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School Rugby fixtures & results – week ending 19 August 2017

19 August, 2017 beet 25
DATE SCHOOL SCHOOL INFO INFO
Sat.19Aug Louis Botha 12 35 Diamantveld Kovsieliga SF
Sat.19Aug AHS Kroonstad 26 36 Noord-Kaap Kovsieliga SF
Sat.19Aug Potch Gim 14 39 Transvalia Virseker Large Sch SF
Sat.19Aug Helpmekaar 55 23 Oos-Moot Virseker Large Sch SF
Tue.22Aug Garsfontein Monument Virseker Macro Sch SF
Tue.22Aug Nelspruit Centurion Virseker Macro Sch SF
Sat.19Aug Dale 10 03 Hudson Park
Sat.19Aug Union 31 41 Grens
Sat.19Aug Grey HS 57 22 Selborne SSL youtube link
Sat.19Aug Pearson Nico Malan
Sat.19Aug Queen’s Cambridge
Sat.19Aug Parel Vallei 57 05 Somerset College
Sat.19Aug Bishops 31 18 Wynberg
Sat.19Aug De Kuilen 22 20 Worcester Gim
Sat.19Aug Hottentots Holland 17 43 Strand
Sat.19Aug SACS 22 36 Rondebosch
Sat.19Aug Oudtshoorn PW Botha
Sat.19Aug Tygerberg 26 90 Stellenberg
Sat.19Aug Outeniqua 27 24 Paarl Gim
Sat.19Aug Durbanville Milnerton
Sat.19Aug Swartland Hugenote
Sat.19Aug Drostdy 12 00 Duineveld
Sat.19Aug Paul Roos 28 30 Grey College
Sat.19Aug Oakdale 24 17 Framesby
Sat.19Aug Brackenfell 84 10 HTS Bellville
Sat.19Aug DF Malan 15 20 Bellville
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u19 Currie Cup 2017 week 6 – Free State’s Eastern Cape old boys help secure win over Sharks

12 August, 2017 beet 65

Fine performances by backs flyhalf Lubabalo Dobela (Grey High), right-wing Athi Halom (Kingswood) and Man of the Match inside centre Sango Xamlashe (Selborne) helped Free State secure an away bonus-point win against the Sharks in front of a fairly sizeable crowd at Crusaders’ club rugby day in Durban North. The Sharks will rue their missed opportunities in this match as it cost them the win in the end.…

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SA Schools International Series 2017

12 August, 2017 beet 153
# Date Time Team Team Venue
1 Fri 11-Aug 14h15 England 24 8 France Paul Roos
2 Fri 11-Aug 16h00 SA Schools 28 30 Wales Paul Roos
3 Tue 15-Aug 14h15 England Wales Paarl Gim
4 Tue 15-Aug 16h00 SA Schools France Paarl Gim
5 Sat 19-Aug 12h15 France Wales Athlone Stadium
6 Sat 19-Aug 14h00 SA Schools England Athlone Stadium
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School Rugby fixtures & results – week ending 12 August 2017

