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Scotland - 15 December 2017 - Scotland U18: 37 Man Scotland U18 Training Squad Named - Head Coach Iain Monaghan has selected 22 forwards and 15 backs as they begin their preparations ahead of this season’s U18 fixtures, which includes a game against Wales in March  Read More >>>

England - 15 December 2017 - Schools Rugby Weekend Preview: Final Games Before Christmas - The other remaining Daily Mail Trophy game is the North West clash between Manchester Grammar and St Ambrose College. The two sit just a place apart on the table,   Read More >>>

High School - 14 December 2017 - Paarl Boishaai 1stXV Looking For A Backline Coach - After Elmo Wolvaardt accepted the post at Klein Boishaai the post of 1stXV backline coach is now advertised Read More >>>

International - 14 December 2017 - Daily Mail Trophy: 2017 Roundup – Magnificent Sedbergh Claim Title - They become just the third side to win the title after Woodhouse Grove won the inaugural 2013 title, followed by a three-year streak from Wellington College.  Read More >>>

High School - 14 December 2017 - Durbanville Rugby Boost Their Coaching Staff - Durbanville High School has put the necessary foundations and structures in place over the last few years for some mouthwatering prospects in the near future. Not only has the school managed  Read More >>>

New Zealand - 13 December 2017 -  NZ Māori U18 Sevens Squad 2017 - Read More >>>

International - 13 December 2017 - Top 5 School Teams Of The Weekend - Cheltenham College hosted Champions Trophy runners-up Blundell’s in a key game on Saturday. The winner would secure a top end Daily Mail Trophy finish, while the loser would likely drop out of the Top 10.  Read More >>>

International - 13 December 2017 - School Of Hard Knocks And Harrow School Launch Partnership - School of Hard Knocks are perhaps best known through the TV program on Sky Sports with former British and Irish Lions Will Greenwood and Scott Quinnell, but it is far more wide-ranging  Read More >>>

International - 13 December 2017 -  Schools Rugby Weekend Roundup: Saturday 9th December - For many, this was the last weekend of the season, for those in upper 6th, their final school game ever, it was a crying shame that it should end in cancellations for so many. It was  Read More >>>

International - 11 December 2017 - School 7s: Shiplake 7s Draw Announced - They are split into four groups of four and the winners will head through to the Cracknell Cup semi-finals, named after former Shiplake pupil and England 7s captain, Chris Cracknell. The winners of those meet, Read More >>>

International - 11 December 2017 - Schools Rugby Midweek Preview: Schools Vase Quarters To Be Completed - There was still some brilliant rugby on Saturday, and you can see our roundup of it here: Schools Rugby Weekend Roundup. This week should hopefully see fewer Read More >>>

International - 08 December 2017 - ISRFC Lambs: Lambs Launch New Partnership - The regional Festival on the 7th January will see the players from all four regions head to Wisbech Grammar School for a round robin set of fixtures, following which the Lambs selectors will  Read More >>>

High School - 11 December 2017 - Brakkies Have Big Rugby Aspirations Rugby For 2018 - Then the school also recently approached Mr Kattes Kruger to help with the school's rugby marketing and recruitment. Kruger currently manages Die Burger's club rugby and cricket and has also been a Read More >>>

International - 08 December 2017 - Schools Rugby Weekend Preview: Saturday 9th December - School rugby might be the best rugby many playing this weekend will ever play, for some, it may even be the last rugby they ever play, for all it is the last time they will play with this group   Read More >>>

International - 08 December 2017 - Schools Rugby Midweek Roundup - While the main focus for many was on the Champions Trophy and AASE Finals, as well as the U18 Schools Cup, Plate, Vase, and Bowl quarter finals, there was some hugely significant rugby played in  Read More >>>

International - 08 December 2017 - U18 Schools Cup: Cup, Plate, Vase, & Bowl Quarter Finals Almost Complete - With the semi-final draws for each competition being confirmed as QF1 v QF2 and QF3 v QF4, that also now means that we know most of the  Read More >>>

