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Marne gets the thumbs ups

28 Aug, 2012 beet 16

Marne Coetzee has been praised by both friend and foe for his performance for the Sharks under-19s against the Leopards in Potchefstroom last Saturday.…

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SA school rugby regional rankings 2012

28 Aug, 2012 beet 18

Schoolboy rugby statistician Boishaaipa, who’s formula driven national rankings system is used by another website and often complimented as being the most accurate one in South Africa, has taken it upon himself to determine the “regional champions” for 2012. He has used the same formula and criteria that drives his national rankings and applied it to results achieved by schools within their own regions only.…

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Grant Khomo selection is just an indicator

27 Aug, 2012 beet 16

Looking at the two KwaZulu-Natal under-16 representative teams of 2011 alongside the Grant Khomo 2012, gives an indication of who to be on the lookout for in 2013 as far as individual talent is concerned. Going by the current batch of under-17 that played at either Craven Week or Academy rugby in 2012, Grant Khomo selection never quite tell the full story though.…

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SA HP u16 Squad 2012

24 Aug, 2012 beet 19

After much delay, the 50 player strong HP under-16 squad has finally been published. KwaZulu-Natal has four representatives, while the Lions have nine and Western Province plus the Free State contribute eight boys apiece. Grey College from Bloemfontein is the best represented school with four followed by Glenwood with three. The players will attend  a training camp from 30 September to 7 October at the Paarl Gymnasium High School…

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Glenwood u16 player continues to impress

23 Aug, 2012 beet 30

Just one week after putting in a very inspiring performance against College on Goldstones, Glenwood’s Morné Joubert picked up the Player of the Tournament award at the conclusion of the Durban leg of the @lantic 7s, held at Glenwood on 18 August 2012.…

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Michaelhouse gets top KZN rugby award 2012

23 Aug, 2012 beet 12

There isn’t a league or a knockout competition in KwaZulu-Natal, however with all the top rugby schools playing against one another on an annual basis, there is opportunity to compare the KwaZulu-Natal inter-schools results in any given season and determine who the top team is. This is the exact purpose for which the eighth annual Traditional Rugby Schools Awards Luncheon was held on 15 August 2012. …

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2012 SA Schools players are bigger than 1992 Boks

21 Aug, 2012 beet 5

It is just over 20 years to the day since South Africa gained readmission to the international rugby arena. Rugby has changed a fair bit in terms of the rules and the way it is played in that time but remains a game loved passionately by many South Africans both young and old. It was therefore interesting to compare some of the statistics of the first Bok team selected back in 1992 to those of the current SA Schools team.

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SA Schools beats England

20 Aug, 2012 beet 0

The SA Schools clinched the international series by beating England 36-29 in Bellville on Saturday. The hosts also ended the tournament as the only unbeaten team, having disposed of France and Wales in previous matches.…

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Grey College’s “bad year” ends

20 Aug, 2012 beet 0

Grey College ended their 2012 season on a high note when they beat traditional end of season rivals Paul Roos 33-23 on Saturday. When the 2012 season started, Paul Roos was the last team on record to beat Grey and that was way back in 2009. …

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Maritzburg College wins 7s

20 Aug, 2012 beet 10

Maritzburg College retained their KwaZulu-Natal 7s title at Glenwood on Saturday. The boys from Sleepy Hollow saw off a tough challenge from hosts Glenwood, winning 17-15…

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7s rugby at Glenwood

17 Aug, 2012 beet 18

The annual 7s tournament takes place at Glenwood on Saturday, 18 August 2012. Its an all day affair, starting at 7:30am and ending with a short prize-giving at 17:30pm. 24 schools are participating. …

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ABSA u19 Week 6

17 Aug, 2012 beet 19

Two very exciting clashes take place in the ABSA under-19 competition this weekend. The Sharks have it all to do against the highly fancied Bulls while Free State who play Western Province are closing in on desperation but also a long overdue win against a big team. The Lions have the easiest game of the lot when they challenge SWD and the Leopards take the weekend off.…

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Jesse and Daniel Kriel

16 Aug, 2012 Ludz 3

Over the past seven years fortunate school rugby followers have had the pleasure of witnessing these uber talented rugby players setting the schoolboy fields throughout the country alight. 2012 has been no exception as Maritzburg College’s Kriel twins Jesse and Daniel have both laid down markers. …