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
30/03/2020 - Schools - Who Are The Leading Fullbacks 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 fifth position we will discuss is full back. To be a rugby fullback, you must either be THE fastest or one of the fastest players on the field. The team entrusts him to
30/03/2020 - Schools - Who Are The Leading Outside-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 fourth position we will discuss is outside-centre. The player in the backline that uses the space created by his inside players to either deliver the killer
28/03/2020 - Schools - Watch Paarl Boishaai handover crown to Grey College in the SSL ReLive - Grey College 1stXV vs Paarl Boishaai 1stXV 2018 - The third match of the weekend by SSL ReLive is the game where Paarl Boishaai handed over their domination of the 1stXV age group in South Africa back to Grey College in 2018. Paarl Boishaai was unbeaten during 2015 and 2016 and lost their first game on their
28/03/2020 - Schools - SSL ReLive - Grey College u/16A vs Paarl Boishaai u/16A 2018 - The second match of the SSL ReLIve of this weekend is the game between Grey College u/16A and Paarl Boishaai u/16A in 2018. Both teams came of losses at the Wildeklawer Festival with Boishaai who lost against Helpmekaar and Grey College who lost against Monnas. Grey College lead 12-10 at half time and completely
28/03/2020 - Schools - Who Are The Leading Scrumhalves 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 third position we will discuss is scrumhalf. Apart from the hookers the players with the most attitude on the field. These days they are also the
28/03/2020 - Schools - SSL ReLive - Dale College 1stXV vs Grey High 1stXV - In the first SSL Relive game for the weekend Dale College hosts Grey PE is a match that is always one of the best matches played in the Eastern Cape. 2017 was no exception with Dale definately not the favourites. Grey College suffered its first loss the week before against St Andrew's (36-41) and would end the season with only four losses
27/03/2020 - Schools - Who Are The Leading Tighthead Props In South Africa @ 1stXV Level? - Tightheads are considered the anchors of the scrum and need considerable bulk to do so. Their large frames need to support the weight of both packs of forwards. Tight heads scrum in a way that is fundamentally different from the way loose heads do. For them, it is less about technique and angles. And more about grunt and
27/03/2020 - Schools - Who Are The Leading Eighth-men In South Africa @ 1stXV Level? - 1) He must be a lineout specialist who also is capable of supporting other jumpers in the line-out. 2) He must get his hands on the ball more than any other forward. The number 8 should aim, both in attack and defence, to be within a pass of the ball. 3) He must go forward in defence as he would in the attack, looking for the ball
25/03/2020 - Schools - A CURRO-ent Affair ..... Sies Man - As background to this sorry saga, let me set the scene by citing my age-old story of a private school in Grahamstown, which decided in the late 1980s to boost their profile by buying an entire rugby team of Craven Week representatives from the preceding year plus a provincial-class hockey side, just to balance things out. In fact, the only reason that they didn’t
22/03/2020 - Schools - SSL Festival - Match #6 - Selborne 1stXV vs Northwood 1stXV - Grey Rugby Festival 2019 - Selborne lost their first match of the Grey PE Rugby Festival against Jeppe (15-19) which will be only one of three losses that year. They also lost against Grey College (8-17) and Grey PE (17-23) and ended in the Top 10 of the 2019 rugby season. Northwood also lost their first game of the season to Grey PE
22/03/2020 - Schools - SSL Festival - Match #4 - Garsfontein 1stXV vs DHS 1stXV - Grey Rugby Festival 2018 - The fifth match of the 2020 School Sports Live festival between Garsfontein and Durban High School at the 2018 Grey Rugby Festival will be screened "live" this afternoon at 14h00. You can follow the action on Ruggas.co.za SSL channel.
