robert Ebersohn (2006-07), Coenie Oosthuizen (2006-07), Adriaan Theisinger (2007-08), Sakkie Muller (2007), Egan Gysman (2007), John-Henry Harris (2008), Johan Swanepoel (2008), Stephan Pretorius (2008-09), Jean Cook (2008-09), Ryno Fourie (2008), Pieter Rademan (2008-09), Franna du Toit (2008), Francois Venter (2008), Piet Lindeque (2008-09), Christopher Boucher (2008), Riaan Britz (2008-09), Baksteen van Heerden (2008-09), Stephan Kotze (2008-09), William Small-Smith (SA Academy - 2009), Gideo Beukes (2016), Jan-Hendrik Wessels (2018-19), André-Hugo Venter (2018-19), Ian Small-Smith (2018-19), George Cronjé (2019), Tielman Nieuwoudt (2019), FC du Plessis (2019), Lesley Botha (2019), Paschal Ekeji (2019), Sisonke Vumazonke (2019), Tiaan Jonker (2019), Juan-Dee Olivier (2019), Sonwabo Sokoyi (2019).

SA Schools' Players (102): Jan Geldenhuys (1974-75), Gerhard Weitz (1974-75), Pieter Theron (1975), Kobie Fenwick (1975), Emmil-Jan Strydom (1976), Toppie Richter (1976), Jacques Nell (1977), Jan Richter (1977), Abrie Marais (1977), Willem Daffue (1977), Rian Joubert (1978), Chris Smit (1979), Ian Sadie (1979), Jaco Reinach (1979-80), Joepie van der Merwe (1979-80), Jurie Erwee (1980), Hendrik Daffue (1980), Koen Pieterse (1980), Gerbrand Grobler (1981), Leon Botha (1981), André Greyling (1981), Scheepers Gouws (1981), Conrad de Beer (1981), Helgard Muller (1981-82), Eben Scheepers (1983), Gert Marais (1983), Kees Stevens (1983), Kalf Giezing (1983), Stompie Fourie (1984), Henk Prinsloo (1985), Frans Cronjé (1985), Buks Steenkamp (1985-86), Chet Maherry (1985-86), Jaco Swanepoel (1986), Pieter de Haas (1986), Andries Truscott (1986), Jaco Jacobs (1987), Pieter Muller (1987-88), Ruben Kruger (1987-88), Mark McIntyre (1989), Naka Drotské (1989), Pieta Steenkamp (1990), Nico Linde (1990), Jean Craven (1990), Alex Fenwick (1990-91), André Venter (1990-91), Hugo Venter (1991), Werner Swanepoel (1991), André-Henri "Ollie" le Roux (1991), JR Oosthuizen (1992), Chris "Bom" Louw (1992), Chris Derksen (1993), Noël "Falie" Oelschig (1997), CJ van der Linde (1998), Wian du Preez (1999-00), Willie Steenkamp (2000), Bismarck du Plessis (2001-02), Riaan Vermeulen (2002), Ruan Pienaar (2002), Alwyn Hollenbach (2003), Flip van der Merwe (2003), Adriaan Strauss (2003), Steph Roberts (2003), Richardt Strauss (2003), Heinrich Brussouw (2004), Herman Pretorius (2004), Deon Stegmann (2004), Sewes Oosthuizen (2005), PW van Vuuren (2006), Robert Ebersohn (2007), Roelf Pienaar (2007), Coenie Oosthuizen (2007), Hadley Smith (2007), Francois Venter (2008), Franna du Toit (2008), Pieter Rademan (2009), Jean Cook (2009), Carl Wegner (2009), Stephan Kotze (2009), Riaan Britz (2009), Piet Lindeque (2009), William Small-Smith (2010), Paul Jordaan (2010), Anrich Bitzi (2010), Kevin Luiters (2010), Neethling Fouche (2010), Johan Goosen (2010), Jan Serfontein (2011), Dries Swanepoel (2011), Ruwellyn Isbell (2011), Leneve Damons (2011), Pieter Jordaan (2011), EW Viljoen (2013), Ruan Kramer (2013), IG Prinsloo (2014), Rewan Kruger (2016), Rikus Pretorius (2016-17), Christopher Schreuder (2017), Ru-hann Greyling (2017), Wyclef Vlitoor (2018), De Wet Marais (2018), Herman Aggenbag (2018). 

