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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…

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Mr Price Sport backs the KZN u18 team

28 June, 2012 beet 19

Mr Price Sport, well-known in schoolboy rugby circles throughout the country for their generous kit support, are continuing  the existing partnership with the Kwazulu-Natal under 18 Craven Week team. …

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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.…