Kearsney Easter Rugby Festival 2015 – fixtures & team lists

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KERF on from 02-06 April 2014.

Fixtures

TIME DATE SCHOOL SCHOOL
09h30 Thu 02 Apr Kearsney 7 48 Selborne
10h45 Thu 02 Apr SACS 22 12 Dale
12h00 Thu 02 Apr Menlopark 25 27 Westville
13h15 Thu 02 Apr EG Jansen 5 41 Affies
14h30 Thu 02 Apr Glenwood 31 0 Framesby
15h45 Thu 02 Apr Grey College 22 19 HTS Middelburg
09h30 Sat 04 Apr Selborne 28 20 Menlopark
10h45 Sat 04 Apr Westville 10 22 Dale
12h00 Sat 04 Apr Kearsney 10 28 Grey College
13h15 Sat 04 Apr Affies 10 13 SACS
14h30 Sat 04 Apr HTS Middelburg 22 11 Glenwood
15h45 Sat 04 Apr Framesby 6 31 EG Jansen
10h45 Mon 06 Apr Westville 34 26 SACS
10h45 Mon 06 Apr Framesby 0 57 Affies
12h00 Mon 06 Apr HTS Middelburg 23 15 Selborne
13h15 Mon 06 Apr Glenwood 19 23 Menlopark
14h30 Mon 06 Apr Grey College 17 15 EG Jansen
15h45 Mon 06 Apr Kearsney 26 45 Dale

TEAM LISTS

AFFIES Position A/G H H
1 Jano Espag LH PROP u18 180 92
2 Schalk Erasmus HOOKER u17 183 93
3 Niell Bezuidenhout TH PROP u18 180 97
4 Ruben van Heerden LOCK u18 197 112
5 Juan Basson LOCK u18 198 108
6 Phillip Krause FLANK u17 185 95
7 Eduan Lubbe FLANK u18 185 101
8 Lombard Grobler No.8 u18 185 82
AVG HEIGHT/TOTAL WEIGHT 187 780
9 Jack Hart SCRUMHALF u17 177 65
10 Ruan de Swardt FLYHALF u17 186 71
11 Christian Strydom WING u17 187 76
12 Eddie Fouche CENTRE u18 183 89
13 Louritz van der Schyff CENTRE u17 188 92
14 Janco Booysen WING u18 179 83
15 Henco Jordaan FULLBACK u18 186 86
16 Viaan Mong HOOKER u18 171 99
17 Cabous Eloff PROP u17 192 120
18 Henk Pretorius LOCK/FLANK u17 189 85
19 Vic Meyer FLANK u18 183 91
20 Divan Henning SCRUMHALF u17 164 70
21 Jacobus van Staden UTILITY BACK u18 187 97
22 Pieter Coetzer UTILITY BACK u19 191 85
23 Arno van Wyk TH PROP u17 179 100
DALE COLLEGE Position A/G H H
1 Thabiso Maziza LH PROP u18 182 98
2 Bubele Gongqa HOOKER u18 165 95
3 Reezwaan Shahadat TH PROP u19 184 115
4 Solomon Makhubelo LOCK u19 188 104
5 Kwanda Dimaza LOCK u18 195 90
6 Siyanda Am L/FORWARD u18 180 85
7 Oratile Mabusela FLYHALF u18 184 96
8 Ronald Jiri No.8 u19 182 96
AVG HEIGHT/TOTAL WEIGHT 183 779
9 Siphe Renene SCRUMHALF u18 166 73
10 Courtney Winnaar FLYHALF u18 182 83
11 Luyolo Khuse WING u18 178 85
12 Siyamthanda Mgubo CENTRE u18 176 85
13 Jonathan Booysen CENTRE u18 180 84
14 Buntu Zatu WING u18 170 75
15 Godknows Mavara FULLBACK u18 179 76
16 Hennie Otto HOOKER u17 184 107
17 Luvo Bazi PROP u19 182 105
18 Cinga Moni PROP u19 183 110
19 Sihle Diniso PROP u18 189 95
20 Zukhanye Roji L/FORWARD u17 179 83
21 Siphosethu Dlongodlongo SCRUMHALF u17 169 65
22 Sibulele Mbana FULLBACK u17 183 75
23 Bamanye Xenxe WING u18 173 70
EG JANSEN Position A/G W W
1 Abraham Baumann LH PROP u18 183 108
2 Nico Pepyer HOOKER u18 180 95
3 Andre van der Merwe TH PROP u17 184 111
4 Edwin Jansen LOCK u18 192 90
5 Hendre Stassen LOCK u18 201 112
6 Dillon Robus FLANK u18 185 95
7 Dylan van der Walt FLANK u18 192 95
8 Warren Brits No.8 u18 194 108
AVG HEIGHT/TOTAL WEIGHT 189 814
9 Ginter Smuts SCRUMHALF u17 173 80
10 Xander Crause FLYHALF u18 178 87
11 Irvin Ali WING u18 180 80
12 Erich Cronje CENTRE u18 186 90
13 Marco Niemandt CENTRE u18 181 88
14 Quinton Beaton WING u17 173 80
15 David Mostert FULLBACK u18 192 92
16 Werner Fourie HOOKER u17 187 83
17 Rehann Baumann PROP u18 186 103
18 Esuan van Niekerk PROP u18 180 115
19 Dandre Brand LOCK u18 192 95
20 Jacques Joubert FLANK u18 184 85
21 Romano Jonkerman SCRUMHALF u17 177 65
22 Franklin -Marc Wagner WING u17 169 68
23 Henry Pike FLYHALF u17 182 80
24 Francois du Preez LOCK u17 192 110
FRAMESBY Position A/G H H
1 Roelof Meyer LH PROP u17 185 96
2 André Lategan (C) HOOKER u18 180 92
3 Roelof Roodt TH PROP u17 192 132
4 Ruben le Roux LOCK u17 188 100
5 Ruben Pretorius LOCK u18 188 93
6 Jurgens Viljoen FLANK u18 177 85
7 Juandré Kritzinger FLANK u17 185 90
8 Malan Marais (VC) No.8 u18 185 100
AVG HEIGHT/TOTAL WEIGHT 185 788
9 Wayne Moss SCRUMHALF u18 174 76
10 Riaan van Rensburg FLYHALF u17 188 82
11 Dylan Olivier WING u18 176 68
12 Julian Kleyn CENTRE u17 186 91
13 Tiaan Louwrens (VC) CENTRE u19 183 94
14 Leslie Sharp WING u17 175 72
15 Keegan Tait FULLBACK u17 180 78
16 Stefan van der Poel HOOKER u17 170 104
17 Rico Theron PROP u17 183 98
18 Ruaan Watson PROP u18 182 90
19 Charl Stander UTILITY FORWARD u18 184 88
20 Tommy Adlam UTILITY FORWARD u18 181 84
21 Bernard McDonald UTILITY FORWARD u17 172 75
22 Louis Strydom UTILITY BACK u17 170 68
23 Stefan van Rooyen UTILITY BACK u17 185 81
GLENWOOD Position A/G H H
1 Christopher Klopper LH PROP u18 184 110
2 Quintin Vorster HOOKER u17 183 103
3 Khuthazani Mchunu TH PROP u18 181 114
4 Dylan Weideman LOCK u17 187 100
5 Arnoux Venter LOCK u17 198 101
6 Austin Brummer FLANK u17 181 88
7 Nama Xaba (C) FLANK u18 184 93
8 Marco Palvie No.8 u18 187 101
AVG HEIGHT/TOTAL WEIGHT 186 810
9 Sibonakaliso Dubazane SCRUMHALF u17 169 70
10 Jerome Bossr FLYHALF u17 181 77
11 Ilunga Mukendi WING u18 182 85
12 Ruan van Rensburg CENTRE u18 187 81
13 Donovan du Randt CENTRE u18 170 72
14 Gideon Lubbe WING u17 176 78
15 Jaydon Morgan FULLBACK u18 179 80
16 Connor Botha RESERVE u17 175 90
17 Reinier van Rooyen RESERVE u17 183 108
18 Kwenzokuhle Blose RESERVE u18 187 99
19 Lencho Brynard RESERVE u18 189 85
20 Jordan du Preez RESERVE u18 181 81
21 Maarten Holtzhausen RESERVE u17 178 80
22 Devan Brough RESERVE u17 178 76
23 Ajay Pretorius RESERVE u18 186 110
GREY COLLEGE Position A/G H H
1 Raynard Esterhuizen LH PROP u18 189 119
2 Matthew Wessels HOOKER u17 179 99
3 IG Prinsloo TH PROP u18 190 120
4 George Rossouw LOCK u18 186 103
5 Maruis Kruger FLANK u18 187 100
6 Johan Dippenaar FLANK u18 182 88
7 Hardus Nel FLANK u18 185 98
8 Werner Roberts No.8 u19 185 98
AVG HEIGHT/TOTAL WEIGHT 185 825
9 Niël Durow SCRUMHALF u18 180 74
10 Mario Vieira FLYHALF u17 173 76
11 Dawid Snyman WING u18 185 93
12 PR Serfontein CENTRE u18 171 90
13 Gerrie Koegelenberg CENTRE u17 183 89
14 Dian Gouws WING u18 167 65
15 Sentle Lehoko FULLBACK u18 178 76
16 Daniël Rust HOOKER u18 174 94
17 Gideo Beukes PROP u17 176 102
18 Stef Brits PROP u18 175 100
19 Janco van Tonder LOCK u18 186 106
20 Wihan Kloppers FLANK u17 180 81
21 Rewan Kruger SCRUMHALF u17 177 73
22 Jaco Wessels CENTRE u17 177 90
23 Lourens Steenkamp FULLBACK u18 181 82
HTS MIDDELBURG Position A/G H H
1 JP Mans LH PROP u19 176 102
2 Gerik Mynhardt HOOKER u18 176 91
3 Neven Nel TH PROP u19 176 102
4 Eduan Maré LH PROP u18 195 101
5 Tiaan Botha TH PROP u18 195 100
6 JC Pretorius FLANK u17 183 90
7 Derik Willemse FLANK u18 184 86
8 Erik Basson (C) No.8 u18 181 94
AVG HEIGHT/TOTAL WEIGHT 183 766
9 Francois De Villiers SCRUMHALF u18 180 83
10 Reynard van As FLYHALF u18 183 86
11 Lewin Bronkhorst WING u18 183 83
12 Ruan Luddick CENTRE u18 181 87
13 Jacques Du Toit CENTRE u18 184 77
14 Ryan Cloete WING u17 183 85
15 Brandon Par-Bailey FULLBACK u18 179 77
16 Walter Janse van Rensburg HOOKER u18 178 80
17 Ruben Cross LH PROP u17 185 96
18 Phillip Hennop LOCK u18 185 86
19 Bernard Kotzenberg L/FORWARD u19 181 82
20 Jandre Venter SCRUMHALF u18 170 75
21 Waldo Conradie UTILITY BACK u17 186 85
22 Brandon Weyers UTILITY BACK u18 180 80
KEARSNEY Position A/G H H
1 Nick Luyt LH PROP u18 176 92
2 Joshua van Vuuren HOOKER u18 181 90
3 Greg van Noordwyk TH PROP u17 188 105
4 Ryan Lewarne LOCK u17 188 84
5 Jared Meyer LOCK u17 191 89
6 Robert Polkinghome FLANK u18 179 83
7 Tristan Dixon FLANK u18 195 110
8 James Miller No.8 u17 186 86
AVG HEIGHT/TOTAL WEIGHT 186 739
9 Brendan Vorster SCRUMHALF u18 174 73
10 Cameron Ritchie FLYHALF u17 181 75
11 Nicholas Hoare WING u18 186 73
12 James Tedder CENTRE u18 189 83
13 Matthew Watts CENTRE u17 180 73
14 Cian Waugh WING u19 180 79
15 Mitch Nesbit FULLBACK u18 80 84
16 Joshua Hagemann HOOKER u17 171 74
17 Malwande Nkunzi LH PROP u18 171 93
28 Darien Blair TH PROP u18 188 105
19 Ryan Jackson LOCK u18 191 90
20 Luke Croshaw FLANK u17 197 75
21 Warren Driver SCRUMHALF u17 180 73
22 Kyle Mertsch UTILITY BACK u17 182 72
23 Cullen Waberski UTILITY BACK u18 167 69
MENLOPARK Position A/G H H
1 Wiehann Pienaar LH PROP u18 187 115
2 Ruben Maritz HOOKER u18 182 90
3 Roan Liebenberg TH PROP u18 183 115
4 Ruhan Straeuli LOCK u17 193 95
5 Riekert Korff LOCK u18 194 97
6 Gerald Lowe FLANK u17 191 100
7 Dale Hartmann FLANK u18 188 101
8 Willem Hoffmeyer (VC) No.8 u18 189 98
AVG HEIGHT/TOTAL WEIGHT 188 811
9 Dylan van der Bank SCRUMHALF u17 176 80
10 Brian Bouwer FLYHALF u17 183 80
11 Dewald Peens WING u17 186 87
12 Wayne van der Bank (C) CENTRE u18 185 90
13 Stean Pienaar CENTRE u18 185 85
14 Leon Pretoruis WING u17 186 87
15 Andell Loubser FULLBACK u18 188 94
16 Danie Rousseau HOOKER u17 182 88
17 Deon Rousseau PROP u18 186 105
18 Nicolaas Janse v Rensburg u18 191 85
19 Louis Jordaan UTILITY FORWARD u17 184 84
20 Calvin Murdoch UTILITY FORWARD u18 188 90
21 Nathan Nienaber UTILITY BACK u18 181 84
22 Jacques Fourie UTILITY BACK u18 181 81
23 Donavan Schneider PROP u17 184 101
SACS Position A/G H H
1 Sihle Lonzi LH PROP u18 174 89
2 Lance Steytler HOOKER u17 174 86
3 Riyaaz Semaar TH PROP u18 173 91
5 Cameron Laurenson LOCK u17 191 95
5 Elliot Avery LOCK u18 190 86
6 Dylan Hadzigrigoriou FLANK u18 173 85
7 Tommy Posen FLANK u18 188 84
8 Alex Halvorsen No.8 u17 189 98
AVG HEIGHT/TOTAL WEIGHT 182 714
9 Rau-Ees Arendse SCRUMHALF u18 174 67
10 Jordan Chait (C) FLYHALF u18 181 77
11 Thomas Waterkeyn WING u17 178 74
12 Liam Abrahams CENTRE u18 175 71
13 Ciaran Dayaram CENTRE u18 187 90
14 Reitumetse Mogoje WING u18 179 80
15 Athi Gazi FULLBACK u18 172 71
16 Liam Larkan HOOKER u17 178 89
17 Sebastian Schultz PROP u18 176 86
18 James Brewer LOCK u17 189 95
19 Dane Brouwer FLANK u18 173 78
20 Michael Haasbroek SCRUMHALF u18 169 70
21 Nick Redelinghuys CENTRE u17 175 74
22 Matthew de Villiers FULLBACK u18 179 72
23 Duncan Ferguson PROP u18 178 98
SELBORNE Position A/G H H
1 Cole van Tonder LH PROP u18 184 107
2 Grant Venter HOOKER u18 176 100
3 Daniel Voigt TH PROP u18 178 126
4 Daniel Froneman LOCK u18 190 103
5 Hein Rust LOCK/PROP u18 187 101
6 Heinrich Nieuwenhuizen FLANK u18 177 86
7 Darren Lemmer FLANK u17 181 87
8 Lutho Selem No.8 u18 178 102
AVG HEIGHT/TOTAL WEIGHT 181 812
9 Joshua Allderman SCRUMHALF u18 177 76
10 Morgan Steyn FLYHALF u18 177 92
11 Thakga Boloko WING u18 168 74
12 David Brits CENTRE u18 180 97
13 Andile Koyana CENTRE u18 178 80
14 Tristian Coetzer WING u18 172 80
15 Michael Botha FULLBACK u18 181 85
16 Connor Deary PROP u18 186 95
17 Leon Lyons PROP u17 186 102
18 Phumzile Maqondwana LOCK u18 186 92
19 Matthew Aucamp FLANK u18 182 88
20 James Bruce SCRUMHALF u17 175 73
21 Joshua Armstrong UTILITY BACK u17 184 87
22 Sango Xamlashe UTILITY BACK u17 176 83
WESTVILLE Position A/G H H
1 Jordan Els LH PROP u18 187 116
2 Hendrik Prinsloo HOOKER u17 175 103
3 Shawn Stolz TH PROP u18 184 111
4 Sibabalo Qoma LOCK u18 188 108
5 Johannes Pelzer LOCK u17 188 100
6 Donovan Grant FLANK u17 172 93
7 Devon Muller FLANK u18 186 90
8 Keegan Nicholson No.8 u18 173 88
AVG HEIGHT/TOTAL WEIGHT 182 809
9 Bryce Kitching SCRUMHALF u18 173 78
10 Niel van Rooyen FLYHALF u18 181 80
11 James Wheeler WING u18 176 87
12 Brogan Boulle CENTRE u17 175 80
13 Mpilo Shange CENTRE u18 165 79
14 Tony Mahlangu WING u17 167 82
15 Shane Ball (C) FULLBACK u19 177 78
16 Damon Lee PROP u18 175 102
17 Melusi Mtabela PROP u18 164 103
18 Marcelle Barnard LOCK u17 191 94
19 Zane Heyneke FLANK u17 182 93
20 Garryth Jackson SCRUMHALF u19 176 80
21 Craig Schlemmer FLYHALF u18 173 75
22 Hanro Naude UTILITY BACK u17 189 90
23 Sakhile Xaba HOOKER u17 171 85

