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Framesby excited about their Sharks/Stormers curtain-raiser

27 Feb, 2013 beet 5

Framesby is looking forward to the experience of playing a curtain-raiser to the Sharks versus Stormers Super Rugby match at Kings Park in Durban on Saturday, 02 March 2013. They are also grateful for the good relationship they have with their opponents on the day Glenwood, which made this match possible. Just like Glenwood, Framesby will be approaching the game as a pre-season preparation for the coming season.…

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KES Easter Rugby Festival 2013

27 Feb, 2013 beet 67

The King Edward VII Easter Rugby Festival is arguable the best attended school rugby festival in the country.
This year apart from the hosts KES, the big attraction team is bound to be Garsfontein who has seen a big improvement in their rugby and results in recent times. Centurion also comes off a very good 2012 season and will be hoping to build on that success. Marlow, Menlopark and Eldoraigne rank nationally amongst the unknown quanities and are capable of producing good results while Hentie Cilliers has been a good supply line to the Griffons Craven Week and Academy Week causes over the years.


Thu.28Mar Garsfontein 106 07 Golden Lions Inv
Thu.28Mar KES 40 12 Hudson Park
Thu.28Mar Parktown 10 12 Trinityhouse
Thu.28Mar Marlow 22 39 Centurion
Thu.28Mar Eldoraigne 22 20 Hentie Cilliers
Thu.28Mar Menlopark 36 03 Lichtenburg
Sat.30Mar Golden Lions Inv 00 89 Centurion
Sat.30Mar Lichtenburg 00 80 Garsfontein
Sat.30Mar Menlopark 51 24 Hentie Cilliers
Sat.30Mar Trinityhouse 16 28 Eldoraigne
Sat.30Mar Parktown 32 22 Hudson Park
Sat.30Mar Marlow 20 16 KES
Mon.01Apr Eldoraigne 36 05 Hudson Park
Mon.01Apr Menlopark 39 44 Marlow
Mon.01Apr Lichtenburg 28 41 Centurion
Mon.01Apr Golden Lions Inv 00 77 Hentie Cilliers
Mon.01Apr Parktown 05 109 Garsfontein
Mon.01Apr KES 24 35 Trinityhouse
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Dale gets off to a decent start

27 Feb, 2013 beet 132

A tweet yesterday from Dale College read as follows:

Dale played De Vos Malan today in their opener beating them 28-8 the unbeaten streak at home continues!!

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Glenwood ready for Framesby at Kings Park

27 Feb, 2013 beet 47

Glenwood opens their season in style with a curtain-raiser to the Sharks versus Stormers Super Rugby match at Kings Park on Saturday 02 March 2013. Kickoff is at 5pm. Their worthy opponents will be Framesby from Port Elizabeth, who like Glenwood are involved in three major rugby festivals this season, namely NWU-Puk, Kearsney and Wildeklawer. It’s a big season for both and although this game is billed as a proper fixture, Glenwood has indicated that they will be approaching it as a pre-season game with combinations still under the microscope.…

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Grey College’s exciting team for 2013

26 Feb, 2013 beet 49

Grey College has selected its 1st XV consisting of 23-player squad for the opening game against Voortrekker in Bethlehem on 02 March 2013. The talented team contains a number of players that did duty in 2012. All-in-all 17 Grade-12 students and 6 Grade-11’s make for a very well balanced squad however only one of the Grade-11’s namely flyhalf Michael Andrade will start the game.…

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Varsity Cup Young Guns: Round 2

25 Feb, 2013 beet 19

The first round of the Varsity Cup Young Guns for under-20’s saw the defending champions Tuks squeeze by the Shimlas 18-16 while the UCT Trojans thrashed NMMU 44-15. This week NMMU are going to need all the home support they can get for a very tough encounter against the Maties while the Pukke should be too strong for Wits at the Fanie du Toit Stadium in Potchefstroom.…

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Sergeal Petersen & youngest Super Rugby player records

24 Feb, 2013 beet 4

Sergeal Petersen, the 18-year-old Southern Kings right wing has just completed a dream debut for the new Super Rugby franchise. On Saturday the Kings defeated the Western Force 22-10 with Petersen accounting for two tries and being awarded the Man of the Match after the game. Professional Super Rugby started out as the Super 12 in 1996 and is now into it’s eighteenth season. During this time not too many 18-year-olds have played in the competition, even fewer of that age have scored tries and of those try-scorers it has been a rarity for one to score on debut.  So you can imagine how unique Petersen’s achievements are.…

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SBR Super Rugby Superbru week 2

22 Feb, 2013 beet 26





Updated. Super Rugby kicks off in South Africa and New Zealand today. College Old Boy Slam will be hard pressed to hold onto his rather fortuitous lead once the real contenders get going this weekend in a compo that is all about skills and has zero to do with luck in spite of what everyone else and your own human logic tells you.

