KES Easter Rugby Festival 2014

King Edward VII School will once again host the most popular school rugby festival in SA.

09h00 Thu 17/04/2014 Eldoraigne 8 6 Marlow
10h20 Thu 17/04/2014 Northwood 10 34 Graeme
11h40 Thu 17/04/2014 Queen’s 24 16 Parktown
13h00 Thu 17/04/2014 Hentie Cilliers 34 27 Trinityhouse
14h20 Thu 17/04/2014 KES 13 3 Rondebosch
15h20 Thu 17/04/2014 Grey HS 16 17 Menlopark
09h00 Sat 19/04/2014 Menlopark 11 0 Northwood
10h20 Sat 19/04/2014 Eldoraigne 47 31 Hentie Cilliers
11h40 Sat 19/04/2014 Trinityhouse 5 45 Graeme
13h00 Sat 19/04/2014 Rondebosch 14 20 Marlow
14h20 Sat 19/04/2014 Grey HS 66 3 Parktown
15h40 Sat 19/04/2014 KES 12 17 Queen’s
08h30 Mon 21/04/2014 Queen’s 28 43 Hentie Cilliers
09h50 Mon 21/04/2014 Graeme 3 22 Parktown
11h10 Mon 21/04/2014 Marlow 3 36 Menlopark
12h30 Mon 21/04/2014 Grey HS 46 26 Rondebosch
13h50 Mon 21/04/2014 Eldoraigne 51 9 Trinityhouse
15h10 Mon 21/04/2014 KES 50 15 Northwood

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  1. avatar
    #27 Woltrui

    @Tjoppa: Dear sir, are you siding with the mountain goats now?
    @Ploegskaar: Dear frickin Mountain goat. Let us leave the name calling till a week before the Farmers game against HTS Middelburg. :wink:

    16 November, 2013 at 11:36
  2. avatar
    #26 Grasshopper

    Looks like good match ups all round, but Kearsney will still be the place to be. Grey PE festival looks a cracker too!

    16 November, 2013 at 06:10
  3. avatar
    #25 Tjoppa

    @Ploegskaar: Dalk moet ons hom vra vir ‘n verduideliking by elke spoeg.

    15 November, 2013 at 16:23
  4. avatar
    #24 Ploegskaar

    @Tjoppa: Danksy Wolbek se handige fonetieka-kruk kan ons darem verstaan wat hy skryf, al begryp ons nie hoekom hy dit so skryf nie….

    15 November, 2013 at 16:17
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    #23 Tjoppa

    @Ploegskaar: Ploeg not his mistake he copied it from his childhood poster pet Patricia Loos’s exercise video “lets get fisical”.

    15 November, 2013 at 15:55
  6. avatar
    #22 Ploegskaar

    @Woltrui: Was referring more to your mental as opposed to physical (fisical?) disability, being a Blue Bull and all. They say the eyes get further apart as you travel North and culminates in the full-blown pigeon-face supporter that you find at Loftus.

    15 November, 2013 at 15:19
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    #21 Woltrui

    In my opinion better match ups than in 2013. Very interesting fixtures. Day 1: Eldo and Marlow, KES and Rondebosch and Grey HS against Menlopark. I predict at least 2 wins for the North Vaal teams (Hope the Eastern Cape teams don’t underestimate Eldo or Menlo-they could be surprised) :mrgreen:
    Day 2: KES vs Queens: Definitely worth the Pretoria JBurg trip. Humdinger of a match. I’ll put my money on KES-5 points
    Day 3: Hentie Ciliers vs Queens(Queens with 12). Marlow vs Menlo, Grey HS vs Rondebosch and Northwood vs KES
    Looking forward to some quality rugby. Wonder which hockey teams were invited to the KES festival?
    @Ploegskaar: No Ploegie. That crutches story happened long ago (most of the mfazi’s up north which I was in crutches again). Quicksilver boetie.

    15 November, 2013 at 12:29
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    #20 Roger

    @beet: heh Beet – read below- you may want to reproduce here – some very valid points

    15 November, 2013 at 09:01
  9. avatar
    #19 Roger

    hmmm – I wonder if KES are scheduled to play Grey High at their festival? I thought that would be an obvious match up?

    15 November, 2013 at 09:00
  10. avatar
    #18 BOG

    @beet: Remember the “lost” Central region? Watch Hentie vs Queens on the 3rd day. Any friendly bets?

