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20 October 2017 - Monnas Wit-Bulle Storm Into The Top 3 for 2017 - They simply were not good enough through the age groups to pose any major threat to the big-hitters nationally. The team used this negative sentiment to fuel their hunger for success, as they set off like a bull in a proverbial China shop, wreaking havoc Read More >>>

19 October 2017 - Helpmekaar Kollege Flying The Flag in the City of Gold - Helpmekaar, known by their fans as the brown giant on the hill, can look back at the last couple of years with a sense of satisfaction. Looking at their results set for the 2017 season, it’s clear that a giant has awakened. Read More >>>

19 October 2017 - Glenwood To Compete At The Champion Of Champions 7's Tournament - The participating teams in the Champion of Champions Tournament are Goudveld, Diamantveld, Rustenburg, DHS, Glenwood, Noordheuwel, Paul Roos, Waterkloof, Montana, Westville, Merensky, Brandwag. Read More >>>

10 October 2017 - Framesby Gets Another Shot At Sanix In 2018 - It was announced that Framesby will represent South Africa at the 19th Sanix Tournament next year (2018). The six nominated schools were Diamantveld High School, Ficksburg Secondary School, Framesby High School, Khanyisa High School,  Read More >>>

09 October 2017 - 2017 Wrap: Western Cape - The year is easily summarised: Paarl Boys’ High continued to dominate the WP (and the rest of the known world), Outeniqua claimed the SWD crown and Stellenbosch, Groenberg, Hermanus and HTS Drostdy were the picks of the Boland crop. Read More >>>

09 October 2017 - Boishaai Confirms Majority Of Teams For 150th Celebrations - It was confirmed that the schools invited for their 150th Birthday celebrations, that will take place from the 02nd of April until the 7th of April 2018 are as follow: Read More >>>

 

08 October 2017 - SA u/17 Sevens Squad Announced -  the competition will include an international Under-17 Schools section, where teams from Argentina and Namibia will battle it out against WP, Boland and SWD selections as well as two SA Select teams, coached by SA Rugby Sevens Academy coach, Marius Schoeman. Read More >>>

05 October 2017 - The Drostdy Enigma - It has meant that Drostdy, one of the biggest (and hardly surprisingly) strongest rugby-playing schools in the Western Cape, are being forced to look for fixtures all over the country in order to meet the expectations of their learners, their parents and, most importantly, themselves. Read More >>>

05 October 2017 - Francke Horn Is Back !!!!!!!!! - Francke was contracted by the Western Province for the 2018 season and will play a major part to ensure that Francke will recover 100% from the heart illness that robbed the South African schoolboy rugby public to witness one of the brightest stars of 2017 at the Craven Week. Read More >>>

02 October 2017 - Review Of 2017 (PT V): Paarl Boys’ Even Higher! - No longer satisfied by two seasons unbeaten in the cauldron that is South African schools rugby, the 2017 Paarl Boys’ High 1st XV (18-0-1), rose to the challenge mapped out for them by coach Shaun Erasmus and came within a dicey penalty  Read More >>>

30 September 2017 - WP Takes Top Honours In U17 Interprovincial Sevens - Western Province on Saturday delivered a dominant display in the Cup final of the Under-17 Interprovincial Sevens at Tafel Lager Park in Kimberley to reclaim the title they won in 2014 and 2015. Read More >>>

29 September 2017 - Thrilling Start To U17 Interprovincial Sevens - An impressive 153 tries and 969 points were scored in the 21 matches played throughout the day, with the action set to continue on Saturday as the tournament reaches the business endRead More >>>

29 September 2017 - Wildeklawer 2018 Participating Schools Announced - Drostdy HTS is the only newcomer with the surprise omissions of Middelburg HTS and Welkom Gimnasium. Welkom Gimnasium did take in 2017 the place of the SA Invitational team and may be allowed in the back door next year. Read More >>>

27 September 2017 - U17s Ready For Interprovincial Sevens Action - Free State, who took top honours last season, have been drawn in Pool A with the Valke, Border and SWD, while Pool B comprises the Blue Bulls, Pumas, Western Province and Griquas. Read More >>>

