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SA Schools team to play Wales

13 Aug, 2012 beet 0

The SA Schools team have made nine changes to their starting line-up. They take on Wales at 17h00, on Tuesday 14 August in George.…

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SA Schools beats France u18

13 Aug, 2012 beet 1

SA Schools with four KwaZulu-Natal representatives in the matchday 22 beat France 17-7 in their opening game of the quadrangular international series held in Wellington, Boland. The score was 7-7 at half-time. …

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Sharks in Superugby Final 2012

2 Aug, 2012 beet 14

The Sharks will take part in their fourth Superugby final if one excludes the 1994 Super 10 game against Queensland.

The final has always ended in pain for Sharks fans. …

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KZN clings onto Varsity Cup status

30 Jul, 2012 beet 0

On the same day that the Sharks enjoyed centre stage in a high profile Superugby semi-final win against the Stormers, the province’s only Varsity Cup entrant, the UKZN Impi, who compete the Varsity Shield (Varsity Cup B-section) were involved in a do-or-die battle of their own in Pietermaritzburg. The 14-8 come from behind victory against NWU-Vaal was not to secure promotion to the Varsity Cup proper but rather a relegation avoiding match…

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Ernie wins the Open (and Amla scores 311)

23 Jul, 2012 beet 25

I know this is a rugby site but the “Big Easy” Ernie Els deserves a big round of applause for a job well done at the Open.

It was also a really good weekend for the Sharks and Proteas.

A belated well done to Hashim Amla on becoming the very first SA test cricketer to score over 300 runs in a test match.


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SBR Weekend – 21/07/2012

20 Jul, 2012 beet 1


Westville Stayers  64 00  Bradford (UK)
Maritzburg College 07 33 Affies
Glenwood 33 05 Kirkham (UK)
Paarl Boys High 22 07 Oakdale
Paarl Gym 17 17 Outeniqua
Paul Roos 12 03 SACS
Rondebosch 12 05 Drostdy
Tygerberg 12 16 Bishops
Wynberg 12 30 Boland Landbou
Kingswood 22 14 Winterberg
Queens 52 10 Port Rex
Noord-Kaap 21 13 Framesby
Selborne 20 07 Hudson Park
St Andrews 28 20 Marlow
Grey College 29 16 Pretoria Boys High
HTS Middelburg 16 25 Middelburg HS
Sentraal 27 19 Diamantveld
Jim Fouche 45 05 Louis Botha
Waterkloof 61 35 Garsfontein
Monument 22 07 Florida
Centurion 31 15 Zwartkop
Jeppe 30 09 Parktown
Ermelo 38 13 Standerton


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SA under-16 High Performance Squad 2012

17 Jul, 2012 beet 5

(The squad was meant to be announced on 17 July 2012. There has however been a delay. News is that the squad has been finalised and should be released to the public fairly shortly)

The HP u16 Squad was eventually named after much delay and can be found here:

# Name Surname Position Province School
1 Kurt Webster No 6 Flank KZN DHS
2 Kwazi Khanyile Scrumhalf KZN Glenwood
3 Morné Joubert Outside Centre KZN Glenwood
4 Siphe Mngadi Loosehead Prop KZN Glenwood
5 Brendon Smith Hooker Blue Bulls Centurion
6 Dale Hendricks Scrumhalf Blue Bulls Affies
7 André Manuel Rightwing Boland Bergrivier
8 Fabio Afrika Flyhalf Boland Hopefield
9 Aston Fortuin No 5 Lock Border Queens
10 Jason Steyn No 7 Flank Border Selbourne
11 Kaden Prince Loosehead Prop EP Die Brandwag
12 Luigi van Jaarsveld Eighthman EP Marlow
13 Alexander Jonker Eighthman Free State Grey College
14 Julian Jordaan Outside Centre Free State Grey College
15 Lamond Bouwer No 6 Flank Free State Grey College
16 Llewellyn Hein Right Wing Free State Louis Botha
17 Michael Andrade Inside Centre Free State SP Swart
18 Paul De Lange Flyhalf Free State Sentraal
19 Reuben Terblanche Tighthead Prop Free State Grey College
20 Stefanus Wessels No 4 Lock Free State Sentraal
21 Jaywinn Juries Scrumhalf Griffons Hentie Cilliers
22 Adrian Snyman Hooker Leopards Klerksdorp
23 Mitch Mametsa Hooker Limpopo Ben Vorster
24 Denzil Hill Eighthman Lions Jeppe
25 Devon Henson No 5 Lock Lions St Johns
26 Justin Bhana Left Wing Lions Florida
27 Kathlego Tsotetsi Left Wing Lions St Benedicts
28 Kennett Sinclair Fullback Lions Helpmekaar
29 Nyasha Tarusenga No 7 Flank Lions St Benedicts
30 Ralton October Scrumhalf Lions Florida
31 Rhyno Herbst No 4 Lock Lions Monument
32 Tshepo Thulo Right Wing Lions Jeppe
33 Barend Smit Inside Centre Pumas HTS Middelburg
34 Cauhen Mashaba Tighthead Prop Pumas HGH
35 Ian Truter Outside Centre Pumas Witbank
36 Lohan Bennet Flyhalf Pumas HTS Middelburg
37 Ngoni Chidoma Loosehead Prop Pumas Uplands
38 Siyabonga Nkosi Left Wing Pumas HSPR
39 Eduard Zandberg No 5 Lock SWD Outeniqua
40 Pieter Gouws No 6 Flank SWD Oakdale
41 Kabelo Matloung Tighthead Prop Valke DF Malan
42 Petrus Van Wyk Fullback Valke EG Jansen
43 Danrich Visagie Flyhalf WP Boland Landbou
44 Edrich Venter Inside Centre WP Paul Roos Gym
45 Gavin van der Berg Tighthead Prop WP Paarl Gym
46 Jaco Willemse No 4 Lock WP Paarl Gym
47 Jacques Oosthuizen No 7 Flank WP Paul Roos Gym
48 Peter John Toerien No 7 Flank WP Tygerberg HS
49 Rudolf Britz Hooker WP Paarl Boys High
50 Tiaan Swanepoel Fullback WP Stellenberg
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SA u18 international quadrangular series

16 Jul, 2012 beet 3

The South Africa Schools team or SA u18 team, whichever you prefer to call them, will take part in a international quadrangular series against England, France and a Welsh Development XV during August.…

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Craven Week 2012 Fixtures : How Day 1 & 2 might turn out

8 Jul, 2012 beet 68

The tried and tested format at Craven Week is amongst other considerations and objectives to work towards two teams, one from the Day 1 group and the other from the Day 2 group, meeting in Saturday’s unofficial final. This means that the main matches on days 3 and 4 have to more or less serve as semi-finals.…

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New scrumming laws

21 Jun, 2012 beet 13

In a nutshell, the IRB’s new scrumming laws will be tested for a trial period.

“Pause!” will disappear altogether.

“Engage!” will be replaced by “Set!”

So it will be “Crouch! Touch! Set!”

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Weekend Fixures – 16/06/2012

15 Jun, 2012 beet 2

With Craven Week and Academy Week fast approaching, there is a drastic reduction in the number of games being played around the country. However it appears to be business as usual in the Western Cape with some mouth-watering matches coming up.…

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12 Jun, 2012 beet 4

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