    15 November, 2013 at 03:44
  11. avatar
    #17 beet

    @Ploegskaar: Who are St Johns Harare playing at St Johns fest? :mrgreen:

    14 November, 2013 at 21:39
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    #16 Ploegskaar

    @Woltrui: Going on one WC team’s provisional fixtures for St John which was kindly and in confidence supplied by Maroon :mrgreen: you can skip KES and park your cripple ass at St John’s for 3 days for some crackers 8-O

    14 November, 2013 at 21:17
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    #15 beet

    There are some really good clashes coming up here including an all-important Grogper Cup game: KES vs Northwood.

    KES vs Rondebosch, KES vs Queen’s and Grey PE vs Rondebosch immediately stand out.

    I wonder how strong Menlopark and Marlow will be? They could be surprise package teams.

    I think Northwood will be a stronger team as well in 2014.

    Also chance for Bog to make some noise about the forgotten about Griffons region. I’ll follow the Hentie Cilliers results with interest. :)

    14 November, 2013 at 20:44
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    #14 beet

    @Rhino: People love this festival and the crowds flock to the school to be part of this atmosphere. I think only test matches and cup finals at the big stadiums can rival the vibe there these days.

    The trick is to get the match ups right. Organisers have to do their homework. No one wants to watch a blowout.

    Northwood 2014 will be very capable of keeping the crowd interested just don’t pair them with Grey HS.

    Between KES, Queens, Grey HS, Rondebosch and maybe Marlow and Menlopark should be pooled to play at least 2 games against each other.

    That would leave Eldoraigne, Hentie Cilliers, Northwood, Trinityhouse, Parktown and Graeme to contest some interesting battles.

    3 October, 2013 at 22:12
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    #13 Oldie

    @Rhino: I wouldn’t bet any money on that :mrgreen:

    3 October, 2013 at 13:24
  16. avatar
    #12 Rhino

    Cant believe this festival is classed is most popular. From a KZN point of view its awful as Northwood will get pumped i bet..AGAIN. KERF is the way forward IMO.

    28 September, 2013 at 13:50
  17. avatar
    #11 burra

    In terms of what do they pick the chosen schools to attend or rather participate in the festival

    23 September, 2013 at 00:54
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    #10 Woltrui

    @Roger: I once climbed that 400m on crutches. Was almost dead. Thought I was going to kill the soutie who said it is a 5 minute walk!! :wink:

    20 September, 2013 at 14:04
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    #9 Roger

    @Woltrui: in case you weren’t aware KES and St Johns run their festivals concurrently. You only pay once and can attend both fetivals and pick and choose your games. It is a short 400m walk between the schools and they have a revenue sharing arrangement.

    I agree on the match ups last year though – hope they do their homework better this year. Having said that – I doubt anyone will be underestimating Trinityhouse again – certainly KES wont :(

    20 September, 2013 at 13:51
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    #8 Woltrui

    @EG Ouer: Marketing strategy of KES. In my opinion the St Johns festival is better. I was at both festivals this year. St John’s got the big North South game between Kloof and Boishaai. The quality of the match ups at St Johns is also way ahead of those at KES. This year the games at KES were a joke. Garsfontein won all three their matches by a hundred if I am not wrong. The KES rugby organisers don’t have a clue about the different schools strenghts. I think we can look forward to a Parktown/Queens match up and a Grey PE/Trinityhouse humdinger. No wonder Garsies is not paying at KES this year :mrgreen:

    20 September, 2013 at 13:41
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    #7 Grasshopper

    @beet: Kearsney must be a close 2nd these days, especially in numbers. Grey PE and Wildeklawer are also great!

    20 September, 2013 at 13:17
  22. avatar
    #6 beet

    @EG Ouer: It draws the biggest crowds of all the Easter Festivals. Good rugby and good vibe. I’ve heard the atmosphere is amazing.

    In terms of SBR a good fest is one that produces quality rugby and good match-ups.

    20 September, 2013 at 12:24
  23. avatar
    #5 EG Ouer

    Can anybody please tell me why they say that this is the most popular easter tournament. Looking at the teams participating not one of them featured in 2013.

    20 September, 2013 at 11:39
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    #4 BOG

    @Grasshopper: Nominated by Roger, no doubt

    19 September, 2013 at 19:36
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    #3 Grasshopper

    @BOG: yep :mrgreen:

    19 September, 2013 at 19:05
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    #2 BOG

    @Grasshopper: Have you been invited as guest speaker ?

    19 September, 2013 at 18:32
  27. avatar
    #1 Grasshopper

    Interesting mix!

    19 September, 2013 at 17:19

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