Super Rugby Style Table compliments of L.P. an 11 year old Westville supporter:

SCHOOL P W L MP BP Total
1 Selborne 2 2 0 8 1 9
2 Grey College 2 2 0 8 0 8
3 SACS 2 2 0 8 0 8
4 Affies 2 1 1 4 1 5
5 Glenwood 2 1 1 4 1 5
6 HTS Middelburg 2 1 1 4 1 5
7 Westville 2 1 1 4 1 5
8 EG Jansen 2 1 1 4 1 5
9 Dale 2 1 1 4 0 4
10 Menlopark 2 0 2 0 2 2
11 Framesby 2 0 2 0 0 0
12 Kearsney 2 0 2 0 0 0

First published: 21 September 2014

375 Comments

  1. where the Cape schools (Paarl x 2, Paul Roos, Bishops, Rondebosch) and College and Grey High and Hilton and Michaelhouse etc etc

    hopefully will see them all at one of the JHB festivals

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  2. Some really great match ups all-round. EG wll have their work cut out…and let’s see if his statements re Affies earlier hold any water :mrgreen:

    Kearsney must have a crush on Dale :mrgreen: …KERF number 6 for the Kingites, meeting number 4 between the two at KERF (and we’ve only won one…eish!).

    I’d donate my baby making weapon to watch the GWD-Selborne game if it happens.

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  3. @Roger: You’re right, it’s not over Easter. Management of amount of games from those schools, perhaps. I don’t have the list of teams. I just know College will be there (someone confirmed this on the blog), and Grey have forgone their own festival to attend this one.

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  4. Ten minste soos al verskeie male het ons die nederigheid om te kan se dis vir ons n eer om teen tradisionele skole te speel en ons kinders droom daaoor, daarvan ens ens……….

    Unlike the blatant arrogance of the TRADITIONALISTS…………………

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  5. @MikeSt: Ten minste klink jy nou minder neerhalend en afbrekend. Mike, ons sien regtig ook uit daarna om teen EG te speel. Dis vir Affies net so groot voorreg, en ek bedoel dit.

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  6. @MikeSt: Toe-toe, hou nou op kerm, waneer bel jy? Dag ons het ‘n ooreenkoms, ek het nog een bed oor vir volgende jaar in die koshuis, onthou net een oproep…

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  7. Some very tough games again for all the teams. But I think it is still too early to get excited about this festival in 7 months time and things can change overnight. An Affies/ EG Jansen game will be very exciting though. As well as EGJ/ Grey College..

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  8. @Roger: Most of those schools will participate in the Paul Roos 150th festival on 28 March 2015 and then most probably move on to the “traditional” Easter Festivals in Jhb.

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  9. First we get Paarl Gym when they were ranked no 1. The following year Grey College when they were back to their best. Now EG Jansen who by all accounts are heading for a blockbuster year. Obviously someone at Kearsney has a problem with the Griffin. :mrgreen:

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  10. @star: Around the country, all festival fixtures are subject to some form of negotiation and often change along the way. There must be or have been opportunity for Westville to have a say in the scheduling. It would be no different to Hudson Park’s option exercised at Grey PE earlier this year.

    I think the real answer re: the difficult fixture list lies in Westville have taken the Glenwood/Grey PE approach and set out to test themselves against the best whenever possible. The biggest test of the lot will no doubt be the inter-schools against Affies especially as far as the lower teams are concerned.

    Westville’s real problem now is they are trying to congest everything into a season that effectively ends 4 weeks earlier than all the other big rugby schools.

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  11. @MikeSt- thanks for that. You have just made my day a lot better :lol: Does anyone have a clue on Frameby’s pretentions for next year?
    @ Beet- I think it is unprecedented to try and fit in that fixture list without the extension into the 3rd term. What is certain is that it is all hands on deck and those boys that thought they could slide through next year on their smile and good looks have another thing coming. :mrgreen:

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  12. @star: Let us be real Soccer is not a main stream sport at school level. Let the boys who want to play it,play and let the rest play rugger. That will extend the season to another 4 weeks in the 3rd term it will give a little more breathing space for an already congested fixture list.

