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DSRU Invitation Team plays Montpellier

31 Jul, 2013 GreenBlooded 17

montpellier rugbyThe 2nd weekend of Colts fixtures will take place at Varsity College this Sunday and will feature a match between a DRSU invitational team and the touring French team from Montpellier.   The match will take place at 16:30 on the Varsity College main field.   The tourists reportedly do not speak or understand a word of English so trying to find a suitable referee is proving a challenge.   Joubert is a reasonably French sounding name?   ;)…

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Beeld Trofee 2013: Quarterfinals

31 Jul, 2013 beet 24

beeld The business end of the 2013 BeeldTrofee for Macro schools  is upon us. Eight schools will battle it out for the remaining four places. The standard of the Noordvaal top tier rugby has been extremely high this year. There is a bottleneck at the top with no one wanting to give an inch. The result is that the BeeldTrofee for macro schools 2013 has no clear-cut favourite. Anyone of six schools namely HTS Middelburg, Waterkloof, Nelspruit, Monnas, Garsfontein and EG Jansen can win it. This is where BMT now takes over and nothing less that bring an A-game to the match-day will suffice.

Matches will take place on Saturday, 03 August 2013


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31 Jul, 2013 beet 8

Gim vs HJS



Written by Tony Stoops of

Just as the first sighting of a robin signifies the start of spring in England, so the massive Interschools clash in Paarl, the SWD showdown and the start of the second round of the southern suburbs derbies on Saturday 3 August 2013 herald the closing stages of the local schools rugby season.

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Affie’s RG Snyman called up to SA Schools

31 Jul, 2013 beet 5

Rudolph Gerhardus Snyman or just plain RG Snyman was we know the 2.05 metre tall giant from Affies has been called up to replace JD Schickerling in the SA Schools team to face England, France and Wales in an international under-18 series to be held during August. …

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Gauteng wins the Grogper Cup 2013

29 Jul, 2013 beet 164

The Gauteng English-medium schools have won the inaugural Grogper Cup. They bounced back to beat their KwaZulu-Natal opponents 7-6 in a closely contested competition.…

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Martin Groenewald injury update

28 Jul, 2013 beet 24

Martin Groenewald xrayLong after people forget the match details or the final score of 51-21 from the televised Grey College versus Grey High game, they will still remember the horrific leg injury that standout Grey High forward Martin Groenewald sustained. For many including Martin’s teammates, the extent of the injury was almost too much to bear and they had to look away. It’s not something you wish to see happen to anyone, yet alone a player who has genuine potential to go far in rugby.…

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Paarl Interskole countdown has began

28 Jul, 2013 beet 102

HJS_GIMSaturday, 03 August 2013 marks the date for the biggest schoolboy rugby match on the South African calendar. Paarl Gymnasium and HJS Paarl Boys High, two of the perennial powerhouse rugby schools in the country go head to head in the derby of derbies.…

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SA Schools 2013: under-18 international series in August

28 Jul, 2013 beet 8

For a second year running the SA Schools team will take part in a quadrangular international under-18 series against England, France and Wales. Last year the series proved to be a huge success and was a fitting reward for boys who had made the national team. …

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Affies beats Glenwood 53-23

28 Jul, 2013 beet 346

Affies, the current number one ranked rugby school in South Africa scored eight tries as part of a 53-23 victory against Glenwood on Dixon’s field in Durban.…

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WP’s 2013 domination of the Bulls about to end

27 Jul, 2013 beet 12

Update: u19 WP 10 – 34 Bulls. u21: WP 14 – 6 Bulls. The Western Province under-19 and under-21 teams face uphill battles today when they take on the Bulls team City Park in Cape Town today (first kick-off:13h30). This season along their way to securing age-group the three major age-group titles, Province have beaten the Bulls every time.…

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Grey vs Grey

27 Jul, 2013 beet 19

The two schools named after the former Governor of the Cape, Sir George Grey mean in Bloemfontein today. The match will be broadcast live on Super Sport 1 at 13h00. (Repeat on SS8 at 21h30)…

