Academy Week plays an important role in South African rugby. The Sharks will testify to this. In 2009 Paul Jordaan of Grey College attracted interest while representing the Free State Academy team as an under-17 player. He ticked all the right boxes and soon after the national youth week he was signed up by the Sharks on a very good junior contract. Today, four years later he’s a Super Rugby starter. …
There have been a number of bizarre developments at St Charles College recently in respect of one of its 1st XI players (or ex-players as the case may be).…
This is interesting and probably not a complete exercise either due to time constraints and human error. An analysis of 352 first choice under-18 Craven Week players from 16 regions namely Boland, Border, Blue Bulls, EP, EPCD, Free State, Griffons, Griquas, KZN, Leopards, Limpopo, Lions, Pumas, SWD, Valke and WP reveals that only 66 played under-13 Craven Week in either 2008 or 2009. So for now that is just ±19%. Incredible when one thinks of the emphasis placed by high schools on recruiting under-13 players.…
Grant Khomo Week 2013 for provincial under-16 representatives will start on Monday 01 July 2013 at the Izak Steyl Stadium in Vanderbijlpark and is hosted by the Valke. 20 provincial teams are taking part.
|08h00||Griquas||29||27||Limpopo Blue Bulls|
|08h00||Valke XV||18||21||Griquas CD|
|09h15||Eastern Province||29||10||Golden Lions|
|11h45||Blue Bulls||15||22||Western Province|
|10h30||Border CD||3||57||Griquas CD|
|14h15||Western Province||34||22||Eastern Province|
|14h15||Limpopo Blue Bulls||29||21||Zimbabwe|
|15h30||Bull Bulls||42||14||Golden Lions|
|09h00||KwaZulu-Natal||16||12||Limpopo Blue Bulls|
|10h30||Blue Bulls||30||26||Eastern Province|
|12h00||Valke XV||28||3||Border CD|
The 2013 Academy week will take place at Glenwood High School in Durban from the 01 July to 04 July this year. The KZN High Schools Rugby Association will host the tournament. 26 schools from around the country will play rugby making it the biggest tournament of its kind. Match Day 1 fixtures have been predetermined. Fixtures for Match Day 2 and 3 will be decided on after the conclusion of the preceding day’s games.
|3||08h00||Limpopo Blue Bulls||17||20||Leopards|
|3||08h00||Griquas CD||21||33||Griffons CD|
|3||09h20||Free State||35||8||Golden Lions|
|3||09h20||SA LENS||48||5||Border CD|
|3||12h00||Pumas CD||41||32||Leopards CD|
|2||08h00||SA LENS||33||17||Griquas CD|
|2||09h20||EP CD||21||11||Pumas CD|
|2||09h20||Red Valke||48||6||Border CD|
|2||09h20||Free State||88||5||Limpopo Blue Bulls|
|2||10h40||KZN “B”||66||0||Leopards CD|
|2||12h00||Blue Bulls||24||20||Golden Lions|
|1||08h00||Blue Valke||5||66||Eastern Province|
|1||08h00||Limpopo Blue Bulls||19||19||Border|
|1||09h20||Eastern Province CD||15||41||Griffons|
|1||12h00||Red Valke||0||93||Western Province|
|1||12h00||KZN “B”||34||0||Griquas CD|
|1||13h20||Leopards CD||38||0||Border CD|
|1||15h00||KZN CD||36||22||Pumas CD|
It’s North versus South in this year’s under-13 Craven Week final being played at Warmbad High School in Bela-Bela. Western Province complete with their massive front row goes head to head with the primary schoolboys from Pretoria. The two provincial regions topped the standings after three match days of under-13 Craven Week action.
|13h05||Blue Bulls||10||11||Western Province|
|12h20||Blue Bulls||24||0||Golden Lions|
|09h50||Valke||5||22||Limpopo Blue Bulls|
|14h00||Eastern Province||3||10||Western Province|
Due to financial constraints, Kenya has withdrawn from the under-18 Academy Week which starts at Glenwood High School on Monday 01 July. …
Cape Schools Week took place at Paarl Gymnasium from Saturday, 22 June until Wednesday, 26 June. 15 games were played. Western Cape won 8. Eastern Cape won 7.
|Wed, 26-Jun||DAY 3|
|Mon, 24-Jun||DAY 2|
|18h00||Boland Landbou||8||20||Grey High|
|Sat, 22-Jun||DAY 1|
|16h40||Paarl Gim||27||25||Grey High|
Courtesy of Sharksworld.co.za. Written by Rob Otto.