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  13. @Bere73: Ou Bere, julle neem mos deel aan die Koopkrag 2015 toernooi? Dit is jammer ja, hierdie groot feeste is nogals lekker, Wildeklawer ingesluit.

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  14. So lyk die nuwe bepalings volgens rugby 365:

    Thursday, 2 April 2015

    08.30: KwaZulu-Natal Under-13 Provincial Development vs Umhlali Prep
    09.30: Kearsney vs Selborne
    10.45: SACS vs Dale
    12.00: Menlopark vs Westville
    13.15: Dr EG Jansen vs Affies
    14.30: Glenwood vs Framesby
    15.45: Grey Bloem vs HTS Middelburg

    Holy Saturday, 4 April 2015

    08.30: KwaZulu-Natal Under-13 Provincial Development vs Pelham
    09.30: Framesby vs Dr EG Jansen
    10.45: HTS Middelburg vs Glenwood
    12.00: Kearsney vs SACS
    13.15: Selborne vs Menlopark
    14.30: Grey Bloem vs Dale
    15.45: Westville vs Affies

    Easter Monday, 6 April 2015

    08.30: KwaZulu-Natal Under-13 Provincial Development vs Highbury
    09.30: Westville vs SACS
    10.45: Framesby vs Affies
    12.00: HTS Middelburg vs Selborne
    13.15: Glenwood vs Menlopark
    14.30: Grey Bloem vs Dr EG Jansen
    15.45: Kearsney vs Dale
    17.00: Awarding of Sharks Academy Bursaries

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  15. That’s an exciting change. Good to see Kearsney putting their hand as the host side and taking on Grey. The new coach will have something to look forward to. Will be there supporting Kearsney.

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  16. I will only be taking photos of the games where people have ordered photo game disks (including the GW games). If anyone is interested, they can contact me on cyndi.rugby.photography@gmail.com
    Otherwise I will be watching the games without a zoom lense for the first time in 5 years :)

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  17. I’ve added the team lists.

    Surprise surprise Grey College has a 825kg pack of forwards

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  18. Some big boys in there. SACS looks to have a lightweight pack, might battle upfront but maybe very quick and mobile….

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  19. @beet: It’s been a while since Grey have had such a big front row, the past 2 seasons they have had quite a short smallish front row.

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  20. I like that Glenwood have 4 Under 17’s in the pack, bodes well for 2016. Also, interesting that Arnoux Venter is the 2nd tallest lock there at 198cm, probably just needs to put on 5kg but not lose his pace. He must be the fastest lock I’ve ever seen…

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  21. Een ding is seker. Iemand gaan in die volgende week ‘n pak slae kry waarvoor hul nie gevra het nie. Daar is te veel games wat verrassings kan bied. Kyk wat het Drostdy gister by Pukke met Waterkloof gedoen. Ek is seker Kloof het gedink hulle gaan die een wen na Drostdy teen Klerksdorp verloor het.

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  22. The ranking of the tight 5 weights as follows
    1 Grey College 541
    2 Westville 538
    3 Selbourne 537
    4 GW 528
    5 EGJ 516
    6 Framesby 513
    7 Menlo 512
    8 Affies 502
    9 Dale 502
    10 HTS M 496
    11 Kearsney 460
    12 SACS 447
    There is almost a 100kg difference between top and bottom. Interesting to see if the weight advantage will translate into results on the field

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  23. T-minus 48 hours to go until my annual pilgrimage to Botha’s Hill gets underway. This year, for my sins, I shall not be running up and down with a flag so will be able to enjoy the morning games from the comfort of the stands and the afternoon games from the comfort of the beer-tent, which I trust has been set up and stocked with quantities of beer that are wondrous to behold!! Who is coming? Perhaps a blog ‘eyeball’ is in order. We can settle some of our disputes by means of a beer-chug or an arm wrestle?

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  24. @star: I would be interested to see where the Glenwood U14A pack would fit in there. Reports have them as a massive unit – I heard say that their front row is 300kg

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  25. @GreenBlooded: Intend to be there, but it looks like only early Friday and Monday are available, I will be heading off Inland for the weekend. I had lined up a few tjwala’s with Playa – not sure when he is going to be down.

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  26. @Gungets Tuft: Hitting King Shaka at 8am…barring any OR Tambo-like moments, I should be up at Botha’s Hill to catch the 2nd half of the Selborne-Menlo game

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  27. @GreenBlooded: I actually saw you on the stands last Saturday by the Hoopers sign. My wife was just down from you and I asked her to introduce herself ( I was on the way to Waxy’s) as she scares the s#$t out of me and I was hoping she would do the same to you :lol: Unfortunately you must have left early.
    @ Playa- you must wear a pink carnation so you can be positively ID’d :mrgreen:

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  28. @Dixon’s:

    So am I – so a Soweto Pepsi is always my preferred means of delivery. But alas – this is the hallowed grounds of Kearsney in Botha’s Hill so I guess we may have to deal with pre-chilled frosted beer glasses. Bring you Glenwood rugby jersey for the Green Machine game!

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  29. @Dixon’s: Nothing wrong with a quart. Truth be told as they have the greatest turnover they are by definition the freshest and easiest on the palate. Some useless information before the arm wrestling comp :mrgreen: We need QC86 in the mix though.

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  30. @star:

    You always see me at games but you never intro yourself. I guess it will be up to me to intro myself to you one day since you seem unwilling to break the ice….. :mrgreen: Now if only I knew who you were. I’ll have to get ou Pedantic to point you out. We can discuss SBR, the 9-11 conspiracy, the moon-landing hoax………. :roll: :mrgreen:

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  31. @GreenBlooded: What do I know – those are heavy towing days, some of us have to clean up after you p#sscats …

    Then it’s probably only Monday for me ..

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  32. @star: We will be there,just lookout for the family with a big cloud hanging over them.MRI confirmed yesterday Grant’s ACL is off and that after just a 50 min season. :cry:

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  33. @GreenBlooded: I am just very shy and reserved. However after a few quarts in the belly the ” party gets started”
    @ QC86- I am so sorry to hear that. Here is to Selborne performing to expectation and bringing some sunshine back in.

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  34. Two years in a row,Murphy not a mate of ours at the moment,9-12 months after a op.Okes in deep depression .

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  35. @QC86: Very sad to hear, wishing him a speedy recovery and at least some game time later in the season ?

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  36. EG’s Hendre Stassen is a big boy at 2,01cm and 112kg, will be slender though. Seems like a Matfield type build..

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  37. @QC86: Eish..that is bad luck..I know how it translates over to the family!..some very close friends had the same type of luck in 2010 and 2011 also with a hooker and again now just before the start of the varsity cup. My own one had his ACL torn end of last year in a hostel game!…after he played the whole season without any injuries for Maties u/21!…Varsity Cup cricket etc all gone out the window!…But we live again for next season!..Good luck and keep the chins up!

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  38. @QC86: Sorry to hear about that ACL. My only advice is to not rush him back into the fray. I would say 1 year away from full contact, otherwise you are asking for trouble. Good luck!

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  39. Predictions for day 1:

    Kearsney -Selborne – Kearsney by 3
    SACS-Dale – Dale by 5
    Menlopark-Westville – Menlo by 10
    EG Jansen-Affies – Affies by 1
    Glenwood-Framesby – Glenwood by 12
    Grey College-HTS Middelburg – Grey by 7

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  40. @Pedantic: I have the same results bar Westville if they play to their true potential.

    KC BY 10
    DALE BY 15
    ‘VILLE BY 7
    AFFIES BY 10
    GLENWOOD BY 7
    GREY BY 15@Queenian: A bold statement – going to be interesting

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  41. Predictions for day 1:

    Kearsney -Selborne – Kearsney by 12
    SACS-Dale – Draw
    Menlopark-Westville – Menlo by 15
    EG Jansen-Affies – EGJ by 18
    Glenwood-Framesby – Glenwood by 30
    Grey College-HTS Middelburg – Grey by 18

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  42. @Buffel: Will be interesting maybe everybody is under rating Selborne which might work in there favour they a really good team and unless Kearsney are super hot they going to battle.

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  43. My realistic predictions for KERF Sel vs Kers Sel by18 Sacs vs Dale. Dale by 10. Menlo vs West West by 10. EG vs Affies EG. by 15. Glen vs Framesby. Glen by 10
    Grey vs HTS. Grey by 15

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  44. EG Jansen will win Affies by around 20 points, if not more. Some bloggers here obviously have no idea idea what is going on in schoolboy rugby, especially those with KES or College jerseys on or maroon SBR caps :wink: or maybe they still stuck in the traditional era.. Just to enlighten a few folk, in 2014 Affies had one of their weakest teams in years, with majority of their players in Grade 11 as per the bloggers. The very same year EG Jansen had one of the strongest teams in years, even in the country,with around 75% of their players also in grade 11. Now if Affies and EG Jansen were to meet in 2014, the score difference would have been around 30 points or more..So my common sense tell me if indeed some changes of gigantic proportions happened at Affies between 2014 and 2015, I do not see them beating EG Jansen this year..It migt take another year or two. Just my logical observation,but we will see tomorrow. Going to be a good one.. :wink:

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  45. @jakes: I still feel that 20 points is ridiculous … EG will be strong this year, but 20 points over Affies is a bit of a mind-#### for most of us traditionalists.

    Good luck either way – looking forward to a great game – game of the day IMO.

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  46. My previous post was just to get to bring things a little bit more into “prospective” as per my way of thinking off course. :mrgreen: But we all know anything can happen on the day on a rugby field..I am glad Affies and EG Jansen gets a chance to meet again. I can recall Affies beating EG Jansen 19-15 the last time they met at Kearsney ( I speak under correction) it is always great to play Affies..a rugby day between Affies and EG Jansen on all levels, Junior and Senior teams would provide some fantastic competitive rugby. Unfortunately EGJ will only be able to compete with the A and B teams in the Juniors and 1st and 2nd teams at SNR level.

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  47. Roger oh Roger. EG who? Let me give you a hint. It is that school who would have easily beaten your team by 60-70 points if they played’ EG who’ in the last 15 years. I know you might have been born a few years after KES was built so sorry to burst your bubble but things have changed. Unfortunately I can not recall seeing the team you representing in the top 10 in the last 30 years. Do they actually still play rugby? you must keep up with the times man..it is not 1950 anymore when there was only about 10 schools playing rugby which includes your school.. :cry:

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  48. @jakes: On that note I feel I need to intervene here…Just so set the record straight..last 6 years rankings

    2009: KES No 7 – EG No 19
    2010: KES No 27 – EG No 24
    2011: KES No 5 – EG No 35
    2012: KES No 13 – EG No 33
    2013: KES No 71 – EG no 5
    2014: KES No 28 – EG No 9

    In the collective rankings over these 6 years..EG is No 13 and KES No 14…So much closer than you think and things have not changed as much as you think!..