First Class Players: Sarel Marais, Jimmy Wansbury, Tjokkie van der Merwe (Northern Transvaal), Piet Strydom (Free State), Basie Verster (Free State), Harold Verster (Free State), Robbie Blair (Western Province), Theuns Stofberg (Free State), Jackie Snyman (Free State), Pieter de Haas, Hein van Vuuren, Herkie Kruger, Dandre Gerber, Barry Jacobz, De Wet Oelschig, Falie Oelschig, Gerbrand Grobler, JW Jonker, Lodie Britz, Riaan Hefer, Tewis de Bruyn, Herman Pretorius, JB Heckroodt, Slang Roux, Hercu Liebenberg, Richardt Strauss, Barend Britz, Barry Goodes, Jacques Claassens, Roland Bernard, Wian du Preez, Frans Viljoen, Bobby Joubert, Bertram Johnson, Andries Strauss, Lionel Walker, Werner Loftus, Johan Pietersen, Raoul Larson, Jan-Toit van Jaarsveld, Riaan Vermeulen, Louwtjie Louw, Deon Stegmann, BC du Plessis, Francois van der Merwe, Flip van der Merwe (2006), Dougie Hellmuth, Alwyn Hollenbach, Adriaan Strauss, Heinrich Brussouw (2006), Charl Blom, Gustav Rademeyer, Henry van Niekerk, Nelio de Sa, Jacques Claassens, Pieter Terblanche, Stompie Fourie, Jan Moolman, Eben Scheepers, Pieta Steenkamp, Andre Venter, Dennis du Plessis, Phillip Snyman (2008), Riaan Britz (2009), George Whitehead (2009), Piet Lindeque, Francois Venter (2011), AJ Coertzen (2011), Adriaan Theisinger, Johan Goosen (2010), Schalk van der Merwe (2011), William Small-Smith (2011), Jan Serfontein (2012), Henco Venter (2012), EW Viljoen (2014), Rudolph Botha (2014), Michael van der Spuy, Niell Jordaan, Tienie Burger, Jacques du Toit, Niel Marais, .

Springbok players (45): Herman van Broekhuizen (1896), Boetie McHardy (1912), Sarel Strauss (1921), Harry Martin (1937), Louis Babrow (1937), Piet de Wet (1938), Popeye Strydom (1955), John Wessels (1965), Johan Spies (1970), Morné du Plessis (1971), Dawie Snyman (1972), Jackie Snyman (1974), Theuns Stofberg (1976), Robbie Blair (1977), Jaco Reinach (1986), Helgard Muller (1986), Andries Truscott (1992), Pieter Muller (1992), Heinrich Fuls (1992), Johann Styger (1992), Ruben Kruger (1993), Naka Drotske (1993), Ollie le Roux (1994), Werner Swanepoel (1997), Charl Marais (1999), CJ van der Linde (2002), Gerrie Britz (2004), Ruan Pienaar (2006), Frans Steyn (2006), Bismarck du Plessis (2007), Jannie du Plessis (2007), Adriaan Strauss (2008), Heinrich Brussow (2008), Wian du Preez (2009), Coenie Oosthuizen (2010), Flip van der Merwe (2010), Deon Stegmann (2010), Andries Strauss (2011), Tiaan Liebenberg (2012), Johan Goosen (2012), Jan Serfontein (2013), Marcel van der Merwe, Piet van Zyl (2013), Cobus Reinach (2014), Francois Venter (2016).

Other International Players: André Blom (USA - 1998), Nelio de Sa (Portugal - 1998), Leneve Damons (Namibia), Hendrik van der Merwe (Germany - 2014), Mike Andrade (Portugal - 2016), Adriaan Theisinger (Germany - 2016), Pieter Labuschagne (Japan - 2019). 

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