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Like father like son – test rugby players

17 Oct, 2020 beet 6

The Bledisloe Cup 2020 produced internationals debuts for All Blacks Blues players Caleb Clarke and Hoskins Sotutu. Both are sons of former test players. Here is a list of current players who’s fathers also played at the very top level.…

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Two Saffas feature in Eddie Jones 2020 plans

5 Oct, 2020 Beet 1

Two South African born players David Ribbans (Somerset College) and Simon Kerrod (Pretoria Boys’ High School) have progressed from fairly humble beginnings as professionals in their home country to now be included amongst 12 uncapped players in England head coach Eddie Jones’ initial 28-man training squad ahead of a busy international window.…

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Does anyone else hate the cross-kick?

5 Oct, 2020 Beet 3

I cannot stand the cross-kick. I thought an overkill of rolling maul tries would be top of my list of plays that do not impress me but now I’m convinced it’s the cross-kick.…

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Italy, a land of unrealised rugby opportunity

1 Oct, 2020 Beet 1

The Federazione Italiana Rugby (F.I.R.) enjoyed one of their best results in what has been a pretty miserable test rugby history when they beat the Springboks 20-18 in Florence in 2016. A rare outstanding achievement put into perspective by the overall test losing record of played 15 lost 14 at an average losing score of 12-47 against South Africa.…

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When will the school academic year 2020 be lost for sure

22 Mar, 2020 Beet 6

With Coronavirus infections showing an upward trend in the Northern Hemisphere, concerns are growing that the period of isolation/quarantine/lockdown may well have to be measured in months as opposed to weeks. The knock-on effect is that one of the valid questions being posed is at what point in time will the 2020 South African school academic year be considered a write-off. …

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SchoolSportLive – Relive

19 Mar, 2020 Beet 0

I’ve watched my fair share of virus outbreak movies and TV shows etc over the years. Amongst my favourites were the first three or so seasons of the Walking Dead and I am Legend. Right now I would really like to watch a movie called Contagion who offers a plot which is more realistic and relatable to our current situation scenario than many of the more popular productions which involved humans transforming into hostile creatures with unrecognisable characteristics. Anyway I don’t know if anyone envisaged the world grinding to a standstill like it’s about to do. All we can really do is try to stay healthy and stay positive. Doing their level best to keep things rolling on the entertainment side is SchoolSportLive with a few trips down recent memory lane starting this weekend with the offerings below.

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Coronavirus puts schoolboy rugby festivals on ice

15 Mar, 2020 Beet 78

South African State President’s decree

Social distancing measures include:

Gathering of more than 100 people prohibited.

Celebrations of large national days cancelled.

Schools will be closed from Wednesday, 18 March and closed until after Easter weekend. To compensate mid-year school holidays will be shortened by a week.