Academy Week 2014

In Worcester, Western Cape

DAY DATE TIME TEAM TEAM
1 07/07/2014 08h45 Border 34 10 Griffons
1 07/07/2014 08h45 Griffons CD 18 17 Griquas
1 07/07/2014 10h00 Golden Lions 26 12 Red Valke
1 07/07/2014 10h00 Limpopo Blue Bulls 31 3 Pumas CD
1 07/07/2014 10h00 Griquas CD 33 0 Border CD
1 07/07/2014 11h15 Eastern Province 49 31 Pumas
1 07/07/2014 11h15 EP CD 37 0 Leopards
1 07/07/2014 11h15 Blue Valke 31 8 SA LSEN
1 07/07/2014 12h30 Western Province 43 5 Free State
1 07/07/2014 12h30 KwaZulu-Natal CD 22 22 Namibia
1 07/07/2014 13h45 KwaZulu-Natal 32 18 SWD
1 07/07/2014 13h45 Boland “B” 20 19 Golden Lions “B”
1 07/07/2014 15h30 Blue Bulls 31 24 Boland
2 08/07/2014 08h30 SA LSEN 40 0 Border CD
2 08/07/2014 08h30 Blue Valke 16 13 Leopards
2 08/07/2014 09h55 Limpopo Blue Bulls 23 19 Free State
2 08/07/2014 09h55 Golden Lions “B” 22 18 Pumas CD
2 08/07/2014 11h20 Griffons 20 17 SWD
2 08/07/2014 11h20 Boland “B” 16 0 Griquas CD
2 08/07/2014 12h45 Boland 24 13 Pumas
2 08/07/2014 12h45 Griquas 29 12 KwaZulu-Natal CD
2 08/07/2014 14h10 Golden Lions 27 22 Border
2 08/07/2014 14h10 Namibia 20 12 Griffons CD
2 08/07/2014 15h35 Western Province 17 8 Blue Bulls
2 08/07/2014 15h35 EP CD 19 7 Red Valke
2 08/07/2014 17h00 KwaZulu-Natal 61 12 Eastern Province
3 10/07/2014 08h00 Border 41 10 Limpopo Blue Bulls
3 10/07/2014 08h00 Griquas CD 41 27 SA LSEN
3 10/07/2014 08h00 Pumas CD 17 5 KwaZulu-Natal CD
3 10/07/2014 08h00 Leopards 76 0 Border CD
3 10/07/2014 09h25 Blue Bulls 7 7 Eastern Province
3 10/07/2014 09h25 Boland “B” 23 8 Red Valke
3 10/07/2014 09h25 Golden Lions “B” 53 15 Griffons CD
3 10/07/2014 09h25 Blue Valke 44 23 Griquas
3 10/07/2014 10h50 Golden Lions 31 23 Boland
3 10/07/2014 10h50 Pumas 26 23 Griffons
3 10/07/2014 10h50 SWD 44 26 EP CD
3 10/07/2014 10h50 Free State 57 34 Namibia
3 10/07/2014 12h15 Western Province 38 7 KwaZulu-Natal

54 Comments

  1. Dit maak n mens kinderlik opgewonde oor al die rugby die tyd van die jaar, en dit laat n man regoor SA reis van een week na n ander. En die akademie-week is n moet om by te woon net voor die CW. julle talent soekers hier kry jy jou rugby spelers van die toekoms. Van hierdie spelers op die toernooi is hulle provinsies se eerste keuse maar moet in die akademie-week speel omrede hy of in onguns van die keurders was of hulle het ander gekies om die afrigter in die cw n soort spel wil speel en nie dink so n outjie sal dan inpas nie. Ek ken van die ongelukkige manne, maar gelukkig kan hulle hul staal in die week bewys.

    Daar word gese dat die manne die week na die spelers kom kyk vir n moontlike insluiting van die 60- groep maar tyd sal leer. dit is net jammer daar word nie meer n SA Akademie-span gekies nie, die voriges was baie suksesvol gewees. Ek kan net aan die seuns se doen julle bes speel lekker en wie weet dalk word jou nommer uitgeroep.

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  2. Good luck to the Sharks boys. Watching their first outing against the Pumas, I think it will be difficult to imagine that they won’t come back undefeated. A great mix of talent . :wink:

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  3. @Vleis: In the past the Red Valke use to be the Valke “B” team ( after the Craven week team ), with the Blue Valke the “C” team.
    This year it was changed.
    The Red Valke team is now the Eastern region ( old Eastern Transvaal ) and the Blue Valke is the Southern region ( old Vaal triangle ). This was done for logistical reasons.
    I suppose the reason behind having two teams has to do with the huge area that makes up the Valke region, although the region does not have the depth to have 2 strong Academy week teams.

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  4. @valke: Thanks.

    Strange that a ‘smaller’ union like the Valke gets two teams and a massive union (also covering a large geographical area) like WP gets only one team. I think some of the people at SARU need to see kop-mechanic!

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  5. @valke: Yep…And WP has the depth but only one team as each week!…While Griquas CD and EP CD basically consists of two schools each…Crazy development thinking if you ever saw it!

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  6. @BoishaaiPa: @BoishaaiPa: @Vleis: Agree. Unfortunately development is non existing in the Valke region. Nothing at all.
    Sometimes you hear rumours of red squads at u/16 and u/18 level, but this almost never leads to anything.
    Could never really see the need for 2 teams.
    The Valke also send u/19 teams to the Puk week and the Reitz week. These teams normally do very well at these tournaments.
    For the last 2 years, that I am aware of, the Reitz team played warm up games against the Blue Academy team, and beat them on both occasions.

