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Traditional Boys’ Schools Rugby Luncheon

September 1, 2014
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Traditional Boys’ Schools Rugby Luncheon

On Friday 29 August, the 10th annual Traditional Schools Rugby Luncheon was again successfully hosted by Rob Visick, Doug Tweedie and their team at the Salt Rock Hotel on the KZN North Coast. The 2014 edition continues to highlight the growth in popularity of the event with 180 guests from 9 of the Province’s Traditional...
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England U18 hand SA Schools their first defeat in 4 years

August 23, 2014
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England U18 hand SA Schools  their first defeat in 4 years

The England Under-18 team on Saturday handed the SA Schools side their first defeat in four years in the International Under-18 Series in Stellenbosch as they secured a 30-22 victory in a nail-biting encounter. The big difference between the teams was England’s ability to convert their point-scoring chances into points, while mistakes at crucial...
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Zandberg to lead SA Schools against England U18

August 22, 2014
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Zandberg to lead SA Schools against England U18

Outeniqua High School lock Eduard Zandberg will lead the SA Schools team in the final match of the SARU Under-18 International Series against England in Stellenbosch on Saturday. The match will see the two remaining undefeated sides in the 2014 series face each other, while in other matches at Paul Roos Gymnasium’s Markötter Stadium,...
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SA Schools beat Wales

August 19, 2014
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SA Schools beat Wales

The SA Schools on Tuesday evening retained their four year undefeated status in the SARU Under-18 International Series by beating Wales Under-18 in convincing fashion, scoring a 40-15 win at Outeniqua Park in George. In earlier results of the International Under-18 Series, England beat France 23-6 and Italy overcame SWD Schools XV 38-21 in...
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SA Schools make several changes for Wales

August 18, 2014
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SA Schools make several changes for Wales

The Schools selectors have retained only two players and made a further two positional changes for the team’s second outing of the 2014 Under-18 International Series against Wales on Tuesday, 19 August in George. The SA Schools outplayed France 28-13 while England managed to secure a last gap 24-21 victory over Wales in the...
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SA Schools outplay France in Under-18 Series

August 15, 2014
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SA Schools outplay France in Under-18 Series

  The SA Schools rugby team got off to a winning start in the SARU Under-18 International Series on Friday afternoon when they defeated France 28-13 at the City Park Stadium in Crawford, Cape Town.   They scored four converted tries, two in each half, to maintain their perfect record of the past four years...
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Glenwood’s Jaco Coetzee to Captain SA U18

August 14, 2014
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Glenwood’s Jaco Coetzee to Captain SA U18

Glenwood’s Jaco Coetzee has been selected to captain the SA School’s U18 Rugby Team for 2014 at the forthcoming U18 international series against France, Wales and England, from 10 to 24 August. Their first match is against France at the City Park Stadium in Cape Town on 15 August, followed by Wales at Outeniqua...
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SA Schools face best of European

August 12, 2014
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SA Schools face best of European

The Under-18 teams of England, France, Wales have arrived in South Africa for the annual international series against the SA Schools, which will take place at three venues spread across the Western and South Western Cape reports www.sarugby.co.za The visiting teams are once more accompanied by Italy, who will face the Coca-Cola Craven Week...
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Port Natal win Plate Final

August 12, 2014
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Port Natal win Plate Final

Port Natal Skool are the Winners of Plate final at the inaugural Clifton College 7′s tournament . Port Natal Skool received an invitation to be part of the inaugural Clifton College 7’s tournament that took place at Riverside Sports grounds on Saturday 09 August 2014. The Port Natal team ended 2nd in their pool...
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Glenwood get win over Affies

August 4, 2014
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Glenwood get win over Affies

Glenwood travelled up to the capital, Pretoria, this weekend to take on the mighty Afrikaanse Hoër Skool (Affies). Having not beaten Affies at their home since 2008, the Green Machine were ready to rewrite the history books. It was clear from the outset that Glenwood meant business and played with a great intensity to...
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How SARU select a SA Schools team

August 2, 2014
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How SARU select a SA Schools team

Selection of any team will always have its positive and negative reaction from the rugby public, this is nothing strange in South Africa nor any other rugby nations all over the world. The past few weeks SA Rugby have firstly announced their Craven Week squad to play in trail matches, and this week they announced...
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2014 SA Schools squad named

July 31, 2014
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2014 SA Schools squad named

The South African Rugby Union (SARU) announced on Thursday an SA Schools squad of 28 players for the forthcoming Under-18 International series against France, Wales and England, from 10 to 24 August. The squad was selected following a successful trial match held on Saturday at the Barnard Stadium in Kempton Park, after the conclusion...
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SARU names large group for SA Schools trials

July 22, 2014
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SARU names large group for SA Schools trials

