17/02/2020 - Schools - SA Rugby Outline Objectives For u/18 High Performance Camp - Fifty-three of South Africa’s most talented Under-18 rugby players from across the country will assemble in Stellenbosch on Thursday, 27 February, for a four-day Elite Player Development (EPD) camp. The camp – which will be hosted at the Stellenbosch Academy of Sport and concludes on Sunday, 1 March – is the first of three EPD
17/02/2020 - Schools - Mmmmmm...(Yawn)....The Sleepy Cape Awakens! - One of the favourite taunts levelled against the gentlefolk of the Mother City by its inland cousins, in particular the rat-racers of Gauteng, is that everything happens so slowly down south that the binnelanders sometimes wonder why we don’t walk with a half-reclining gait that matches our sedate (somnambulistic ?) style.
10/02/2020 - Schools - What Happened To "Stronger Together"? - In case you haven’t noticed, we live in a highly competitive society, probably one of the most competitive in the world. In everything we do, be it playing a sport, any sport, or just travelling between robots on a double-lane road, it’s all about coming first. The flighting of the high schools rugby challenge should therefore
24/01/2020 - UK Schools - And We Though SARU's Quotas Is Madness ???? - An England Age-Grade Rugby spokesperson said of the breach: “The disqualification, made by the Competition Disputes Committee and upheld by an independent Appeal Panel, followed a quarter final game in the National School U18 Vase where the offending school was
17/01/2020 - Coach's Corner - Allan D. Miles - The Parent Trap - I have coached now for 20 years. My coaching experience extends across four different schools. I have come in to contact with several different parents. During this period I have also come across some interesting situations that involved parental interference. My son has started to play
13/01/2020 - ZA High Schools - Western Province Get Second Team In Grant Khomo - The fixtures of the 18th u/16 Grant Khomo week has been released. This year's edition will be hosted at Jeppe High School for Boys from 22-26 June 2020 in conjunction with the u/13 Craven Week. It was custom that the hosting Union have a second team, representing them at
03/01/2020 - SA Schools - Outeniqua Confirmed As Seventh Member Of The "SA Schools Rugby Challenge" - It has been confirmed that Outeniqua Hoërskool will join Garsfontein, Grey College, Monnas, Paarl Boishaai, Paarl Gimnasium, Paul Roos in the SA Schools Rugby Challenge. The organisers hope to announce the eighth school early in 2020 to start final .
01/01/2020 - SA Schools - Nico Malan Appoints Jaco Nepgen - It has been confirmed that Griquas flanker Jaco Nepgen was appointed as Deputy Principal of Sports Development at Nico Malan High School. Jaco will initially concentrate on recruitment and development of players and coaches but we are sure he will get involved in coaching sooner than later. Nico
30/12/2019 - ZA Schools - Hans Coetzee Set To Join Millionaires Club At Durbanville - It has been confirmed that coaching legend Hans Coetzee is the chosen one to become the 1stXV coach at Durbanville Hoërskool for 2020/21. Hans Coetzee needs no introduction to anybody in the South African schoolboy circles. His expertise, experience and technical
08/12/2019 - ZA Schools - Garsfontein And Parel Vallei Talk Rugby And Development - Following a meeting held at Parel Vallei High School on Wednesday Garsfontein and Parel Vallei agreed to continue talks to iron out an agreement which will result in another first for SA Schoolboy rugby. The aim of this agreement will be for Garsfontein to assist Parel
02/12/2019 - ZA Schools - Hoërskool Strand Files (Briefly) For A Divorce From WP - It might be the time of year when very little generally happens at schools apart from the writing of exams, so the information I received when innocently inquiring about the availability of a Boland regional fixture list for 2020 was all the more surprising. The release of the
02/12/2019 - ZA High Schools - Bart Schoeman Explains The Reasoning Behind "SA Schools Rugby Challenge - Following the announcement of the SA Schools Rugby Challenge yesterday the organisers and specifically mr Bart Schoeman was bombarded with congratulations, critique and questions. "We expected a reaction from the public and schools, negative
01/12/2019 - ZA Schools - The SA Schools Rugby Challenge Announced For 2021 - A dream of many schoolboy rugby supporters is about to come true. Some of the top rugby playing schools and major role players came together during the past few months to negotiate the birth of arguably the most competitive schoolboy rugby challenge in the world.
03/11/2019 - ZA Schools - Ryno vd Merwe Reveals His "Plans" With Affies Rugby - Ruggas.co.za visited Affies during this week and spoke to Ryno vd Merwe, the newly appointed Head of Rugby and thereafter turned our attention to the upcoming World Schools Festival with 1stXV backline coach Jan-Hendrik Hattingh.
03/11/2019 - ZA Schools - Fijian Stars Set To Invade World Schools Festival - The first three foreign schools to participate at the 2020 World Schools Festival being hosted at Affies has been released. The tournament will start on Tuesday 23 March and end on Saturday 28 March 2020. After a lot of criticism regarding the invited schools, the organiser changed their approach
02/11/2019 - ZA Schools - Francois Swart Week - Schools Announced - The 2020 Francois Swart u/15 Festival will be hosted during the same period as the World School Festival at Affies. The first day of action will be on 23 March 2019 at Affies with Tuesday's games moving to Loftus as the first day of the World School Festival will
31/10/2019 - ZA Schools - Tony Stoops Festival Dates And Teams Announced For 2020 - The 2020 Tony Stoops Festival will once again be hosted at Brackenfell High School. It will be played over three days, beginning on Saturday 21 March 2020, 23 March and the final day on Wednesday 25 March 2020. The schools that confirmed the
31/10/2019 - ZA Schools - Oakdale Festival Dates And Teams Announced - The 39th Oakdale festival will start on 21 March 2020. The fixtures will only be released at a later stage with the last two days, 23 and 25 March 2020 which will only be announced after the final game was played on the previous game day, thereby ensuring strength vs strength.
