27/07/2020 - Affies Confirmed As Noord/Suid Hosts In 2021 - Affies announced that they will be the host for the seventh Noord/Suid Tournament from 26 - 30 March 2021. The Fixtures of the event was announced a while ago and promises to be the best school festival in South Africa if the quality of schools that will attend are taken into account.
26/06/2020 - What Are Your Rights And Obligations As A Contracted Rugby Player - We spoke to Shane Wafer, a practising attorney who specialises in "sports law" and asked him some difficult legal questions. We discuss the legal age a player must be in order to negotiate a contract by themself, we ask what the player and his support must look out for and what role does mentorship should play by agents. Shane is also
19/06/2020 - Schools - Wildeklawer 2021 Dates Announced - Wildeklawer announced the dates for their annual sports festival hosted a Diamantveld High School for 2021. The festival will take place from 23-26 April 2021. The primary festival that used to be hosted the week before the high school festival will now be hosted from 26 - 29 April 2021 at Newton Primary School.
11/06/2020 - Schools - COVID-19 Claim Life Of Craven Week Coach - The COVID-19 pandemic has claimed the life of former WP Craven Week coach Faizel Adam. Faizel lost his battle against the virus yesterday after a battle of more than two months on his date of birth. Faizel will be remembered for the special relationship he had with the players he coached. He coached arguably one of the best WP Craven Week teams
08/06/2020 - Schools - Matrics, Money, Rugby and Coronavirus - We have been told more times than we care to remember that “Nothing will ever be the same again” after the shock and aftershocks of Covid-19 have - hopefully - left us to pick up what is left of our considerably chastened existence. I don’t doubt that. I’m no pessimist, but the effects of the pandemic, especially on as large a slice of our lives as schoolboy .
07/06/2020 - Schools - Monnas Announce Exciting Plans For Their 2021 Centenary Rugby Festival - Hoërskool Monument, affectionately known as Monnas is pleased to announce the Monnas Centenary Rugby Festival 2021 that will be part of their centenary celebrations next year. Next year’s festival, which will be one of the highlights of the centenary celebrations at Monnas and will take place from Tuesday 23 March 2021 with
07/06/2020 - Schools - Monnas Announce Exciting Plans For Their 2021 Centenary Rugby Festival - Hoërskool Monument, affectionately known as Monnas is pleased to announce the Monnas Centenary Rugby Festival 2021 that will be part of their centenary celebrations next year. Next year’s festival, which will be one of the highlights of the centenary celebrations at Monnas and will take place from
28/02/2020 - Schools - Boishaai's Braam Reyneke Joins The Sharks - Paarl Boys High prop Abraham Reyneke has been drafted by the Sharks and will join the coastal franchise next year for at least a two-year stint. Abraham is a prolific talent who is equally comfortable on tight-head and loose-head, although he prefers the latter because of his mobility and love for the running game.
21/05/2020 - Schools - Middelburg HTS Cancel Bursaries To Top Rugby Players Due To Covid-19 - Middelburg HTS started a process to cancel bursaries to talented kids with immediate effect. In a letter dated 20 April 2020 Middelburg HTS claims that the financial crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic is to blame for their decision. The schools were instructed by the minister of basic education to reevaluate the budgets to
13/05/2020 - Schools - New Zealand Schoolboy Rugby Set To Resume - With New Zealand's schools returning next week school's are preparing for the restart of resuming sports activities. Sport NZ has provided expert advice and requirements to ensure a safe return compliant with public health measures under Alert Level 2.
04/05/2020 - Schools - Who Is The Top Schoolboy Rugby Coach? - A major point of discussion in schoolboy rugby circles is the value of a coach. Is a fair and just system available to judge the success of your team's coach? And if so, does it include winning at all costs, getting the best talent, being a role model for his kids, putting academics above performance etc, etc, etc.
