Schoolboy gets R2000 as Man of the Match

It’s been part of the Premier Interschool package for a while but now that the Man of the Match is receiving a cash reward for his efforts, it’s raised a few eyebrows.

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  1. On a different note. The Marit burg College vs Glenwood was an awesome game to watch. In horrible conditions, both teams threw their mothers into the game. In my view College more than the Green Machine, but they made far too many errors to get a win. Then I had a moment of absolute embarrassment and disgust. When the man of the match was presented with a cheque for R2k. I mean, we have enough problems with SBR going professional, but in my view it just cannot be right that this happens. Maybe I’m backwards. But forgive me, SBR is the jersey and the honour of representing a school with generations before you. Team work and camaraderie. We are now building kids who want to play to be motm and cash in. Disgusting.

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  2. @Playa: Morning Playa, was a great game. Well done GW. The return match is going to be massive. I can’t believe that the MOM gets a cheque for 2k. I think I’m going to make a comeback. I wonder if GW would accept me😬😬😬😬. I agree with you 1000%. What kuk, at club leave you get a voucher to take your best buddy for a burger and chips. R2k for a SBR Player!!!!!!!! No man!!!!!! Give the money to the school or a charity not the kid

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  3. @Playa: Why the big protest now? Previously they received a gift in some form that had around the same monetary value. Been doing it for 6 years already, but just because they receive cash now its suddenly a big issue? You really believe the kids will now target the MOTM check?..Really?..I think you are greatly mistaken or don’t have much faith in these boys!

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  4. @BoishaaiPa: Hi BHP, I’m not aware that they have paid a MOTM fee, not that I’ve paid attention. However whether it’s been done for 1 year or 6, I’m not a fan of the concept.

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  5. @Bush: I’m not sure if they still do it, but FNB presented a cheque to the hosting school for the FNB Classic Clashes. This sits well, as it’s value add to the institution.

    @BoishaaiPa: I have never been aware. Had I been, I would have probably raised it then. Kids targeting the MOTM cheque is one thing, and is probably an extreme and unlikely case – certainly not impossible. The key issue is a principle matter. Regardless of how you may see it…this is factually paying a schoolboy to play rugby. As you point out, this has gone from just a voucher, to physical cash. What’s next? Match fees? Then contracts with salaries? We’re going down a dark path by setting this precedent. And it probably won’t be Premier Interschools who take that next step, but there are many other businesses who want a piece of the schoolboy rugby pie, and they may take things to the next level.

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  6. it does increase the pulling power divide between schools that have matches broadcast and those that dont. not life changing funds, but it increases the desire to be in such a school.

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  7. @Playa: Keep your pants on Buddy,It’s only a Voucher form Super Quick to be used at Super Quick.

    Sure his parents will use it wisely on their vehicle,loads of traveling to Wildeklawer and Kearsney :!: :!:

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  8. @Playa: nope – i agree that it is not – more stating the impact that it is a “prize” not all kids qualify for in principle – re whether it is substantial or not was more in the context whether it will increase the attraction of those schools that play in the matches

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  9. @Bush: Bwhahahaha, I could’ve used that voucher for my old Merc, clapped a leka burn out last week Wednesday at a street race. The oke in the GTI next to me got lost in all of the smoke πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‡ :mrgreen:

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  10. @Buddy: Umbilo Rd or Blue Lagoon? That’s not Lekker, sorry my Buddy. Having a burnout on a Wednesday and another one on Saturday.

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  11. @Playa – More madness in the mental asylum. When you think it can’t get more crazy, school boy rugby in South Africa will find a way to make it crazier.
    The commnentary is awful. If a foreigner where watching the match, they would have no context as to how Glenwood have started to dominate the fixture. In the last ten years, Glenwood have just happened to produce better sides! The commentators should be made to give background and context. How many players in the first side are on bursaries, how many have been lured to the school, how many started in grade eight. In fact, the school should give a breakdown on the amount of money the invest in rugby. When the facts appear, it will give context to results.

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  12. At the end of the day it is only a cash voucher for Supa Quick in any case, so it will most probably go to the team bus or for dad’s car who have been burning the thread of his tyres driving junior to matches!..I cannot believe you guys are going off about this!..Please move back to 1820 and get yourself a parafien lamp and an outhouse and stop watching rugby on the demon box!

