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KZN have a Craven Week date with the Lions

10 July, 2012 beet 121

Following their mesmerising 48-24 performance against a seemingly shell-shocked Free State, the KwaZulu-Natal under-18 schools team now has to turn their attentions the Lions. A much stronger pack of forwards and a flyhalf who prefers to seek out field position awaits the KZN boys.

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Craven Week 2012 Fixtures : How Day 1 & 2 might turn out

8 July, 2012 beet 68

The tried and tested format at Craven Week is amongst other considerations and objectives to work towards two teams, one from the Day 1 group and the other from the Day 2 group, meeting in Saturday’s unofficial final. This means that the main matches on days 3 and 4 have to more or less serve as semi-finals.…

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Craven Week 2012 : Players to watch

8 July, 2012 beet 3

Craven Week is about to kick off. Handre Pollard the Paarl Gim, Western Province under 18 and Junior World Championship winning flyhalf has certainly added considerable weight to the term “high-profile player” this SBR season.…

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Independent Schools Week 2012

4 July, 2012 beet 25

The ISRF kicks off at Penryn School near Nelpruit today. Five Kwazulu-Natal schools  are participating. They are Clifton (Durban), Hilton, Kearsney, Michaelhouse and Thomas More.…

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Academy Week Day 1 results

3 July, 2012 beet 0

 Things didn’t go according to plan for the KZN Academy team on Day 1 in Wellington. They went down 34-19 to South Western Districts, this after being just 14-15 behind at the halftime break. It seems like disciple was a major cause for concern with no fewer than three yellow cards being issued to KZN players during the match.…

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u19s: Free State 13 Sharks 12

1 July, 2012 beet 8

The Sharks under-19s traveled to Winterton, a little town sort of midway between Escourt and Ladysmith on the KZN map, for a Currie Cup warm-up match against the Free State on Saturday 30 June.…

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Academy Week 2012

1 July, 2012 beet 15

Wellington in the Boland is the venue for this year’s provincial under-18 Academy Week running from 02-05 July. The match days are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, so it’s quite congested and will be physically demanding on the players.…

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Grant Khomo Week 2012

1 July, 2012 beet 22

The Grant Khomo Week for under-16 provincial players starts at the University of Johannesburg on Monday 02 July 2012. The scheduling is very tight with each of the twenty teams playing three games over just four days.…

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Bus burns: close call for KZN u18s

29 June, 2012 beet 1

The KZN u18 players and coaching staff were fortunate to escape unharmed when their bus caught alight and eventually burnt to smithereens on the way back to Durban from East London earlier this week. Not so lucky was their new Mr Price Sport kit that was reduced to ashes.…

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Thoughts on Hilton vs Michaelhouse game

28 June, 2012 beet 4

With probably over 10000 people in attendance, Hilton’s Gilfillan field had this sort of mini amphitheatre feel about it.  The atmosphere throughout the game was incredible but probably peaked just prior to kickoff. Reason…