CHS Rugby Tour Diary: South Africa

In 2019, CHS Rugby landed in Cape Town for a fortnight of sporting action and seeing the sights of South Africa. Here’s a culmination of all the news, videos and photos from the CHS Sports Tour… #CHSSA19 



We’ve all enjoyed the afternoon at the game reserve and managed three out of the big 5 on the first drive! One more drive in the morning before we head home 🏈🇿🇦🏈🇿🇦🏈


Our latest episode of #CHSrugby Mastermind with Ben Chalk!



That’s a wrap for rugby in SA… 34-19 win to finish the tour – there is going to be some singing on the bus on the way home now!!!


Day 9 Tom and Cam’s cultural diary!



As voted for by their peers: JW – Four real courage on his own try line. OM – twinkle toes! PS – for a mighty defensive effort for the squad.


Injecting a little culture into #CHSrugby at Lesedi Cultural Village!

A great day at the Bulls yesterday.


Winners are grinners!!! 🏈🇿🇦 A tough day at the office yesterday for our captain and vice-captain. Thankfully we are pleased to report bumps and bruises only!


Day 7 video diary with Zak Seboaui ready to be viewed here.



Day 6 tour video diary with Oli Begg & Mastermind with Dan Proctor are now ready to be viewed here.
An excellent performance by #CHSrugby this evening against Harlequins. 12-0 down after 10 minutes but they fought back for a 19-17 victory!!

The boys are just getting ready for a tour of the Loftus Versfeld stadium, home of the Bulls!



To conclude tonight’s team meeting the boys received video messages from rugby players in lower school, explaining why they aspire to follow in their footsteps and represent @CheadleHulmeSch 1st XV!

Here we have our #CHSValues winners as voted for by their peers for the Strand, as part of the #SwartlandFestival, game yesterday.


Post Game photo from yesterday’s game vs Strand at the #SwartlandFestival


A few minor problems at check-in but we’re all sorted now! Ready for Johannesburg! ✈️ * Tom wasn’t the only one!!*


We’ve arrived at #SwartlandFestival and are getting ready to warm up!


Good morning sports fans! Here we have it – Game Day 2’s starting line up:

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Watch Day 4’s video diary with Dan Proctor.



A great way to round off the team meeting… more to follow from Dani’s birthday in Day 5 video coming as soon as the WiFi gives us a break!! #HappyBirthday Dani! 🎂

A few more from the heights of Table Mountain:

An early start for #CHSrugby this morning but pretty awesome to be one of the first cable cars on to the top! #CHSSA19 #RugbyTour @CheadleHulmeSch #SouthAfrica #TableMountain

A very special day for one of our tourists, Dani Kers turns 18 so we’ve had a little sing to him in the cable car on the way up to Table Mointain! #HappyBirthday #MakingMemories #CHSactive

Here we have our #CHSValues winners as voted for by their peers for the Bergriver game yesterday.


Watch Day 3’s diary courtesy of Harry Marchington here… reflecting on the team’s surfing experience and the cheetah sanctuary!




A great morning with Bergriver High School. An unbelievable atmosphere and memorable experience, #CHSrugby going down 33-29 to a very athletic Bergriver side. #CHSSA19 #CHSactive #RugbyTour


#CHSrugby are on their way to Bergriver High School for the first of four fixtures. Day 3’s video with Harry Marchington is ready for uploading but it will have to wait until business is done 🤙🏻🏈


Enjoyed lineouts and backs moves on the beach In Muizenberg! This is the life.

A brilliant day so far, Cheetah sanctuary this morning and lunch time surfing lessons with Surf Emporium in Muizenberg in False Bay! We hope CHS Cricket remembered to take their surfboards to the Isle of Man!!! 🏄‍♂️ #CHSactive

About to hit the water:


Thanks for the pic Sean Kraft! @SeanEDSTCPT

Here it is, the video review of day 2 with Pan! 🏈

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We have a treat install for you… Mastermind, with Louis Mills. Specialist subject: Louis Mills 😂🤦🏻‍♂️ Watch the full video here.

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Just enjoying the views (and rain) at the most southern point in Africa!!

We are on a tour of the Cape Peninsula today, a slight switch in our itinerary due to the weather:




As promised by the tour media team; Day 1 & Joe White’s Player Diary – enjoy!



Training session #1 finished.

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We’ve arrived!