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Damelin Night Series Finals 2013

22 Feb, 2013 beet 1

Port Natal has one final hurdle to clear in order to complete a dream Damelin Night Series. After a less than convincing start against Pinetown, the hosts got their act together with a resounding victory…

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Kearsney ready to kick start the year 2013

21 Feb, 2013 beet 9

Kearsney will head into their first major contact session of 2013 without a number of their stalwarts. Just like Tier 1 opponents College and Westville, the overlap of the rugby pre-season with the summer sports calendar has resulted in a number of first choice players  not being made available for these warm-up games. This along with injuries sees Kearsney travel to the Voortrekker Rugby Night Series in Pietermaritzburg for a match against locals College without the likes of their SA Schools duo of Dan and JL du Preez, highly rated Ayron Schramm, playmaker Tyler Smith, the ever-reliable decision-maker Tristan Tedder and strongly-built Guy Francis.…

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Northwood names new headmaster

21 Feb, 2013 beet 0

Tony Jordan recently retired after 39 years of teaching service, over 25 of which was spent at Northwood. His replacement as headmaster at Northwood is a big rugby fan which bodes well for the school and school rugby in KwaZulu-Natal in general. Here is the newsletter confirming the new appointment.…

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Bulls scout on early business trip to the Cape

21 Feb, 2013 beet 21

Blue Bulls scout Xander Janse van Rensburg, who is known to travel the length and breadth of South Africa during the school rugby season in search of talent to sign up for the Loftus based team and the University of Pretoria, is in the Western Cape at the moment. Since the local school season is still weeks away from kicking off, his much earlier than anticipated trip down south has a number of loyal Province officials feeling a bit uncomfortable. …

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Sergeal needs to bring on the Brent Russellness

20 Feb, 2013 beet 2

Not too much enthusiasm is expected to come Kings Super Rugby campaign this season but they do have one of the brightest most exciting young prospects on their books and they intend to use him. Grey High and SA Schools 2012 wing Sergeal Petersen has been selected to start for the Kings in their first ever Super Rugby match against the Western Force on Saturday 23 February. The youngster Super Rugby player of all times was the Force’s former star James o’Connor at 17 years 288 days so that record is not under threat but at 18 years and 206 days, Peterson is still pretty much a baby in a competition in which the average age of the local Saffa squad players is still close to 26.…

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KZN Top Schools Rugby Festival

19 Feb, 2013 beet 103

The Sharks have put out a newsletter to confirm that it is all systems go for their inaugural KZN Top Schools Rugby Festival. The date for the event is 06 March. The venue is Kings Park. The 10 participating schools are Clifton, DHS, George Campbell, Glenwood, Kearsney, Maritzburg College, Northwood, Pionier, Port Natal and Westville. The promise made by the KZNRU: “this festival is going to become a successful and enjoyable addition to KZN’s sporting calendar”. The interpretation is that it is here to stay.…

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Grey PE & Kingswood: possible Super Rugby curtain raiser

18 Feb, 2013 beet 29

Now that the Kings are established as a new Super Rugby franchise it brings about new opportunities. One such initiative undertaken is to build better ties with the schools within its system in the hopes of developing a feeder system and thereby fulfilling the promise of developing players from the region into fully fledged home grown professional rugby players one day. As a result Grey High School of Port Elizabeth and Kingswood from Grahamstown are being lined up as a possible curtain raiser to the Kings versus Chiefs match on Saturday 15 March at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.…

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Varsity Cup Young Guns gets underway

18 Feb, 2013 beet 12

The Varsity Cup under-20 competition known as the Young Guns kicks off this afternoon. Tuks beat Maties in an exciting final last year. On paper both teams are again looking like the two strongest teams in the competition this year. Maties will not be in action today but the Tuks have a relatively difficult assignment at the University of the Free State. Both teams are fielding a number of players that did provincial duty in the 2012 ABSA under-19 competition. In the only other first round game the Trojans from UCT hosts NMMU.…

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SARU Press release: New scrum laws for schools & club rugby in SA

18 Feb, 2013 beet 0

New scrum Laws to make amateur rugby safer will come into effect at club and schools level as the season gets underway this month, following an initiative introduced by the South African Rugby Union (SARU). A new scrum engagement sequence has been devised for amateur rugby to minimise the risks of serious injury suffered in this facet of play. …