St John’s Easter Rugby Festival 2019

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DAY 1 : Thu 18-Apr-2019
11h30 St Alban’s 07 22 NSW CHS
12h40 Windhoek Gim 37 24 Graeme
13h50 HJS Paarl BH 66 07 Golden Lions Inv
15h00 St Charles 22 00 Daniel Pienaar
16h10 Nelspruit 25 07 St David’s
18h10 Helpmekaar 10 08 Stellenberg
19h20 St John’s 17 07 Noordheuwel
DAY 2 : Sat 20-Apr-2019
08h15 St David’s 12 19 Golden Lions Inv
09h25 St Charles 10 19 Graeme
10h35 Noordheuwel 19 36 NSW CHS
11h45 Helpmekaar 33 19 St Alban’s
14h00 Stellenberg 13 05 Nelspruit
abandoned St John’s X X Daniel Pienaar
cancelled HJS Paarl BH X X Windhoek Gim
DAY 3 : Mon 22-Apr-2019
completed Graeme 07 15 Daniel Pienaar
abandoned HJS Paarl BH X X Nelspruit
abandoned St John’s X X NSW CHS

24 Comments

  1. @mjyoung: Paul Roos are in invited to play at the SANIX tournament in Japan and are flying out on Tuesday. They will be back on the 7th of May.They normally play at the St Johns tournament over the easter weekend.

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  2. Het gisteraand die HELPIES/Stellenberg game gekyk. Helpies kan baie bly wees hulle het nie n top 10 skool gespeel nie want hulle sou weer 50 punte of meer gevat het. Jy sou dink na Affies pakslae sou hulle n paar lesse geleer het, maar al wat ek sien hulle geleer het is “absoluut niks” Die “flat” lang aangee van die backs werk nie. Enige redelike span shift net en dan neutraliseer jy dit. Sou graag sien hulle speel dieper. Basics skokkend. In fact non exsisting. Helpies het talent maar as hulle op die trant aankarring gaan dit n baie lang seisoen wees.

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  3. @knowthegame: Hoes dit moontlik dat die span wat teen BH gedraw het BL so oortuigend gewen het nou so speel?Wat het in n maand gebeur?Enige idee?

    Na NS het hulle na top 5 span gelyk…

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  4. @Grizzly: Boishaai het swak gespeel teen Helpmekaar en BL het span vol beserings gehad . Dalk het dit Helpmekaar beter laat lyk en was verwagtinge te groot ?

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  5. @Grizzly: ek kan jou nie regtig antwoord nie, nie kinders meer in skool maar daar is n serious probleem.Dan gooi 6/8 in by lynstaan, dan gooi haker in. 10 Baie talent, maar hy drift en gooi dan lang pass, ag ek gee op.Dit vat geen kenner om te sien daar is probleme nie.Miskien attitude. 2goeie wenne, dink hulle world beaters. Ek kan nie na gisteraand, een groot positiewe uitwys nie. Anycase al hoe jy leer is om so aan te ploeter en maar na die score bord te kyk

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  6. @Trots HJS (Tandem): Nee wat,as jy swak speel die dag moet die krediet aan opponente gegee word.Vernaam n span Soos BH.Eerste wat ek hoor van BL se beserings en dit het nie van BL bloggers gekom nie.@knowthegame: Is daar nie dalk ouer politiek aan die gang nie…Die goeie nuus is die span kan speel,wat ookal haak kan maw uit gesort word…vroeg in die seisoen en sal nie nou al afskryf nie.

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  7. @Grizzly: @knowthegame: Helpies dropped a lot of balls, but I suspect that the conditions were wet, either via rain or evening dew on the fields.

    That said, Stellenberg are very tough competitors this season, so a win over them should be celebrated. They’ve beaten Drostdy, Oakdale, EG Jansen and Wynberg this season and only suffered one fairly narrow loss to Affies at N/S.

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  8. @Vleis: I hear you.So the conditions were difficult and don’t suit the NV teams.Given the facts like you stated, conditions and strength of opponent’s,a ugly but good win for Helpies then.

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  9. @Trots HJS (Tandem): I’m not, sorry.One of the main reasons I joined the blog was for being updated on live scores and results….It’s frustrating knowing there’s probably bloggers at all the festival’s who can update us but don’t….one of those things….

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  10. @CharlesZA: That doesn’t work for me.Go back to the NS thread.Score update on every match, halftime scores,in match commentary, post match…and don’t forget the faultless streaming..

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  11. The number of comments in this thread is probably an indication of the quality of rugby at the festival. Absolutely shocking. Helpmekaar maybe top 30 if this goes on. Coaching is nowhere to be seen. Forwards trying their best but backline game plan and execution shocking. Few minutes that ball was not dropped, passed accurately and timeously, the team looked dangerous and scored points. Who is the backline coach? Is there a head coach?

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  12. HJS won 64-0 against Windhoek . Not sure about other game . I agree with Grizzly Updates on all games would have been nice

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  13. St John’s are going to have their work cut out for them vs NSW. They play a very attractive brand of rugby and have the best skills at the festival- granted I haven’t watched any of PBHS’s mismatches though.

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  14. @BrotherBear: Beer kan nie meer saamstem.Shocking.En die talent is daar.Hardloop skuins en dan 2 double skip flatballs,are you joking?Ek kan maar net my kop skud. Hulle gaan groot houe vat @enige goeie opponent. Met alle respek aan St Albans, ons behoort hulle 50 te gee en hule het ons properly average laat lyk.

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  15. @KES Oldboy: St Alban’s played all of their reserves v NSW – perhaps Noordheuwel did too? Hopefully, St John’s play their full strength team tomorrow.

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  16. @Vleis: I’m not sure. It is always a problem at these festivals where reserves need to play. When you see a result, you are never sure how many of the reserves/bench were on the field. And of course this makes a massive difference – especially to the smaller schools.

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  17. @KES Oldboy: Agreed.

    I’d prefer the locals to play their strongest teams v the foreigners, from a national pride pojnt of view, but I’m clearly in a tiny minority.

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