9 August, 2017 beet 47
DATE SCHOOL SCHOOL INFO INFO
Wed.09Aug AHS Kroonstad 42 24 Welkom Gim Griffons Liga Semi Final
Wed.09Aug Witteberg 33 26 Voortrekker (Beth) Griffons Liga Semi Final
Tue.08Aug Tygerberg 61 10 Fettes (Sco)
Thu.10Aug Hugenote 74 10 Labori
Sat.12Aug AHS Kroonstad 22 22 Witteberg Griffons Liga Final
Sat.12Aug Upington 23 17 Duineveld
Sat.12Aug Jim Fouche Louis Botha
Sat.12Aug Garsfontein 37 27 Kempton Park Virsekerbeker Macro QF
Sat.12Aug HTS Middelburg 13 19 Monument Virsekerbeker Macro QF
Sat.12Aug Nelspruit 36 00 Menlopark Virsekerbeker Macro QF
Sat.12Aug Centurion 33 26 EG Jansen Virsekerbeker Macro QF
Sat.12Aug Secunda 25 29 Potch Gim Virsekerbeker Large QF
Sat.12Aug Dinamika 00 64 Transvalia Virsekerbeker Large QF
Sat.12Aug Helpmekaar 45 10 Dr Malan Virsekerbeker Large QF
Sat.12Aug Oos-Moot 37 33 Frikkie Meyer Virsekerbeker Large QF
Sat.12Aug Maritzburg College X X KES Cancelled – smog
Sat.12Aug Selborne 33 25 Dale On TV
Sat.12Aug Otto du Plessis 07 117 Framesby
Sat.12Aug Nico Malan 13 36 Brandwag
Sat.12Aug Grens 10 31 Queen’s
Sat.12Aug Pearson 29 10 Parel Vallei
Sat.12Aug Marlow 87 12 Daniel Pienaar
Sat.12Aug Muir 03 29 Graeme
Sat.12Aug Cambridge Stirling
Sat.12Aug Grey College 83 10 Glenwood
Sat.12Aug Jeppe 20 18 Parktown
Sat.12Aug Diamantveld 28 37 Drostdy
Sat.12Aug Affies 36 20 Pretoria BH
Sat.12Aug Rondebosch 25 16 Wynberg
Sat.12Aug Vredenburg 08 25 Worcester Gim
Sat.12Aug De Kuilen 05 26 Tygerberg
Sat.12Aug Boland Landbou 24 33 Paul Roos SSL youtube link
Sat.12Aug George Oudtshoorn
Sat.12Aug Swartland 17 10 Hopefield
Sat.12Aug Hermanus 27 05 Strand
Sat.12Aug Outeniqua 88 17 Durbanville
Sat.12Aug Kasselsvlei 09 41 DF Malan
Sat.12Aug Stellenberg 41 11 Brackenfell
Sat.12Aug SACS 12 15 Bishops
Sat.12Aug Bellville 96 00 Tygerberg RFC
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Paarl Gim’s Pieter Rossouw in Japan again

9 August, 2017 beet 20

Paarl Gymnasium’s Director of Rugby slash Head Coach Pieter Rossouw is back in Japan helping out Jimmy Stonehouse’s Toshiba Brave Lupus once again and it looks like he will be in the Land of the Rising Sun for quite a while this time around.…

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It’s on like Donkey Kong in the Southern Suburbs

9 August, 2017 beet 12

Bishops, Rondebosch and SACS have everything to play for as the Cape Town Southern Suburbs season winds down to an exciting climax over the next three weekends. This Saturday a “title” contending elimination match of sorts takes place on the Memorial “A” where hosts SACS and Bishops will battle it out for the right to remain masters of their own destiny by staying in touch with “leaders”Rondebosch, UNLESS underdogs Wynberg have something else to say about in all starting with their visit to Bosch.

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World Schools Rugby Festival needs quality touring teams or it may flop

9 August, 2017 beet 10

The Paarl Boy’s High 150th Rugby Festival from 02-08 April 2018 is already starting to gain attention not just locally but abroad as well and if anything is all set to be remembered for its uniqueness as it attempts to incorporate an inaugural international festival. The festivity is likely to involve many of the who’s who of schoolboy rugby teams in South Africa combined with a collection of overseas schools and there is even mention of a TV coverage deal in the pipeline to place it a notch above all other existing Easter holiday festivals.…

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School Rugby fixtures & results – week ending 05 August 2017

