SACS is the oldest high school in South Africa, founded in September 1829. It has arguably the most magnificent setting at the foot of Table Mountain and Devil’s Peak. The school prides itself on the balanced education it provides, the world-class facilities on offer and the fact that SACS men strive for excellence in all spheres of school life.
SACS is steeped in history and tradition and it celebrated 150 years of rugby last year. The University of Cape Town (UCT) grew from SACS and to this day they still have close ties and they share the same jersey. SACS gave WP it’s blue and white hoops. SACS has produced 29 Springbok rugby players (and two Springbok 7’s players) which is the 4th most of all the schools in the country (behind Paul Roos, Grey Bloem and Bishops). SACS most recent Springbok is Percy Montgomery who was the 1st player to play 100 tests for South Africa. Currently both Paul Delport and Kyle Brown represent the Springboks on the 7’s circuit.
As a school SACS compete against some of the very best rugby schools in the country with annual fixtures against Paul Roos, Paarl Gimnasium, Paarl Boys High, Boland Landbou and then Bishops, Rondebosch and Wynberg (both home and away). SACS also tour locally and/or internationally every year and play in the famous bi annual Cape Schools Week where they compete against other top rugby schools like Selborne College, Dale College, Queens College and Grey PE.
In early 2011, the newly created SACS Percy Montgomery Foundation began to gather some momentum and immediate progress was made to return SACS rugby to it’s rightful place as a competitive force in the WP Premier League.
SACS has always seen the Villager 7’s as an opportunity to unearth new talent as well as giving Grade 12 boys a chance to have fun and express themselves for a final time in a SACS jersey. SACS has been competing in the Villager 7’s since it’s inception in 1969 and is proud to have won the event 3 times, the most recent of which was in 2007.