21/03/2020 - Schools - SSL Festival - Match #4 - Paarl Boishaai 1stXV vs Helpmekaar 1stXV - Noord/Suid 2019 - Helpmekaar came into this match unbeaten and in good form after two great wins against Voortrekker Bethlehem (38-15) and Waterkloof (45-31) and showed that they possess of a great pack of forwards with blistering pace at the back. Paarl Boishaai was said to be not as good as previous years but only lost to
21/03/2020 - Schools - SSL Festival - Match #3 - Stellenberg 1stXV vs Waterkloof 1stXV - Noord/Suid 2017 - The third match of the 2020 School Sports Live festival between Waterkloof and Stellenberg at the 2017 Noord/Suid Festival hosted at Waterkloof will be screened "live" this afternoon at 15h00. You can follow the action on Ruggas.co.za SSL channel. Waterkloof came into the match after a massive hiding by Grey
20/03/2020 - Schools - SSL Festival - Match #1 - Grey College u/16 vs Paarl Gim u/16 - 2019 Paarl Gim Festival - The second match of the 2020 School Sports Live festival will be screened "live" this afternoon at 19h00. You can follow the action on Ruggas.co.za SSL channel. The last match on the first day was between Grey College and Paarl Gimnasium u/16's. Three points separated the two teams at the halftime break. No
20/03/2020 - Schools - SSL Festival - Match #1 - Affies u/16 vs Boland Landbou u/16 - 2017 Paarl Gim Festival - The second last match on the first day was between Affies and Boland Landbou's u/16's. Neither team had a great record going into the match with Affies who lost against Helpmekaar (27-31) and Paarl Gim (17-28) with a solitary win over Diamantveld (53-0) in their season opener in Kimberley. Boland Landbou only
19/03/2020 - Schools - Dept. Of Education Announce New School Calendar For 2020 And ............. - The Department of Education announced the new calendar for the rest of 2020. 2nd Term: 14/04/2020 - 23/06/2020, 3rd Term: 06/07/2020 - 22/09/2020, 4th term: 28/09/2020 - 02/12/2020. The major effect will be that all the youth weeks will have to move yet again. The LSEN, u/18 Academy
18/03/2020 - Schools - Welcome To The SchoolSportLive Month-Long (Maybe Longer) Rugby Festival - Ruggas.co.za has been quiet the past two days but not, not busy. I had several meetings to make sure that we continue with activities during this unfortunate break to the rugby season. School Sports Live, Ruggas.co.za and Schoolboyrugby.co.za has decided on a joint venture that will last until normality returns. SSL
16/03/2020 - Schools - Some Excellent News For The Schoolboy "Stars" - During the Afgri Bulls Prestige Rugby Day, I had the opportunity to discuss the current contracting systems in place with representatives of two Unions and made some calls early this morning. The "suggested" cancellation of the 2021 u/20 Currie Cup competition has resulted that the focus for scouting moved away from u/20 and u/21 players and again
16/03/2020 - Schools - Wildeklawer Festival Also Bites The Dust - It was announced by the organising comittee of the annual Wildeklawer Festival that the 2020 tournament is postponed indefinately but confirmed that the tournament will definately continue in 2021. The Exco of Absa Wildeklawer Sport is committed to the health and well being of our learners and parents, and our responsibility towards the broader community.
