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The best 5 SA school coaches includes 3 rugby mentors

25 November, 2012 beet 65

In the December issue of SA Sports Illustrated magazine coaches Sakkie van der Walt of Affies, Grant Griffy Griffiths of Dale and Barend Steyn of Kearsney are named along with a soccer and a cricket coach as the Five Best School Coaches in South Africa…

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Beeldtrofee 2013: Is EG Jansen leaving the Macro Schools competition?

23 November, 2012 beet 44

The Beeldtrofee is divided into four school divisions competitions that play matches at under-14, under-15, under-16 and first XV levels. The four divisions are Small Schools, Medium Schools, Big Schools and Macro Schools. The Macro Schools competition sees many of the well-known for rugby Afrikaans high schools situated north of the Vaal River battle it out in a knockout style format with the winners of each age-group claiming a Beeld trophy.…

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DHS Rugby 2013

23 November, 2012 beet 64

Horsefly No.1 has put together a potential squad for the 2013 season.…

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Maritzburg College 150th Festival fixtures

20 November, 2012 beet 146

Maritzburg College is the oldest high school in KwaZulu-Natal and one of the oldest schools in South Africa. In 2013 the school turns 150 years old. An Easter rugby festival featuring well recognised rugby schools has been arranged as part of the 150th celebrations. …

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Kearsney Easter Rugby Festival (KERF) 2013 fixtures

20 November, 2012 beet 45

Kearsney’s sixth annual Easter rugby festival (KERF) will take place from Thursday 28 March to Monday 01 April 2013 on Botha’s Hill. The organisers have once again managed to assemble a top quality field including Grey College (Bloemfontein), Paarl Gymnasium and Paul Roos (Stellenbosch) who are regarded as three of the all-time best rugby schools in South Africa. In 2013 Boland Landbou (near Paarl), Framesby (Port Elizabeth) and Outeniqua (George) will make their debuts.…

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School athletes suspended for taking drugs

18 November, 2012 beet 8

According to a Sunday Times news report, King Edward VII School has banned three of its athletes from all sports activities after they confessed to using performance enhancing drugs. …

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How many schoolboys will go on to become Springboks?

18 November, 2012 beet 14

Okay this is my new favourite example and is handy for anyone who wants to keep things simple. A bit of what I call FYUI – for your useless information.
We have about 100 or so top rugby schools in South Africa. Working on the assumption that two-thirds of the First XV are matrics and one-third grade-11 or lower, that gives 1000 players graduating high school every year. How many of those make it to play for the Boks one day?…

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Springbok test record: 1992 – 2012

18 November, 2012 beet 7

This exercise below covers the Springbok rugby period from world rugby readmission in 1992 until present day.  It started out as an attempt to work out the number of schoolboys in any given year that would go on be capped at Springbok level, based on historical data.…