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Evan Roos of Boishaai wins Craven Week Player of the Year 2018

7 Feb, 2019 Beet 12

Deserved winner Evan Roos (Paarl Boys’ High, Western Province, SA Schools) who played an instrumental part in his team’s Craven Week success became just the second schoolboy rugby forward to walk off with the Craven Week Player of the Year, awarded at the annual South African Rugby awards ceremony.

YEAR NAME SCHOOL PROVINCE POSITION
2018 Evan Roos HJS Paarl BH Western Province No.8
2017 Sanele Nohamba Durban High School KwaZulu-Natal Scrumhalf
2016 Damian Willemse Paul Roos Western Province Flyhalf
2015 Ernst van Rhyn Paarl Gymnasium Western Province Flank
2014 Curwin Bosch Grey High Eastern Province Flyhalf
2013 Grant Hermanus Paarl Gymnasium Western Province Wing
2012 Sergeal Petersen Grey High Eastern Province Wing
2011 Jan Serfontein Grey College Free State Centre
2010 Johan Goosen Grey College Free State Flyhalf
2009 Andile Jho Dale College Border Centre
2008 Sampie Mastriet HTS Drostdy Boland Wing
2007 Wilton Pietersen Outeniqua in 2006 Free State Wing

The main senior rugby award went to Pieter-Steph du Toit who claimed his second SA Rugby Player of the Year title.…

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Craven Week Recommendations

8 Jul, 2018 beet 2

Hey guys here are a few things I would like to see change at under-18 Craven Week, the premier national youth week (and it’s tag along Academy Week). Perhaps you have something to add to the list as well.…

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Craven Week, Academy Week, Grant Khomo Week 2018 – fixtures & results

8 Jul, 2018 beet 283
DAY TEAM TEAM
Mon.1 Griffons 51 17 Blue Bulls XV
Mon.2 Border 68 17 Limpopo
Mon.3 Golden Lions 45 26 Eastern Province
Mon.4 Western Province 72 10 Pumas
Tue.1 WP XV 57 15 Golden Lions XV
Tue.2 Valke 63 24 Leopards
Tue.3 Boland 61 14 Griquas
Tue.4 KZN Sharks 46 28 South Western Districts
Tue.5 Free State 38 21 Blue Bulls
Wed.1 Blue Bulls XV 55 5 Limpopo
Wed.2 Pumas 45 29 Eastern Province
Wed.3 Border 52 12 Griffons
Wed.4 Western Province 13 5 Golden Lions
Thu.1 Leopards 17 6 Griquas
Thu.2 South Western Districts 38 24 Golden Lions XV
Thu.3 WP XV 26 8 Valke
Thu.4 Boland 19 17 Blue Bulls
Thu.5 KZN Sharks 29 20 Free State
Sat.1 Griquas 24 15 Limpopo
Sat.2 South Western Districts 48 14 Pumas
Sat.3 Eastern Province 21 10 Leopards
Sat.4 WP XV 20 16 Blue Bulls
Sat.5 Blue Bulls XV 29 17 Golden Lions XV
Sat.6 Border 33 17 Free State
Sat.7 Griffons 22 19 Valke
Sat.8 Golden Lions 51 12 Boland
Sat.9 Western Province 47 8 KZN Sharks

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Griquas Craven Week & Academy Week teams 2018

24 Jun, 2018 beet 0
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Eastern Province Craven Week 2018

24 Jun, 2018 beet 76
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Blue Bulls Craven Week, Academy Week Teams 2018

24 Jun, 2018 beet 119
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Western Province Craven Week, Academy Week, Grant Khomo Week teams 2018

20 Jun, 2018 beet 47
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Golden Lions Craven Week, Academy Week & Grant Khomo Week teams 2018

