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Craven Week 2013 : all the results

13 Jul, 2013 beet 0
1 08/07/2013 08h30 Griquas 17 35 Zimbabwe
1 08/07/2013 10h00 Border 38 20 Namibia
1 08/07/2013 11h30 WP 40 24 Pumas
1 08/07/2013 13h00 Blue Bulls 46 22 KZN
1 08/07/2013 15h30 Limpopo Blue Bulls 26 31 Boland
2 09/07/2013 9h30 EP CD 31 10 Leopards
2 09/07/2013 11h00 Griquas CD 51 0 Border CD
2 09/07/2013 12h30 Valke 37 37 Griffons
2 09/07/2013 14h00 Lions 34 27 SWD
2 09/07/2013 15h30 EP 21 32 Free State
3 10/07/2013 09h30 Namibia 27 10 Griquas
3 10/07/2013 11h00 Limpopo 5 43 Zimbabwe
3 10/07/2013 12h30 Border 39 19 Boland
3 10/07/2013 14h00 KZN 18 40 Pumas
3 10/07/2013 15h30 Blue Bulls 6 30 WP
4 11/07/2013 09h30 Leopards 64 0 Border CD
4 11/07/2013 11h00 Valke 44 24 Griquas CD
4 11/07/2013 12h30 Griffons 26 20 EPCD
4 11/07/2013 14h00 EP 14 40 SWD
4 11/07/2013 15h30 Free State 19 20 Golden Lions
5 13/07/2013 09h15 Zimbabwe 10 33 Namibia
5 13/07/2013 09h15 Limpopo Blue Bulls 36 39 Eastern Province CD
5 13/07/2013 09h15 Border CD 5 94 Griquas
5 13/07/2013 10h45 Border 14 77 KwaZulu Natal
5 13/07/2013 10h45 Griffons 34 27 Boland
5 13/07/2013 10h45 Griquas CD 17 34 Leopards
5 13/07/2013 12h15 Blue Bulls 29 37 SWD
5 13/07/2013 12h15 Eastern Province 29 18 Valke
5 13/07/2013 13h45 Free State 22 25 Pumas
5 13/07/2013 15h15 Western Province 45 29 Golden Lions
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Craven Week 2013: Border team & Academy team

19 Jun, 2013 beet 27

Border Schools team has been announced. A blend of the three region’s powerhouses Selborne (9), Queens (7) and Dale (4) dominates the Craven Week selections. The Cambridge hooker does well to make the starting line-up and there is a Stirling prop on the bench as well.…

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Craven Week 2013: Valke team

16 Jun, 2013 beet 1

The Valke is one of the smaller regions and they aren’t always able to match the bigger unions at Craven Week. This year may be different though. Noordvaal rugby in general has looked very strong during 2013 and making a huge contribution to this strength by putting out competitive 1st XV’s are the likes of EG Jansen, Kempton Park and Transvalia…

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Craven Week 2013: Golden Lions team & Academy Week team

6 Jun, 2013 beet 15

The Golden Lions under-18 teams have the usual Monnas flavour about them. 15 out of 44 come from the Krugersdorp school, with 9 of those picks being Craven Week players. Jeppe picked up a decent reward for their above average season to date with 8 players. Florida have had two relatively weak 1st XV’s in a row now but still managed to be well represented again this year with 8 players as well.…

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Craven Week 2013: Free State team almost finalised

6 Jun, 2013 beet 16

Free State are in the process of finalising their Craven Week team. They named a fairly predictable blend of 13 Grey College  and 9 HTS Louis Botha players for a trial match against the Griffons.  The squad is very much along the lines of the quota system in place for Craven Week which stipulates that each team must have a minimum of 9 Previously Disadvantaged Individuals (PDI) in their squad of 22 with no fewer than 5 required to be in the starting line-up and on the field at all times. …

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Craven Week 2013: Day 1 & Day 2 fixtures

3 Jun, 2013 beet 125

The Craven Week match-day 1 and 2 fixtures are not quite what the doctor ordered. It was anticipated that the Bulls and Western Province would be kept apart, to set up the potential unofficial final that viewers were robbed of in 2012. …

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2 more Boishaai players in WP u18 team!

31 May, 2013 beet 70

A few people might be unsure what to make of this but effectively two more Paarl Boys High players have been called up to replace injured Craven Week players JD Schickerling and Ryan Oosthuizen (both Paarl Gim). …

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Craven Week 2013: WP team

28 May, 2013 beet 207

The team is made up of no fewer than 8 Paarl Boys High players, while Paarl Gim has 6 and the balance comes from Paul Roos (2), Rondebosch (2), Wynberg, Boland Landbou, Bishops and Excelsior on the Cape Flats.…

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Annual Craven Week selection dramas

27 May, 2013 beet 68

South African schoolboy rugby is well into it’s drama filled Craven Week selection season now. Of the major regions, KwaZulu-Natal, the Bulls, Eastern Province, Boland and South Western Districts have concluded trials and made their selections.  This week there appears to be at least two storms brewing when Western Province and Border make their teams official this week.

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Craven Week 2013: Bulls team named along with Academy & Noordvaal

24 May, 2013 beet 112

The Bulls have named there extremely powerful team for Craven Week. The competition for starting places was fierce. In the end Francois Steyn held off Vean Roodt, Hyron Andrews got the nod ahead of Abongile Nonkwantana and Justin Phillips edged out Ivan van Zyl to be in the starting XV.…

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Craven Week 2013: EP and EPCD teams

22 May, 2013 beet 27

The Eastern Province and Eastern Province Country Districts teams to play at Craven Week have been finalised.

Grey High School and Die Brandwag are well represented in the EP Schools team with 9 and 5 players respectively while the Country Districts team is predominantly made up of Marlow (8) and St Andrews (7) players.…

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Craven Week 2013: Boland name 3 teams

18 May, 2013 beet 9


The Boland High Schools rugby selectors have announced three teams (plus reserves) to play against their Western Province counterparts at the CPUT (old WOK) fields in Wellington on Wednesday 22 May 2013 (starting time 14:30)…

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Craven Week 2013: South Western District team

15 May, 2013 beet 10

The South Western Districts under-18 team will go to Craven Week this year with a genuine chance of doing well and perhaps even featuring in the main game on the final day. SWD won the unofficial Craven Week final back in 2008 when outstanding no.8 CJ Stander of Oakdale was at the helm.…