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Like father like son – test rugby players

17 Oct, 2020 beet 6

The Bledisloe Cup 2020 produced internationals debuts for All Blacks Blues players Caleb Clarke and Hoskins Sotutu. Both are sons of former test players. Here is a list of current players who’s fathers also played at the very top level.…

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Bulls u21 B-team would do compo justice

11 Oct, 2020 beet 0

An obvious talking point after two rounds of u21 competition is how good the Bulls are. Lots can be said of their preparation, particularly up front but also their player depth.…

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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