02/05/2020 - Schools - Golden Lions Cancel All High School Rugby Games for 2020 - The Golden Lions High Schools Rugby Association followed the example set by the Blue Bulls High Schools Rugby Association when they suspend all rugby for 2020. However, in the announcement hereunder Mr Thinus Diedericks, the chairman did open the door somewhat if conditions change in stating that should
01/05/2020 - Schools - All High School Rugby In Blue Bull Rugby Cancelled - "After consultation with my Executive, we regretfully need to inform you that all rugby matches, friendlies and/or league matches for 2020 has been cancelled. The implications of the Covid-19 pandemic and the ‘state of disaster’ declared by the President, as well as the further level-4 extended lockdown, has contributed to a position that we
01/05/2020 - Schools - A Letter From A Concerned Teacher And Coach, Looking For Advice - I see so much negativity as we can't play any rugby in 2020, I feel everyone's pain, but here is what I missed for 23 years, which is positive again. I've been coaching rugby for the last 23 years and rugby has only been good to me or so I thought. For the last 23 years, I have been on the road for 10 of the 12 months doing
30/04/2020 - Schools - The Ruggas.co.za Top 15 1stXV Backs Per Position For 2020 - Admittingly our analysis was done from footage that was available on the various websites, sent to us by coaches and parents along with matches and festivals we attended in person. Unfortunately, it only included 1-3 games of the boys which is not the ideal or fair, and every argument we
29/04/2020 - Schools - The Ruggas.co.za Top 15 1stXV Forwards Per Position For 2020 - Admittingly our analysis was done from footage that was available on the various websites, sent to us by coaches and parents along with matches and festivals we attended in person. Unfortunately, it only included 1-3 games of the boys which is not the ideal or fair, and every argument we
28/04/2020 - SARU - EPD Programme Makes Big Strides During Lockdown - The SA Rugby Elite Player Development (EPD) programme continues to make big strides in identifying and grooming the top junior talent in the country – despite the lockdown – by engaging with provincial coaches and the players using series of communications methods. In the last month, hundreds of
23/04/2020 - UK Study Confirm Importance Of Parents' Role In Raising Stars - In a recent study that was carried out by a team from sports science at Swansea University, led by Dr Camilla Knight, associate professor in sports science and an expert on the role of parents in youth sport, rugby players identified the support and understanding they received from their parents as the most important.
21/04/2020 - Schools - It Is Official - All Youth Weeks And EPD Camps Cancelled, But ......? - In a letter dated 21/04/2020 mr Noël Ingle, President of the South African Schools Rugby Association confirmed that all youth weeks will not be played in 2020 as well confirmed the cancellation of all EPD camps. He, however, left the door wide open for inter-provincial tournaments and
16/04/2020 - Schools - New Education Department Dates Reason To Cancel All Youth Weeks - We have confirmed that all youth tournaments is to be cancelled for 2020 by SARU. SARU's initial backup plans included a proposal to host the u/18 Craven Week and u/16 Grant Khomo week during the September holidays with a SA Schools and SA Schools "A" team to play each other at
12/04/2020 - Schools - Who Are The Leading Right-wingers In South Africa @ 1stXV Level? - lifestyle change to reach set goals and to become a better human being. Right-Wing (#14) - Playing out wide on the side of the pitch, the winger is a team’s finisher in the attack. A winger is also often the last line of defence when they don’t have the ball and as such, pace is their major resource.
11/04/2020 - Schools - Who Are The Leading Left Wings (#11) In South Africa @ 1stXV Level? - Left Wing (#11) - Playing out wide on the side of the pitch, the winger is a team’s finisher in the attack. A winger is also often the last line of defence when they don’t have the ball and as such, pace is their major resource.
