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KZN Coaches and Selectors for 2014

31 Aug, 2013 beet 64

The KwaZulu-Natal schools youth weeks coaches and selectors for 2014 have been finalised. As a result of changes, Glenwood and Kearsney “appear” to have gained a bigger say in the overall running of the provincial age-group selections for the various national youth weeks.…

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Die Burger finals team sheets

30 Aug, 2013 beet 117

The finals of Die Burger’s Rugby Competiton for schools in the Western Province, Boland, SWD and Eastern Province will take place tomorrow in Paarl.

The big clash will be the finals in the Big School’s Division where Paarl Gymnasium (WP) will play against Outeniqua (SWD). The final will be played at Paarl Gym. Kick-off: 12:30 – Paarl Gym A Field;…

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u19 & u21 junior provincial rugby reaches the halfway mark

30 Aug, 2013 beet 14

The Junior (under-19 and under-21) Currie Cup seasons have already reached the halfway mark. The Blue Bulls finally seem t o be getting it right at under-19 level. This year’s under-19 team is undefeated and leads the way in their age-group, which the Bulls haven’t won since they implemented their huge recruitment drive under head scout Xander Janse van Rensburg. Much time and money went into compiling the Bulls teams of 2010, 2011 and 2012 and each year they had to settle for second place. Western Province win the title in 2010 and 2012 while the Golden Lions claimed the honours in 2011. …

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Durban youth club u18s to play at Ellis Park

29 Aug, 2013 beet 5

For the first time ever, the DRSU U18 team will take to the field at Ellis Park. Having gone through trials, the team has retained the core that played against Montpellier and are looking sharp. …

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Star-studded lineups for Die Burger final

29 Aug, 2013 beet 13

The recent returns from injury of Paarl Gim’s lock JD Schickerling and centre Ryan Oosthuizen, two players that haunted Outeniqua during Gimmies 37-25 victory back in April, is bound to have a significant effect on the outcome when the two sides meet again in this year’s Burger Trophy main final. The final will feature the highest number of SA Schools players in a school match this year, not to mention the many other outstanding provincial players that will also be showing off their skills.

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Bashford confirmed as new Northwood rugby coach

29 Aug, 2013 beet 8

Grant Bashford has been reappointed by Northwood. Bashford was one of former Sharks head coach John Plumtree’s right-hand men for the past few years. He now assumes the role of Head of Rugby at Northwood, making him Malcolm Kennedy’s replacement in title, although Bash will be in charge of coaching the 1st XV and therefore in a way replaces former head coach Donald Ngwenya as well. …

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BHP Top 50 – week ending 24 August 2013

27 Aug, 2013 beet 109

There is just one more week of SBR left in 2013 and as mentioned before the Outeniqua – Grey College battle for third place is as tight as ever. The Kwaggas play Paarl Gim in a Western Cape season ending Burger Trophy final. It is tough at the top. Nelspruit in the congestion and considered a contender for the national 5th place just a week back, drop out of the Top 10 following their defeat to EG Jansen in the Beeld semi . After a promising start to 2013, Rondebosch drops out of the Top 30 altogether, after their defeat at the hands of Bishops.  …

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Noordvaal Champions League 2013 final standings

26 Aug, 2013 beet 11

The Noordvaal season has come to an end. It was a thrilling year of rugby. What really made it special was that a number of teams came to the party. At the beginning of the year I personally was thinking here we go, Klofies and Monnas all the way as far as the cup combos go. When I found out that Klofies had withdrawn from the NuPower, I honestly thought that trophy had just become second rate. However the likes of HTS Middelburg, Nelspruit, EG Jansen and Garsfontein all stepped up to the plate and hit hit the ball out the park with top class performances. Adding to the excitement is that Klofies and Monnas had their moments as well but just somehow could not sustain their efforts. As a result, match-ups were interesting, outcomes were hard to predict  and Noordvaal hasn’t looked back. 2014 is going to find it hard to live up to the hype of this year.…

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26 Aug, 2013 beet 15

Dear Bloggers,

During the last couple of weeks, this website has been offline for long periods of time.…

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Western Cape Schools performance table 2013

26 Aug, 2013 beet 0

Well Tony Stoops, who provided the points record of Nico Malan’s Selwyn Davids (425 points for the season), keeps all sorts of interesting stats of Western Cape schools and players on his terrific website stoopstatslogo

Amongst the interesting bits of info is this performance table that ignores the variable of relative strength and simply focuses on schools records in an effort to determine who the best achieving teams of 2013 in the Province are.…

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KZN Sevens training squad trimmed to 23

25 Aug, 2013 beet 9

The following 23 players are invited to attend next week’s training at PMB Varsity RFC and Hillcrest RFC (Shongweni); starting time is 14h45. It’s been a challenging process and these boys must be commended for reaching this point. Our intent is to announce the traveling 12 and non-traveling 4 by the end of next week. – Ryno Combrinck (Head Coach).

