School Rugby fixtures & results – week ending 17 June 2017

DATE SCHOOL SCHOOL INFO INFO
Wed.14Jun Monument 89 03 Florida
Fri.16Jun Cambridge 07 47 Dale
Fri.16Jun Grens 12 26 Hudson Park
Thu.15Jun Noordheuwel 27 26 Hugenote (Springs)
Sat.17Jun Kearsney 32 07 Maritzburg College
Sat.17Jun Michaelhouse 12 41 Hilton
Fri.16Jun Clifton 05 22 St Charles
Sat.17Jun St Andrew’s 72 05 Kingswood
Fri.16Jun St Benedict’s 34 40 St Stithians
Sat.17Jun St John’s X X St Alban’s Cancelled due to strikes

22 Comments

  1. St Charles rugby seems to be headed in the right direction
    St Charles vs Clifton
    First XV: 22 – 5
    U/16A: 29 – 0
    U/15A: 57 – 0
    U/14A: 59 – 0

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  2. @Skywalker: Would the St Charles investments be coaches, or players? (Or both?)

    Chatting to a Northwood parent on Sat and he attributed the Northwood success / improvement in the younger age groups to increased support from the local community. What’s your opinion?

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  3. One question. For the last few weeks the weekend’s fixtures only appears the Monday after the games have been played. Any reason for that?

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  4. Jammer Hugenote. So naby maar so ver..Wonder of die ‘n uitspeel wedstryd was vir die Virseker kompetisie?

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  5. Western Province had four teams in Oudtshoorn in action this weekend – their shadow Craven Week and Academy Week sides and two Under-16 teams looking towards Grant Khomo Week.

    Results:

    Craven Week teams
    Western Province vs Eastern Province, 41-31
    South Western Districts vs Boland, 27-7
    Western Province vs South Western Districts, 38-10\
    Eastern Province vs Boland, 27-11

    Academy Week teams
    Western Province vs Eastern Province, 62-3
    South Western Districts vs Boland, 27-25
    Western Province vs South Western Districts, 28-18
    Boland vs Eastern Province, 50-18

    Grant Khomo teams
    Western Province vs Eastern Province, 71-10
    Boland vs South Western Districts, 14-12
    Western Province vs South Western Districts, 41-17
    Western Province B vs Eastern Province B, 45-14
    Western Province B vs Eastern Province A, 28-20

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  6. Western Province had four teams in Oudtshoorn in action this weekend – their shadow Craven Week and Academy Week sides and two Under-16 teams looking towards Grant Khomo Week.

    Results:

    Craven Week teams
    Western Province vs Eastern Province, 41-31
    South Western Districts vs Boland, 27-7
    Western Province vs South Western Districts, 38-10
    Eastern Province vs Boland, 27-11

    Academy Week teams
    Western Province vs Eastern Province, 62-3
    South Western Districts vs Boland, 27-25
    Western Province vs South Western Districts, 28-18
    Boland vs Eastern Province, 50-18

    Grant Khomo teams
    Western Province vs Eastern Province, 71-10
    Boland vs South Western Districts, 14-12
    Western Province vs South Western Districts, 41-17
    Western Province B vs Eastern Province B, 45-14
    Western Province B vs Eastern Province A, 28-20

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  7. @Ballie: Both. They will be a real force in years to come (in fact as will Clifton i believe. Give them another 5 years or so….. Parents want private education, and untill now that has mostly meant boarding for all boys schools…but St Charles and Clifton means you can be a day boy and enjoy the benefits of a smaller private school with tradition…they just need time to build their numbers for the big teams sports like Rugby and Hockey).

    ITO Northwood, i think that is a factor. Also i think they just put some time and energy into their Grade 8 rugby recruitment a few years back, and now seeing some depth and talent.

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  8. @BoishaaiPa: It’s looking good for WP. Any news on the u/13 boys?

    I geuss the GK team is basically PRG and Boishaai, just like last year?

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  9. @Stier: I have no idea what the team looks like. WP as usual is playing cards close the body and reluctant to finalize the teams. Ask Ploegskaar about the process…he loves it!

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  10. @jakes hierdie was Noordheuwel se laaste ligawedstryd in die B pool. Marais Viljoen en Hugenote speel wel nog hierdie Saterdag in hulle laaste liga wedstryd en dan eers sal dit bekend wees wie kwalifiseer vir die virseker uitspeelwestryde na die vakansie. Hugenote is nog in met n kans. Huidiglik staan die eerstespanne se punte as volg. Marais Viljoen (15). Noordheuwel (15). Hugenote (16).

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  11. @ploegskaar Saterdag is dit groot rugby vir verlede jaar se Lochnerhof eerste span seuns. Ses is nou in Boland en ses in Boishaai. Almal is nou nie o/14 A nie maar baie van hulle gaan teen mekaar speel. Ons sal nou sien of jy of Johnny die beste gewerf het? Want verlede jaar het almal in Lochnerhof, behalwe die een graad R kind beurse by Boland of Boishaai gekry. :lol:

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  12. @BoishaaiPa: Geen idee hoe spanne gaan lyk nie, maar reken daar gaan so 7 2de span spelers tussen CW & AW wees. Moenie verbaas wees as WP in die hek duik die jaar nie

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  13. @Skywalker: Totally agree. I’ve had the pleasure of reffing there (Saint Charles) 3 times this year and have been blown away by the all round level of professionalism of the staff and grounds – plus the sportsmanship and “grunt” of the teams (and basic skills across the board) – plus their traditional KZN boys school manners of the boys.

    This is a school to watch – on all fronts. Great to see a school on the up and up and not slipping. Good luck to all and expect to see some surprises and upsets in coming years..

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  14. @Rugger fan: Absolutely. It ticks all the boxes now that their sport has been able to really step up, and it will continue to do so! They have good facilities, coaches, and money – crucial to success, especially nowadays! Very attractive option indeed. Clifton still need time to grow – but are a St Charles in the making as well in Durban. Wont take too long. I think schools like Kearsney, Mhouse (even College) will start to feel it.

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  15. @Norieman: dankie vir die inligting. Ek sien die span wat tweede eindig speel teen Kempton Park in ‘n uitspeel wedstryd. Indien Hugenote 2de eindig en hul speel teen Kempies kan dit ‘n groot game uitdraai. Die twee groot kannonne en arch rivals van die Ou Oos Transvaal streek in die 80’s en 90’s. Kempton Park en Hugenote( Seuns) in daai jare maar het jare laas teen mekaar gespeel.

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  16. @jakes ja die span wat 2de eindig speel by Kempton en die span wat eerste eindig speel tuis teen Florida (dit behoort Marais Viljoen te wees hulle het n goeie span vanjaar en is goed afgerig) dit is Hugenote se eerste jaar wat hulle in die makroliga speel en hulle het ook n goeie span. En lyk my vir die wenner daar wag dan Menlo 🙏

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  17. @Skywalker: With St Charles & Clifton the gap seems to be widening as reflected in the nil scores down the age groups.
    So interesting to establish what’s changed. Besides making up the KZN top 10, these lower placed schools are pressured to demonstrate some competitive ability in order to try secure fixtures against the higher ranked schools and places at the established Easter tournaments etc.

    I’m not sure how extensive the St Charles scholarship program is, but as you know it takes more than a few recruits to ensure a competitive team or success as they progress through the age groups.

    A solid rugby ethos & comprehensive rugby program is needed to enlist & develop the available talent within each school. It’s here that I guess Braam is contributing substantially together with coaching that is capable and consistent down the age groups.
    Otherwise many of the boys are swayed towards the softer sports where it’s easier to participate and also be competitive against similar sized schools etc.

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