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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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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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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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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…

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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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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. …