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Beeld Trofee 2013: Quarterfinals, Semifinals, Finals & Winners

24 Aug, 2013 beet 4

EG Jansen claimed the biggest cup prize in the Noordvaal by beating their Valke counterparts and 2012 champions Kempton Park 38-17 in the BeeldTrofee Macro Schools finals. Transvalia added to the Valke success by winning the Large Schools section. Ben Vorster of Polokwe and Koster High of North West Province won their respective under-18 sections. In the large and very diversified cup competition, it was Monnas of Krugersdorp who turned out to be Gauteng’s best team, winning the under-16 and under-15 Macro finals.…

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Results for the week ended 24 August 2013

24 Aug, 2013 beet 33
EG Jansen 38 17 Kempton Park Beeld Trofee Macro Schools final
Transvalia 16 12 Ermelo Beeld Trofee Big Schools final
Paarl Gim 41 3 Drostdy Burger Trophy Semi. Winner plays Outeniqua
Nico Malan 27 18  Lagenhoven Gim Burger Trophy Medium schools. NM plays Hermanus in final
Noord-Kaap 38 23 Voortrekker Beth Shimla-Liga semi
Louis Botha 29 21 Hentie Cilliers Shimla-Liga semi
Rondebosch 11 23 Bishops  Upset result
Wynberg 17 12 SACS
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An all Valke Beeld Trofee final on the way

22 Aug, 2013 beet 9

Defending champions Kempton Park and EG Jansen will contest this year’s Macro Schools Beeld Trofee final on Saturday and bring down the curtain on one of the most memorable Noordvaal seasons.…

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Kwaggas book a date with Gim

22 Aug, 2013 beet 57

Two tries by centre Hennie Barnard in difficult weather conditions helped Outeniqua to a 18-6 win against Marlow and a place in the Burger Trophy final. Their likely opponents are Paarl Gymnasium, who are overwhelming favorites to get past Drostdy of Boland in the other semi.…

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Paul Roos’ outstanding inter-schools results against Grey Bloem

20 Aug, 2013 beet 5

Many in the Paul Roos family are still hurting after Saturday’s all-important 1st team rugby match against Grey College. Paul Roos prides itself on being a top rugby school and this season has been particularly difficult for them. However their overall sports results against Grey College is still something for the home faithful to smile about. Even in rugby, PRG showed their depth and came out on top on aggregate. Look at these super results……

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BHP Top 50 – week ending 17 August 2013

19 Aug, 2013 beet 91

The battle for third spot is hotting up. Grey College has closed the gap to Outeniqua from 0.19 average points per game before the weekend to just 0.07. This leaves the Kwaggas with virtually no room for error during their remaining games which will presumably be Marlow followed by Paarl Gim. Even an Outeniqua win against Marlow might see their lead over Grey Bloem reduced even further, meaning that the school from George might have to beat Gimmies just to hold onto third spot for 2013. Interesting weeks ahead. Elsewhere it’s EG Jansen and Nelspruit who will battle it out for fifth place via the Beeld Trofee semi-final and with it a chance to meet surprise package Kempton Park in this year’s cup final.…

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Now its Outeniqua vs Grey College for 3rd in SA

19 Aug, 2013 beet 95

Grey College’s convincing 40-8 victory over Paul Roos over the weekend, adds to two impressive victories over Grey High and Glenwood in preceding weeks and has sparked a fresh new debate that they perhaps deserve the national 3rd spot ahead of the Kwaggas who actually beat them 22-20 at the Kearsney Easter Rugby Festival back on 01 April 2013.…

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KZN Schools Sevens trials today

19 Aug, 2013 beet 5

60 players were invited to attend the KZN trials today. The list was sent out before Saturday’s KZN Sevens tournament at Glenwood, which the hosts won. As a result they will be KZN’s representatives at the Champion of Champions tounament for all the winners of the various regional tounaments that are being staged around the country.

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Rumourmill: Affies back in Beeld in 2014

19 Aug, 2013 beet 73

Written by a reliable anonymous source.

Affies decided to participate in the Beeld trophy again – from 2014 onward. However, there is a snag. They will only participate in the Pretoria division.…