A headmaster’s job is often underrated. Successful schools on the right track and/or improving more often than owe a great deal of that accomplishment to having a really really good headmaster at the helm. …
14 March 2020…
World Rugby’s top international accreditation…
Hoër Jongenskool Paarl – Paarl Boys’ High 1st XV will take on the under-19 teams of Irish and European rugby giants Leinster (Dublin – 21 March) and Munster (Limerick – 24 March) as well as a club team from Cork (26 March) during their two week tour of Ireland.…
Former Bok and Paarl Gim centre, Marius Joubert is back for more schoolboy rugby action in 2020. After helping out at their main rivals Durbanville during the 2019 season, Joubert has been roped in to assist at Stellenberg, located just 5km away.…
Live-streamed full matches of 70-minutes on a Saturday will character the vamped up Afgri Prestige Rugby Schools Day for 2020. This event is now the real-deal and is bound to attract a lot of interest from near and far.…
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WP top schools put their differences behind them
Paarl Boys’ High sport recruits created a headline story in 2019. The end result was that Cape Town Souther suburbs giants, SACS and Wynberg opted out of playing interschools rugby fixtures against them. Fortunately it proved not to be a longer term arrangement, meaning that all three WP Premier League schools will be at it again in 2020.…
Monument’s Witbulle will be in action in the first really big battle of the ranking toppers in 2020 when they travel down to Porterville in the Boland to play WP heavyweight Paarl Boys’ High. A must-watch match at a must-attend event – Porterville will be turning 150 years old and are bound to put on an extra special, extra memorable event for visitors during their annual Sports Weekend (Bulfees).
Here are the work-in-progress Noordvaal fixtures.…
Written on 18 Jan 2020 before DHS pulled the plug on Glenwood.
For the first time in many seasons all the top schools of the more densely populated region of the province of KwaZulu-Natal (currently nine of them) will do battle against each other. Glenwood – Hilton is back on, as is Glenwood – Michaelhouse interschools and even Northwood has opted to reignite the challenge posed by the Green Machine of Durban South. Independent school St Charles College from Pietermaritzburg is another who expanding their horizons in an effort to be counted amongst the best in the region.…
IEB’s St John’s College produced killer matric results to top the pile in 2019 with a bit of daylight between themselves and second on the list.
Once again Bishops (private) and in particular Rondebosch (state) produced outstanding results, nearly achieving 100% university pass rates from the NSC.
Last year’s top dogs, Kearsney had to make do with fourth spot.…
The start of a new season also brings new opportunities for SBR Bloggers.…
A breaking news article about a fairly high profile school rugby coach having signed on the dotted line to head up the rugby programme of a rising Cape Town Northern suburbs high school, also brought into play a suggestion that the said coach was set to be the latest in his school aligned profession to earn in excess of R1 million per annum and therefore join an exclusive Millionaires’ Club.…
Press Release from Carl Fabian of www.ruggas.co.za:
A dream of many schoolboy rugby supporters is about to come true. Some of the top rugby playing schools and major role players came together during the past few months to negotiate the birth of arguably the most competitive schoolboy rugby challenge in the world.
- Garsfontein Hoërskool,
- Grey College,
- Hoër Jongenskool Paarl (Paarl Boishaai),
- Monument Hoërskool,
- Paarl Gimnasium and
- Paul Roos Gymnasium
Boland Landbou (outside Paarl), Outeniqua (George) and Paarl Gim are three of the Western Cape’s high profile rugby schools that will take part in the Bulls Rugby Day / Afgri Prestige Rugby Schools Day 2020 on Saturday 14 March at Loftus in Pretoria as well as the impressive 7th Barloworld Toyota Menlyn Noord Suid Rugbytoernooi at HS Waterkloof in the same city starting a week later.…
There is a high percentage of SA Schools continuity in the South Africa under-19 team to tour Georgia where they will play Georgia Under-19 team on Monday, 2 December, and Thursday, 5 December 2019.
The tour will replace the Under-18 and Under-19 assessment camps usually hosted by the Junior Springbok coaching staff with an eye on the selection of the Junior Springbok squad for the World Rugby U20 Championship.
This is possibly the first time since 2007, when the u19 Junior World Championships were made away with, that SA players will be receiving u19 caps.
|1.5||7||PR||Sphekahle Dube||Maritzburg College||Sharks||–||CW|
|1.5||8||PR||Hanru Jacobs||Paul Roos||Sharks||SAu20||SAu18|
|2||6||HK||JJ Kotze||Paul Roos||WP||–||SAu18|
|4||9||LK||Werner Gouws||Grey College||Bulls||–||CW|
|5||12||LK||Adrian Alberts||HJS Paarl BH||Lions||–||SAu18|
|5||13||LK||Emile van Heerden||HJS Paarl BH||Sharks||SAu20||SAu18|
|7||14||LF||Thabo Ndimande||Hans Moore||Valke||–||CW|
|8||17||LF||Evan Roos||HJS Paarl BH||Sharks||SAu20||SAu18|
|9||18||SH||Bernard vd Linde||Menlopark||Bulls||–||CW|
|10||22||FH||Juan Mostert||Paul Roos||WP||–||SAu18|
|12||23||CT||Dawid Kellerman||Paarl Gim||Bulls||–||CW|
|14||28||WG||Stravino Jacobs||Paarl Gim||Bulls||–||SAu18|
|14||29||WG||Keenan Twigg||Potch Gim||Leopards||–||CW|
|15||30||FB||Cohen Jasper||Drostdy||Free State||–||CW|