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  7. WP did well on defence & attack.Everyone did their job & the backline looked sharp. I especially like the centre pairing of Cornel & Taigh.Visser the flank from Paarl Gim got MOM.
    Bader Pretorius scoring both tries for the Sharks in the 1st half,oozes class!!

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  8. 10 and 12 kept swd very busy and there was good service from the 9. Forwards was good but difficult to tell them apart the sharks numbers on the jerseys fell off early in the game.

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  9. We are seeing discussions here about depth. Yet again, we are discussing lung cancer, while the subject of smoking, is not permitted.

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  10. The WP academy side again a strong team this year, big win over in my opinion a suprisingly weak Cheetahs team. What is the rankings after day 1?

    WP, Bulls, Sharks, EP? Only saw 3 games and out of the 3 WP and Sharks look the better sides?

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  11. @slinger: The difference is the strength of the quota component. Simple as that. Thats why teams poach those players from WP, Boland, SWD and EC, where rugby is the first choice of those players.

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  12. @BoishaaiPa: Development has nothing to do with it. You cannot develop players if they dont want to play the game. The teams outside the regions which I mentioned, are playing with a handicap

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  13. @BOG: The quota players I understand and agree, but I have to ad that in my opinion the fight and intensity was missing. The Cheetahs just seem to go out and play, without real intend. The big lock, think nr 4 was outstanding. The CW locks must be great to keep a 2m, probaly over 100kg lock with impressive work rate today out of the team? Where is he from?

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  14. @BOG: Maar gekoopte spelers wat voldoen aan die politici se kwota vereistes maak ‘n bitter klein persentasie uit van totale gekoopte spelers, hier en elders?????

    Ongelukkig, agv omstandighede buite hulle beheer is spelers wat voldoen ook meer behoeftig, wat hulle sagte teikens maak.

    Skole steur hulle nog nie aan die kwota vereistes dat hulle koop om aan politici se vereistes te voldoen nie. Miskien binnekort.

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  15. @slinger: I cannot comment on the match itself. It could be that they just had an off day. But the impact of the QC cannot be denied and you seem to agree. I know that the one first team lock of GCB, lost out to the 3rd team lock, Schoeman who is in the CW side. It may be him. @Deon: Daar, bedoelende WP, Boland, SWD en OK, merk julle dit nie soveel nie. Inteendeel, meeste van daardie spelers is waarskynlik op meriete daar. Buite daardie gebiede is dit egter n ander storie. Daar is doodeenvoudig nie voldoende belangstelling in rugby onder daardie groepe nie. Soos jy seker weet, is daar n redelike komponent van “gekleurde leerlinge”op GCB, maar tsv Grey se absolute toegewydheid aan ontwikkeling (van rugby) is dit slegs die uitsondering wie rugby kies. En dit is hulle reg. En as hulle daar, waar die rugbykultuur so sterk is, nie in noemenswaardige getalle, belangstel nie, hoeveel moeiliker is dit nie elders nie?

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  16. @slinger: Another player who was extemely unfortunate not to make the CW side, was , I think, Slabbert at flank. He has performed very well, but lost out to a SA player from last yr. Any idea how he played?

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  17. @BOG: According to the official programme the no 4 lock is Stefanus Wessels. He really played well. Henry Slabbert is listed as the no 8. I wasn’t watching him (8) specifically but the no 4 was the standout player in the forwards of the Free State.

    There was a period in the first half when the Free State stayed in the 22m area of WP and attacked a lot. The good defence of Province kept them from scoring though.

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  18. @BOG: Slabbert played at 8, was solid on defence and carried ball number of times, my opinion some of the few cheetah players who had some spirit today. Your argument on players correct, again it was not the lack of talent what bothered me. I was more dissapointed with the spirit of the boys and lack of game plan.

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  19. @Gcollege86 That should read Selborne 35 Griffons 15 .Well done to those Grade 11 boys ,bring on the 2015 season.

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  20. Die tweede dag by die Akademie Week op Worcester deurgebring. Mooi weer, maar vroegoggend baie koud. Gehalte van rugby aanvanklik baie swak. As daar vining bal gewen word, hoekom is ‘n slot die tweede ontvanger in die agterlyn ? Powere hantering en min bewegings.

    Gehalte verbeter dramaties in Lions-Border wedstryd wat naelskraap deur die Lions gewen word. Talle Helpmekaar spelers in die span. Wedstryd tussen Bulle en WP was uitstekend. WP wen uiteindelik 17-8. Nommer 8 en 6 was baie goed. WP gans te veel planne gehad agter. Belowe goed vir Donderdag se laaste wedstryde.

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  21. @Rooibaard: Johan Visser (6) was ook gister man van die wedstryd. Michael Meyer (8) het gister ook baie goed gespeel – lei van voor soos ‘n kaptein moet!

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  22. @slinger: die no4 slot is van sentraal skool hier in bloem hy is in graad 11 maar volgende jaar is hy ongelukkig onder19 en sal nie cw speel nie, hy sal wel vir diemidvaal week kan speel. stem saam hy speel goed as die spel los is maar val uit as dinge begin begin vas raak en dan vermy hy kontak dit is die rede hoekom hy nie in die cw span is nie

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  23. @Rooibaard: Stem saam met jou die wp/bulle game was goed gewees en die 6 en 8 van wp was goed maar die 4 van die bulle was uitstekend gewees en het die wp besig gehou

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