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When will the school academic year 2020 be lost for sure

22 Mar, 2020 Beet 6

With Coronavirus infections showing an upward trend in the Northern Hemisphere, concerns are growing that the period of isolation/quarantine/lockdown may well have to be measured in months as opposed to weeks. The knock-on effect is that one of the valid questions being posed is at what point in time will the 2020 South African school academic year be considered a write-off. …

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SchoolSportLive – Relive

19 Mar, 2020 Beet 0

I’ve watched my fair share of virus outbreak movies and TV shows etc over the years. Amongst my favourites were the first three or so seasons of the Walking Dead and I am Legend. Right now I would really like to watch a movie called Contagion who offers a plot which is more realistic and relatable to our current situation scenario than many of the more popular productions which involved humans transforming into hostile creatures with unrecognisable characteristics. Anyway I don’t know if anyone envisaged the world grinding to a standstill like it’s about to do. All we can really do is try to stay healthy and stay positive. Doing their level best to keep things rolling on the entertainment side is SchoolSportLive with a few trips down recent memory lane starting this weekend with the offerings below.

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Coronavirus puts schoolboy rugby festivals on ice

15 Mar, 2020 Beet 78

South African State President’s decree

Social distancing measures include:

Gathering of more than 100 people prohibited.

Celebrations of large national days cancelled.

Schools will be closed from Wednesday, 18 March and closed until after Easter weekend. To compensate mid-year school holidays will be shortened by a week.

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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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Headmasters in distress

1 Feb, 2020 Beet 3

A headmaster’s job is often underrated. Successful schools on the right track and/or improving more often than owe a great deal of that accomplishment to having a really really good headmaster at the helm. …

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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

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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New Zealand national First XV Championship 2019 – schoolboy rugby

8 Sep, 2019 beet 0

Hastings Boys’ High School of the Hurricanes may have only finished in second place in their own regional (Super 8) round robin regular season and then been beaten in competition final but the wildcard like route proved good enough for them. When push came to shove they produced the perfect record and claimed the biggest price in New Zealand schoolboy rugby – the Barbarian Cup. Although controversial poachers St Kentigern’s were eliminated from the main title race by eventual boys’ school runners-up Kings College of Auckland, St Kent’s did go on to lift the Co-ed Cup in 2019.…