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Craven Week Player of the Year 2016

19 November, 2016 beet 10
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
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SA Schools & SA Schools “A” 2016 – international series

17 August, 2016 beet 406
Fri.12Aug 13h00 France 23 18 England City Park Stadium, Cape Town
Fri.12Aug 14h30 SA Schools A 20 23 Italy City Park Stadium, Cape Town
Fri.12Aug 16h00 SA Schools 23 17 Wales City Park Stadium, Cape Town
Tue.16Aug 13h00 Wales  41 15 Italy Bishops, Cape Town
Tue.16Aug 14h30 SA Schools A  53 14 England Bishops, Cape Town
Tue.16Aug 16h00 SA Schools 42 3 France Bishops, Cape Town
Sat.20Aug 13h00 France 21 30 Italy Paarl Boys’ High, Paarl
Sat.20Aug 14h30 SA Schools A 17 18 Wales Paarl Boys’ High, Paarl
Sat.20Aug 16h00 SA Schools 13 12 England Paarl Boys’ High, Paarl
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Noordelike Bondedag 2016

25 June, 2016 beet 24

On Saturday 25 June 2016

Craven Week Team Craven Week Team
Leopards u18 32 26 Limpopo u18
Golden Lions u18 53 40 Griffons u18
Pumas u18 32 19 Valke u18
Free State u18  27 24 Blue Bulls Academy Week u18
Blue Bulls u18 38 10 KZN u18
Grant Khomo Week Team
Grant Khomo Week Team
KZN u16 Griffons u16
Blue Bulls u16 Rooi Valke u16
Golden Lions u16 Pumas u16
Free State u16 Leopards u16
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WP – 2016 Craven Week champions elect?

7 June, 2016 beet 383

Western Province’s provisional Craven Week / Academy Week squad for is looking very strong. Looking ahead to Craven Week which kicks off on Monday 11 July 2016, Province faces Boland and then probably the winner of Eastern Province/KwaZulu-Natal on Day 3. If (when) they win those two matches, it’s likely that they will meet either the Blue Bulls or the Golden Lions in the final on the Saturday.…

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2 Grant Khomo under-16 teams for hosts WP

9 December, 2015 beet 1

It’s an overworked complaint on the blog but does it ever get old? No it doesn’t! It’s just logical that given the depth of schoolboy rugby talent existing in their region, Western Province should have two representative teams at each and every one of the July school holiday provincial youth weeks. The 2016 Grant Khomo Week takes place at Paarl Gymnasium and two WP teams will be participating. With the 50:50 quota seemingly having the least impact on the overall standard of play of teams along the Cape coastal belt , the next question is what are the chances of an all-WP final at Grant Khomo Week 2016? Here are the Day 1 fixtures:

A Blue Bulls Limpopo
A KwaZulu-Natal Pumas
A Western Province XV Griffons
A Golden Lions Free State
A Western Province Boland
B Zimbabwe Border CD
B Valke Griquas CD
B SWD Namibia
B Border Leopards
B Eastern Province Griquas
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Craven Week 2016 – Day 1 & Day 2 fixtures

3 November, 2015 beet 8

Craven Week 2016 will be held at Kearsney in KZN (40km from Durban). The u18 Academy Week 2016 is also set to take place at the same venue at the same time. This is the first time in history that the two youth weeks take place side by side. With 44 teams participating, other Durban high schools will assist Kearsney by providing accommodation for some of the players and officials.…