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KZN Coaches and Selectors for 2014

31 August, 2013 beet 64

The KwaZulu-Natal schools youth weeks coaches and selectors for 2014 have been finalised. As a result of changes, Glenwood and Kearsney “appear” to have gained a bigger say in the overall running of the provincial age-group selections for the various national youth weeks.…

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Die Burger finals team sheets

30 August, 2013 beet 117

The finals of Die Burger’s Rugby Competiton for schools in the Western Province, Boland, SWD and Eastern Province will take place tomorrow in Paarl.

The big clash will be the finals in the Big School’s Division where Paarl Gymnasium (WP) will play against Outeniqua (SWD). The final will be played at Paarl Gym. Kick-off: 12:30 – Paarl Gym A Field;…

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u19 & u21 junior provincial rugby reaches the halfway mark

30 August, 2013 beet 14

The Junior (under-19 and under-21) Currie Cup seasons have already reached the halfway mark. The Blue Bulls finally seem t o be getting it right at under-19 level. This year’s under-19 team is undefeated and leads the way in their age-group, which the Bulls haven’t won since they implemented their huge recruitment drive under head scout Xander Janse van Rensburg. Much time and money went into compiling the Bulls teams of 2010, 2011 and 2012 and each year they had to settle for second place. Western Province win the title in 2010 and 2012 while the Golden Lions claimed the honours in 2011. …

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Durban youth club u18s to play at Ellis Park

29 August, 2013 beet 5

For the first time ever, the DRSU U18 team will take to the field at Ellis Park. Having gone through trials, the team has retained the core that played against Montpellier and are looking sharp. …

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Star-studded lineups for Die Burger final

29 August, 2013 beet 13

The recent returns from injury of Paarl Gim’s lock JD Schickerling and centre Ryan Oosthuizen, two players that haunted Outeniqua during Gimmies 37-25 victory back in April, is bound to have a significant effect on the outcome when the two sides meet again in this year’s Burger Trophy main final. The final will feature the highest number of SA Schools players in a school match this year, not to mention the many other outstanding provincial players that will also be showing off their skills.

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Bashford confirmed as new Northwood rugby coach

29 August, 2013 beet 8

Grant Bashford has been reappointed by Northwood. Bashford was one of former Sharks head coach John Plumtree’s right-hand men for the past few years. He now assumes the role of Head of Rugby at Northwood, making him Malcolm Kennedy’s replacement in title, although Bash will be in charge of coaching the 1st XV and therefore in a way replaces former head coach Donald Ngwenya as well. …

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BHP Top 50 – week ending 24 August 2013

27 August, 2013 beet 109

There is just one more week of SBR left in 2013 and as mentioned before the Outeniqua – Grey College battle for third place is as tight as ever. The Kwaggas play Paarl Gim in a Western Cape season ending Burger Trophy final. It is tough at the top. Nelspruit in the congestion and considered a contender for the national 5th place just a week back, drop out of the Top 10 following their defeat to EG Jansen in the Beeld semi . After a promising start to 2013, Rondebosch drops out of the Top 30 altogether, after their defeat at the hands of Bishops.  …

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Kearsney is the top rugby school in KZN for 2013

27 August, 2013 beet 102


KEARSNEY COLLEGE came away with the top award at the ninth annual Traditional Rugby Schools award held at the Salt Rock Hotel last week. …

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Noordvaal Champions League 2013 final standings

26 August, 2013 beet 11

The Noordvaal season has come to an end. It was a thrilling year of rugby. What really made it special was that a number of teams came to the party. At the beginning of the year I personally was thinking here we go, Klofies and Monnas all the way as far as the cup combos go. When I found out that Klofies had withdrawn from the NuPower, I honestly thought that trophy had just become second rate. However the likes of HTS Middelburg, Nelspruit, EG Jansen and Garsfontein all stepped up to the plate and hit hit the ball out the park with top class performances. Adding to the excitement is that Klofies and Monnas had their moments as well but just somehow could not sustain their efforts. As a result, match-ups were interesting, outcomes were hard to predict  and Noordvaal hasn’t looked back. 2014 is going to find it hard to live up to the hype of this year.…

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26 August, 2013 beet 15

Dear Bloggers,

During the last couple of weeks, this website has been offline for long periods of time.…

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Western Cape Schools performance table 2013

26 August, 2013 beet 0

Well Tony Stoops, who provided the points record of Nico Malan’s Selwyn Davids (425 points for the season), keeps all sorts of interesting stats of Western Cape schools and players on his terrific website stoopstatslogo

Amongst the interesting bits of info is this performance table that ignores the variable of relative strength and simply focuses on schools records in an effort to determine who the best achieving teams of 2013 in the Province are.…

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KZN Sevens training squad trimmed to 23

25 August, 2013 beet 9

The following 23 players are invited to attend next week’s training at PMB Varsity RFC and Hillcrest RFC (Shongweni); starting time is 14h45. It’s been a challenging process and these boys must be commended for reaching this point. Our intent is to announce the traveling 12 and non-traveling 4 by the end of next week. – Ryno Combrinck (Head Coach).

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Beeld Trofee 2013: Quarterfinals, Semifinals, Finals & Winners

24 August, 2013 beet 4

EG Jansen claimed the biggest cup prize in the Noordvaal by beating their Valke counterparts and 2012 champions Kempton Park 38-17 in the BeeldTrofee Macro Schools finals. Transvalia added to the Valke success by winning the Large Schools section. Ben Vorster of Polokwe and Koster High of North West Province won their respective under-18 sections. In the large and very diversified cup competition, it was Monnas of Krugersdorp who turned out to be Gauteng’s best team, winning the under-16 and under-15 Macro finals.…

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Results for the week ended 24 August 2013

24 August, 2013 beet 33
EG Jansen 38 17 Kempton Park Beeld Trofee Macro Schools final
Transvalia 16 12 Ermelo Beeld Trofee Big Schools final
Paarl Gim 41 3 Drostdy Burger Trophy Semi. Winner plays Outeniqua
Nico Malan 27 18  Lagenhoven Gim Burger Trophy Medium schools. NM plays Hermanus in final
Noord-Kaap 38 23 Voortrekker Beth Shimla-Liga semi
Louis Botha 29 21 Hentie Cilliers Shimla-Liga semi
Rondebosch 11 23 Bishops  Upset result
Wynberg 17 12 SACS