High School - 08 December 2017 - New Glenwood 1stXV Head Coach Announced As part of his compulsory UWC Practicum, he worked as a conditioning assessor for The Western Province Rugby Academy. During this time, 2002 to 2004, he was also the conditioning and   Read More >>>

High School - 07 December 2017 - Glenwood 1stXV - Welcomes Mr Jose Dos Santos - Jose is a World Rugby Level II International Rugby Coach and SARU Level 2 with a wealth of experience and significant success at club level in England, Ireland, United States, Australia and Canada.  Read More >>>

u/20 - 07 December 2017 - England U/20's Ready For 2018  - “There is going to be a real focus on some basic principles of the game,” added Bates. “The players will need to adapt pretty quickly to that and get used to a high intensity, high tempo training programme.” Read More >>>

International - 07 December 2017 - AASE Final: Sensational Hartpury College Return To The Top - Last year was the first year since the AASE League’s inception that Hartpury College had not won the title, with Exeter College lifting the gong instead. This year it has been their mission  Read More >>>

International - 07 December 2017 - Daily Mail Trophy: Superb Cranleigh Defeat Whitgift - As we move into December the neutral spectator faces some difficult choices in deciding which match to choose, with many schools fitting traditional rivalries into one of the final Saturdays  Read More >>>

International - 07 December 2017 - Champions Trophy: Dulwich College Edge Out Blundell’s - It was a final truly worthy of the name, with two fantastic sides turning out determined to play a wide and attacking game of rugby, the 1000 or so spectators packed into Saracens’  Read More >>>

u/20 - 06 December 2017 - England Rugby Announced Three U20 Coaches For 2017/18 Season - Ponton joined Newcastle Falcons as academy coach in January 2012 and said: “It’s a fantastic opportunity for me to improve as a coach and gain experience in a different environment as  Read More >>>

u/20 - 06 December 2017 - U20 2018 Six Nations Fixtures Announced - The fixtures for 2018 was announced. The side, who won the Grand Slam last season, will then play their first home fixture against Wales on Friday, 9 February at Newcastle Falcons' Kingston Park  Read More >>>

International - 05 December 2017 - AASE Final Preview: Hartpury And Gosforth To Meet At Allianz Park - Southern Conference champions Hartpury College will meet Northern Conference champions Gosforth Academy at 16.15 following the conclusion of the Champions Trophy final between Blundell’s Read More >>>

International - 05 December 2017 - AASE League: Southern Conference Dominates AASE Rankings Play-Offs - The rankings play-off format saw sides from the North facing their Southern counterparts. So Exeter College, who finished second in the South Division 1,  Read More >>>

International - 05 December 2017 - Top 5 School Teams of the Weekend  - Leading into a huge day of knockout and finals rugby on Wednesday, it would be easy to forget the outstanding performances of the weekend. However, with our usual Top 5 School Teams of the Weekend, we hope  Read More >>>

International - 04 December 2017 - Champions Trophy: Blundell’s v Dulwich College – Final Preview - Blundell’s have been one of the form teams in the country this year, not only are they in the Champions Trophy final, but they also sit in seventh place in the Daily Mail Trophy table,  Read More >>>

Other - 04 December 2017 - World Rugby U20 Championships: 2018 Draw Announced - Kicking off on the 30th May, the tournament will run to the final on the 17th June, with matches being played across thee venues, Stade Aimé Giral in Perpignan, Stade de la Méditerranée Read More >>>

International - 04 December 2017 - Schools Rugby Midweek Preview: Daily Mail Trophy Could Be Settled - Perhaps biggest of all is the fact that the Daily Mail Trophy could very well be decided on Wednesday afternoon. There is also a huge game in Scotland as the Scottish Schools Cup final  Read More >>>

