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u13 Craven Week Day 3

27 June, 2012 beet 30

Fixtures for Thursday 28 June:

09:30am: Free State 34 Zimbabwe 0
10:20am: Namibia 10 Pumas 7
11:10am: Border Country Districts 19 Golden Lions 5
12:00pm: Border 5 Leopards 24
12:50pm: Griffons 22 Limpopo 0
01:40pm: Boland 22 Eastern Province 12
02:30pm: Griquas 11 KwaZulu Natal 5
03:20pm: Blue Bulls 28  South Western Districts 5
04:10pm: Valke 0 Western Province 17

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Cheetahs u19 team filled with Grey Bloem OBs

27 June, 2012 beet 0

The Free State under-19 team to take on the Sharks in Winterton on Saturday 30 June has been named. Its interesting to see that the Union has been able to retain the services of many of the players that formed part of the unbeaten Grey College team of 2011. …

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u13 Craven Week Day 2

26 June, 2012 beet 4

The KZN u13s bounced back in the best way possible from an opening day defeat at the hands of the Valke to beat the hosts Free State 26-12. This certainly sets a good precedent for their u18 counterparts to follow when they meet Free State at Craven Week.

Eastern Province 12 Golden Lions 7
Limpopo 0 South Western Districts 15
Griffons 19 Pumas 7
Border Country Districts 0 Griquas 10
Boland 7 Valke 8
Leopards 0 Western Province 45
Namibia 36 Zimbabwe 5
Blue Bulls 34 Border 10
Free State 12 KwaZulu Natal 26
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KZN 1st Team Rankings 2012 – updated

25 June, 2012 beet 23

The Hilton win over Michaelhouse has made things a little fuzzy with regards to who the no.1 team in the province is.

There are a number of ways to rank the KZN Tier 1 teams.

To keep it simple, a pretty fair system of awarding 2 points for a win, 1 for a draw and 0 for a loss has been used below.

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u13 Craven Week Day 1

25 June, 2012 beet 7

Grey College in Bloemfontein hosts this event for primary school provincial representatives.

Day 1 fixtures:

10:00am Namibia 0 Griquas 36
10:00am Griffons 0 Boland 15
10:50am KZN 3 Valke 18
10:50am  Leopards 56 Zimbabwe 0
11:40am EP 6 Blue Bulls 31
11:40am Lions 8 Border 10
02:20pm WP 36 Pumas 5
03:10pm Limpopo 14 Border CD 12
04:00pm Free State 10 SWD 15

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Coulson called up as cover

25 June, 2012 beet 21

Glenwood wing Dylan Coulson who many felt was unluck not to have made one of the two KZN under-18 representative teams this year, has been asked to provide short-term cover for his injured teammate Corné Vermaak.…

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Hilton 26 Michaelhouse 22

25 June, 2012 beet 12

Hilton pulled off a surprise by beating Michaelhouse and ending their visitors unbeaten run stretching back to 17 March 2012.

Hilton (17) 26:
Tries: Mark Gunn (2)
Conversions: Cameron Wright (2)
Penalties: Cameron Wright (4)
Michaelhouse (19) 22:
Try: Josh Moon
Conversion: Rob Anderson
Penalties: Rob Anderson (4)
Drop Goal: Rob Anderson

 Match report out soon.

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Bulls u18s dominate at Bondedag

24 June, 2012 beet 0

The Bulls u18 team made their Craven Week intentions loud and clear when they hammered the Cheetahs 37-10 at the annual Bondedag held in Rustenburg on 23 June 2012.…

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Baby Boks are Junior World Champions

23 June, 2012 beet 2

The Baby Boks recorded a marvelous 22-16 win over New Zealand in IRB Junior World Championship final at Newlands last night. It’s the first time since the under-19 and under-21 competitions were merged that New Zealand have gone home empty handed.…

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Hilton vs Michaelhouse Preview

22 June, 2012 beet 7

The Hilton-Michaelhouse derby is one of the best attended in the country.  Despite being a little out of the way, the match often attracts huge crowds with talk about 15000 and more spectators not unusual at all. …

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Kearsney look set to play Grey Bloem

22 June, 2012 beet 9

Kearsney has been offered the opportunity to play Grey College in a curtain raiser to the Cheetahs vs Cardiff game scheduled to take place in Bloemfontein on 04 August 2012. It’s actually quite a privilege for Kearsney to have been invited to participate in this special fixture.…

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Junior World Cup Final

22 June, 2012 beet 0

The Baby Boks come up against perennial finalists New Zealand in the final tonight. New Zealand lost their first ever match since the inception of the u20 age-group version of the event against Wales…

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KZN Age-Group Rankings 2012

21 June, 2012 beet 22

Using the 2 points for a win, 1 for a draw, 0 for a loss scoring system and then separating teams on the same total by points difference,  here are the results arrived at for the KZN 2nd XV, u16A, u15A and u14A age groups in 2012 for the 8 schools that competed against each other in strength vs strength matches:

(Warning: although this is very simplistic system, it is bound to be contentious, so reasonable suggests on how formula driven improvements can be made are welcomed and will be considered).…

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New scrumming laws

21 June, 2012 beet 13

In a nutshell, the IRB’s new scrumming laws will be tested for a trial period.

“Pause!” will disappear altogether.

“Engage!” will be replaced by “Set!”

So it will be “Crouch! Touch! Set!”

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Michaelhouse beats Kearsney

21 June, 2012 beet 20

What a good advert for schoolboy rugby this game turned out to be. With so much at stake in the form of the winner being crowned the number one KZN team for the season, Michaelhouse and Kearsney would have been forgiven for playing conservative, minimal risk rugby. …

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Adendorff & Serfontein: IRB Junior Player Nominees

19 June, 2012 beet 3

Former Glenwood High School loose-forward, Shaun Adendorff has deservedly earned himself an IRB Junior Player of the Year Award 2012 nomination along with the classy former Grey College midfielder Jan Serfontein and the Irish flyhalf JJ Hanrahan.…

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KZN u13 Craven Week Team

19 June, 2012 beet 44

The under-13 Craven Week 2012 takes place at Grey College in Bloemfontein this year. The action begins on Monday, 25 June 2012.…

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Bondedag 2012

19 June, 2012 beet 0

The entertaining Noordelike Bondedag, an appetizer for what’s to come at Craven Week takes place at the Impala Rugby Club in Rustenburg on 23 June 2013.…

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The 2012 KZN 1st XV Rankings

18 June, 2012 beet 49


When it comes to ranking the top school teams in KZN, there are any number of ways to go about it. For the purposes of keeping it simple, a pretty fair system of awarding 2 points for a win, 1 for a draw and 0 for a loss has been used below.…

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KZN Schoolboys take on Sharks Academy

17 June, 2012 beet 4

The KwaZulu-Natal Craven Week and the Academy Week teams will get their first taste of action when they take on two Sharks Academy u19 Invitation teams at Kingspark on Monday, 18 June 2012 starting at 2:30pm.…