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Contract dispute sidelines 2 schoolboy rugby players in the Free State

12 February, 2015 beet 24

Free State. According to a report in Netwerk24 (link) two promising schoolboy rugby players that joined Welkom Gymnasium from Hennie Cilliers in Virginia this year are not allowed to play rugby for any school except the Virginia Sports Academy (Hentie Cilliers) until a dispute that has arisen over their respective contracts with the Academy are laid to rest. The Welkom magistrate has enforced this until the charges for breach of contract is resolved by arbitration on 19 March. The boys are from George and Port Elizabeth and the report mentions that the academy had already spent a large sum of money on them.…

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Grey College fixtures for 2015

30 January, 2015 beet 22

The finalisation of the Grey College fixture list for 2015 is being delayed because the Bloemfontein City League is yet to confirm the local inter-schools matches. For now here is the provisional fixture list. It is as impressive as always. Grey pits their strength against many of the toughest schoolboy rugby opponents in the land.…

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Grey College vs Maritzburg College back on fixture list

13 August, 2014 beet 58

Grey College and Maritzburg College have restored annual interschools ties after five seasons of inactivity. Their match will be broadcast on DSTV Supersport at 14h00 on Saturday, 16 August 2014.

Prior to 1997, the two schools met a handful of times over the years with the first meeting taking place way back in 1940. Then from 1997 for 12 consecutive seasons Grey against Maritzburg College was an annual fixture.…

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Bad idea: Henry Immelman playing Free State Currie Cup this year

30 July, 2014 beet 19

Big news doing the rounds is that Grey College fullback Henry Immelman has been included in the Free State Currie Cup 2014 training squad. At this stage it’s unclear whether this is a genuine call-up or just some sort of I don’t know marketing or incentive ploy that rugby unions like to make use of from time to time. Either way the story kind of reminds me of Jaco Taute from back in 2009 when we was a 6 A’s matric student at Monument in Krugersdorp and got to make his debut for the Lions senior team at just aged 18.…

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Henry Immelman returns for Grey College vs Glenwood

23 July, 2014 beet 31

Grey College’s star player Henry Immelman is fit and raring to go after being sidelined for a couple of months with bad facial injury suffered against Affies. The attack-minded fullback is bound to be one of the standout players on display when Grey College takes on Glenwood in Durban on Saturday, 26 July.…

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Bondedag 2014

24 June, 2014 beet 167

Sasolburg on 28 June 2014

Time Provincial u18 Provincial u18
09h00 Leopards 7 34 Griquas
10h20 Limpopo Blue Bulls 20 48 Griffons
11h40 Golden Lions 20 22 KwaZulu-Natal
13h00 Free State Cheetahs 31 21 Blue Bulls
14h20 Valke 36 30 Pumas
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Live on TV: HJS Paarl BH vs Grey College

22 May, 2014 beet 53

With the exception of unfortunate first choice fullback Henry Immelman, who picked up a nasty looking injury against Affies a couple of weeks ago, Grey College will have a full strength team to take on Boishaai in Paarl on Saturday. The game will be televised on SuperSport 1 at 14h00. …

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Tygerberg loss means Grey Bloem is the last man standing

19 May, 2014 beet 12

Four tries either side of halftime in a game that Paarl Gim dominated up front and finished through their backs, saw previously unbeaten Tygerberg lose their unbeaten tag in unceremonious fashion. The final score was an massive 48-0 to Gimmies. That means Grey College is the only major unbeaten team left in South Africa in 2014!…

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Grey College beats Affies 42-31 in a school rugby showpiece

9 May, 2014 beet 75

The FNB Classic Clash between Affies and Grey College in Pretoria on Saturday, 10 May 2014 was televised and turned out to be an outstanding advert for schoolboy rugby. The match was played at a high tempo and featured some very good offloads that assisted in tries.…

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3 changes to Wildeklawer matchday 2 schedule

25 February, 2014 beet 34

The finalised Wildeklawer Super Skole fixture list for 2014 containing three changes was officially released by the organisers of SA schoolboy rugby’s premier festival today. The mouthwatering game between Grey College and Paarl Gymnasium just the way the late Basjan Reinhardt would have wanted it, will take centre stage on matchday 2. Paul Roos are also given the opportunity to avenge their 12-29 defeat at the hands of EG Jansen in 2013. …

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HTS Louis Botha benefitting from Craven Week quotas

19 February, 2014 beet 6

The under-18 Craven Week quota system specifying the minimum number of previously disadvantaged players each team MUST select for their squad of 22 has paved the way for transformed Bloemfontein high school HTS Louis Botha to rise up and become one of the biggest contributors of Craven Week players in South Africa.…

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Grey College’s powerhouse rugby results

7 February, 2014 beet 46

A Wildeklawer match-up between the Grey College, the best South African boys only high school at rugby and Paarl Gymnasium, the best South African co-ed rugby school looks set to be made official next week. This effectively means that Grey will compete for a powerhouse grand slam for only the fourth time in their history, with 2010,2011 and 2012 being the three previous seasons in during which they took on all four fellow powerhouses namely Affies, HJS Paarl Boys High, Monument, Paarl Gymnasium and Paul Roos.   …