The Mercury has this morning revealed that former Sharks flanker – and current Director of Rugby at Hilton College – Brad Macleod-Henderson is set to take take over the hands-on coaching reigns for the Sharks during the upcoming Currie Cup season.
A few months back, I praised Grey High for their clever application of the SARU age-banding rule for a home game against Paul Roos. The match was an under-18 match and therefore Grey were permitted to play their talented under-16 flyhalf Curwin Bosch. Well now it turns out that Grey didn’t do their homework ahead of Cape Schools Week and brought the same player on off the bench in an under-19 game against Paarl Gim on Saturday, which in terms of the SARU rules is not allowed.…
The Baby Boks ended their IRB Junior World Championships 2013 experience on a high note by coming from 21-0 down to beat the New Zealand Baby Blacks 41-34 in a very entertaining match for third place. The Saffas played 5, won 4 and lost just 1 in the last minute at this year’s tournament in France. Judging by the quality of today’s performance the team had it in them to be the overall winners.…
Updated. The International Rugby Board named Sam Davies of Wales from their shortlist of three nominees as the IRB Junior Player of the Year 2013. This announcement was made following the final at the Stade de la Rabine in Vannes on Sunday which England won 23-15 against Wales.…
The game that no one ever wants to play takes place 15:15 this afternoon. South Africa and New Zealand have to find motivation from somewhere to lift themselves for this third-place playoff at the under-20 IRB Junior World Cup.…
The Noordelike Bondedag, provides a taste of what’s to come at Craven Week. It is also a valuable opportunity for the provincial under-18 players to develop or improve on-field understanding with new teammates from different schools and for all players to familarise themselves with the playing patterns passed down by their coaches. Bondedag takes place at the Impala Rugby Club in Rustenburg on 22 June 2013.…
[Final score: Michaelhouse 34 Hilton 43 (Hilton achieve a double in 2013)]
While all the other KZN school students enjoy the first day of their holiday, the two KZN Midlands private schools Michaelhouse and Hilton will meet on Saturday in the last game of their respective 2013 seasons. It seems like their second term was specially extended by one day just to accommodate this fixture.
The pressure is on the hosts Michaelhouse. …
Exchanges that occurred between a parent and a society referee during and possibly after the under-15A game between Maritzburg College and Westville are drawing quite a bit of attention. It’s believed that the matter is currently being investigated …
Kearsney ‘s last rugby match of 2013 is a rescheduled home game against Maritzburg College at 14:45 this afternoon. It’s an opportunity for the One-Stripes to end a good season on a high note and simultaneously increase there winning streak over College to a record of three. The team will be without their well-known Du Preez twins Daniel and Jean-Luc…
Border Schools team has been announced. A blend of the three region’s powerhouses Selborne (9), Queens (7) and Dale (4) dominates the Craven Week selections. The Cambridge hooker does well to make the starting line-up and there is a Stirling prop on the bench as well.…
An outstanding comment posted by Parochial on 18 June 2013:…
Taken from a comment by Greenblooded in response to a comment question by Griffon Supporter.
Herewith I throw my spanner in the works…@Greenblooded…the calibre of refs we are exposed to in many schoolboy games is not acceptable at all, the refs do not have control over the games and they do not know how to handle a pressurised situation when it is forced upon them.…
Defending under-20 champions South Africa our out of the Junior World Championships after losing 18-17 to Wales in the first semi-final. With 2 minutes left on the clock, SA were leading 17-11. Wales then scored a clever try after looking like the less composed team in the closing stages. The architect was their flyhalf Sam Davies who then became even more of a hero when he slotted the difficult conversion to hand his team a 1-point lead which they held onto after a really stupid kickoff option by the Baby Boks, who needed to regain possession, had zero effect.…
MISSION: To find a schoolboy that excels at school level cricket and rugby. Answer: Tristan Tedder!! Tristan Tedder is a Kearsney College pupil who enjoys playing sports. He is multi talented and is capable of playing any sport. …
UPDATED. RESULTS. The Southern Coast Rugby Tournament. Schoolboy rugby fans of the Eastern and Western Cape are in for an age-group inter-provincial tournament of note. The Craven Week, Academy Week, Grant Khomo Week and under-13 Craven Week teams of all four unions will square off a tournament in Riversdale, Western Cape over the long weekend being on Friday, 14 June 2013. …
Another bonus for Western Cape SBR fans. Stoopstats now has a brand new active gallery menu option that will feature pics from games played in the Western Cape region. …