10 Jun, 2018 beet 46
CRAVEN WEEK CRAVEN WEEK XV
1 Sibusiso Shuze 1 of 1 Marais Viljoen 1 Brendan Pawson 8 of 11 Monument
2 Morne Brandon 1 of 11 Monument 2 Max Motaung 11 of 13 Jeppe
3 Ruben Westraad 2 of 11 Monument 3 Quintusz Geyser 1 of 5 Helpmekaar
4 Junior White 1 of 13 Jeppe 4 Hendre Fourie 9 of 11 Monument
5 Ewan Roode 2 of 13 Jeppe 5 James MacIndoe 1 of 1 St David’s
6 Tristan Dullisear 3 of 11 Monument 6 Alec Skidder 2 of 5 Helpmekaar
7 Franco Schutte 4 of 11 Monument 7 Paki Lauww 1 of 3 Parktown
8 Lindokuhle Ncusane 1 of 8 KES 8 Zander du Toit 3 of 5 Helpmekaar
9 Zihan Coetzee 5 of 11 Monument 9 Justin Lambert 1 of 1 Noordheuwel
10 Declan Raubenheimer 3 of 13 Jeppe 10 Tiaan Botes 4 of 5 Helpmekaar
11 Tokolla Molotsi 2 of 8 KES 11 Kagiso Nyamande 10 of 11 Monument
12 Bookie Tsatane 4 of 13 Jeppe 12 Douw Scheepers 11 of 11 Monument
13 Muzi Manyike 5 of 13 Jeppe 13 Ngia Selengbe 4 of 8 KES
14 Hugo Monteiro 6 of 13 Jeppe 14 Munashe Chaitezwi 1 of 1 St Stithians
15 Tino Swanepoel 1 of 1 Florida 15 Neil Hoffman 5 of 8 KES
16 Karel Zowitsky 7 of 13 Jeppe 16 Kayleb o’Donoghue 6 of 8 KES
17 Jason Cloete 3 of 8 KES 17 Kyle Everton 12 of 13 Jeppe
18 Sibusiso Shongwe 8 of 13 Jeppe 18 Tsepho Kalyamodimo 2 of 3 Parktown
19 Emmanuel Tshituka 1 of 1 Northcliff 19 Simon Dionisio 3 of 3 Parktown
20 Izan Esterhuizen 6 of 11 Monument 20 Vincent Nqaba 13 of 13 Jeppe
21 Kabelo Mokheti 9 of 13 Jeppe 21 Reece Botha 7 of 8 KES
22 Henco van Wyk 7 of 11 Monument 22 Christiaan Bezuidenhout 5 of 5 Helpmekaar
23 Sipho Vayise 10 of 13 Jeppe 23 Joseph Iye 8 of 8 KES
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Sanele Nohamba is the Craven Week Player of the Year 2017

11 Feb, 2018 beet 30
YEAR NAME SCHOOL PROVINCE POSITION
2017 Sanele Nohamba Durban High School KwaZulu-Natal Scrumhalf
2016 Damian Willemse Paul Roos Western Province Flyhalf
2015 Ernst van Rhyn Paarl Gymnasium Western Province Flank
2014 Curwin Bosch Grey High Eastern Province Flyhalf
2013 Grant Hermanus Paarl Gymnasium Western Province Wing
2012 Sergeal Petersen Grey High Eastern Province Wing
2011 Jan Serfontein Grey College Free State Centre
2010 Johan Goosen Grey College Free State Flyhalf
2009 Andile Jho Dale College Border Centre
2008 Sampie Mastriet HTS Drostdy Boland Wing
2007 Wilton Pietersen Outeniqua in 2006 Free State Wing

SA Schools scrumhalf Sanele Nohamba who hails from DHS in KwaZulu-Natal completed a series for firsts when he was named the Craven Week Player of 2017. The former Dale Junior player is the first scrumhalf and first from KZN to win the award.…

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SA Schools International Series 2017

12 Aug, 2017 beet 175

RESULTS

# Date Time Team Team Venue
11-Aug 1 Fri 11-Aug 14h15 England 8 24 France Paul Roos
11-Aug 2 Fri 11-Aug 16h00 SA Schools 28 30 Wales Paul Roos
15-Aug 3 Tue 15-Aug 14h15 England 12 14 Wales Paarl Gim
15-Aug 4 Tue 15-Aug 16h00 SA Schools 8 13 France Paarl Gim
19-Aug 5 Sat 19-Aug 12h15 France 31 21 Wales Athlone Stadium
19-Aug 6 Sat 19-Aug 14h00 SA Schools 22 52 England Athlone Stadium

SAS SQUAD

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Schreuder joins the exclusive double SA Schools club

29 Jul, 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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Craven Week or Craven Weak?

23 Jul, 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.

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Craven Week winners 1971-2016 : KZN & Lions out to end long droughts

21 Jul, 2017 beet 45

This will be the Golden Lions’ 7th Craven Week “final” in 13 seasons since 2005. Their last win was back in 2005. The Lions have 14 titles to their name. This is KZN’s 1st final since 1990. That’s 27 years ago. KZN has 2 titles to their name. The two teams met 30 years ago in 1987 when they shared the spoils.