Graeme Rugby Day 2018

DATE SCHOOL SCHOOL INFO INFO
Sat.24Mar Pearson 34 19 Muir Graeme Rugby Day SSL youtube link
Sat.24Mar Union 17 14 Cambridge Graeme Rugby Day SSL youtube link
Sat.24Mar Brandwag 45 22 Queen’s Graeme Rugby Day SSL youtube link
Sat.24Mar Nico Malan 13 14 Dale Graeme Rugby Day SSL youtube link
Sat.24Mar Selborne 27 18 Marlow Graeme Rugby Day SSL youtube link
Sat.24Mar St Andrew’s 22 14 Hudson Park Graeme Rugby Day SSL youtube link
Sat.24Mar Kingswood 13 22 Framesby Graeme Rugby Day SSL youtube link
Sat.24Mar Graeme 05 34 Grey HS Graeme Rugby Day SSL youtube link

65 Comments

  1. It’s a pity Stirling can’t be part of the programme in 2018. I have a feeling they will be looking to build on their 2017 season success next year.

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  2. @beet: Oh yeah…if their performance this year is anything to go by…they could top the Border next year.

    Watch out for Graeme as well. They had an unbeaten 2nd XV this year, and it was littered with Grade 11s. That clash against Grey may be a gigantic battle

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  3. I really enjoyed the 2017 version this year.

    Was Stirling invited?

    NM might also be a sterner challenge than this year.

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  4. @Playa: In 1981 Stirling Primary had a brilliant sportsman Morgan Morris at /13 level and they has a great side that year.

    Glad to see the secondary school is progressing.

    I think QC86 might have written that letter.

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  5. @Rainier: @Playa: I think Stirling will give the Border big guns a good run for there money next year, but Hudson will also have a good team.

    Eeish QC will battle next year I think don’t see much in there team Dale might be in a similar position.

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  6. @Queenian: Dale will have a young team. Some good under 16s coming through – they’ll lack experience though so looking at a rebuilding year. Selborne, Hudson and Stirling will be the ones to watch – QC and Dale can spend 2018 kissing and making up :mrgreen:

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  7. @Rainier: That’s a bit harsh. They had a bad run in the 90s after their golden era of the 80s – only memorable side then was the 1997 side, possibly one of the best sides they’ve had since 1984. Then they had good run from 2004-2007 which included the Lionel Cronje/Lisle Clarke era.

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  8. @Smallies: Stirling have the whole side still there so next year will be the best year they have had most likely in there history. The Queens team they lost 1 to St Andrews 1 to Kingswood and 1 landed up at Grey Bloem and only played rugby up until Under15 then took up Hockey so sadly they were the 3 main players so QC will have a very average team.

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  9. @STONEY: Marlow will have to pick up their game a bit now after a difficult start in Bloem last weekend. I see they have Hudson Park which should be a good challenge followed by another trip to play Duineveld so quite a bit of travelling around early on.

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  10. After Marlow gave Duineveld a spanking yesterday I am really looking forward to their match against Selborne next week.

    Any other bloggers going to the rugby day?

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  11. @Rainier: The Cambridge bloggers are going, and I think Queenian will be there as well. If I win the Powerball tonight, I will be there as well :mrgreen:

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  12. I shall back all these teams:
    Muir
    Cambridge
    Queens
    Dale
    Marlow
    St Andrews
    Framesby
    Grey HS

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  13. @Skopgraaf243: Graeme are in with a chance against Grey. Marlow beating Selborne is an interesting prediction. I haven’t seen Marlow this year, I’ve only heard good things. But from what I saw of Selborne last weekend…they will be a tough bunch to beat. Those two could be the closest games of the day.

    Dale and Queens will need to be a step or two above their last weekend’s performances or they could find themselves in big trouble.

    The rest of your pics are spot on.

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  14. @Playa: Graeme are not normally anywhere near the strength of Grey, so I presume that they have a ‘dream team’ this year? If so, their fixture list at the Saints festival is not the best to test them – i.e. Clifton, Parktown (struggling this year) and Northcliff (co-ed local team).

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  15. @Vleis: Apparently this Graeme age-group have beaten Grey at u16 level and as the core of 2nd XV last year as well.

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  16. @Vleis: though I am not a fan of using past results as a yardstick, the core of this team made up their unbeaten 2nd XV of 2017 (including a win against Grey), and has beaten Grey at under 16 level. Possibly their dream team.

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  17. @Vleis: it will be a hard task for Graeme to beat Grey yes they beat Grey at under16 level when Grey had like 6 boys out also the 8th man of that team and most likely there best playet is now at GreyPE playing 1st yeam

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  18. @Playa: Nearly half there 2nd team from last year wete grade 12 Graeme will be decent but i dont see them beating GreyPE

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  19. QC and Dale will battle and Muir have a extremely young side and have already lost two boys to injury so they will be lucky to keep Pearson to 29 points

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  20. St Andrews have another very good team this year i see them Selborne & GreyPE & Marlow rulling the EC this year.

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  21. First time in 8 years i will not be at the Graeme festival will be in JHB at a family wedding. Hope my son and co can put up a decent performance in my absence

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  22. @Queenian: Dont worry have seen in the past that young teams just have to find there feet then they get going and with Muir having 14 under 17 boys in a squd of 21 the following years look bright

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  23. @Queenian: Yeah, but their 1st team last year also had a fair number of Grade 11s. And they had a decent bunch of results.
    Eish! Grey seems to always get a star player or two from Graeme. Such a pity. I think Graeme also need that Selborne sangoma.

    I have faith in Muir getting one over Pearson. Young teams tend to always want to outdo.

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  24. @Queenian: As per Playa’s comment, didn’t Muir have a young side last year? Or have a number of the players from last year left?

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  25. @Wyvern: No last year they only had 3/4 under 17 this year of a squad of 21 there 15 under 17 boys this years under 18 group were very weak

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  26. Ronaldo Pedro van Grey High is Hendry Pedro wat vir OP gespeel het se seun, ek kan goed onthou hoe hy en Deon Kayser amok gemaak het

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