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Headmasters in distress

1 Feb, 2020 Beet 3

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. …

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Wesgrow Sentrale Skole SportReeks 2020

28 Jan, 2020 Beet 0
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Boishaai to line up against two big name Irish clubs

27 Jan, 2020 Beet 91

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.…

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Ex-Bok Marius Joubert joins Stellenberg

27 Jan, 2020 Beet 4

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.…

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Western Cape School Rugby Fixtures 2020

18 Jan, 2020 beet 4

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.…

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Monnas to play Boishaai at 150 year old Porterville

18 Jan, 2020 beet 11

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.…

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KwaZulu-Natal School Rugby Fixtures 2020

18 Jan, 2020 beet 11

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.

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Matric Results 2019 analysis for the rugby schools

13 Jan, 2020 beet 123

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.…

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School rugby coaching / official changes ahead of 2020

31 Dec, 2019 beet 2
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Who is in the school rugby coaching Millionaires Club anyway?

31 Dec, 2019 beet 8

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.…

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Top South African Rugby schools show interest in a “national championship” competition

1 Dec, 2019 beet 122

Press Release from Carl Fabian of

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
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A new Maroon on the way

17 Nov, 2019 beet 14

Paul Roos Gymnasium rugby is set to go one level up and their nearest rivals will have their work cut out trying to match the standard of excellence it will bring about.

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SA u19 team to play Georgia in December 2019

12 Oct, 2019 beet 39

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 1 PR Dewald Donald Affies Bulls SAu18
1 2 PR Banele Mthenjane Nelspruit Lions SAu18
1 3 PR Thabiso Mdletshe Glenwood Sharks SAu20 SAu18
1.5 7 PR Sphekahle Dube Maritzburg College Sharks CW
1.5 8 PR Hanru Jacobs Paul Roos Sharks SAu20 SAu18
2 4 HK Morne Brandon Monument Lions SAu18
2 5 HK Jason Alexander Wynberg WP CW
2 6 HK JJ Kotze Paul Roos WP SAu18
4 9 LK Werner Gouws Grey College Bulls CW
4 10 LK Werner Coetzee Glenwood Sharks AW
4 11 LK Lunga Ncube Glenwood Sharks SAu20 SAu18
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
7 15 FL Sibusiso Sangweni Kearsney Lions SAu20 SAu18
8 16 LF Celimpilo Gumede DHS Sharks SAu20 SAu18
8 17 LF Evan Roos HJS Paarl BH Sharks SAu20 SAu18
9 18 SH Bernard vd Linde Menlopark Bulls CW
9 19 SH Jaden Hendrikse Glenwood Sharks SAu20 SAu18
9 20 SH Thomas Bursey Selborne WP SAu18
10 21 FH Ethan Wentzel Centurion Valke AW
10 22 FH Juan Mostert Paul Roos WP SAu18
12 23 CT Dawid Kellerman Paarl Gim Bulls CW
12 24 CT Rynhardt Jonker Glenwood Sharks SAu18
13 25 CT Diego Appollis Garsfontein Bulls CW
13 26 CT Muzi Manyike Jeppe Lions SAu18
13 27 CT Mnombo Zwelendaba Selborne WP SAu20 SAu18
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