International - 04 December 2017 - U18 Schools Plate, Vase, & Bowl: Quarter Final Week Is Upon Us - If you are looking for coverage of the Champions Trophy and U18 Schools Cup, follow the links below to our dedicated previews of those two tournaments, and for a look at the rest of the  Read More >>>

Talk - 04 December 2017 - Bursary In The Bag? But? - As parents, we need to balance our desperation with all the consequences that "failure" will bring. Being thorough in negotiations may cost you a bursary, a lot better than a bursary that is costing your child. Read More >>>

International - 03 December 2017 - U15 Schools Cup: Whitgift Edge Croydon  - Any game between these two schools, both members of The Whitgift Foundation, is sure to be keenly contested, and with a place in the last 16 of the U15 Cup up for grabs, that was sure to be especially . Read More >>>

International - 03 December 2017 - Schools Rugby Weekend Roundup - Harrow was one such school to complete an unbeaten season, and they did so in style on Saturday. Having beaten high-flying Wellington College last week, they travelled to Bedford this week seeking to complete the perfect season. Read More >>>

Primary School - 02 December 2017 - Klein Boishaai Appoints Elmo Wolfaardt - Top names were mentioned as possible candidates but when the name of Paarl Boishaai's Elmo Wolvaardt was announced as the first "Director of Rugby" it surprised many.   Read More >>>

U/19 - 02 December 2017 - 2018 Golden Cubs Welcomed - The HUB is a long-term development programme for players contracted to the Lions Rugby Company. The HUB programme supports both the current performance demands and their future personal and professional goals, Read More >>>

International - 01 December 2017 - U18 Schools Cup: Quarter Final Lineups Confirmed - A tense game ensued, with QEGS coming back from being 7-0 down to secure a 12-7 victory and a place in the quarterfinals. The date is yet to be set, but it will take place next week, most likely on   Read More >

International - 01 December 2017 - Schools Rugby Weekend Preview: Final Weekend Of The Season For Some - How wrong you would be though, as this weekend looks set to feature some absolutely fantastic games of rugby, with some huge head to heads and crucial games for plenty of sides as we edge right  Read More >>>

International - 01 December 2017 - Clinical Sedbergh Beating Wellington College - Daily Mail Trophy - The agenda for the game was set, Wellington needed to pressurize Sedbergh ball, Sedbergh needed to get to the front foot and move it wide. Through the first half it was Wellington that got the upper hand in that battle Read More >>>

International - 01 December 2017 - Schools Rugby Midweek Roundup: Plenty Of Excitement - There was plenty of County Cup action on Wednesday too, including a thrilling 17-17 draw between Myerscough College and Manchester Grammar School. Elsewhere St Columba’s were 26-0 winners at Roundwood Park, and Read More >>>

International - 30 November 2017 - (International Rugby Institute (IRI) – Pretoria) A Definite Alternative - The International Rugby Institute at the forefront of true player and coach development in South Africa. The International Rugby Institute (IRI) is a 10 month full time program based in Pretoria that gives rugby players that Read More >>>

Talk - 29 November 2017 - SARU Throwing Junior Rugby Out With The Bath Water? - With the results known for the hosting of 2023 World Cup it seems that not only is the South African public turnings its back on SARU but so is the rest of the rugby world. They are simply stumbling from one crisis to another seamingly  Read More >>>

International - 28 November 2017 - Top 5 School Teams of the Weekend – Saturday 25th November - From the Daily Mail Trophy to the Schools Cup, vital results came in on a weekend that thrilled all round – there were no less than four draws, and all high scoring, not your old fashioned 3-3 efforts, reflecting just how much Read More >>>

International - 27 November 2017 - Schools Rugby Midweek: A Quiet Week With Stellar Fixtures - However in terms of quality it is going to be a good one, with some key Cup games and a huge game in the Daily Mail Trophy that could ultimately be the game that decides the destination of the Trophy this year. Read More >>>

