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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.…

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C’mon Ref!

16 November, 2012 beet 140

Supporting one’s rugby team is a pastime filled emotion when done right. These outbursts are sometimes triggered by decisions made by the man in the middle. …

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Bye-bye dual sportsman: Jean-Luc du Plessis

14 November, 2012 beet 33

Boland has named it’s Coca-Cola Khaya Majola under-19 Cricket Week team. Missing is the name of Boishaai all-rounder Jean-Luc du Plessis, a fast left arm bowler and top order batsman. …

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Over-aged KZN school player resurfaces in provincial sevens

13 November, 2012 beet 32

On 03 November 2012 the Sharks team defeated Eastern Province Kings 29-14 in the SARU national sevens final for and I stress here for mens teams. A member of the impressive EP team was none other than one Mbembe Payi. Payi was a student at DHS earlier this year…