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SA Schools Cricket team 2012

23 December, 2012 beet 26

Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Thursday, announced the South Africa Schools XI team after the closing ceremony of the Coca-Cola Khaya Majola Under-19 Week in Potchefstroom. …

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Monnas SA Schools lock joins the Cheetahs

23 December, 2012 beet 0

Phillip du Preez, the former Monnas and SA Schools 2011 lock has been snapped up by the Free State after it surfaced that the Bulls were interested in releasing him along with a number of other junior players.…

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Is the Bulls junior recruitment policy helping or hurting SA rugby?

23 December, 2012 beet 28

It’s fair to say that Heyneke Meyer has not enjoyed the best of seasons. Since taking over as Bok coach this year his reputation has taken a bit of a knock. He’s still held in high regard at Loftus though. Here his past successes as Blue Bulls coach put him in a position to influence how the Bulls go about their business both on and off the field of play to this day. Amongst his ideas implemented was an aggressive junior player recruitment model aimed at ensuring the Bulls remained South Africa’s most successful professional era team. …

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Justin Geduld, poetry in motion

16 December, 2012 beet 32

Justin Geduld of Western Province is a sight for sore eyes on the rugby field. He is able to rely on a combination of speed, balance, strength on the feet and vision to pick out perfect lines. This has helped him to unhinge even the most well-organised and tightly guarded midfield defensive structures.…

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DHS picks a KES coach to be Head of Rugby

13 December, 2012 beet 63

Grant Kretzmann, the King Edward VII School (KES) forwards coach and assistant to Carl Spilhaus signed up earlier this week to be DHS’s new Head of Rugby. Kretzmann will be joining former KES headmaster Mike Fennell (DHS CEO) as new arrivals at the Durban school when the first term of 2013 starts.…

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Swys de Bruin is joining the Golden Lions

12 December, 2012 beet 25

Well it feels like it was just yesterday when Swys de Bruin was being formally introduced as the new Head Coach at Northwood School. However today his Facebook page contained the following message:

Nog n era verby! Ek het die pos aanvaar by die Leeus as backline coach. Sien baie uit na die nuwe uitdaging!Ek glo die Here sal ons paaie gelyk maak!

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Damelin Rugby Night Series 2013

12 December, 2012 beet 11

Port Natal will once again host KwaZulu-Natal’s only official school rugby cup competition during the humid month of February. Damelin is the generous sponsor of the competition that features both 1st and 2nd teams.…

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KZN coaches on new u14-u16 school scrumming laws

12 December, 2012 beet 7

In attempts to increase safety, SARU recently accepted proposed changes to school scrumming for the under-14, under-15 and under-16 age-groups. The main effect is that the hit on the engage has been eliminated. The term to describe the new form of engaging is “passive engagement”.…

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Maritzburg College names their new headmaster

12 December, 2012 beet 9

Chris Luman has been named as the 15th headmaster of the school. Luman, a Wynberg old boy who taught at both his alma mater and Queens before heading over to New Zealand, will take over the reigns during College’s milestone 150th year.…

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College loses a coach to the Sharks Academy UAE

12 December, 2012 beet 4

Steve Botha, the Maritzburg College Rugby Administrator and Backline Coach during the 2012 season has been snapped up by the Sharks Academy. Botha will head to the United Arab Emirates shortly to take up a brand new coaching position at one of the high performance academies that the Sharks are in the process of setting up. …

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New SARU regulations bring an end to u16s playing 1st XV rugby

8 December, 2012 beet 21

ADDENDUM 1 of 2012:
SARU REGULATIONS FOR UNDER‐AGED RUGBY:
SCHOOL RUGBY AGE‐BANDING
The following document is an Addendum to the SARU Regulations for Under‐aged Rugby currently applicable to Adult rugby and are additional Regulations that apply to all School‐level Rugby played under the auspices of the South African Rugby Union, the South African Schools Rugby Executive, and the affiliated fourteen (14) Provincial Rugby Unions.…

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Wildeklawer 2013 fixtures

6 December, 2012 beet 39

Wildeklawer SuperSkole brings together the Who’s Who of schoolboy rugby in South Africa. It is the one and only tournament that gives spectators the opportunity to watch all six powerhouse schools as well as a number of other top rugby schools that traditionally dominate the game in their respective regions, under one roof. Maritzburg College who will be celebrating their 150th birthday next year, has been given the honour of hosting this prestigious tournament from 02-04 May 2013.…

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Easter Festivals and player safety

6 December, 2012 beet 13

Although I’m a big fan of school rugby Easter festivals, I’ve sometimes felt a little guilty that my entertainment is being provided at a higher than acceptable injury risk to the players participating. Squads are made up of 22 players, there is rotation and games at certain festivals are reduced from 70 to 60 minutes. Nevertheless the best team players are often required to play all three games over just five days. It’s the kind of big ask we would not dream of making of our modern top senior professionals.…

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A big 2013 awaits Noord-Kaap

5 December, 2012 stoopstats.co.za 28

The 2013 season holds several exciting challenges for Noord-Kaap, one of the pillars of Griqualand West high schools rugby.

The most imposing of these will be their keenly-anticipated debut at the prestigious Wildeklawer festival, hosted by Maritzburg College early in May. …