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  49. @jakes: EG had a great side when Estiaan was at lock and you had that great blonde fly half, forget his name. Since then they have been quite good. This year I’m not sure, what are your results so far. Affies by 20 would mean Affies will have to have a very bad day and EG on fire. Not many sides beat Affies by 20 or more……even in their weaker years…

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  50. @jakes: it’s going to be a great battle up front, especially in the line outs. Both sides have tall timber at lock!

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  51. Thanks BHP– yes it is clear that Roger’s team is on a very bad downward spiral..especially the last two years..in 2008 EGJ was also in the top 5 if you would like to add that to your equation and in 2004 probably as well when they were the 1st school who managed to knock Affies out of the Super 16 series….This Johnny come lately he is talking about will give his team a hammering on all levels..the SNR team at least 50 points the last 2 years and the JNR teams, oh boy, it’s gonna be embarrassing. People must realize that they can not compete with the Johnny come lately’s anymore and move on.. They had their change, now realize their are much better teams now.. :mrgreen:

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  52. @jakes: Hi Jakes,

    I also hope for a EG win today, but please keep the following in mind.

    Although the 2015 team has some talented players, you need leadership, a strong TEAM mentality and discipline to win the big ones.

    The 2013 and 2014 teams had this. Not so sure about the 2015 team. I hope I am wrong.

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  53. @jakes: Swings and roundabouts mate, the older schools have all gone through peaks and troughs over 100 years and will do so for another 100 and more. The one thing the newbies cannot buy is history, tradition & memories. How old is EG? I think a little bit more respect for the schools that actually started rugby in the country might be better. EG SACS are the oldest playing school in the country, they have not been strong lately and might battle at Kearsney, but without SACS none of us would be playing the game today….

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  54. All playing, “My willy is longer than yours?” Endurance is what counts. Give us some scores, and for Petes sake, keep Beet out of that tent. (with no signal)

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  55. It is going to be slightly embarrassing if none of the KZN teams win on the 1st day. The Selborne result is not a surprise, word from Slummies was that they will have a very good team this year.

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  56. @akw: Eish! Disappointing result. Well done SACS. I hope the boys can bounce back on Saturday…it will be an uphill battle against Westville.

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  57. @Grasshopper- Yes what you saying is true. Everybody have some good years, then some not so good years and then pick up again..many have been around over 100 years and others 20 years.. I was just teasing Roger a bit. He knows very well who EG Jansen is and I know very well who KES is..:) :) Like Bog said, it is not about who has the biggest ….., but the biggest heart..that is why we love schoolboy rugby..

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  58. @ Valke- ons sal oor so 2 ure weet. Hoop EGJ sit hul beste voet voor vandag..Sterkte vir Affies ook..dit gaan ‘n goeie game wees..ek meen wie wil nou vir Affies en Grey College wen nie.. :wink:

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  59. @BOG: Boet – Greenblooded, Pedantic, Buffel, Playa – all daarso. You have no price, they are probably all “passengers requiring assistance” by now.

    Question for the boys there – did the Westville U17 prop make it onto the field – is the paperwork sorted out??

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  60. @saints: Wow that is a major surprise – Jeppe needed a last minute try to win!! I expected Jeppe to win by 40. When last I looked there were on course at 20 to nil up at HT. I suspect that they put all their reserves on at HT, but still, that is a great fight back by St Charles. How have there other results been this year?

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  61. @akw: Luckily no embarrassment. Predict Glenwood will see off Framesby as well. Fingers crossed.

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  62. This is only their second game of the season – they played St Andrews from Bloem and beat them in a scrappy game which could have gone either way 18 – 10. There was also a chucka game against college.This is not a bad side – i only hope that they have a injury free season, so that they can compete.. :roll:

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  63. @QC86: EG Jansen baie sterk. Affies miskien bietjie teen die verloop van die spel 20 – 5 voor halftyd. Drie drieë teen een. Net een drie verdoel van die vier gedruk. Affies in die begin van die wedstryd ‘n strafskop oorgesit.

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  64. Hard game on the go here, Affies playing with better structure. Leading 20-5. EG needing to score another 35 points to win by 20 :wink:

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  65. So bietjie nutelose inligting. Grey Strawberries (combined 2de / 3de) het gister vir Westville (2de / 3de) met 20 – 8 op Vryheid rugby week geklop. Affies (combined 2de / 3de) het teen Rooiskool U/19 1ste span verloor – weet nie wat die telling was nie.

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  66. @Cappie: Geluk met die wen.Wys jou net. Baie dinge ,maar veral dat mens maar moet pasop om die vel te verkoop voordat jy die beer of bul geskiet het.

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  67. @Pinotage: Ongelukkig nie self daar nie, maar kry darem nuus van die laaitie en van een van die ma’s. Sal julle laat weet as ek iets hoor. Hulle het vandag teen Rooiskool gespeel, maar nog niks gehoor nie.

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  68. @jakes: That’s a 50 point swing on your prediction. Maybe some of the other bloggers do know a little about schoolboy rugby. One thing is for sure, a year can make a world of difference in school team sport, even if a lot of the same players are still present.
    Maybe Valke was right, leadership could be an issue. You need a strong leader to make a fight back possible.
    Well done to Affies. Hope EG bounce back before Grey College on Monday. Good luck. I have always enjoyed watching EG at KERF.

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  69. @Pinotage: Baie dankie. Alhoewel die telling baie hoog is, kan EG Jansen nie afgeskryf word nie. Hulle skrumwerk was baie beter as die van Affies en hulle het drie vasskoppe gevat. Hulle was ook menigte kere op Affies se doellyn waarna hulle foute begaan het wat uitgebyt is deur Affies. Affies het so ook ‘n geel kaart gekry aangesien hulle die maul laat val het op hulle eie doellyn.

    Sterkte vir EG met die res van die naweek, en ek weet hulle sal opstaan en regmaak na vandag se verbroude kans. Twee taai wedstryde wat vir hulle voorlê in Framesby en Grey. Moet nie vir EG afsryf nie!

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  70. @akw: Sadly I didn’t see the game but so far the closest game of the day. Must have been exciting.

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  71. Wow .. 1/4 so far for my predictions…

    Well done Affies …lyk my jul verloor teen Paul Roos was net n slip! Nou lyk Affies en Monnas na die 2 groot honde hier in die Noorde!

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  72. Valke seems you were right. Yo yo yo- This was unexpected..Well done to Affies. What a huge improvement from 2014-2015. Let me the first to acknowledge that I was completely wrong BUT also VERY VERY disappointed with all the handling errors on EGJ’s side. Just too many handling errors from the start and in vital moments caused them to play themselves out of the game.They were right up there at a stage in the second half with all that pressure, then the intercept try caused by another handling error broke their spirits seems like it. After that it seemed that Jansies threw in the towel and was a free for all for Affies..Oh boy the coaches will have a lot of work on their hands to make sure the handling errors are sorted out by both the forwards and the backline. Good luck forward to Jansies and Affies. I hope more games will be scheduled between the two schools in future.

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  73. @Cappie:

    Het darm n Selborne wen … darm 2/2 by St.Johns. Voel of 2015 BAIE minder voorspelbaar is as laasjaar!

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  74. Ouch…losing by 40 points with a pack that is 814kgs 8-O :) …..EG Jansen have problems…where was this affies side last weekend against Paul Roos?!?! :-|

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  75. @BoishaaiPa: Dit klink vir my of al die Kaapse spanne baie goed is hierdie jaar, en die Noordvaal spanne dalk nie so goed soos wat ons dink nie.

    Sal egter wel wil sien hoe sal die wedstyde verloop as dit hier bo gespeel word???

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  76. @jakes: If the coaches have to teach players to catch and pass a ball at this stage of their school career I would be worried.

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  77. @OudUppie: Is die Cherries nie in Pretoria met die Noord- Suid toernooi nie? Maar al die spanne klink vir my n bietjie “afgewater”. Die Eerstes +8 reserwes is by Kearsney, helfte vd Cherries en die Peaches is in Pretoria (as die Cherries) en die Vierdes en helfte vd 5s is in Vryheid (as die Strawberries) Of verstaan ek dit verkeerd? Nie verskonings nie, maar bloot duidelikheid.

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  78. @Cappie: Daar is mos maar altyd voordeel om in n bekende omgewing te speel…Gim en Paul Roos lyk baie goed…Ons is miskien bietjiie lig voor vir die manne soos Monnas en Kie, maar sal maar moet wag en kyk.

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  79. @BoishaaiPa: Paul Roos versus Boishaai will be mouthwatering…it looks like Kriek’s team is the “beez neez” “the real deal”

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  80. Glenwood win 31-0 I think, might be 33-0. Left a few points in the field there. Dull game though, lots of handling errors!

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  81. @BOG: Die Noord/Suid toernooi is eers volgende week in Pretoria – ‘n volsterkte Cherrie span gaan soontoe. Reserwes wat tans saam 1ste span by Kearsney is gaan ook Pretoria toe. Die span wat in Vryheid speel is Cherrie / Peaches gekombineer.@Muzi: Die Strawberries is gekombineerde Cherrie (2de) en Peaches (3de) span.

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  82. @Muzi: Peaches. It has produced 4 Springboks, if Im not mistaken- Kobus Reinach, Piet Van Zyl, Gerrie Britz and Tiaan Liebenberg. Another iconic GCB side, are the “Crocks” (7ths) Nienaber, the Springbok defense coach, played for them@akw: Dankie, ek het gedink di ook Maandag (Is dit nie wat op hulle FB blad gese is nie?)

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  83. @BOG: Peaches..good riddance :mrgreen: ….what about Pine Pienaar?!?! was he also part of the crocks team?!?! :)

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  84. @Muzi: Nothing wrong with Pine Pienaar. The problem, with players and coaches alike, is that when they join the Bulls, they must adjust to the game plan of “high kick and charge”. Actually, why do the Bulls need coaches, at all? If they are looking for a figure head, Im sure there are a few suitable candidates down the road at Weskoppies

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  85. @Pinotage: Is it going to be one of those seasons or did five of their players get red cards in the second half? I wanted to ask Rugbyman, at what age do they recruit, because their U14s lost 5-48, but after this match, I shall keep my mouth shut. But then again, they have had seasons like this before and ended up, unbeaten. Lets hope

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  86. @BOG: I did earlier predict a difficult season. BUT: Sheer guts and determination might prevail.

    I believe Lourens Steenkamp was again quite seriously injured and carried off. Annus horibilis?? I hope not.

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  87. Game of the day team of the day and player of the day will be great from those that were at the games and predictions for the games on Saturday based on today’s performances.

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  88. @McCulleys Workshop: Tough one that, I didn’t see Selborne vs Kearsney, but based on what I did see…..probably Affies….just did the basics right and capitalized on mistakes. EG are a good side and will beat many sides this season. You never get a bad Affies side….

