|Thu.02May||HJS Paarl BH||55||15||Sharks Invitation|
|Thu.02May||Paarl Gim||43||18||Harmony SA|
|Thu.02May||Paul Roos||30||17||Maritzburg College|
|Sat.04May||Glenwood||17||15||HJS Paarl BH|
Using BHP’s ranking for this week and assigning a value based on a formula of 100 minus current rank to each school with the two invitation teams given the benefit of being ranked jointly in 85th position (100-85=15 points), the sum of each school’s two opponents was arrived at and used as the basis for determining who had the hardest schedule. Waterkloof came out tops. The school from Pretoria has to play Outeniqua and Paarl Gymnasium at this year’s Wildeklawer Skouspel. …
After Gauteng raced into a 4-0 lead thanks to outstanding efforts by St Davids and St Albans, KZN’s Northwood spearheaded by their frontrow trio put a spirited fightback to come from 11-3 down at home to beat a gutsy St Benedicts team. Westville backed up this first win in the compo with a very meaningful home result of their own against a strong Pretoria Boys High outfit. At 4-2 and with many feeling that the tail end of this compo will favour the KZN schools, it makes this weekend’s two games tie-breakers of sorts. …
UPDATED: KZN wins 11-8 with 1 draw.
There is a real McCoy annual festival in which schools from KwaZulu-Natal take on their Gauteng counterparts. This year as part of their Golden Jubilee celebrations, George Campbell from North Beach in Durban will be hosting this 20-school strong festival which consists of two match days, Saturday 27 April and Monday 29 April 2013. After the Saturday games, organisers will determine which KZN and Gauteng schools to pair up for the Monday fixtures. Their aim is to match strength versus strength.…
This formula-driven ranking system is the only one on any school rugby website to have ranked Paarl Gim as the No.1 team in SA last week. This week EG Jansen and Centurion make the noticeable gains at the top, while Monnas falls 15 places to the unfamiliar possie of 31.…
Paarl Gymnasium defeated Outeniqua 37-25 in an away game the many got to enjoy as a result of the Premier Interschools live T.V. coverage. By winning the game Gimmies effectively put a target on their backs as the new team to beat in SA schoolboy rugby.
The game was little like a “Rock, Paper, Scissors!” contest with the Kwaggas constantly opting for individual brilliance (scissors) and almost always being trumped by Gim’s teamwork approach (rock). …
|M.College||38||11||DHS||Midweek game – College raced to a 31-6 (5 try) halftime lead, then seemed to take their foot off the pedal. Also brought on subs. DHS only lost 2nd half 5-7|
|St Charles||17||18||Voortrekker||Midweek game – Voortrekker caused a major upset by winning this one|
|Port Natal||11||20||George Campbell||Midweek game – Campbell seemed well in control leading 17-3 at one stage. Porties fought back in the last 15min to make it respectable.|
|Centurion||16||12||Monnas||NuPower Pool decider – Centurion are in the Top 4 semi-final|
|Rustenburg||34||39||Kempton Park||NuPower Monday game – Kempies play Centurion in NuPower semi|
|Voortrekker (Beth)||27||21||Hentie Cilliers|
|Outeniqua||25||37||Paarl Gim||Live on TV : SS1 compliments of Premier Interschools|
|Graeme||22||23||St Andrews||Graeme missed a final kick to win it|
|HTS Witbank||24||8||Middelburg||PUK Prestige League final (see picture of champions below)|
|HTS Middelburg||30||30||Centurion||NuPower – 1st-4th semi. HTS Middelburg advances to final by scoring more tries|
|Nelspruit||42||23||Kempton Park||NuPower – 1st-4th semi|
|EG Jansen||32||18||Monnas||NuPower – 5th-8th semi|
|Garfontein||55||20||Ermelo||NuPower – 5th-8th semi|
|Transvalia||34||14||Rustenburg||NuPower – 9th-12th semi|
|Vereeniging Gim||17||31||Florida||NuPower – 9th-12th semi|
|Marais Viljoen||15||34||Eldoraigne||NuPower – 13th-16th semi|
|Pietersburg||18||34||Klerksdorp||NuPower – 13th-16th semi|
Just a quick squiz at how the school rugby rankings are looking ahead of this weekend’s games.…
Archie from Ben Vorster is still hanging onto a slender lead ahead of this weekend’s round.
Dawie Theron has named his final team of 28 players to take part in the Junior World Championships in France during June.
