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KZN u18 7’s team 2012

13 Sep, 2012 beet 54

The 12-player KwaZulu-Natal 7’s team to take part in the national tournament was finalised earlier this week.

KZN will join 19 other Provincial teams at the annual @lantic Provincial u18 Sevens Tournament to be held at Tukkies in Pretoria on 4-5 October 2012.…

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DRSU Youth Club Rugby Final Logs for 2012

13 Sep, 2012 beet 11

The semi-finals of the DRSU youth club rugby season takes place on Sunday, 16 September 2012 with the top four teams from every age-group division having qualified for the knockout phase. The final regular season log positions used to determine the teams that advanced to the playoffs in 2012 are as follows:…

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Colt club rugby semi-final fixtures

13 Sep, 2012 beet 0

The DRSU club rugby season enters it’s knockout phase this weekend with no fewer than 14 semi-finals matches set to take place at Varsity College on Sunday, 16 September. …

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Andre T’s 3rd Annual WRAAs

7 Sep, 2012 beet 19

Okay here’s a bit of lighthearted stuff compliments of serial blogger Andre T who didn’t forget his KZN (KXN) blogging friends.…

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More schoolboys added to Sharks u19 mix

6 Sep, 2012 beet 16

Hilton College’s Cameron Wright and Hugenote’s SA Schools lock Gideon Koegelenberg are the latest additions to the Sharks under-19 team. The two schoolboy debutants will feature alongside Glenwood’s Marne Coetzee in Saturday’s crucial away game against Free State.…

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Colt Club Rugby: DRSU IPT Teams 2012

4 Sep, 2012 beet 22

After what has been described as extremely tough trials, the DRSU has announced the IPT 2012 squad that will be representing Durban and surrounding areas youth club rugby in Gauteng at the beginning of October 2012. The squad consists of five 22-player age-group teams.…

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Final Schoolboy Rugby Rankings for 2012

4 Sep, 2012 beet 7

Paarl Boys’ High School, Hoër Jongenskool Paarl, Boishaai, HJS and Galpille are the many names of the Western Cape dual medium school that ends 2012 as the top South African rugby school. In so doing they bring to an end a long streak of first place finishes by Grey College. Well done Boishaai!…

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KZN AGM to discuss over-age rugby player policy

4 Sep, 2012 beet 4

Hats off to the officials in KwaZulu-Natal. While other unions and their schools appear to either be turning a blind eye to this issue or trying to convince the world that the problem does not exist in their neck of the woods (when it does), at least in KZN there are ongoing efforts to rid the school rugby system of over-aged players.…

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Marne gets the thumbs ups

28 Aug, 2012 beet 16

Marne Coetzee has been praised by both friend and foe for his performance for the Sharks under-19s against the Leopards in Potchefstroom last Saturday.…

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SA school rugby regional rankings 2012

28 Aug, 2012 beet 18

Schoolboy rugby statistician Boishaaipa, who’s formula driven national rankings system is used by another website and often complimented as being the most accurate one in South Africa, has taken it upon himself to determine the “regional champions” for 2012. He has used the same formula and criteria that drives his national rankings and applied it to results achieved by schools within their own regions only.…

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Grant Khomo selection is just an indicator

27 Aug, 2012 beet 16

Looking at the two KwaZulu-Natal under-16 representative teams of 2011 alongside the Grant Khomo 2012, gives an indication of who to be on the lookout for in 2013 as far as individual talent is concerned. Going by the current batch of under-17 that played at either Craven Week or Academy rugby in 2012, Grant Khomo selection never quite tell the full story though.…

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SA HP u16 Squad 2012

24 Aug, 2012 beet 19

After much delay, the 50 player strong HP under-16 squad has finally been published. KwaZulu-Natal has four representatives, while the Lions have nine and Western Province plus the Free State contribute eight boys apiece. Grey College from Bloemfontein is the best represented school with four followed by Glenwood with three. The players will attend  a training camp from 30 September to 7 October at the Paarl Gymnasium High School…

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Glenwood u16 player continues to impress

23 Aug, 2012 beet 30

Just one week after putting in a very inspiring performance against College on Goldstones, Glenwood’s Morné Joubert picked up the Player of the Tournament award at the conclusion of the Durban leg of the @lantic 7s, held at Glenwood on 18 August 2012.…

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Michaelhouse gets top KZN rugby award 2012

23 Aug, 2012 beet 12

There isn’t a league or a knockout competition in KwaZulu-Natal, however with all the top rugby schools playing against one another on an annual basis, there is opportunity to compare the KwaZulu-Natal inter-schools results in any given season and determine who the top team is. This is the exact purpose for which the eighth annual Traditional Rugby Schools Awards Luncheon was held on 15 August 2012. …

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2012 SA Schools players are bigger than 1992 Boks

21 Aug, 2012 beet 5

It is just over 20 years to the day since South Africa gained readmission to the international rugby arena. Rugby has changed a fair bit in terms of the rules and the way it is played in that time but remains a game loved passionately by many South Africans both young and old. It was therefore interesting to compare some of the statistics of the first Bok team selected back in 1992 to those of the current SA Schools team.