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  89. @spilly:

    Game of the day: Grey vs Middelburg
    Forward of the day: Marco Palvie (GW)
    Back of the day: Dian Gouws (GCB)
    Victim of the day: Brogan Boulle (WV) for surviving more undetected incidents of foul play against him than I’ve ever seen in one match.
    Team of the day: SACS – superb
    Wierd moment of the day: Craig Joubert going off injured in the first half. Hope be hasn’t got a S15 match this weekend.

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  90. Team of the day…. Selborne players Grey #14 Glenwood #8 Westville # 14 HTS Middelburg 6 and 8 some quality players out there…. great matches a pleasure to watch

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  91. @Gungets Tuft: yip he played hooker today… paperwork all sorted and framed at reception at Bowdens :mrgreen: it remains to be seen if the person who signed at KZNRU was authorised. ….

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  92. Great to see some current and old players at KERF today…. Hugh Reece-Edwards, Theo Van Rensburg, Albert Van Den Berg, Robbie Kempson, Heyneke Meyer, Marcelle Coetzee, Bismark and Jannue Du Plessies and sure must have been more on the grand stand

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  93. @GreenBlooded: and he is u/17 great prospect…. just a question on Glenwood game and season…. don’t you think they need a enforcer at either 12 or 13 to get over the advantage line and then get your mobile packs to run from there? It was evident from the northern teams that a strong/big 12 or 13 is a necessity…..

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  94. @BOG:

    I refute categorically that Beet was in the beer tent. He was sitting behind me on the main stand the entire day from 8:30 till the end of the Grey match. Which means I wasn’t in the beer tent either. ……. :( :cry:

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  95. @h2o: I agree, too much elusiveness & guile, not enough force. Glenwood needs a big and abrasive 12 to create the gaps for the backs. The backs are yet to click, but once they do it will be havoc! Liked the replacement forwards. Not sure where Arnoux Venter was, maybe left. Liked how the Glenwood front row buckled the massive Framesby props. Kloppers is a machine! They also need another line out option than Xaba. A good confidence boosting win for the Green Machine, hopefully more improvement going forward. Marco Palvie is something else, just brute force!

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  96. One other thing if Selborne can klap Kearsney like they did either Kearsney was poor on the day, Selborne are amazing or Kearsney only raise their game for derbies. When I watched Glenwood vs Kearsney, the Kearsney pack was getting smashed. Seems Selborne was obviously better up front. Also seems they didn’t miss Bossr at all….

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  97. @Grasshopper: watched the Kearsney v Selborne match and there was one area of concern if i was a Kearsney coach…. the midfield got penetrated at will and with very little effort by the Selborne centres. Kearsney held their own upfront but it catches up with your forwards if you have to chase back the whole game. I stopped counting at 7 missed tackles in the midfield.

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  98. @Grasshopper: Kearsney had a poor day at the office, without their midfield General Tedder, the backline defence was no-where. Selborne identified the weakness early and capitalised – Selborne a very good looking team, but Kearsney made them look better than they are with some very weak midfield defence.

    Players that stood out for me today: Selborne #12, Westville #14 & 15, Affies #4 and HTS #6.

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  99. @Pedantic: ok, can’t comment as didn’t see the game. Surely Palvie must get a look in for forward of the day with 3 tries. What is even more amazing is he is playing with a shoulder tear….the Glenwood pack monstered the bigger Framesby pack, especially at scrum time! The Affies lock & No7 stood out for me too!

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  100. @Grasshopper: Palvie is so consistently good that one kinda expects it from him – great player!
    The Framesby pack were actually smaller than Glenwood ?? Framesby seem to have a small team this year but half of the squad are U17, including their starting props – didn’t do too well at Pukke Skouspel either and might be struggling with too much rugby in a short period of time. Kearsney also seemed flat today after returning from Pukke.

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  101. @Pedantic: not sure I agree, the starting lock wasn’t Venter, much thinner but better, maybe Lencho. The starting hooker was Connor Botha, smaller than the other kid. Brummer is small but good. Framesby’s 126kg prop looked too slow & got pumped at scrumtime. Let’s just say Framesby are not where they were 2 years ago so not a great win, just a morale boosting win.

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  102. @Grasshopper: It’s just what the Dr. ordered to create some momentum, I’m looking forward to some good rugby from GW but have to agree with previous comments about a more abrasive midfield player – a tough one though, coz both Donny and Ruan are such good players in their own right – maybe an option to put one of them on the wing ?

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  103. Just a word of warning:

    I bumped into QC86 this morning before the Kearsney match and did my best not to seemed overjoyed by his words re Selborne: ” I don’t think they are ready yet…” in reference to gelling and peaking as a team. Talk about offering false hope!

    All I can now advise is don’t ever play poker with that man!

    After the Selborne Kearsney match receiving a Whatapp message containing a selfie of himself enjoying a cold one in the beer garden would not have seemed out of place. :mrgreen:

    Selborne figured out the code that unlocked the Kearsney defence in the second half and they looked really good. Their backs were stars particularly the midfield combo of Brits and Coetzer. Fullback Michael Botha also finished very well. Some of their forwards looked sharp as well. I could see why people rate the flank Nieuwenhuizen.

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  104. Definitely agree with player of the day Dian Gouws of Grey College. He must have beaten close to 20 tackles using his footwork today. Check out his stats. Only 1.67m and 65kg.

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  105. Game of the Day for me was Westville vs Menlopark because it was so close and had a thrilling finish.

    Time was up. Menlo just needed to get the ball off the park or cause a stoppage but continued to play. Eventually a loose-forward had the presence of mind attempt to hoof the ball out but he got too much height and not enough distance on the kick so it turned into an up-and-under which a teammate then attempted to catch from a position in front of the kicker.

    The result was a penalty and Neil van Rooyen stepped up to slot this long range kick from an angle to win it. Last week Neil must have felt like a zero after the College match. Today he was a hero.

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  106. I was really impressed by SACS. I expected Dale to blow them away but SACS were just so efficient. They were well-organised and quick up on defence, their pack is light but worked as a unit. They did smart things with ball in hand. The flyhalf Chait was smooth operator. Took control when he had to, played high percentage intelligent rugby.

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  107. Affies and Selborne also very impressive for various reasons. Affies for staying calm and not wasting opportunities to turn possession into points with decisive play. Selborne for playing genuine running rugby and creating overlaps in midfield by combining speed with confident passing. Under long standing Coach Taylor they have come to be known as a 10-man rugby team in the past, so big change.

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  108. Sad points of the day. Having to watch 2 SA Schools hopefuls in Morgan Steyn and Louwtjie Steenkamp succumb to injury within minutes of making appearances in the 2nd halves of their respective matches.

    Both boys had just returned from injury.

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  109. Dit blyl vir my dat Affies hulle skool leuse: Laat daar lig wees verander het na Vorsprung durch Technik”…want daar moes ‘n paar ingeneurs werksaam wees om ‘n wen teen EG Jansen te bewerkstellig na die Paul Roos wedstryd. Nie te min…sal die Affie seuns soos gewoonlik nederig bly in oorwinning soos hulle nederig is in verloor ook. Baie geluk aan die Wit Bulle. Eg Jansen…tel julle koppe op seuns dit was net nie julle dag nie. Bal hop ook soms verkeerd. Garsies baie geluk met julle weghol oorwinning. Menlo…laaste paar minute ontneem julle van ‘n wen…laat my dink aan die Vatsity Cup 2014 finaal…as jy voorloop waarom wil jy stoei? Kantlyn toe!! Kloof, jammer om te hoor van julle nederlaag teem Drosdy, hoor dit was kontroversueel. Sien Paul Roos het 4 “post matrics” in hulle span! Affies moes beswaar aangeteken het!

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  110. @4×4: 4 post matrics? Gee vir ons jou definisie van n”post matric”. Defnitief nie, miskien dalk nie meer o18 nie maar wel o 19, wat heeltemal normaal en aanvaarbaar is, in my beskeie opinie.

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  111. Danie…Rugbyman is heeltemal reg, ek steek so bietjie die draak. Rugbyman…net bly om te sien dat van die ringkoppe geleer het uit hulle verkeerde advies waarop besluite geneem was.

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  112. Well done Affies. I thought the Paul Roos score was a fluke – based on how Affies played in the first half and how Paul Roos scored tries from broken play in the second half.
    However, at the same time, EG is not as weak as what the score suggests. Almost everything went wrong for EG.
    But, in any given match it is about taking chances, and that is what Affies did emulating Paul Roos’ performance last week.
    So, I reiterate, this Affies side is very good.

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  113. @4×4: Die vraag is gevra waar die Blou Bulle o.13 Cravenweekspelers heen is. Ek dink die vraag is al ‘n week gelede beantwoord, maar gister bevestig. Grey o.14 het Menlo met 8-7 geklop en gister vir Garsies met iets soos 48-5. Nou, Affies en Waterkloof sê die spelers is nie by hulle nie en Rugbyman het voorheen herhaal hulle het nie juis veel Cravenweekspelers gekry nie. So, die antwoord is hulle is Menlo toe.

    @Rugbyman: Julle onder-ouderdomsgroepe het bietjie vasgeval gister. Is dit ‘n geval van die impak van die ryery, of is dit maar net dat die ander beter is?

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  114. @Djou: ek verstaan dat grey nie met hulle volle o/14 span teen menlo gespeel het nie… maar ek verstaan ook dat menlo n baie sterk o/14 span het… ek is sekere ons o/14s sal verbeter! Wat die o/15s aanbetref mis hulle 4 manne uit die span wat nog aan SA’s deelneem so hulle sal beslis baie sterker wees na die vakansie! Ons o/16s het bloot teen ‘n baie sterk booishaai span vasgeval, ook hulle mis nog so 4 manne sommiges beseer sommiges by SA’s…

    Ons juniors sal leer om teen die swaargewigte te speel en verseker net verbeter! Dis waaroor die toere gaan, leer, leer en leer….

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  115. @Rugbyman: Nadat ek die O14 telling gehoor het,het ek gebrand om vir jou te vra op watter ouderdom julle dan “werf”, maar na die uitslag by KERF, toe maar besluit om my mond te hou? Ek dink darem julle het my vraag in elk geval beantwoord.Ek kry in ieder geval die indruk dat julle n paar draaie in die Kaap sal moet maak in die volgende paar jaar.Ongelukkig, soos jy weet, is die Vlaktes nie n goeie werwingsarea nie. Ek verneem dat daar bykans n vol span van beseerdes by GCB is, maar soos jy weet, “Cowboys dont cry”

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  116. @BOG: maar hoekom het jy nie liefs jou mond gehou soos jy wou nie? Dit sou baie beter gewees het! :wink:

    Op ‘n ernstige noot weet ons manne daar lê harde werk voor!