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Glenwood aim to reduce the gap between themselves & Affies

25 Jul, 2013 beet 93

Glenwood will be out to cause an upset when they take on Affies, the current number one ranked school in South Africa. Affies has won twelve games this season so far and Glenwood has ten wins to their name but significantly the Pretoria team  will arrive in Durban undefeated while Glenwood has lost seven games this season.  …

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Results – week ending 27 July 2013

24 Jul, 2013 beet 100
Outeniqua 61 5 St Josephs (UK) Played 23/07/2013
Drostdy 25 10 Swartland Played 23/07/2013
Tygerberg 37 17 Northcote Played 24/07/2013
Marlow 9 17 Oakdale On SuperSport 8 at 15h00. Bound to be a cracker
Queens 14 13 Selborne First leg ended Selborne 27-23 Queens on 04/05/2013
St Andrews 48 13 Dale
Kingswood 7 12 Graeme Derby game. Unfortunately a lot of fights in this game.
Oudtshoorn 3 51 Die Brandwag
Nico Malan 21 14 Langenhoven Gim
Despatch 12 27 Muir
Hudson Park 25 8 Stirling
Union 17 28 Grens
Grey College 51 21 Grey HS  On SuperSport 1 at 12h45. Grey PE have never beaten Grey Bloem
Framesby 16 52 Outeniqua
Glenwood 23 53 Affies
M. College 16 30 Pretoria BH Gauteng wins the Grogper Cup 2013 7-6
Boland Landbou 7 49 Paarl Gim Boland managed to stem the tide after Gim raced to a 49-0 lead
Drostdy 32 3 Bishops  After a few lacklustre performances Drostdy seem to have come good
Rondebosch 20 39 Paarl BH Rondebosch looking like they were going to cause an upset at one stage
Tygerberg 5 38 SACS
Wynberg 8 16 Paul Roos
Marais Viljoen 10 47 Jeppe
Parktown Helpmekaar
Kempton Park 46 12 Centurion Beeld Trofee – for a place in the quarterfinals. Cen 14-23 KP (11/05/13)
Garsfontein 79 21 Florida Beeld Trofee – for a place in the quarterfinals
HTS Middelburg 57 18 Menlopark Beeld Trofee – for a place in the quarterfinals
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KZN Youth Club rugby season kicks off

24 Jul, 2013 GreenBlooded 6

The DRSU Colts rugby league kicks off at Toti rugby club this    Sunday.  The first match kicks off at 9.30 am and the final match of the day get’s underway at 16:10.  Teams will compete in the U13A and B,  U15A and B,  U16 and U18 leagues.

Colts rugby provides a platform for the serious and passionate player alike to extend their school rugby season by a further few months.   These players will also compete for coveted places in the DRSU teams who will take part in the IPT in Pretoria over the Michaelmas holiday break.   Trials will be held on a few short weeks at Varsity College.…

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BHP Top 50 – week ending 20 July 2013

24 Jul, 2013 beet 37

There’s a new No.1. Affies’ dominate performance against Maritzburg College has given them a slight edge on Paarl Gim by just seven hundredth’s of a point. The log looks very settled near the top. In the teens, Wynberg and Grey PE have made big leaps following good campaigns at Cape Schools week. Rondebosch have gone through a bleak period and might be a bit fortunate to only fall seven spots. Their early season form has definitely come to their rescue. Maritzburg College and Kempton Park are other schools that have suffered major drops.…

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Grogper Cup decider: will it be Gauteng or KZN?