28/10/2019 - ZA Schools - Graeme College Rugby Day 2020 Fixtures Announced - The Graeme Rugby Day will be hosted at Graeme College on 14 March 2020. A rugby day that is known for its perfect matchups ensuring a fun day full of competitive rugby and certainly one of the favourites of Ruggas.co.za. Big performances are expected from Grey High and Selborne with Nico Malan replacing SACS in the lineup.
24/10/2019 - ZA Schools - We Visit Garsfontein And Asked Some Uncomfortable Questions - Our first stop was Hoërskool Garsfontein in Pretoria. They were in the news the past few weeks as Ryno vd Merwe, Director of Rugby, resigned to take up the post at Affies as Head of Rugby. Garsfontein did not waste any time in appointing Hendre
21/10/2019 - ZA Schools - Wildeklawer 2020 Fixtures Announced - The 2020 Wildeklawer Rugby Tournament will again be hosted at Diamantveld Hoërskool from 24 Apr - 27 April 2020 Paul Roos will make a welcome return at the Festival after conquering the SANIX Youth Tournament in 2019, replacing Transvalia in the star-studded lineup.
21/10/2019 - ZA Schools - Another u/18 Craven Week Shock - In yet another cost-cutting exercise SARU has just announced that the 2020 u/18 Craven Week will no longer host a "B" team from The Golden Lions and Blue Bulls. One can only smile at the logic behind this decision as it is common knowledge that the parents foot the bill for their kids to
21/10/2019 - ZA Schools - Grey College Wins Twizza's Champion Of Champions - Grey College defended its 2018 u/17 Champions of Champions title after beating an able Westville Boys High 26-17 in the Bloemfontein on Saturday. Grey College secured the win with a last-second try by Regan Izaks. Boland Landbou had an easier game in the u/15 final
19/10/2019 - ZA Schools - Twizza 7's - All The Results Of Day 1 And Fixtures Day 2 - After an exciting Day 1 in Bloemfontein Day 2 awaits. Maritzburg College, Waterkloof, Grey PE and Helpmekaar won their respective pools in the u/15 competition and will be joined by Boland Landbou, Grey College, Middelburg HTS and DHS in the quarter finals.
17/10/2019 - Coach's Corner - Jan v Rooyen - Gym Work - How To Start The Off-Season - It if off-season again, and I have been inundated with questions regarding off-season strength training and more specifically where to start when entering the gym. My philosophy regarding early-stage gym work has changed and developed a lot since I first started
04/10/2019 - ZA Schools - A Brilliant Evening At Monnas - At the 2019 Ruggas.co.za Awards ceremony which was hosted at Monument Hoërskool yesterday evening, some of the top schoolboy rugby stars were acknowledged for their brilliant performances during the 2019 season. Ruggas.co.za would like to thank all involved in schoolboy rugby for
28/09/2019 - ZA Schools - Iqhawe Week 2019 – A Win For Rugby’s Future - Iqhawe Week is part of SARLA’s broader mandate to achieve true transformation and social upliftment in rugby, by creating development opportunities at grassroots level. And Iqhawe Week is specifically aimed at developing talented Under-15 players.
26/09/2019 - Youth Weeks - Boland Brilliant In Final @ Iqhawe Week - It was a rewarding day for Boland on the final day of the Iqhawe Week at Paarl Gymnasium on Thursday, as they delivered a scintillating performance against Griquas in the final match of the tournament for a 29-10 victory and top honours in front of their home fans. The Bolanders got
25/09/2019 - ZA Youth Weeks - Boland And Griquas To Battle It Out For Iqhawe Week Crown - Boland and Griquas will battle it for top honours in the Iqhawe Week at Paarl Gymnasium on Thursday after finishing the second round of matches on Tuesday among four unbeaten teams. The other two undefeated sides in the development tournament for
24/09/2019 - ZA Youth Weeks - Exciting Start To Iqhawe Week In Paarl - An exciting mix of big wins and tight results characterised the opening day of the Iqhawe Week for Under-15 boys at Paarl Gymnasium on Monday, with the Pumas, Sharks, Leopards, Griquas, Boland, Western Province and Eastern Province kicking off their campaigns with victories.
19/09/2019 - ZA Schools - Garsfontein Announce New Director of Rugby - It was confirmed by the principal of Hoërskool Garsfontein that Hendré Marnitz was appointed as the Director of Rugby at the School. Hendré replaces Ryno vd Merwe who recently was appointed as the new head of rugby at Affies. Hendré started his coaching career at the
17/09/2019 - ZA Festivals - It Is Iqhawe Week Time Again - The 2019 edition of the Iqhawe Week – South Africa’s premier development rugby tournament for Under-15 boys – begins in Paarl on Monday, 23 September, where a whole new pool of young rugby talent will explode onto the field. The annual tournament was jointly put together by the SA Rugby Legends
17/09/2019 - ZA Schools - EPD Camps Form A Vital Cog In Player Development - “These camps offer us the opportunity to expose the players to our structures and work with them from a young age, and to guide them in terms of what takes to achieve national honours in future. “It is the culmination of a lot of hard work behind the scenes as our talent identification
13/09/2019 - Coaches Corner - Katleho Lynch - Defence At The World Cup - The World Cup is fast approaching and the world is very excited to see who will lift the trophy in October. I want to speak about defence and how it will affect the World Cup and what the best teams will do to stop attack. We speak of modern attack and modern