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  117. Ek dink die grootste les wat geleer is gister was Jakes met sy EG met 20 teen Affies…..Jakes die slim gedagtes vooraf beteken niks my maat. Dit is op die dag wat tussen die lyne gebeur wat saak maak! Ek het ook al in die verlede so verkondig en dan met nederigheid humble pie ge eet! Sterkte….

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  118. @Bog: Enige idee wanneer van die beseerde Greymanne terugkeer? Hierdie het ‘n lekker knock-on effek – na die Cherries, Peaches ens.
    Gaan jy die Noord-Suid bywoon? Indien wel sal ek jou daar sien!

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  119. @Rugbyman: Tx, dit verklaar baie.
    @Hanswors – ja, dit is die veiligste om niks te sê nie.

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  120. And Outeniqua have beaten the mighty Noord-Kaap 22-7!
    Interesting matches coming up at Noord-Suid!

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  121. Very surprised at the Dale result thought they would put at least 10 past SACS could be a long hard few days for them.

    Playa: Were you my friend you quite.

    Selborne are good will be interested to see how there year goes.

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  122. Beet: Do you have any detail on the Grey PE Under14/15/16 festival that is taking place on the 10th and 11th of April.

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  123. @Djou: Van die beseerdes sal na die vakansie terug wees, maar as Louwtjie se besering so ernstig is as wat vermoed word dan sal hy die derde speler wees wat uit is vir die seisoen.

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  124. @Hanswors: Ja Hanswors- jy is heeltemal reg. Hierdie Affies span is baie goed, baie van hul punte is aangeteken deur menige hanteringsfoute wat deur EGJ gemaak is. Hulle het vinnig op EGJ se foute toegeslaan en dit in punte omskep. Dit is ‘n bewys dat hulle baie goed afgerig word., JY MOET NIE SOVEEL FOUTE TEEN AFFIES MAAK NIE ANDERS WORD JY GESTRAF SOOS GISTER GESIEN>> :oops: Ek kan wel my hart hierop sit, dit was een van EG se mees teleurstellende vertonings die jaar en hulle het so bietjie die handdoek ingegooi die laaste 20 minute na nog ‘n drie gedruk is agv hanteringsfoute….en toe breuk die damwal..Dis nie hulle karakter om handdoek in te gooi nie>> Vra maar vir Garsfontein en Rugbyman :wink: Hulle is baie sterker as wat die scoreline wys dink ek..Hulle het hulself uit die game gespeel met net te veel foute. Miskien was hulle net te gretig om Affies te wen en die basics nie reg gespeel..Maar glo my, ek het hul afrigters al in aksie gesien en daar gaan hard gepraat en gewerk word. EGJ het ook twee van die grootstes in skolerugby direk na mekaar gespeel, Monnas en Affies..hulle sal hieruit leer en probeer regmaak wat hul verbrou het> Ek glo die 2 verlore teen Monnas en Affies so vroeg in die seisoen dalk nie “n slegte ding nie,hulle moes dalk bietjie afgebring word aarde toe om te besef daar le baie werk voor. Kom ons kyk hoe doen hul teen Grey College Maandag. maar sterkte Jansies vir 2015 verder, julle is ‘n rugbyskool met hart, dit kan ek wel se en hulle sal terugkom. 8)

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  125. Dag se manne, ek sien da word nie veel oor die GCB en HTSM game gepraat nie, so seker was HTSM amper gelukkig om gelykop te speel teen n swak beseerde Grey span. Ek is seker EGJ kan Affies maklik wen, dit werk net so as jy teen so n groot naam speel.

    En dan wil ek ma net se, ek week nie hoe word van die kinders gemeet nie. Ek het al die jaar langs van die seuns gestaan, en ook al baie jare langs my swaar wat 201 lank is, so ek glo nie die size van van die seuns nie en ek het dit laasjaar by die Craven week ook agter gekom. SE MAAR NET!

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  126. Apart from the big Affies and tight GCB win, no surprises here. Couple of those that profess to know their SBR don’t look too clever this morning though, but that can be expected from pappas, ooms, OB’s and kwasi-coaches that only follow one player and/or one school I suppose

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  127. @Djou: Nee, ek sal nie die Noord-Suid bywoon nie. Ek dink dit was Oud Uppie wie n lys van beseerdes gegee het. Blykbaar is “klein Os” een van hulle. Baie van hom gehoor en uitgesien om hom te sien speel. Maar ja, dit lyk na n lang seisoen en ons hoop maar hulle kan hulle pad oop baklei totdat die versterkings weer beskikbaar is

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  128. @Oud-Uppie: Eish, if Louwtjie is also out for the season it will be a real “gatslag”. But then again, this is when the character will come to the fore.
    @Rooibul: This game was discussed at another thread.
    @Bog: Sorry, dan kuier ons by ‘n ander keer as jy hier bo is.
    @Ploegskaar: I consider the Westville win also a surprise.

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  129. @ROOIBUL: Kan maar net lag oor size van die seuns wat weergegee word. Was nog altyd ‘n klug.

    Darem bly om te sien van die seuns het korter geword tussen graad 11 en 12.

    Terloops, ek glo nie daar is een 2m slot by Kearsney nie.

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  130. @ROOIBUL: So van size gepraat. Ek sien Kearsney moet klaarkom met ‘n 80 cm heelagter.

    Dit kan nie maklik wees nie, en kon seker bygedra het tot gister se uitslag. :wink:

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  131. @rugbyfan: didn’t Selborne 2nds beat the Cherries last year? Maybe quite a few of them back for Selborne this year….?

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  132. @Grasshopper: Last years Cherries was, in contrast with the Cherries of 2013, not very strong. They lost quite a few matches. The hope was in the U 16s, combined with the few stronger Cherries of last yr

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  133. @BOG: Yep, I’m just trying to work out where Selborne got so much better. Glenwood beat them by almost 50 points 2 years ago, now they humping a not too shabby Kearsney….

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  134. @CyndiAtRugby:

    …..of which several were very late or without arms. It seemed to me that one Menlo player in particular was tasked with rattling him. Nice to see he stood up to the test. AR’s ball-watching??

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  135. My predictions for tomorrows match-ups:

    Selborne vs Menlo – Selborne by 5.
    Westville vs Dale – Ville by 15.
    Kearsney vs Grey – Grey by >60 (sorry guys)
    Affies vs SACS – Brawn vs Brain – Affies by 20
    Glenwood vs HTS – HTS by 20 :( :( :(
    Framesby vs EG Jansen – EG by 30

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  136. Selborne with 10 over Menlo… Ville 10 over Dale…. Grey with 15 over Kearsney…. Affies with 20 over SACS …HTS v Glenwood draw or 3 either way… EG Jansen with 20 over Framesby…. that is if we go with day 1 form…. upsets could be Menlo and Kearsney returning to their true form

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  137. Let me have a stab too:

    Selborne vs Menlo – Menllo by 10.
    Westville vs Dale – Ville by 5.
    Kearsney vs Grey – Grey by 45
    Affies vs SACS – Affies by 40
    Glenwood vs HTS – HTS by 10
    Framesby vs EG Jansen – EG by 40

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  138. @Grasshopper: @Grasshopper: No its not. Not to sure about the friendly part. Will ask my son tommorrow. It does not help holding grudges. Bosser is a great talent but I think he is a better no15. Some positives when he left was J Bruce moving into his position and doing a great job of it.

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  139. @GreenBlooded: Agree HTS are going to be far too powerful for a young & inexperienced Glenwood side, especially in the pack. What I can’t wait for is when the Glenwood backs finally click, gosh they going to cause mayhem……saw a few flickers of spark vs Framesby…..

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  140. @GCollege86: Is it a boycott in all sports, would seem a shame if it was? I was told by a senior contact it’s all sorted, maybe not.

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  141. djou…ek dink daar sal maar gekyk moet word wat die ander uitslae is van die onder 14 toernooie om te kan bepaal of die inkopies die moeite werd was. Daar sal “sustainability” moet wees vir ten minste 5 jaar om ‘n gevestigde groep daar te stel wat kan deurkom om ‘n 1st span vir ‘n geruime tyd te vestig. Die vraag is of die persone wat betrokke is daai tipe finansiele commitment gaan maak? En dan sal dit bitter interresant wees om die sien watse benadering die ander skole gaan volg met hulle werwing vir 2016. Ek sou dink dat van die skole se werwing taktiek teen hulle gebruik kan en gaan word, want as jou kind nie gekontrakteer is op onder 14 vlak nie, kan ek net indink dat die skole ‘n benadering sal volg deur melding te maak op ope dae dat as jou seun nie gekontrakteer is nie, hy alreeds sal meeding vir ‘n plek in die B-span. Dit sal ouers 2 keer laat dink waar hulle hulle kinders gaan plaas.

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  142. Wat die rugby uitslae aanbetref van die onder 14’s het ek nog nie van Kloof sin gesien het, jy het geblok oor Garsies sin en het ek gehoor Affies het pakslae gekry by Booishaai 29-17. Die Booishaai span het blykbaar goeie werwing gedoen onder die WP Cravenweek spelers, dus sal Affies nie te sleg voel oor die verloor nie.

    Grey sal altyd die room van die Vrystaat Cravenweek span trek sonder om werklik werwing te doen, dus gaan dit seker maar oor ontwikkeling van onder 14 vlak boontoe. Dit blyk dat Garsies se strukture in plek is om nou jaarlilks mededingend te kan wees op senior vlak.

    Dan in kort…ek het met De Meyer van Kloof gesels en het hy my meegedeel dat hulle nie Cravenweek spelers getrek het nie. Ek vermoed ook dat Menlo baie meer aggresief gaan bemark by hulle onder 15’s want hulle beleggings het nog nie dividende opgelewer nie, 3 van hulle eerste 4 wedstryde verloor, dus sal Kloof, Affies en Garsies maar op die uitkyk moet wees.

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  143. @4Grasshopper: I am not to sure if it is in all sports. I know that Selborne and Glenwood attended a waterpolo tournament together. Dont think they played against each other, but they would of if it had to come to it.

    I dont know for how long the ban to play them will last. It might just be until JB leaves school but then a similar thing happened I think 15 years ago when a private school was involved and the ban still stand. That ban is for rugby only.

    I will be at the rugby today. I will have my selborne cap on. If you want to chat, I will be sitting where most of the Glenwood supporters sit. You can ask BEET to point you in my direction.

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  144. @GCollege86: unfortunately I won’t be attending today, have a mates Bulls party starting at the Sharks game. But enjoy it, great festival & good luck to Selborne

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  145. Cool and overcast here this morning. Chance of rain later. Primary school match about to kick off. Word of warning: if you plan on getting here at sparrows, you are going to be shunted down to the sewerage plant side of the school and a15 minute walk to the field. Eish!! :evil: :evil:

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  146. @4×4: Kloof se o.14’s het 59-10 verloor teen Outeniqua. Maar jy is reg – dit is nie volhoubaar nie. En die ouers wat hul geld so in beurse investeer, verloor verskriklik baie. Alles net om ‘n span goed te laat lyk.
    Jy is ook reg oor die versigtig wees. ‘n Graad 11-seun van Garsies is ‘n paar weke gelede genader en hy het amper geval vir al die nonsens wat vir hom vertel is.

