The 12 planned fixtures for the year are as follows: Read More →
Kearsney’s regular rugby season got off to a difficult start when they were held to an 18-18 draw by Pionier in Vryheid on Monday, 02 March. The match formed part of Kearsney’s annual tour of Northern Natal. On Wednesday the One-Stripes from Botha’s Hill face another potentially tricky test against Sarel Cilliers in Glencoe.
Jeppe is hosting a rugby festival to celebrate the school’s 125th birthday. Eight government schools will be taking part. Read More →
Western Province is adopting a new national youth week selection strategy that should improve the fairness of their process quite considerably. Read More →
First published 13 November 2014
The annual Tuks Reeks kicks off on Saturday, 07 March 2015. The top 2 schools in each group qualify for the quarterfinals. Already the likes of Jansies, Monnas, Kempies and Garsies are being tipped as the clear-cut favourites to claim these spots in Group A and Group B respectively. In Group C and Group D Pumas schools HTS and Nellies are the overwhelming favourites to go through, but there might just be something for the other schools in this group to play for, making the Eldoraigne versus Rustenburg the pick of the first round matches, while Pietersburg and Vereeniging Gim battle it out to see who of the two will most likely threaten Florida’s claim to a QF place.
|Group A||Group B||Group C||Group D|
|Monument||Kempton Park||HTS Middelburg||Nelspruit|
|Transvalia||Marais Viljoen||Rustenburg||Vereeniging Gim|
Thank you to Eastern Cape school rugby supporter “Rugbyfan” for this blog about many of the leading contenders on the Eastern Cape scene: Read More →
There is a BIG problem in EPCD. Two of their main schools Kingswood and St Andrew’s, both privates based in Grahamstown have placed their own annual inter-schools meeting above the region’s Craven Week preparations on the rugby priority list. Read More →
The DHS 1st XV enters the 2015 season minus two standout rugby players who have returned to the Eastern Cape. Read More →
Venue: Port Natal Skool
Dates: 06,10,13,17,20,27 February 2015 (Tuesdays and Fridays)
Teams: Port Natal, George Campbell, Development, Glenwood, DHS and Westville (debut)
Sponsors: Kenfield Tyres Read More →
SARU CEO Jurie Roux while talking about their Strategic Transformation Plan mentioned:
“Rugby is massively transformed but we know we have challenges: only one in 35 schools in provinces such as KZN, Mpumalanga, Limpopo and North West play rugby for example, which provides unique challenges for those provinces compared to the Western and Eastern Cape where 60% of school rugby is played.” Read More →
Paul Roos, one of the favourites to top the national school rugby rankings in 2015, will be South Africa’s representatives at the SANIX tournament in Japan this year. Following a training process that began back in October 2014 and trials held earlier this week, 30 players have been selected to make the trip to the Far East where they will play 6 games in just 8 days.
The Maroon Machine’s local fixtures also includes matches against Affies, Paarl Boys High, Paarl Gymnasium, Monument and Grey College in this their 150th year of existence.
The KZNRU has again failed in an attempt to organise a Top Schools Rugby Festival at Kings Park. That makes it just one out of three now for those tasked with organising the event, which is not a record to be proud of. Read More →
Maritzburg College has named a team of hopefuls combined with last year’s players to take on a Westville 2nds/3rds at the Voortrekker Night Series in Pietermaritzburg on Friday, 27 February. With numerous players either unavailable due to summer sports commitments or injury, College’s first outing of 2015 will be a chance for the new coaching staff to try out a few positional ideas as well as for fringe players to make an early impression. Read More →
The annual Border Rugby Day at the rugby stadium in East London on 21 March 2015 Read More →