International - 27 November 2017 - Schools Rugby Weekend Roundup: Saturday 25th November - There were vital games in the Daily Mail Trophy, which has now been blown open ahead of a key game on Wednesday, while one of the final few U18 Schools Cup last 16 fixtures of the year took place too. Read More >>>

Festivals - 27 November 2017 - Wildeklawer Festival 2018 Fixtures Announced - Drostdy HTS is the only newcomer with Menlopark making a return with a very strong 1stXV team expected. The surprise ommissions of Garsfontein, Middelburg HTS and Welkom Gimnasium  Read More >>>

High School - 27 November 2017 - The Draft - The Final Chapter, for 2017 It Is. - Players were identified that unions, universities nor agents were not aware of and some were given "contracts" to make it able for them to live their rugby dream after school.  Read More >>>

International - 24 November 2017 - U18 Schools Cup: Quarter Final Draw Released - Three last 16 games remain to be played, King’s Macclesfield v Stonyhurst College in North A takes place on Saturday, with QEGS Wakefield v RGS Newcastle in North B next Saturday, and Bishop Wordsworth’s v Dean Close taking place Read More >>>

International - 24 November 2017 - Champions Trophy: Dulwich Make History v St John’s - Were they to win the final, against a Blundell’s side that beat Kingswood 27-5 in the other semifinal, Dulwich College would become the first side ever to win both the Schools Cup and Champions Trophy at U18 level, having Read More >>>

International - 24 September 2017 - U18 Schools Bowl: Quarter Final Draw - There will be a new champion, with last year’s winners, Old Swinford Hospital, having been knocked out. One Last 16 tie is still to be completed, John Hampden v Cokethorpe in South West B, which takes place on Wednesday. Read More >>>

International - 24 November 2017 - U18 Schools Plate: Quarter Final Draw Revealed - Next up was Uppingham, who progressed through to the quarter-finals after a thrilling 27-23 win away at Gresham’s in the Midlands A regional final. They host Woodhouse Grove, who sailed through North B without a game Read More >>>

International - 24 November 2017 - U18 Schools Vase: Quarter Final Draw Revealed - It was the South West A champions, Dauntsey’s, that were drawn first. They beat Taunton School 27-7 away from home in the regional final and will host the winners of the Midlands A game between Adams Grammar School and Read More >>>

International - 23 November 2107 - AASE League: Hartpury College Returns To Allianz Park  - Gosforth Academy had already sealed their place in the final, for the second year in a row, a week early but the big question was who would face them. Exeter College, last year’s winners, or Hartpury College, Read More >>>

International - 23 November 2017 - Schools Rugby Weekend Preview: Saturday 25th November - Always a hotly anticipated clash between two schools that have been right at the top end in recent times. This year John Fisher have struggled a little, though they performed well in their narrow Read More >>>

International - 22 November 2017 - AASE League: Phase 2, Round 3 Preview - For those on the outside, the day is all about who will join Gosforth Academy on Wednesday 6th December at Allianz Park in the AASE final, the reigning champions, Exeter College, or the side that has won every other Read More >>>

International - 22 November 2017 - “Stand Together Saturday”: Seaford College And Canford Encourage Positivity - Essentially the idea was designed to focus the day on enjoyment through the age-groups, fostering good relationships between players, parents, and staff from all sides Read More >>>

High School - 21 November 2017 - Top 50 Rugby Schools In South Africa - This list also differs quite a lot with that of 2016 as the 1stXV's rankings do play a major part in the calculation of a school's position and would also do so in 2018 as then only will Ruggas.co.za have enough data to confidently evaluate Read More >>>

High School - 20 November 2017 - The Movers Of 2017 - The top movers of the 2017 season on the Ruggas.co.za 1stXV rankings have some interesting schools included. However, some schools are on this list due to Ruggas' initial rankings that maybe just did not rank them high enough initially. Read More >>>

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