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  147. @4×4: Very interesting from the team sheets: A certain player in the Menlo team was in Garsies up to grade 10 when recruited by Menlo. He was however recruited by Glenwood from Menlo, but “re-recruited” by Menlo from Glenwood. :roll:

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  148. @Cappie: Daar sal waarskynlik baie veranderinge aan die beginspanne moet wees vandag. Reserwes moet behoorlik speelkans kry en sommige van die manne sal moet rus vir Maandag se wedstryde.

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  149. Leer Menlo op die harde manier by Kearsney? Wedstryde is slegs klaar as die fluitjie blaas.

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  150. @Ploegskaar:

    SACS were awesome once again. Some passionate Affies supporters including Heynecke Meyer next to me instantly silenced and headed straight for the beer tent… :mrgreen:

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  151. Hello moeder aarde, die Affie tuig het geland…is dit dieselfde span as wat teen EG Jansen gespeel het?

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  152. @akw: Noordvaal spanne kry bietjie swaar. Lyk darem of EGJ dit gaan maak teen Framesby. Paul Roos goed voor teen Jeppe.

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  153. I think those blokes who stayed at the KERF and gave the shark tank today a miss were well rewarded.

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  154. I still say that EG Jansen had one of their worst performances of the year against Affies..it was just a bad day for them on the park as the would say..the score inflates Affies strenght a bit and does not reflect the true strenght of EGJ..it is gonna be an interesting year

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  155. @jakes: ai Jakes, afdag teen monnas afdag teen affies, verloor is verloor, vra maar vir affies en monnas vandag. wees liewers bly as jou span wen en sad as hulle verloor as om verskonings te soek.

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  156. Glo die jaar gaan daar nog ‘n paar verrassings wees, maar die skool wat #1 wil wees moet vir PRG en Boishaai wen, manne die seuns speel rugby soos skool seuns dit moet doen.

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  157. Ag PietieRetiefie..wie soek nou verskonings?? Ek het mos gese almal het ‘n afdag, dit was die punt van my boodskap..ek het nie tyd om met kinderagtige gesprekkies met mense soos jy op die blog betrokke te raak nie..kry ‘n lewe

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  158. A bad day at the office for KZN rugby in KZN… Sharks getting thumped with yet another red card….. three of their top 5 schools losing at KERF……. lets hope MC, Michaelhouse and DHS do better upcountry. Two aspects that the KZn teams clearly lack…. dominance at the breakdowns and offloading in the tackle situations….

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  159. Team of the day- SACS for the upset over Affies
    Match of the day- Selborne v Menlo close 2nd Affies v SACS
    Forward- HTS JC Pretorius still u17
    Back- Dale Centre Jonathan Booysen for the way he ran at 10 then 12 and showing the importance of angle running when on attack.

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  160. Skole wat stemme dik maak vir Nr 1 spot…Onder 14 Oakdale en Grey College. Hoor Affies ook baie sterl span :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Onder 15..Affies, Boishaai. Onder 16 Boishaai, Grey en Helpmekaar…1stes teen die tempo is dit ‘n Grey one man show.

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  161. @4×4: En geen fout met die Grey O15s nie ! Groot verbetering op verlede jaar as O14s. Afrigting en vaardighede. Of voel jy genoop om vir GCB uit te los uit ten minste een vd kategoriee? Wat die Eerstes betref, lyk dit vir my na een van daaaardie seisoene, waar elke wedstryd n “struggle” is, maar as hulle deur die eerste helfte vd seisoen kan kom sonder n verloor, is die kanse goed dat hulle onoorwonne kan eindig.

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  162. @4×4: o14 kan jy Outeniqua bygooi, het Waterkloof met 75 en Boland met 50 afgestof. o15 kan jy Glenwood ook in die hoed gooi. o16 sal ons sien…en o19 lê daar nog baie liga games, Noord/Suid, Beeld en Kaapse Skoleweek voor…

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  163. PietRetief- ek is ‘n lekker maatjie..solank jy my nie afpis nie.. :) :) ek nou weer jou boodskap gelees..en ja miskien was ek bietjie cheeky..verstaan dalk bietjie beter wat jy wil se..Hierdie jaar kan enige span om enige dag verras..een swakker vertoning en jy kan gestraf word..kom ons kyk of jy reg is oor Booshaai en Paul Roos..Wildeklawer 2015 mag dalk lekker verras..maar more moet EGJ gou nog ‘n verrassing veroorsaak.. :wink: :wink: :oops:

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  164. Looking at all those pictures I must admit that some of these players doesn’t look like schoolboys…must be the water up north…they look like super rugby players…

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  165. @Westers:

    The Sharks were abysmal. Westville weren’t that bad. Like Glenwood, it was a game the could have should have won. Forwards are underachieving for their weight and the backline lacks cohesion – probably because they are constantly changing the combinations.

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  166. @bog. Nog nie voorreg gehad om Grey onder 15’s te sien speel die jaar nie en sal ek dus ‘n punt maak om hulle uitslae dop te hou. Ek het wel so bietjie rugby gaan kyk tydens die Francois Swart rugbyweek en is dit my beskeie mening dat die onder 15 span wat die Nr 1 plasing gaan kry Affies is. Ten spyte van die inkopies van Menlo af, is hierdie ‘n besondere span..groote, vaardigheid en baie spoed. Ek was dalk bevooroordeeld teenoor Grey se onder 15’, maar word dit toegeskryf aan hulle vertonings laasjaar. I stand to be corrected

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  167. @4×4: Die afgelope naweek het Affies se O/14s twee keer verloor.

    Grey College soos gewoonlik baie sterk maar ek glo nie Oakdale is ‘n sterk aanspraakmaker nie. Transvalia se O/14s het Saterdag 36 – 17 teen Oakdale gewen en was die hele wedstryd in beheer. Transvalia lyk baie goed: nr 6 en 8 uitstekende spelers. Senters ook baie gevaarlik

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  168. BuffelCM…Weereens net so bietjie draak gesteek met die onder 14’s. Ek het so bietjie met ouers gepraat by die Francois Swart week, vernaam ook na djou ae vraag na Cravenweek spelers. Ek kan nou met alle sekerheid sê dat daar geen Cravenweek spelers in Affies se omder 14 span is nie. Die ouers is egter ongelooflik baie trots op die onder 14 span wat elke keer as “under dogs” op die veld draf en hulle man kon staan teen Boishaai sowel as Paul Roos. Hulle noem dit Affies Guts, iets wat in die seuns ingeburger word sodra hulle in Graad 8 die skool inkom. Dan wat ek ook kan berig is dat daar wesenlike beserings is by die onder 16 Affies span, die voorry, slot en losskakel is op die krukkelys vir die seisoen. Ek is ook meegedeel dat die 1ste span wat teen SACS gespeel het wesenlik verander was van die span wat teen EG Jansen gespeel het omdat daar ‘n beleid op die week bestaan dat al die skole hulle reserwes ook moet speel. Kan julle egter verseker dat geen ouers enigsins iets wou wegneem van SACS se wen nie. Nou sien ek ook uit na die Noord-Suid kompetisie by Menlo.

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  169. @4×4: Feitlik al affies se reserwes het Saterdag begin. Ek weet nie of dit toernooi reels is nie, maar Selborne moes dieselfde doen. Die afrigter het my meegedeel dat elke speler op die toernooi ten minste 60min speeltyd moet kry in eerste 2 wedstryde, soortgelyk aan Cravenweek reels.

    Ek het voor die wedstryd met my groot vriend FA Meiring gepraat wat in Paarl is met sy jongste seun en voorspel dit sal Affies wees met 20. Neem niks weg van SACS nie maar ek dink Affies was hulle eie grootste vyand op die dag. Met al daai balbesit kon hulle nie afrond nie. Ek haal my hoed af vir die SACS seuns wat net nooit opgegee het nie.

    Groete van n baie nat Kearsney.

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  170. As dit nat is, is ons in my opinie weer in vir ‘n verrassing of twee vandag. Dalk EGJ se dag??

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  171. Very entertaining match between Westville and SACS. Westville seemed to gain early ascendency via their pack. They also got their backs more involved and looked to be heading for a comfortable win. SACS had other ideas tho and when they got the slick handling working they scored 2 very good tries to actually go into the lead against exceptions. Westville dug deep and closed the game out well. Flyhalf Neil van Rooyen did really well for Westville along with a few others. SACS wing Ruitumetse Magoje impressed with his runs.

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  172. Affies wins 57.0 in a one way traffic type match. Affies no complacency today.Hats off to Framesby. They didn’t give up. And are not afraid to take on the big guns.

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  173. Selborne play an attractive brand of rugby but little errors are affecting their continuity. Their forwards are making an effort to be physical when cleaning. Eventually they got a good try just before halftime. HTSM have had precious few opportunities but managed to lead. They are a persistent team. Their no.6 JC Pretorius is a class act.

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  174. @beet: the real Westville stood up today. Urgency at ruck time…. backs keeping ball in hand at contact time….. and kicking from within 22 for the first time this season. Where was this side against Dale and Maritzburg College. … well done Westville a well deserved win.

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  175. Well done Westville !!! :-) awesome 2 from 3 at KERF – first time we have done so and against a side seeimgly very good !!! happy days now lets continue hopefully… other scores ?

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  176. HTSM came back very strongly in the 2nd half. Their 2nd choice scrummie did a couple of good things as HTS got hands on ball and introduced a bit of pace to their game. Selborne very flat in the second half. Good win for HTSM 23.15

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  177. 10 minutes second half, nice run down the left, ends up with EG wing in for 5 pointer. Conversion missed, 15-3. EG in charge in Bothas Hill.

    Edit – immediate response, try from GCB, conversion is good. 15-10

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  178. Last roll of the dice, EG on the attack, time up on the clock. Penalty EG, taking the kick from half way

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  179. Kick is short. Final Score 17-15 to GCB. Am still think EG had the most of the game.

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  180. @akw:

    old cliché but oh so bloody true, especially when its GCB!
    u haven’t won them until its 5mins after the final whistle LOL
    unlucky EG Jansen because it must’ve been one hell of a game

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  181. Well done EGJ. You nearly caused the biggest upset of the weekend by coming very close to the might Grey College. If your kicking was more on spot you could have taken this game easily, but that is how it rolls. Still you had a brilliant game.

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  182. @ akw – and can be arrogance……….. schools are getting closer and closer to GCB we almost did it last year ….and we are a “swimming school”………..