2 August, 2017 beet 62
DATE SCHOOL SCHOOL INFO INFO
Wed.02Aug Kingswood 15 12 Graeme
Sat.05Aug Potch Gim 45 27 Ben Vorster Virsekerbeker Large Sch
Sat.05Aug Transvalia 82 00 Tuine Virsekerbeker Large Sch
Sat.05Aug Helpmekaar 89 27 Lichtenburg Virsekerbeker Large Sch
Sat.05Aug Ermelo 15 60 Frikkie Meyer Virsekerbeker Large Sch
Sat.05Aug Kempton Park 20 19 Eldoraigne Virsekerbeker Macro Sch
Sat.05Aug Marais Viljoen 12 22 Centurion Virsekerbeker Macro Sch
Sat.05Aug Pionier X X Diamantveld Pionier cancelled
Sat.05Aug Brandwag X X Oudtshoorn Oudtshoorn cancelled
Sat.05Aug Marlow 31 47 Oakdale
Sat.05Aug Stirling 03 07 Hudson Park
Sat.05Aug Queen’s 22 19 Selborne
Sat.05Aug St Andrew’s 40 17 Dale SSL youtube link
Sat.05Aug Daniel Pienaar X X Nico Malan DP cancelled
Sat.05Aug Pearson 30 03 Union
Sat.05Aug Despatch X X Muir Despatch cancelled on Sat morning
Sat.05Aug Port Rex 15 10 Cambridge
Sat.05Aug Framesby 15 36 Outeniqua
Sat.05Aug Grey College 73 10 Grey HS
Sat.05Aug Witteberg 40 10 Wilgerivier
Sat.05Aug Hentie Cilliers 46 00 HTS Welkom
Sat.05Aug Goudveld 10 49 Welkom Gim
Sat.05Aug HTS Sasolburg 00 70 AHS Kroonstad
Sat.05Aug Louis Botha 33 22 Fichardtpark
Sat.05Aug Jim Fouche 56 22 Sentraal
Sat.05Aug Noord-Kaap X X Garsfontein Cancelled
Sat.05Aug Maritzburg College 10 17 Pretoria BH
Sat.05Aug KES 35 10 Jeppe
Sat.05Aug Boland Landbou 48 14 Bishops
Sat.05Aug Tygerberg 24 08 Swartland
Sat.05Aug Strand 08 55 SACS
Sat.05Aug Durbanville 10 58 Rondebosch
Sat.05Aug Wynberg 07 31 Paul Roos
Sat.05Aug Worcester Gim 20 17 Parel Vallei
Sat.05Aug Paarl Gim 13 18 HJS Paarl BH
Sat.05Aug Stellenberg 24 19 Drostdy
Sat.05Aug Hottentots Holland 12 29 DF Malan
Sat.05Aug Bellville 47 07 De Kuilen
Sat.05Aug Hugenote 31 33 Brackenfell
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Schreuder joins the exclusive double SA Schools club

29 July, 2017 beet 40

By being selected for SA Schools rugby in July 2017, Grey College and Free State all-rounder Christopher Schreuder became just the 14th SA Schools cricket and SA Schools rugby double achiever in South African history. Schreuder attends the most well represented school on the list and as a flyhalf he plays in by far the most popular rugby position for past achievers of this unique double.

# Year Name School Rugby Region Rugby Position
1 1974 Malcolm Thompson Maritzburg College KZN Loose Forward
2 1974 Lee Barnard KES Gauteng Flyhalf
3 1979 Chris Smit Grey College Free State Flyhalf
4 1981 Gerbrandt Grobler Grey College Free State Fullback
5 1982 Helgard Muller Grey College Free State Centre
6 1985 Frans Cronje Grey College Free State Hooker
7 1987 Errol Stewart Westville KZN Centre
8 1987 Udo Goedeke Maritzburg College KZN Flyhalf
9 1991 Greg Miller Grey HS Eastern Cape Flyhalf
10 1992 Herschelle Gibbs Bishops Western Cape Flyhalf
11 1996 Conrad Jantjes CBC Boksburg Gauteng Wing/Fullback
12 2002 Adrian Penzhorn Maritzburg College KZN Centre
13 2016 Ruan de Swardt Affies Gauteng Flyhalf
14 2017 Christopher Schreuder Grey College Free State Flyhalf
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School Rugby fixtures & results – week ending 29 July 2017