The team will be captained by former Monnas and SA Schools captain Stoney Steenkamp and includes 11 SA Schools players from 2011 and 2012.…
The NuPower-Tuks semi-final playoffs will take place this Saturday at the LC de Villiers Stadium, University of Pretoria on Saturday 27 April 2013. Here is the full schedule of games from under-14 to 1st XV.…
How good is Outeniqua? Well this Saturday you don’t have to rely on a written report or word of mouth. You will be able to judge for yourself. The Outeniqua versus Paarl Gim game will be televised live on SuperSport 1 as a result of the Premier Interschools initiative to provide coverage of the very best of South African schoolboy rugby. BTW Gimmies are no slouches either. Prepare to be thrilled.…
The schools of Mike Fennell past and present have their work cut out if they want to achieve the desired results against strong midweek opposition.
Fennell the former headmaster and an old boy of KES took up the post of CEO at DHS earlier this year. On Wednesday KES are away to Affies, while DHS makes the trip up to Pietermaritzburg to face College.…
Along with the recently update formula that drives the BHP rankings comes a recalculation of who the Top 30 schools in SA have been since 2009 (including the present season 5 of 2013 ).
The rankings confirm that the organisers of Wildeklawer are pretty much on the ball when it comes to inviting the cream of the crop to attend the annual showpiece which will be held from 02 – 04 May at Maritzburg College in Pietermaritzburg this year.…
Updated. The formula driven ranking system is still the way to go and compliments of BoishaaiPa we have just that.…
Westville produced their best result of 2013 when they beat a strong Pretoria Boys High 1st XV 22-17 on Bowdens 2, alongside their main field.…
The Los Pumitas have beaten the Baby Boks 2-1 in a series in Argentina. After winning the opening match 26-3, the SA under-20 team lost the next two games 27-42 and 22-27.
On the one hand it’s pleasing to see the juniors getting valuable game time as a unit ahead of the Junior World Championships in France in June. However one just has to ask the question again: do we have our best players on board? …
On Saturday Grey High held on to recorded a 23-18 win against visitors Paul Roos. This was their second win in two seasons against Paul Roos.
A feature of the game was the outstanding form of under-16 flyhalf Curwin Bosch who turned out for the home side’s 1st XV. Many locals in attendance feel that the youngster’s play was the difference between the two teams on the day.…
|KES||–||–||Jeppe||Postponed due to waterlogged field. Wonder if rescheduled game will be televised?|
|Queens||6||0||Dale||Massive Derby. Dale really lifting their game to fit the occasion|
|Grey HS||23||18||Paul Roos||Paul Roos missed too many kicks|
|Pearson||13||20||Nico Malan||3 more tries for a player of the season Selvyn Davids of N.M.|
|Die Brandwag||40||3||Muir||Die Brandwag continue to be a surprise package of 2013|
|Westville||22||17||Pretoria BH||Westville scored 2 well worked early tries & did not look back|
|Michaelhouse||5||36||Glenwood||Glenwood ran the ball in the wet & it paid dividends|
|M. College||–||–||DHS||All 4 of DHS’s planned games for 2013 on Goldstones have now been canned|
|St Charles||–||–||Voortrekker||Postponed to Tuesday or Wednesday|
|Bishops||18||22||Paarl BH||Bishops led 11-0 at one stage|
|Boland Landbou||37||27||Wynberg||B.L. came from behind by scored 2 late tries to seal a good victory|
|Oakdale||20||12||Drostdy||W/Cape Match of the Day|
|Centurion||–||–||Monnas||NuPower – 1st place pool decider. Postponed.|
|Nelspruit||45||5||Marais Viljoen||NuPower. Nellies into the Top 4 semi-final|
|Garsfontein||45||15||Transvalia||NuPower. Garsies will testify to the unforgiving format. They are 1 of the best teams in SA this season can only hope to finish 5th in the NuPower this season|
|Rustenburg||–||–||Kempton Park||NuPower – 1st place pool decider. Postponed until Monday,|
|HTS Middelburg||15||13||EG Jansen||NuPower – 1st place pool decider – Match of the Weekend|
|Grey College||43||0||Louis Botha|
|Grey College Cherries||51||10||Sentraal||1 week after holding powerful Klofies to 20-25, Sentraal lose to the Grey Bloem 2nd XV|
Geskryf deur Johann van Tonder
Argument dat ‘n skool ‘n tradisionele rugbyskool is, is op eierdoppe gebou. Die onderstaande statistieke oor die wenners van die administrateursbeker/Direkteurstrofee/Beeldtrofee toon hoe tye verander het. Voorheen “tradisionele” rugbyskole verdwyn, en nuwe word gebore. Die lewe verander en mens moet aanpas.…
The selectors have named four teams plus reserves for what should be the penultimate round of trials, to be held at Bellville High School on Wednesday 24 April 2013.
While one would normally assume that the Stoffberg and Links teams, who meet at 16:15 are more highly regarded than the Jasper and van Rensburg selections, who play each other at 15:15, there is always room for surprises in the final selections.…