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Hilton vs Michaelhouse Preview

22 Jun, 2012 beet 7

The Hilton-Michaelhouse derby is one of the best attended in the country.  Despite being a little out of the way, the match often attracts huge crowds with talk about 15000 and more spectators not unusual at all. …

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Kearsney look set to play Grey Bloem

22 Jun, 2012 beet 9

Kearsney has been offered the opportunity to play Grey College in a curtain raiser to the Cheetahs vs Cardiff game scheduled to take place in Bloemfontein on 04 August 2012. It’s actually quite a privilege for Kearsney to have been invited to participate in this special fixture.…

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KZN Age-Group Rankings 2012

21 Jun, 2012 beet 22

Using the 2 points for a win, 1 for a draw, 0 for a loss scoring system and then separating teams on the same total by points difference,  here are the results arrived at for the KZN 2nd XV, u16A, u15A and u14A age groups in 2012 for the 8 schools that competed against each other in strength vs strength matches:

(Warning: although this is very simplistic system, it is bound to be contentious, so reasonable suggests on how formula driven improvements can be made are welcomed and will be considered).…

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Michaelhouse beats Kearsney

21 Jun, 2012 beet 20

What a good advert for schoolboy rugby this game turned out to be. With so much at stake in the form of the winner being crowned the number one KZN team for the season, Michaelhouse and Kearsney would have been forgiven for playing conservative, minimal risk rugby. …

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KZN u13 Craven Week Team

19 Jun, 2012 beet 44

The under-13 Craven Week 2012 takes place at Grey College in Bloemfontein this year. The action begins on Monday, 25 June 2012.…

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The 2012 KZN 1st XV Rankings

18 Jun, 2012 beet 49


When it comes to ranking the top school teams in KZN, there are any number of ways to go about it. For the purposes of keeping it simple, a pretty fair system of awarding 2 points for a win, 1 for a draw and 0 for a loss has been used below.…

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KZN Schoolboys take on Sharks Academy

17 Jun, 2012 beet 4

The KwaZulu-Natal Craven Week and the Academy Week teams will get their first taste of action when they take on two Sharks Academy u19 Invitation teams at Kingspark on Monday, 18 June 2012 starting at 2:30pm.…

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KZN Schools Craven Week prep setback

15 Jun, 2012 beet 8

Saturday 16 June 2012 was the day meant to be set aside for an away trip to Mpumalanga to play the Pumas in a Craven Week warm-up game. Sadly this is not to be. The game had to be cancelled due to the unavailability of several selected players who still have school rugby commitments. As a result of the same obligations, a later trip to Bondedag has also been scratched.…

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Northwood and Barry Wilson part ways

14 Jun, 2012 beet 12

Love him or hate him, there is no getting around the fact that Barry Wilson has made a huge contribution to SBR in Durban over a few decades and deserves much respect for all he’s given back to the wonderful game.…

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KZN Schools capping ceremony on 13/06/2012

13 Jun, 2012 beet 12

The KZN u18 Schools players will enjoy a special privilege at Kings Park at 17h30 tonight when they are capped ahead of the prestigious Craven Week tournament that takes place in Port Elizabeth from 09-14 July 2012. Their first game up is on Day 1 against the always formidable Free State team.…

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Westville prepares for 2013 season

13 Jun, 2012 beet 1

Westville will kick start their prep for the 2013 when the field a team called the Stayers XV consisting of current u17 and u16 players in their match against Stirling High School from East London on Saturday.…

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Kearsney beats Westville

12 Jun, 2012 beet 1

Kearsney College ended a six season losing streak against Highways neighbours Westville with a 20-3 victory in front of a full house on their Founders Day.…

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12 Jun, 2012 beet 4

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