Rugby Represents Our Values

Since the rugby union teams of France and South Africa played their first test match against each other in 1913, it was only apt that one of the first sports activities the Lycée Jules Verne offered was rugby.

Upon the initiative of rugby aficionados (principals, head teachers, teachers and parents) and due to the values intrinsic to the sport, rugby initiatives went from strength to strength at the school. Today more than 100 students take part in the sport and it has become a subject option in high school.
program of the rugby option

 Rugby has further enabled our school to become more involved in the South African landscape.

We have further extended our ties with the Golden Lions to have five of our teams participating in their league and have our coaches take part in their training.

7’s rugby tournament

In April 2015, the Lycée Jules Verne hosted a rugby tournament for the high school students where we went head to head with 5 other AEFE schools and two South African schools.
The tournament is believed to see strong relationships forged between the schools and the players in the teams.

Brian Liebenberg, former French international player who was born in South Africa, was the proud sponsor of the tournament.
This super exciting tournament saw all the players and the host families going to Ellis Park to watch the Lions clash in the Super XV tournament.

The tournament results

T2H (Tournament of the 2 Hemispheres)

Since 2008, the Lycée has been a platform for the Tournament of the 2 Hemispheres (T2H) during which 20 players from 3 French teams take on their South African counterparts in the Super 16 league as well as a team from a previously disadvantaged area.

The school believes that if virtues of commitment and battle and a spirit of sharing and meeting new people is advocated, it will guide our sporting events and educational projects.

T2H Juniors:

T2H introduced a Junior League to the tournament in 2012 to give players from Grade 4 to Grade 12 exposure to league matches and the opportunity to participate.