16/03/2020 - Schools - We Pick Our Afgri Loftus Prestige Rugby Day Team - After a brilliant day of rugby at Loftus, our in-house guru Bart Schoeman picked his team of the day. Bart Schoeman is the former high-performance manager of Lions Rugby. Bart is now a full-time players agent and also is the Chairman of the newly formed SA Schools Rugby Challenge that will kick off in 2021. The names used is those that
15/03/2020 - Schools - All Schools Festival And Sports Tours effectively CANCELLED !!!!!!! - The President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that they discourage all local travel for South African citizens and gatherings of more/ than 100 people is banned. All schools are closed from 18 March to only open after the Easter Holidays. These restrictions basically will stop all sports festivals and tours effective immediately. Watch
13/03/2020 - Schools - Affies Hosts Diamantveld And We All Are Watching - Affies host Diamantveld on Saturday in what is expected cold and wet conditions. Affies supporters will expect much of the same medicine that was given to Helpmekaar the past weekend, with a lot of attention to be given to the 1stXV's performance. This will be Affies' second match of the season with the first a win over Helpmekaar (27-17). Diamantveld,
13/03/2020 - Schools - Helpmekaar Should Be Confident But ............... - Helpmekaar travel to Welkom Gim with the knowledge that after last weekend's match against Affies the certainly have what it takes to become at least a top 10 team this year. Welkom Gim started the year with a bang with wins against Vryheid (73-3) and Menlopark (43-7) before their wheels came off against Grey College (69-33) last weekend. Helpmekaar
12/03/2012 - Schools - Boishaai Rugby Tour To Ireland Postponed Due To Coronavirus - Paarl Boishaai announced that their planned tour to Ireland is postponed to September 2020 due to the Coronavirus. 'In an urgent meeting this evening, the Governing Body of Paarl Boys’ High decided not to tour Ireland in March any more. All stops will be pulled though, to continue with the tour in September this year.
12/03/2020 - Schools - Fresh-faced Boishaai Squad To Tackle Monnas At SBS Bulfees - Peter Engledow’s Hoër Jongenskool (HJS) troops start their official 2020 rugby campaign with an almost entirely new squad against an experienced Monument High School line-up at the Southern Business School (SBS) Bulfees in Porterville on Saturday, 14 March. The HJS team for their first official season-encounter boasts just one player
12/03/2020 - Schools - "School Day" Say Its Final Goodbye To Newlands In Style - My opinion of "popcorn ruppy" is well known as this format of rugby ordinary focus on running rugby, ignores the vital roles of the tight five and ...... mmmm yes and. However, in life, we all have to accommodate other opinions and wishes and ............. and ............... and ............. Also, I am willing to bet THEE crown jewels that
11/03/2020 - Schools - Final Blue Bulls Afgri Prestige Schools Fixtures Announced - The Afgri Prestige Rugby Day will be hosted at Loftus Versveld on Saturday 14 March 2020. Very exciting news is that the 20 minutes a half format will be replaced by the nomal 35 minutes a half format. Loftus definately the place to be. The annual derby between Affies and Diamantveld will form part of the
11/03/2020 - Schools - Graeme Rugby Day Preview - Graeme College will be looking at further improving their overall systems when their season continues at the Pam Golding Properties Graeme Rugby Day in Grahamstown on Saturday (March 14).
This annual tournament has become hugely significant on the Eastern Cape calendar and all the region’s top rugby schools will be
11/03/2020 - Schools - St Andrew's College Perform Well Under Difficult Circumstances - Saturday the St Andrew's Rugby Club travelled to Humansdorp for their annual fixture against Nico Malan. The club was a bit thinned out with boys still having to finish some of their summer sports commitments. However, we managed to put together some competitive teams for the fixture, with the
10/03/2020 - Schools - Monnas Take Aim At Elusive Boishaai Victory - Monument High School has its sights set on a first ever victory against Paarl Boys High when the two powerhouse rugby schools meet at the Southern Business School (SBS) Bulfees in Porterville on Saturday. The “Wit Bulle” have played against Boishaai six times in their 99-year history and it’s staggering to think they have
10/03/2020 - Schools - Young Marlow Team Aim To Build Momentum - The Marlow Agricultural School rugby team will be looking to continue building momentum for the new season when they take on Graeme College in the Pam Golding Properties Graeme Rugby Day in Grahamstown on March 14. Regular participants in the popular Eastern Cape event, the Cradock outfit have been given the
10/03/2020 - Schools - Kearsney Stunned By Northwood - Northwood started with high intensity and after 20 minutes managed a 12-nil lead. The visitors used their bulky forwards to attack the defensive line and twice managed to score – first in the right-hand corner for an unconverted try and the second after a classy offload from their impressive flyhalf for a seven pointer. Kearsney looked stunned