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  13. @BoishaaiPa: Or we could move to 2019 and burn the tyres bought with the vouchers outside the school in protest of giving out MOTM R2k cash vouchers. #cashvouchersmustfall

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  14. @BoishaaiPa – I think you are misunderstanding some key sentiments:
    1) Should schoolboy rugby be professional?
    2) Do our labour laws allow child labour? The voucher was given to a school boy for the work he did (he was deemed to be the best worker on the day).
    3) I am all for change but at least have proper, enforced regulations for school boy rugby.
    4) Do you agree we need regulations around school boy rugby: acquisitions, the amount of money a school can invest, a clear start and end date for the season, testing for banned substances, how much sponsorship is acceptable, how many professional coaches are allowed, etc.
    5) I don’t want to be stuck in the past. I want transparency about what is really going on in school boy rugby.

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  15. Perhaps one should see the MOTM award as the promotional opportunity it presents to the sponsor and leave it at that. Remember the dux of the school also gets a prize and even scholarships at the end of the year for the effort put in during the year and as reward for his hard work.

    Not much being said here about the game, so well done to the grasshoppers. Big gees shown in your efforts and well deserved at the end, even though we will rue our chances not taken. Good to see the boys still playing these fixtures with a lot of heart.

    Big respect also to the two GW boys who helped the injured bloke off the field – this is what SBR is all about.

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  16. @Redblack White: I watched the match on Saturday evening. Due to the field conditions it wasn’t a spectacle. The ref’s whistle was prominent. Both teams looked up to the task and gave it their all. The match was decided just before halftime when Glenwood scored those two tries in quick succession. The second one stood out for me because it’s an area where Glenwood has been able to get an advantage over many opponents – the ball-handing ability of their forwards! In this case it was their lock Biljoen who threw an accurate long pass to his left that allowed the wing to finish. The competitiveness as witnessed during running time and sometimes after the whistle on a few occasions sets up a much anticipated rematch later in the season.

    I agree it was a very applaudable deed by the two Glenwood players to help the injured College flyhalf off the field. There were two other Glenwood decisions in the lead up to the match that were also worthy of praise. The one that seemed minor but was 100% correct was to cancel all other matches on the main field in order to preserve the wet underfoot surface. The attention grabbing decision which was mentioned in the pre-game interview and discussion was about Glenwood prioritising discipline which meant that their coach was prepared to expose possibly even sacrifice his unbeaten record based on how well College competed on a couple of late reshuffles in order to achieve something of far more value to the school’s ethos.

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  17. @BoishaaiPa: “Insurance. Good and Proper”. That is Santa’s catch phrase. And to this day when you look at their results, and service levels they are better than the ‘cash back’ guys. They’ve been around for 100 years doing what they’ve been doing for 100 years without changing.

    The future for you is monetary reward for good performing schoolboys. Voucher or cash it doesn’t make a difference. Fact is its payment. The dop system of old was payment. Is that right? We can debate it, but let’s not dare insult each other when we make the point.

    Interestingly, Santa start their adverts with the phrase “What could go wrong?” You are not thinking along those lines it seems. Only about what is going right… Right for you right NOW. Great. But you and I will die one day.

    Sit and think about that.

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  18. @Playa: There’s always a cash prize in the finals of Virseker for TMOM true all the age groups /14-1st Team.

    I believe it’s more to do with advertising the sponsors brand than the actual MOTM.When i get the feeling that’s the other way around, I’ll get concerned.

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  19. ek wonder of die eienaar van daai supaquick se seun nie dalk in gr11 is en mik vir hoofseun nie,die lyk my is die stads weergawe van pappa skenk n bees vir die skool…..

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  20. @Tang: Ok Then..lets stop giving them book prizes and medals for academic achievement as well!. O yes, and don’t forget things like a study bursary, heavens forbid!

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  21. As ek alles hier so lees,dan wil dit voorkom asof hier n paar pappas is wat al n ietsie uitgehaal het vir boeta se balkie of sy plek in die spanπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜„πŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆ

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  22. @Krugerkoppie: Pal please come for a beer at Club Green Machine, it’s on me. Wil graag sien hoe lyk Krugerkoppie πŸ˜‚

    Oooo and remember to bring your Surfboard :mrgreen:

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  23. @Smallies: Ek sien daars wille beserings teen Xander onder andere dat die Bulle Vir Diego 1mil betaal het terwyl hy nog op Skool was…sy agent rubbish die claims… interesting.

    Ek wonder net hoe so iets gedoen kan word sonder top gestuur se mede wete … 8-O 8-O

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