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World Schools Festival 2020 – CANCELLED!!!

5 Mar, 2020 beet 29

The Coronavirus has claimed its first Schoolboy Rugby activity in the form of the World Schools Festival 2020 which was set to start in late March.…

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Grey PE Festival 2020

20 Feb, 2020 beet 17

From Grey High:

I am sure this does not come a surprise to anyone, but the Standard Bank Grey Rugby Festival has been cancelled for 2020.

I would like to thank you for the support and I assure you that you will all be invited to next year’s Festival and hopefully we will then have the opportunity to allow you to experience some good East Cape hospitality, partnered with high class schoolboy rugby.…

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SA u18 Sevens takes a backseat to the EPD camp

15 Feb, 2020 beet 0

Spare a thought for the SA Sevens organisers. Their best efforts to create something worthwhile for the under-18  national players has instead turned into a bit of a nightmare as a result of the Elite Player Development camp (EPD) being given the green light to take preference over national Sevens players.…

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u18 Elite Player Development (EPD) Camp for SA Schools 2020 hopefuls

12 Feb, 2020 beet 42

Many of the leading candidates for this year’s SA Schools (u18) team are likely to be revealed once the list of players invited to attend the elite player development Alignment Camp is made known. The camp is expected to be held at the Stellenbosch Academy of Sport (SAS) from 27 February to 01 March 2020. The timing means it is unlikely to clash with any of the planned regular season school rugby fixtures.…

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St John’s Easter Rugby Festival 2020

11 Feb, 2020 beet 3
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KwaZulu-Natal School Rugby Fixtures 2020

18 Jan, 2020 beet 11

Written on 18 Jan 2020 before DHS pulled the plug on Glenwood.
For the first time in many seasons all the top schools of the more densely populated region of the province of KwaZulu-Natal (currently nine of them) will do battle against each other. Glenwood – Hilton is back on, as is Glenwood – Michaelhouse interschools and even Northwood has opted to reignite the challenge posed by the Green Machine of Durban South. Independent school St Charles College from Pietermaritzburg is another who expanding their horizons in an effort to be counted amongst the best in the region.

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Matric Results 2019 analysis for the rugby schools

13 Jan, 2020 beet 123

IEB’s  St John’s College produced killer matric results to top the pile in 2019 with a bit of daylight between themselves and second on the list.

Once again Bishops (private) and in particular Rondebosch (state) produced outstanding results, nearly achieving 100% university pass rates from the NSC.

Last year’s top dogs, Kearsney had to make do with fourth spot.…

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School rugby coaching / official changes ahead of 2020

31 Dec, 2019 beet 2
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Who is in the school rugby coaching Millionaires Club anyway?

31 Dec, 2019 beet 8

A breaking news article about a fairly high profile school rugby coach having signed on the dotted line to head up the rugby programme of a rising Cape Town Northern suburbs high school, also brought into play a suggestion that the said coach was set to be the latest in his school aligned profession to earn in excess of R1 million per annum and therefore join an exclusive Millionaires’ Club.…

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Top South African Rugby schools show interest in a “national championship” competition

1 Dec, 2019 beet 122

Press Release from Carl Fabian of www.ruggas.co.za:

A dream of many schoolboy rugby supporters is about to come true. Some of the top rugby playing schools and major role players came together during the past few months to negotiate the birth of arguably the most competitive schoolboy rugby challenge in the world.

  • Garsfontein Hoërskool,
  • Grey College,
  • Hoër Jongenskool Paarl (Paarl Boishaai),
  • Monument Hoërskool,
  • Paarl Gimnasium and
  • Paul Roos Gymnasium
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A new Maroon on the way

17 Nov, 2019 beet 14

Paul Roos Gymnasium rugby is set to go one level up and their nearest rivals will have their work cut out trying to match the standard of excellence it will bring about.