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Unions commit to supporting self-funded Youth Weeks in 2020

5 Mar, 2020 Beet 8

A bit of good news in a follow up to some bad news about sponsorship money for the national youth weeks seemingly drying up, is that SARU document shows that all the unions have agreed to participate in the self-funded Under-18 Academy Week and Under-13 Craven Week.…

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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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u18 International Series 2019

9 Aug, 2019 beet 27
Day 1 : Fri 09-Aug-2019
13h00 SA Schools B 19 43 France u18 on SuperSport – at Paul Roos
14h30 England u18 19 29 Argentina u18 on SuperSport – at Paul Roos
16h00 SA Schools 23 13 Wales u18 on SuperSport – at Paul Roos
Day 2 : Tue 13-Aug-2019
13h00 SA Schools B 31 31 Wales u18 on SuperSport – at Paarl Gim
14h30 SA Schools 48 14 Argentina u18 on SuperSport – at Paarl Gim
16h00 England u18 29 25 France u18 on SuperSport – at Paarl Gim
Day 3 : Sat 17-Aug-2019
12h00 SA Schools B 12 27 Argentina u18 on SuperSport – at Hugenote
13h30 France u18 14 18 Wales u18 on SuperSport – at Hugenote
15h00 SA Schools 33 27 England u18 on SuperSport – at Hugenote


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SA Schools 2019

15 Jul, 2019 beet 207
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Grant Khomo “Shopping” Week 2019

23 Jun, 2019 beet 98

The retail equivalent of Black Friday has finally arrived. What is meant to be a celebration of some of the rich vein of under-16 schoolboy rugby talent that South Africa poses, turns out to be a bit of a nightmare for some schools who become the victims of the shopping spree conducted by a few well-off school who stop at nothing to buy star players. …

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Piecing together the WP u18 Youth Week teams 2019

31 May, 2019 beet 87

The WPRU High Schools have officially notified each individual school of only the players selected from that school…

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SWD Craven Week, Academy Week & Grant Khomo Week 2019

14 May, 2019 beet 14
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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.

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.…