28 July, 2017 beet 201
DATE SCHOOL SCHOOL INFO INFO
Mon.03Jul Boland Landbou 47 00 Muir Cape Schools Week
Mon.03Jul SACS 20 18 Grey HS Cape Schools Week
Mon.03Jul Rondebosch 19 22 Queen’s Cape Schools Week
Mon.03Jul Stellenberg 22 07 Dale Cape Schools Week
Mon.03Jul Wynberg 20 19 Selborne Cape Schools Week
Tue.18Jul Groenberg 28 27 Strand
Thu.20Jul Swartland 34 08 UCS Hampstead (Eng)
Thu.20Jul Bellville 31 12 Campbell (N.Ire)
Thu.20Jul Tygerberg 14 19 Charlie Hofmeyr
Thu.20Jul Durbanville 24 07 Piketberg
Sat.22Jul Oos-Moot 19 24 Zwartkop
Sat.22Jul Bellville 31 12 Sullivan Upper (Eng)
Sat.22Jul Tygerberg 38 14 Vredenburg
Sat.22Jul Swartland 29 17 Stewarts Melville (Sco)
Sat.22Jul Kingswood 00 44 Woodridge
Tue.25Jul Hugenote 33 07 Klein Nederburg
Wed.26Jul Swartland 30 26 John Fischer (Eng)
Sat.29Jul Oos-Moot 29 12 Tuine Virseker: Big Schools – Bulls
Sat.29Jul Ben Vorster 17 19 Frikkie Meyer Virseker: Big Schools – Limpopo
Sat.29Jul Linden 23 25 Dinamika Virseker: Big Schools – Lions
Sat.29Jul Driehoek 18 22 Dr Malan Virseker: Big Schools – Valke
Sat.29Jul Ermelo 13 41 Secunda Virseker: Big Schools – Pumas
Sat.29Jul Potch Gim 22 25 Lichtenburg Virseker: Big Schools – Leopards
Sat.29Jul Marais Viljoen 42 19 Florida Virseker: Macro Schools – Playoff
Sat.29Jul Kempton Park 48 08 Noordheuwel Virseker: Macro Schools – Playoff
Sat.29Jul Marlow 29 37 St Andrew’s
Sat.29Jul Selborne 27 28 Hudson Park
Sat.29Jul Port Rex Daniel Pienaar
Sat.29Jul Queen’s 32 23 Kingswood
Sat.29Jul Brandwag 41 13 Despatch
Sat.29Jul Graeme 24 15 Pearson
Sat.29Jul Framesby 09 13 Grey HS
Sat.29Jul Muir 10 17 Woodridge
Sat.29Jul Cambridge 31 17 Westering
Sat.29Jul Diamantveld X X Fichardtpark Cancelled by Fichardtpark
Sat.29Jul HTS Sasolburg 07 73 Witteberg
Sat.29Jul Wilgerivier 35 19 Hentie Cilliers
Sat.29Jul Goudveld 10 44 Voortrekker (Beth)
Sat.29Jul AHS Kroonstad 63 03 HTS Welkom
Sat.29Jul Welkom Gim 22 27 Tranvalia
Sat.29Jul Parktown 12 41 Helpmekaar
Sat.29Jul Affies 40 25 Maritzburg College SS Ch 210 at 13h00
Sat.29Jul KES 38 24 Pretoria BH
Sat.29Jul Jeppe 10 44 Waterkloof
Sat.29Jul Zwartkop 23 12 Menlopark
Sat.29Jul HJS Paarl BH 37 17 SACS SSL youtube link
Sat.29Jul Paarl Gim 103 12 Wynberg
Sat.29Jul Swartland 27 07 Strand
Sat.29Jul Bellville 13 21 Stellenberg
Sat.29Jul Outeniqua X X Punt Cancelled
Sat.29Jul De Kuilen 22 05 Monument Park
Sat.29Jul HTS Bellville 06 08 Milnerton
Sat.29Jul Oakdale 78 00 Langenhoven Gim
Sat.29Jul Worcester Gim 31 24 Durbanville
Sat.29Jul Oudtshoorn 18 19 DF Malan
Sat.29Jul Hugenote 27 07 Charlie Hofmeyr
Sat.29Jul Hermanus 21 28 Brackenfell
Sat.29Jul Rondebosch 14 29 Boland Landbou
Sat.29Jul Drostdy 47 24 Tygerberg
Sat.29Jul Paul Roos 32 30 Bishops SSL youtube link
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Craven Week or Craven Weak?

23 July, 2017 beet 2

One of the things that alarmed me about Craven Week 2017 was the high number of missed tackles and the lack of commitment towards the tackle especially by players away from the breakdown. There were tries galore as the 20 teams involved combined to register more than a point per minute per game over the 5-match days. They ended up averaging over 10 tries / 72 points per game. I was convinced that this Craven Week 2017 had set a new record for worst defence display ever (or glass half full best attacking rugby ever), so I examined the basic stats from 2007-2017 and published them below the 2017 table.