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2 more Boishaai players in WP u18 team!

31 May, 2013 beet 70

A few people might be unsure what to make of this but effectively two more Paarl Boys High players have been called up to replace injured Craven Week players JD Schickerling and Ryan Oosthuizen (both Paarl Gim). …

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Ryan Oosthuizen injury another huge blow for WP u18

31 May, 2013 beet 18

Ryan Oosthuizen, the highly rated Paarl Gymnasium player has been ruled out of Craven Week with an ankle ligament injury. The blonde centre has made a name for himself with standout attacking play that combines all the elements sort after for success at senior level. Oosthuizen is know for his x-factor ability to challenge defences with ball in hand or help beat them with accurate and at times visionary distribution skills. His game is build around good instantaneous decision-making. He is also a key component of the sound Gimmies defence that has suffocated many opponents this season.…

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No dull moments in KZN under-16

30 May, 2013 beet 25

The KZN under-16 season definitely hasn’t been short of highlights. There have been some interesting results, exciting games and even times when games in this lower age-group has threatened to steal the limelight away from the more predictable outcomes of 1st team rugby due to the evenness of the competition that exists in the under-16 Tier-1 league this season. Saturday should be no exception when Westville hosts Michaelhouse, Hilton takes on Maritzburg College and St Charles plays at home to Northwood. DHS has been a bit of the boil but their current group of under-16’s have beaten Kearsney at under-14 and under-15 levels. Glenwood has their work cut out against Monnas.…

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Huge interest in WP under-16 games now

30 May, 2013 beet 15

Ever since it became known that WP Grant Khomo Week selectors had turned a blind eye to Paul Roos Gim’s unbeatable under-16 team by selecting just one player for the squad of 22, it has sparked outrage throughout the region. As a result the level of interest in the age-group contest both locally and nationally has soared to new heights.…

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Potential solution to u16 & u18 provincial selection problems

30 May, 2013 beet 117

Given all the issues surrounding Craven Week and Grant Khomo selections that have surfaced in the last few days and which are basically a recurrence of the unsolved problems heard about every year, perhaps it’s time for high school rugby bodies around South Africa to address the manner in which they select players by coming up with a fresh new approach.…

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Klofie Rohan Janse van Rensburg added to the Baby Bok mix

29 May, 2013 beet 34

Waterkloof’s impressive 2011/12 centre Rohan Janse van Rensburg was arguably the best player at Craven Week in 2012. The solidly built SA Schools centre has been called up to replace Jan Serfontein (Grey College 2010/11) for the up and coming Junior World Championships in France starting in June.

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Craven Week 2013: WP team

28 May, 2013 beet 207

The team is made up of no fewer than 8 Paarl Boys High players, while Paarl Gim has 6 and the balance comes from Paul Roos (2), Rondebosch (2), Wynberg, Boland Landbou, Bishops and Excelsior on the Cape Flats.…

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BHP Top 50 – week ending 25 May 2013

28 May, 2013 beet 17

Word from BHP:

Midway through the season and I did some adjustments on the schools categories and shifted some up and some down according to the results against them so far. I also tweaked a little on my formula and adjusted the points scored for a draw. The result looks a little different than the previous weeks but I think maybe more accurate in current strengths. 

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Tjampions League – 25 May 2013

28 May, 2013 beet 6

The Tjampions League (subjective in its own right) was designed to measure the performances of teams in strength vs strength match ups only. 4 points to the winner and a bonus point to the team that win either losers by less than 10 or wins by 10 or more.…

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Annual Craven Week selection dramas

27 May, 2013 beet 68

South African schoolboy rugby is well into it’s drama filled Craven Week selection season now. Of the major regions, KwaZulu-Natal, the Bulls, Eastern Province, Boland and South Western Districts have concluded trials and made their selections.  This week there appears to be at least two storms brewing when Western Province and Border make their teams official this week.

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Glenwood beats College in an epic match, 44-40

26 May, 2013 beet 21

The huge crowd that had gathered at Goldstones to enjoy the Maritzburg College 150th Reunion Day match against Glenwood was treated to a brand of all-out attacking schoolboy rugby. The action was literally non-stop. The match was played at a furious pace. Eleven tries were scored and the lead changed hands no fewer than seven times with the outcome being decided in the last move of the game, when Glenwood scored a try in the right-hand corner to clinch a 44-40 victory.

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Results – 25 May 2013

24 May, 2013 beet 241
M. College 40 44 Glenwood 150th REUNION DAY!!!!! The pace at which this game was played was just insane. 10 out of 10 for excitement
Grey College 35 28 Paarl BH Premier Interschools game on TV
Affies 19 18 Waterkloof 5-star game. Huge!
St Andrews 14 39 Grey HS Potential Eastern Cape decider. Big Game
Outeniqua 13 7 Oakdale SWD decider
Die Brandwag 26 29 Framesby
Queens 38 30 Hudson Park
Nico Malan 53 10 Otto du Plessis
Dale 44 14 Kingswood
Westville 45 0 Northwood
Clifton 11 28 DHS  Midweek game
St Charles 10 25 DHS
Hilton 39 10 George Campbell
De Kuilen 20 50 Tygerberg
Paarl Gim 35 14 Rondebosch
Stellenberg 23 38 SACS
Worcester Gim 10 31 Drostdy
Wynberg 42 28 Bishops
Jeppe 34 25 St Stithians
St Johns 19 55 Michaelhouse Grogper Cup: Gauteng 6 KZN 6 with one game to go
KES 31 31 Monnas
Garsfontein 57 27 Menlopark
Middelburg 16 29 HTS Middelburg
Marlow 58 5 Diamantveld
Parktown 54 20 St Davids
Marais Viljoen 42 65 St Benedicts Aggregate of 107 points
Welkom Gim 20 22 Voortrekker (Beth)
EG Jansen 50 26 Vereeniging Gim
Centurion 29 28 Wonderboom
Eldoraigne 87 0 Zwartkop
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Craven Week 2013: Bulls team named along with Academy & Noordvaal

24 May, 2013 beet 112

The Bulls have named there extremely powerful team for Craven Week. The competition for starting places was fierce. In the end Francois Steyn held off Vean Roodt, Hyron Andrews got the nod ahead of Abongile Nonkwantana and Justin Phillips edged out Ivan van Zyl to be in the starting XV.…

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Academy Week 2013: KwaZulu-Natal Country Districts team

23 May, 2013 beet 5

For the second year in a row, a KZN CD team has been selected to play at Academy Week. Judging by the final trial match, they should combine to form a decent team, even though the players come from no fewer than 14 different schools across KZN.…