SARU has announced a squad of 55 players to attend the SA Schools trials on Saturday, 26 July at the Barnard Stadium in Kempton Park, Johannesburg. The SA Schools trial squad was selected by the national selectors following the conclusion of the Under-18 Coca-Cola Craven Week in Middelburg. The trials in Kempton Park will...
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WP take honours @ Coca-Cola Grant Khomo Week

July 10, 2014
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WP take honours @ Coca-Cola Grant Khomo Week

Western Province on Thursday took the honours as the unofficial champions at the Under-16 Coca-Cola Grant Khomo Week for the third successive time as they registered a convincing 26-11 victory against hosts, the Blue Bulls, at the Tshwane University of Technology in Pretoria. The Cape side built on their victories against Border and the...
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Exciting start to Coca-Cola Grant Khomo Week

July 7, 2014
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Exciting start to Coca-Cola Grant Khomo Week

The Under-16 Coca-Cola Grant Khomo Week on Monday started on an exciting note at the Tshwane University of Technology in Pretoria with a series of big wins and a few close encounters keeping spectators entertained. Western Province, the Blue Bulls and the Free State, in particular, established themselves as the early favourites to compete...
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Tries aplenty as Coca-Cola Academy Week

July 7, 2014
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Tries aplenty as Coca-Cola Academy Week

It started off chilly, but it did not take long for the rugby action at the Coca-Cola Academy Week in Worcester to warm up the crowds and players alike on Monday. There were tries aplenty at the rugby fields of the Technical High School Drostdy, with Western Province, Eastern Province and Griquas Country Districts...
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Vodacom takes rugby to the community

June 4, 2014
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Vodacom takes rugby to the community

Vodacom will take rugby to the community with the Vodacom Bulletjie Rugby Day set for Atteridgeville on Saturday, 7 June, where the young players will be playing at the Lucas Moripe Stadium. Approximately 1200 young budding Vodacom Bulletjie rugby players will be in action where they will experience the joys of playing the game within a much...
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Schoolboys in recruiting tug-o-war

January 25, 2014
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The business of poaching/attracting schoolboy rugby players has reached enormous proportions in the Valke Rugby Union. It has even reached the stage where a charge of kidnapping is reported to have been laid with the police against two members of the staff of Dr EG Jansen of Boksburg, the destination of two Under-14 schoolboys...
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Wildeklawer lures big guns again

January 13, 2014
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Wildeklawer lures big guns again

The Wildeklawer tournament, not a part of Easter’s rugby, has become the most influential of the tournaments with its ability to attract a large number of top schools. This year is no different when it takes place on 28-30 April. A change this year will be the absence of Basjan Reinhardt who did so...
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SA Schools team edge out Wales

August 18, 2013
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SA Schools team edge out Wales

South African Schools Tour The SA Schools team on Saturday showed nerves of steel to hold onto a narrow 14-13 lead against Wales in their final clash in the International Under-18 Series at Drostdy Tegniese Hoërskool in Worcester to complete the series unbeaten. Strong winds complicated matters for both teams from the outset and...
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Schools Top 20

August 14, 2013
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Schools Top 20

School Rugby – Rugby365 There were not as many matches as usual over the weekend but then it was a long weekend and if Friday is a holiday, Saturday must be one too, it seems. Some schools used the opportunity for a bigger get-together than usual, and so Glenwood went from Durban to Bloemfontein...
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Schools Top 20

August 7, 2013
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Rugby365 Paarl Gim win over Paarl Boys last week kept them as the top schools team in the country. Further down we had some movement however. Of the Top 20 schools last week, 19 were in action again this week, and it produced some headaches. The headaches were at the top of the second...
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Mutual & Federal comes onboard as schoolboy rugby sponsors

April 10, 2013
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South Africa’s popular Premier Interschools rugby series on Wednesday received a massive boost with the announcement that leading short term insurer Mutual & Federal had signed a three-year contract as the title sponsor, with Cell C and G4S as associate sponsors.
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Moves to curb doping at schools

January 21, 2013
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Children who use banned performance-enhancing drugs in school sports could face expulsion from Monday, the SA Institute for Drug-Free Sport (SAIDS) said.
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Steroïde: Skole onder die loep

January 20, 2013
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Rugbyspelers aan van die land se voorste sportskole gaan vir onwettige steroïede en ander verbode middels getoets word.
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SA Schools team announced

July 29, 2012
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The South Africa Schools under-18 squad to play a series of matches against under-18 teams from England Wales and France next month was announced on Saturday following a trial game in Kempton Park.
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New regulations for contracting schoolboys

June 7, 2012
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New regulations for contracting schoolboys

SARU has promulgated a new regulation to ensure that the contracting of promising schoolboy rugby players is done above board, according to a report on the SuperSport website.
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The dark truth of schoolboy rugby

April 16, 2012
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The dark truth of schoolboy rugby

Over the last few weeks, the Sunday Tribune has looked at the pressures associated with schoolboy rugby. We have also looked at how a worryingly increasing number of pupils are turning to supplements and drugs to get an edge.
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