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No smoke, no fire regarding canned Glenwood – Maritzburg College return game in 2015

17 Nov, 2014 beet 31

Glenwood and Maritzburg College will only have one proper inter-schools rugby day in 2015. The return match which has been a fixture on the KZN school rugby calendar for ages has been scrapped. In the same 2015 season, Maritzburg College will break ground by playing Westville in proper home and away inter-schools fixtures for the very first time.

Maritzburg College has indicated that their decision regarding Glenwood was nothing more than a matter of logistics:…

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NWU-Puk under 19 contracted players for 2015

12 Nov, 2014 beet 1

The Leopards have been very competitive at under-19 level over the years and its no longer that big a surprise when they beat one of the big unions during the junior Currie Cup, simply because they have good coaching, good facilities and they attract many talented players their way. This annual prosperity would not been possible if it were not for the close working relationship that the union has with the North-West University or Pukke as they are so often called.…

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Hilton College hones in on Investec Academy General Manager

4 Nov, 2014 beet 18

Confirmed – the appointment of Greg Miller. Miller will also stay on with Investec and balance the responsibilities.

Post from 19 October 2014

It’s not official yet but Hilton is expected to name Greg Miller, the current Investec International Rugby Academy General Manager as their new Director of Rugby.…

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IRB clarifies laws regarding “crocodile rolls” & other aspects

4 Nov, 2014 beet 4

Initiated by Greenblooded

During the course of the year the IRB is called on to clarify grey areas of the law book. Below are a few of the interesting issues that have arisen in 2014.

The first ties in nicely with the “crocodile roll” (many names to define this), an increasingly popular method whereby a support player deals with a so called “jackal” from the defending team who’s already into a very low position over a tackled player and about to attempt a turnover, by gripping the “jackal” around his upper-body and rolling him over to the side. Here’s a short Youtube video of the technique:

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Hillcrest touch rugby players schoolbags stolen

3 Nov, 2014 beet 4

According to the KZN newspaper the Daily News, more than 50 schoolbags belonging to Hillcrest High players attending a touch rugby tournament at Kings Park in Durban on Friday, were stolen out of their bus. The theft happened within an hour of their arrival at Kings Park and none of the bus windows were broken. …