10/04/2020 - Schools - Who Are The Leading Openside Flankers (#6) In South Africa @ 1stXV Level? - The openside flanker binds to the side of the scrum that covers the greatest area, while the blindside covers the side nearest the side-line. They bind loosely to the side of the scrum, but still play an important role in keeping the props tight by pushing at an angle. They should be
09/04/2020 - Schools - Who Are The Leading Tighthead Locks (#4) In South Africa @ 1stXV Level? - The locks form the second row in the scrum behind the front row. They are almost always the tallest players in a team and are the primary targets when the ball is thrown in at line-outs.the tighthead lock is the bulkier lock of the two who scrum behind the tighthead prop (#3) and commonly make
09/04/2020 - Schools - Who Are The Leading Loosehead Props In South Africa @ 1stXV Level? - The loosehead prop is positioned to the left of the hooker and his head will be on the outside of the scrum when it engages. The loosehead prop's main role is to provide stability at the scrum and support the hooker in quickly winning the ball. At the line-out, the loosehead prop's role is to
04/07/2020 - Schools - Who Are The Leading Flyhalves In South Africa @ 1stXV Level? - A fly-half is crucial to a team's game plan; they possess leadership and order the backline. They are usually the first to receive the ball from the scrum-half following a breakdown, lineout or scrum and need to be decisive with what actions to take and be effective at communicating with the outside backs. Good fly-
06/04/2020 - Schools - Who Are The Leading Hookers In South Africa @ 1stXV Level? - Bart Schoeman and I will be analysing all available footage of 1stXV games (2020) during the next few "lockdown" weeks to try and identify our top players in each position. The ninth position we will discuss is the hooker. Please keep in mind that any technical and positional evaluation of a player must be reinforced by the
06/04/2020 - Schools - Who Are The Leading Loosehead Locks (#5) In South Africa @ 1stXV Level? - Bart Schoeman and I will be analysing all available footage of 1stXV games (2020) during the next few "lockdown" weeks to try and identify our top players in each position. The eighth position we will discuss is loosehead lock (#5). Please keep in mind that any technical and positional evaluation of a
04/04/2020 - Paul Roos Change Gear In Second Half Against Bishops (2018) - Watch Live Now !!! - Bishops came into the game, winning six from six but they did come up against a Paul Roos who only lost their last game of the season against Grey College (26-28). Bishops lead 14-13 at halftime but were blown away the second half by a brilliant Paul Roos.
04/04/2020 - Glenwood Demolish Monnas In Krugersdorp (2018) - Watch It Live Now !!!!! - A struggling Monnas team that eventually lost seven of their twenty-four games that season hosted one of the best Glenwood teams who were unbeaten for the 2018 season. Monnas were crowned VirSekerbeker winners at the end of the season with Glenwood's only "blemish a draw against the powerful Grey College.
04/04/2020 - Jeppe Almost Beat Affies In 2018 - Watch It Live NOW !!!! - Affies did not have their best season so far and lost their last three games against Boishaai (14-19), Glenwood (34-37) and Grey College (28-39) before their fixture against Jeppe. Jeppe, on the other hand, had their tails up with their only loss being against Selborne (3-19) a month before this game. Jeppe definately the overwhelming favourites
04/04/2020 - The Last Time Grey College Lost Was Against Grey PE - Watch It Live NOW - Grey College just lost a game at home against, at that stage the mighty Paarl Boishaai and then had to travel down to East Londen to meet Selborne College who nobody saw as a threat to Grey College. Selborne continued their bad form after this historical win and ended the season with 10 losses from 20 games played
03/04/2020 - Schools - Who Are The Leading Blindside Flankers In South Africa @ 1stXV Level? - 1) Strength of character. Any successful sportsman will need to apply himself in honesty, teamwork and full support of the system that he works under. 2) Work ethic and personal application to improve himself, in sport and off the field. He must be ‘coachable’ 3) Lifestyle and value-driven. Being a sportsman full time, semi-
03/04/2020 - Schools - Who Are The Leading Inside-centres In South Africa @ 1stXV Level? - Bart Schoeman and I will be analysing all available footage of 1stXV games (2020) during the next few "lockdown" weeks to try and identify our top players in each position. The sixth position we will discuss is inside-centre. The inside centre is the most important decision-maker in the backline. He needs to be able, to sum up, the situation
04/02/2020 - Schools - Australian Schools Rugby Union Games Cancelled In 2020 due to COVID-19 - Australian Schools Rugby Union (ASRU) has conceded that all representative activities will not happen in 2020. The ASRU had previously scheduled the Australian Schools Rugby Championship to occur in early July at St Ignatius College, Riverview. It was also preparing to welcome Tongan Schools to Brisbane in September