This one will come as a huge surprise to those outside the Kearsney circle of rugby interest. The highly respected and humble Barend Steyn, Kearsney’s head coach ever since 2001 and by far the longest serving KZN tier-1 head coach, has made the decision to step down and allow his assistant Francois Lubbe to take up the reins. Read More →
Message from the Grey High (PE) Rector regarding the 1st XV coaching set up: Read More →
Glenwood have moved swiftly to fill the 1st XV head coaching position vacated by Sean Erasmus who has moved to Paarl Boys High. Assistant coach Rudi Dames will be the man steering the Green ship from 2014 onwards. Read More →
Five key members of the Springbok squad in 2013 will go head-to-head for the annual SA Rugby Player of the Year Award, while the Steval Pumas have been rewarded for their great form this season with nominations in four categories. Read More →
As a tribute to former four-time world flyweight (50kg) boxing champion Baby Jake Motlala who sadly passed away at the age of 51 recently and is regarded as probably South Africa’s most successful boxer of all times, I thought it would be a fun exercise to find out who you believe SA’s top sportsmen of your time are (preferably in rank order). Read More →
Final fixtures included
One of the best school rugby festivals anywhere on the planet, the Grey PE fest is back after a one year absence. As always the festival will attract an awesome field. 27 schools in total will be in action. Read More →
A squad of 25 prospective Grey 1st XV players undertook a 13 day and a five match of the United Kingdom in late November and early December. Much is expected of this group of U17 and U16 players who will make up the Grey 1st XV next season, and they didn’t disappoint – winning all 5 of their matches on tour. Read More →
Nelson Mandela, the father of the nation, died on December 5 2013 at the age of 95.
A great leader who respected all and earned the respect of all.
He will be remembered forever throughout the world.
The Wynberg Rugby festival takes place on 01 and 03 May 2014 Read More →
Struggling former rugby union player Daniel Adongo has found his true calling in life – American football. The big surprise of it all is that the Kenyan born player was not even considering a future in NFL. Read More →
Okay this one is not as bad as the title might lead you to believe. It’s has nothing to do with politics or transformation. Instead it’s about an idea I thought of to deal with an imminent threat that has the undesirable ability to undermine the integrity and enjoyment of schoolboy rugby.
The danger I’m talking about the so-called “arms race” Read More →
This year’s annual Golden Lions awards ceremony turned out to be a fitting tribute to the big role smaller schools still play in developing talent for senior rugby. Some of those rewarded for achievement in the different team categories (u19, u21 and senior) schooled at the likes of Alberton, Bredasdorp, Hartswater, Marais Viljoen, Pretoria North, Standerton and Transvalia. Read More →
I watched a CNN interview with author Malcolm Gladwell a short while back. In it he discusses his latest book “David and Golliath”. This is the same Gladwell that wrote the book Outliers in which he highlights the school age sportsman advantages of being born earlier in the calendar year. Read More →
An interesting article coming from the PlanetRugby.com website
Civil rights organisation AfriForum has warned the South African Rugby Union in a letter that its decision to implement racial quotas in the Vodacom Cup series next year Read More →