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  183. Reading some of the comments here, its not the first time in GCBs illustrious rugby history, that for the most of the season, they have to dig deep for every win. Someone spoke of —-guts the other day. Its a word that has been synonymous with GCB for more than a century and that is why they have maintained a winning ratio of 90%+ for a hundred years . There have been many years, where they have not had the best of teams, but Grey guts, honour and the blue jersey, have carried them through. Hopefully, some of the injured will be back after the holidays and the struggles will become less intense. You did all your supporters proud, because virtually every non-Grey supporter, present, is continuously hoping for an upset.Vive la Grey !!
    What the heck, lets drop the artificial humility for a moment and shout it out: VIVE LA GREY !!!!! :mrgreen:

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  184. This Grey 1st team have shown tremendous Grey Guts for the past month. As I have it there are 8 1st team players out injured at the moment. To still produce winning results is an excellent reflection of the attitude and dedication within the team. “When the occasion demands it, the Grey boy always comes up to scratch” Well done to all involved.

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  185. @BOG: This Grey team like all previous 1st GC teams is well coached and the structures are there. They are sometimes their own enemy by trying to rush or force things if they learn to be patient they will suffocate the opposition and the results will come…. Unfortunately you cannot coach this and only game time will help….. still a very good team. …. sterkte met die seisoen

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  186. @Grey Brak: 8 Injuries is still putting them on par with the rest of the teams..is it not Bog who regularly proclaims the Cherries is the 2nd best 1st team in the country? :mrgreen:
    The depth in Grey will carry them through until the injured returns..sometimes those returning from injury don’t necessary make it back into the 1st team..I have seen it happen before. Your squad system with fresh players coming on the last 20 minutes is also a big plus factor in normal interschools matches…couple of fresh legs can make a huge difference in securing a game. Most other schools don’t use that advantage.

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  187. @BoishaaiPa: Its not me who claimed that the Cherries were the second best team- it was mostly others. All in all, a very productive few days for all the teams. Apart from the U14 s today, all matches won- U15, U16 and Firsts. To Outeniqua, the U14s opponents, congratulations.

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  188. @BOG: Apparently Outeniqua has one very good u/14 team..We will find out how good in 2 weeks time when they come down to Paarl to play us in our season derby. I am personally not to much worried about u/14 and u/15 results..as long as you are there or there abouts and competitive with the big guns there is hope for the future. Boys still develop a lot after those years and bigger teams usually have the advantage at that level…seen it to many times over many years.

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  189. @Rhino: Why the arrogance reference? It does not matter who runs out for a GCB 1st team, they will battle till the last whistle as they do not believe they are beaten until the game is finished.

    And I have yet to see a GCB team that is not humble in victory and defeat.

    So I am not sure why that is termed as arrogant.

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  190. Grey will always be the benchmark for others schools. Their Honorary Roll
    of Springboks speaks for itself. Well done to Affies and Menlo for winning their respective games today.

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  191. @BoishaaiPa: It was not BOG, it was me. And I still think the Cherries can beat most 1st teams. A few years back when they had one of their strongest teams, they would have given Boishaai’s first team stiff competition.

    And by the way, congrats with Boishaai’s big victory over Garsfontein. The score implies Garsies was never in the game, but I might be wrong. Maybe akw can provide more info. I always thought Garsies won’t have a strong team this year, but they should be back with a bang.

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  192. @Djou: I don’t disagree with the Cherries abilities..they will give most 1st teams a good go..but I think you might underestimate the strength of a Boishaai and Paul Roos seccies as well..we will always struggle in Bloem..our boys are not used to the thin air and hard fields and as such, always find it difficult to maintain their level of play in the last 20 minutes. I have seen games that was close being lost by 30 points or more in the last 20 minutes. Combined with the travel and fatigue it is a mountain to climb to get a win in Bloem. The same happens to Grey when they travel down to Paarl or Stellenbosch… the games are much more even, but I still think it is easier to play at the coast than inland. The cherries haven’t won in Paarl since 2008 :mrgreen: …That being said, we were only competitive with the cherries in Bloem in 2011 when we lost by 1 point due to a very late pebalty..the rest of the Bloem games we got hammered!

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  193. @Djou: I also think one of the big games in Bloem this year will be the u/16 clash between Boishaai and Grey. In 2013 we won 46-6 as u/14 in Bloem..last year it was much closer in Paarl as u/15… I think the Grey u/16’s will have a bone to pick with us come 2nd May!…Friend of mine’s son is in that u/14 and u/15 Grey team…don’t know if he is still in the u/16 team, but he is waiting for me on the deck!

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  194. @boishaaipa, don’t forget about the Paarl gym seccies…they have beaten Boishaai the last 2 years…congrats on your team’s excellent results at St Johns….awesome performance

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  195. After the Easter tournament the ranking should in my opinion be Paul Rooa 1, Boishaai 2, Grey cb 3…too early to rank Paarl gym, we will see after north south

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  196. After the Easter tournament the ranking should in my opinion be Paul Rooa 1, Boishaai 2, Grey cb 3…too early to rank Paarl gym, we will see after north south

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  197. @Djou: Garsies was never in the game. This is what I wrote on the St Johns thread:

    “In the scrums Boishaai placed Garsies under great pressure, and in the lineouts the only balls Garsies won cleanly was the ones Boishaai decided not to contest on. This negated the Garsies backline completely, they did not get any front foot ball and in most cases received man and ball at the same time. With zero time and space they could do nothing.”

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  198. @PaulRoosPa: From a period they only selected Springboks from the WP@BoishaaiPa: Hopefully that attractive FS ref will be waiting with all her skills and attributes, now 2 yrs older, but with refined skills

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  199. Well after today Grey College will know there is a new threat called EG Jansen from Boksburg..I see most are arousing themselves regarding Grey College’s performance, which I do not take away from them..they indeed have been SA’s nr 1 forever..BUT not 1 word about EG Jansens performance..also 3 tries against two in favor of EGJ, if only they converted 1 all would have sang a different tune now..well done EG Jansen, you rocked Grey College’s foundations today..even if by school size you have a third of the boys Grey College have with no boarding facilities. To me, and I believe to some non traditionalist bloggers, EG Jansen were the true winners of this game when it comes to heart and guts.. And most of the traditional bloggers who do not give others their place under the sun and can not give recognition when it is due, they are the real losers on this blog..no wonder MikeST left this blog, I begin to share his sentiments..Good luck and well done EG Jansen, you will still rock many a traditional schools foundations in future..you can be proud of your performance today..

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  200. @jakes: I would think that by saying Grey had to show guts etc to win the game, respect and acknowledgement are given to EG Jansen.

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  201. @jakes: No one is taking away from EG Jansen. But you are missing a point. They did not shake GCB as you suggest. As I pointed out earlier, there have been many seasons where GCB had to fight for every win. You had your opportunity today, and you did not take it and it may be a long time before you get one again. What makes GCBs achievements so significant, is that every school they come up against, comes at them highly motivated and with the kitchen sink. And as someone has suggested, you only stop playing them when they have left the field and in the shower

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  202. Well done to all the teams, with a special word of thanks to EG Jansen from Boksburg, you all played some entertaining rugby, to the best of your ability and represented your respective schools well. Boishaai, PRG and GCB seems to be the teams that stood out, to the rest, the season is long and plenty time to correct the wrongs. Remember, its just a game and if all the boys enjoyed the experience, they are all winners.

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  203. @jakes: Well done EG, takes huge heart to come back from the Affies defeat to almost beat Grey Bloem, the EG boys showed character. We all knew they had a bad day at the office vs Affies and the score was flattering to Affies. Does EG play Monnas at all? That would be a brutal clash….

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  204. @Jakes: Up north, there will always be respect for EG Jansen.
    However, the problem is that if you are 15-3 up against Grey, you should close out the game. I think once EG Jansen manages to close out games against teams such as Grey, the respect will from all over the country will be even more.

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  205. @BoishaaiPa: No doubt that Boishaai also has strong 2nd teams.

    I think this year is the year of the Cape. Grey will struggle to beat Boishaai and Paul Roos this year if their injured players don’t recover.

    However, Paarl Gim seems to be quietly building for that top spot this year. Any team that can beat Pietersburg by 70 points (and not by just 40) must be awesome.

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  206. @jakes: The true winners of each game is indicated by the score board.

    Instead of predicting big victories and claiming moral victories a supporter should support their team with humility, in victory and defeat, and hope that it has a period of sustained excellence that will establish it as a rugby stronghold.

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  207. @akw: Hoop julle kan verbeter voor Outeniqua en Paarl Gim! Ek is seker die manne moes iets geleer het. Gewoonlik is die wil om te wen en harde werk net soveel belangriker as talent.

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  208. @Djou: Die vaste fasette het nodig om ingrypend te verbeter. Ook minder foute, die 1ste drie drieë afgestaan was direk van Garsies foute af. Sal maar moet sien… :roll: :roll:

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  209. @jakes: EG Jansen is clearly making their mark and they deserve respect for punching way above their weight when the number of available boys is considered.

    Just 2 points to consider: 1) It is never over until the fat lady sings. AND: 2) Never count your chickens before they are hatched.

    All the best for the rest of your season.

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  210. After attending this festival I must compliment the guys from Kearsney as this is the best festival around not only from a logistical but also a team / game / support perspective.

    Even though there were losers and winners I think that the quality of rugby made rugby the only winner in the Easter tournament.

    Not one team did not do themselves proud and the manner in which they portrayed their skills were just magnificent.

    Well done to all concerned.

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  211. @jakes: I thought EG made most of the play and deserved a better result. I don’t think it was superior talent or skill that won it for GCB, just the fact that Grey don’t believe they can lose. Self belief was the difference. EG can take heart, they will turn over many good teams this year.

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  212. @akw: You are absolutely correct. One can also add Boland Landbou and Oakdale. And I never see arrogance from their supporters. Ploegman a case in point.

    The season is getting very interesting. I am concerned about the number of injuries though. Too much and too intense gym training perhaps?

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  213. @BoishaaiPa: As ek reg onthou, was dit jy wat vir ons n analise gegee het van die persentasies van seuns in elke skool wat aan rugby deelneem. Ek en Babbalaas het nou net elders daaroor gepraat. Wil jy nie asseblief van jou kosbare tyd, dit weer vir ons “pos” nie Ek dink di nogal relevant, en al is die syfers n bietjie verouderd

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  214. @akw: Dink as n coach nou nog op vaste fasette moet werk sal ek geworried wees. Sienende dat jy so neerhalend is in jou kommentaar.

    Quote “@jakes: If the coaches have to teach players to catch and pass a ball at this stage of their school career I would be worried.” Unquote

    Arrogance in commenting should not be made if and when wearing dual loyalty / support on your jersey………………….. that’s clearly why you “choose” the Grey jersey as it will give you 50/50 bragging rights……

    @jakes: I think you should stay away from predictions and rather say your say after the games……….. THE EGJ guys did well but you do need a kicker to win close matches. 9 points is just to much (excluding the last penalty missed in terrible weather conditions)

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