Old Boy Wins Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2013

Old Boy Greg du Toit (1995) was named Wildlife Photographer of the Year for 2013 with his amazing photo "Esscense of the Elephants" which was taken in the Northern Thuli Game Reserve.


Maritzburg College squeak past PBHSOB

The Old Boys of Pretoria Boys' and Maritzburg College gathered for a social game of rugby at LC de Villiers on Saturday, 12 October 2013.

The teams ran out onto a pitch baked hard by the blistering temperature of the midday sun.

Both teams showed a high level of fitness which allowed the game to flow. Maritzburg College Old Boy's were dominant in the loose, disrupting PBHSOB's quick ball.

It was a game of two halves as MCOB dominated the first while PBHSOB directed play in the second half.

MCOB crossed the tryline twice in the first half. Flanker, Reegan Smith, broke off the back of a strong scrum just outside PBHSOB'S 22. Smith run through a few loose tackles to score. Smith was successful with his conversion attempt.

Mvuyo Mjajubane scored MCOB's second with a sublime backline move. Mjajubane converted his try.

The second half saw PBHSOB start strongly and make frequent visit's into MCOB'S 22.

Poor handling cost PBHSOB precious momentum but Kagiso Mpipi scored a try after a few good phases. Mpipi was unsuccessful with his conversion attempt.

Justin Wicksteed scored another well worked try for PBHSOB to cut the deficit to 4 points.

The score remained 14-10 to MCOB for the rest of the match.

The afternoon was capped off with a bit of socialising between the teams as well as a few beers being cracked.

There is hope this can be repeated next year but until then MCOB have the bragging rights.

Special thanks to our trusty scorers Wicksteed (Solomon, 2008) and Mpipi (Rissik, 2013)

By Dan Lombard

Murray Coetzee U19 Cricketer of the Year 2013

Murray Coetzee took home the Coca-Cola under-19 (U19) Cricketer of the year award for his stellar work in the CSA U19 Provincial League and internationally against the England U19s in January. Coetzee gained a lot of experience playing in the 2012 ICC U19 World Cup in Australia and put it all to good use.


Old Boy Celebarates 90th Birthday!

Mr. Brian Newby celebrated his 90th birthday on the 30th July 2013. After leaving King Edward VII, Mr Newby attended the school from 1938 where he called School House home. He matriculated in 1940 and so began his very long history with the school.


His three sons also attended the school:

John (1970)

Mark (1975)

David (1979)

As well as two Grandsons:

Eric (2006)

Luke (2008)

All of whom, also resided in School House!

Brian remained involved with the school as an old boy and member of the Association. He competed in many Old Boys sports days, in some of which, he played tennis against his son. He also addressed the Old Boys Dinner in 2007.

The Association solutes Mr Newby on the contribution he has made to the School and the Association over many years. May you have many more happy years and fond memories along with them!


New look Phobian released!

The all new, redesigned electronic Phobian or ePhobian, has been released. Read it now online.

Many thanks to all hands who brought this idea to reality and special mention to Kyle Schmulow for his tireless efforts to get this project to fruition.


6 June 2014


7 June 2014



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