23 Jul, 2013 beet 76

You just gotta love schoolboy rugby! There are so many things to enjoy about the game being played on the field and when you can add unpredictability of the outcome to the mix, it just makes it that much more entertaining. At the start of this season and any season for that matter, in my mind at least, this Grogper Cup, a made-up tournament between several KZN and Gauteng English-medium schools should have been a foregone conclusion.…

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ABSA u19: Bulls in a league of the own

21 Jul, 2013 beet 54

It’s still early days still but the indications are that the Bulls are a notch above all their opponents in this years under-19 national championship. A convincing 9-try, 61 points drubbing of the Leopards in game 1 of the season didn’t say too much on it’s own at the time but when the Leopards went down to the Cape and beat the unsettled defending champions Province albeit with entirely new personal off course, sudden the Bulls victory took on new meaning. …

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Lions juniors make the Sharks eat humble pie

21 Jul, 2013 beet 27

The Golden Lions Rugby Union underlined their importance to the continued well-being of the South African rugby with two good road wins against the Sharks on Friday. In the under-19 game, a 67th minute try by EG Jansen Old Boy Kyle van Dalen sealed the deal as the Lions triumphed 21-13, denying the Sharks a bonus point in the process. In the under-21 game the visitors from Jozi had matters under control from the first half, building up a 17-0 lead at one stage and then holding out to win it 24-17 against a fairly competent Sharks team.

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HJS Paarl Boys High beats Paul Roos 21-20

21 Jul, 2013 beet 14

Home team Paarl Boys High scrapped home 21-20 on Brug Street against Paul Roos thanks to a late try, scored with less than 3 minutes left on the clock. In so doing the Blue Army extended their winning streak against the Maroon Machine. The weather conditions were poor but the boys still managed to put on a great entertainment package with five tries thrown in. Also outstanding on the day was the singing by both sets of schoolboy supporters and the settling at Brug Street seemed to amplify their great school spirit.

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Results – week ending 20 July 2013

20 Jul, 2013 beet 207
HJS Paarl BH 21 20 Paul Roos  u16A: PRG 10 HJS 9
SACS 3 55 Paarl Gim In spite of being without the likes of Bothma, Vermeulen, Schickerling & Oosthuizen, Gim showed their depth with this result
Bishops 31 10 Tygerberg The Tiere were without their 2 best players Goddard & Esterhuyzen. Read the match report here:
Drostdy 15 25 Wynberg
Rondebosch 20 30 Boland Landbou  After a good start to 2013, the Rondebosch are now struggling to get results.
Affies 51 20 M. College
Despatch 3 27 Die Brandwag
Grey HS 39 8 Daniel Pienaar Grey continue to prove why they are the EC no.1
Kingswood 27 37 Framesby
Marlow 22 3 St Andrews A fine result for Marlow. SAC appears to be slipping in the EC rankings
Port Rex 0 71 Queens
Selborne 13 13 Hudson Park A major surprise in this East London derby.
Nico Malan 65 6 Bablake (UK)
Jeppe 36 19 Diamantveld
Parktown 27 19 Marais Viljoen
Pretoria BH 3 13 Grey College
Monnas 43 15 Florida Beeld
HTS Middelburg 18 19 Nelspruit Beeld
Kempton Park 17 26 EG Jansen Beeld
Transvalia 34 14 Hugenote Beeld – Big Schools
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Western Province School Rugby A-team Logs

18 Jul, 2013 beet 101

PRG CAPPaarl Boys High have an astonishing school A-team record in Western Province inter-schools at the moment. They have lost one A-team game in sixteen matches this season. This puts them top of the pile in the province that we need not remind everyone, has won the under-18, under-16 and under-13 national provincial titles in 2013. …

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Appreciating the Glenwood rugby coach

18 Jul, 2013 beet 89

I wanted to write this blog to add some counter balance to some of the comments that had been made about the Glenwood coach here and elsewhere over the years. This is by no means an attempt to change course on many of the issues that have impacted on KZN schools in recent times which I for one feel very strongly about but it is an effort to shed more light on the massive contribution that Sean Erasmus has made and continues to make as a rugby coach at various levels.

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KZN star backline player signed by the Cheetahs

17 Jul, 2013 beet 27

Free State may have lost out to Western Province in their endeavours to retain the services of outstanding Grey College and SA Schools fullback EW Viljoen but they compensated for the lost in the best way possible by signing Glenwood and KZN Schools fullback Corné Vermaak. …