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2013 Baby Boks will be in the JWC pool of death

10 November, 2012 beet 24

The pools for the Junior World Championships (JWC) has been announced. The same irritating format which sees teams divided into 3 pools, with only the winners of each pool and only the single best second placed pool team overall advancing to the semi-finals, stays in place.…

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Star-studded field gathers for SuperBru

10 November, 2012 beet 43

Many of SA’s current crop of SBR heavyweight bloggers (I’m proclaiming it) have signed on for the very challenging yet lighthearted SuperBru End of Year Tour compo. …

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DHS & Glenwood meet to discuss rugby player

6 November, 2012 beet 215

Information from a reliable source indicates that a meeting took earlier today (Tuesday 06 November) between the Glenwood and DHS heads. This was at the latter’s request. The meeting was to discuss the move of a prominent Grade 11 First XV rugby player from DHS to Glenwood.…

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School Rugby Festivals 2013

6 November, 2012 beet 89

There are going to be some outstanding first team school rugby festivals taking place around the country between late March and early May 2013.…

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SA u20 Trials squad named

4 November, 2012 beet 79

Dawie Theron has named a squad of 50 under-20 players to attend trials and a training camp in Stellenbosch from 9-12 November 2012. …

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Garsfontein: 7s School Champions for 2012

2 November, 2012 beet 20

Hosts Garsfontein beat 2010 and 2011 champions Tygerberg 43-28 in the high scoring cup final to claim the @lantic 7s Champion of Champions title for 2012. It was Garsies third @lantic tournament win of the year. They had participated in 2 out of the 16 @lantic regional tournaments and won both (Pretoria and Kempton Park), to qualify for the Champion of Champions main event.…

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130+ days of Raymond Rhule

2 November, 2012 beet 2

On 06 November 2012 Raymond Rhule will be 20 years old. Just a little over 130 days ago, 98 maybe 99 out of every 100 South African rugby fans would have been clueless if asked who Raymond Rhule was. He has since redefined the term ‘overnight success’. …

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Grey College: a rugby factory or importer – what’s your opinion?

2 November, 2012 beet 116

I wanted to throw this one out there for some rational mature feedback because it became a bit of a debate between a few members on my Whatsapp rugby group, starting last night and continuing this morning. It initially revolved around Jan Serfontein, who added the under-20 Player of the Year to his list of rugby awards at the SARU event yesterday. …

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SA Schools Cricket rankings

2 November, 2012 beet 11

The website www.saschoolsports.co.za bravely compiles an SA schools cricket ranking on a regular basis nowadays. Hats off to them for making the effort. It’s a huge undertaking considering that school cricket is being played in at least 3 different formats and at all times of the week. …