29 September 2017 - The 2017 Ruggas Awards Complete List Of Qualifying Nominees - The 2017 Ruggas.co.za Awards nominations were tallied and the panel has narrowed it down for us. A whopping 123 people/organisations were nominated and received our minimum amount of nominations required. Read More >>>

27 September 2017 - The Central Region Schools Competition Confirmed - Schools from the Griffons, Free State and Griquas will form part of this competition with the initial 8 schools being divided into 2 pools. The final fixture list for 2018 is still to be announced but the information we have is that Pool A will consist of Read More >>>

27 September 2017 - Review Of 2017 (PT IV): Hats Off To The Young Ikeys! - The reason for this is as simple as it is paradoxical: their form over the entire season (14 – 2– 4) was so impressive that even their woeful record against their fellow English schools (2-2-2) couldn’t put much of a dent in their overall return. Read More >>>

24 September 2017 - #1 Loosehead Prop - Drafts For 2017 - Because of this it is fairly rare to find someone who can excel at both. To be a good prop, you've really got to enjoy the position - it's not everyone's cup of tea, putting your head where it hurts. Read More >>>

24 September 2017 - It Looks A Lot Better, VirSeker - The final VirSeker model has been announced with the biggest improvement in the old Macro Division. The Cup, Plate and Shield divisions each have 8 schools competing. Teams in a subdivision will play against each other with the top 4 teams proceeding to the semi-finals. Read More >>>

21 September 2017 - #12 Inside Centre - Drafts For 2017 - It's about using your attributes to the best of your abilities. However, the way centres play is very subjective and comes down to the individual coach's tactics for that game. Read More >>>

21 September 2017 - Review Of 2017 (PT III): Stellies’ Star Shines Brightly - The side’s one-for-all ethic did not prevent several players from rising above the rest.  Captain Erik Vermeulen’s job was made much easier by the set-phase work of his second-row partner Swanepoel, Johann van der Merwe’s indefatigable efforts Read More >>>

19 September 2017 - #5 Loosehead Lock - Drafts For 2017 - In the scrum, the taller second row may be the loosehead lock, which is on the left side of the scrum. The loose-head tends to move more - he's only bound in on one side, so his left hand is loose, while the tight-head is tightly bound in and pretty stationary. Read More >>>

19 July 2017 - #9 Scrumhalf - Drafts For 2017 - If a scrum-half just shovels the ball out time and again, he isn't a threat and as soon as he's not a threat, the focus of the opposition back row and inside backs goes on the fly-half. But you have to understand when to make breaks and when to pass and that comes from instinct and experience. Read More >>>

18 September 2017 -  Backline Coach - Drafts for 2017 - Read More >>>

18 September 2017 - #8 Number 8 - Drafts For 2017 - You don't necessarily have good footballing skills, but you have to have a good awareness of creating space. When you're looking at the ball at the base of the scrum you must have that innate sense of position, of knowing where your team-mates are. Read More >>>

17 September 2017 - Review Of 2017 (PT II): Acorns, Apples And Whales! - Top team Stellenbosch overcame the marginal inferiority of their win-draw-ratio of 14-0-3 to that of surprise package Groenberg (15-0-2) by accumulating a remarkable fourteen four-try bonus points, at an average of 33 points a game to their opponents’ 18. Read More >>>

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15 September 2017 - Montpellier Rugby Club "Sponsors" Grey College -  Grey college will not be “buying” talent: The programme will seek to identify talented individuals who do not have similar alternatives readily available to them. Applicants whose financial position does not impose any restriction on their attendance of Grey College Read More >>>

15 September 2017 - #13 Outside Centre - Drafts For 2017 - He's a hard, straight-running centre who tackles well, who takes the ball into contact well, which perfectly complements the skills for a number 12. It used to be that the centres had an understanding but these days the whole backline has to have an understanding. Read More >>>

15 September 2017 - KZN YTC Committed To Developing Young Girls - Through the programme players from the ages of 14 to 18 years participate in regular training sessions and matches and have access to conditioning and nutritional programmes.  Read More >>>

14 September 2017 - #2 Hooker - Drafts For 2017 - Like all rugby players these days, the hooker has to be able to handle a ball, but scrummaging technique is going to become even more important with the change of rules. Having a really big, heavy guy who can't get across the pitch is a waste of a position in modern rugby. Read More >>>

13 September 2017 - #11 Left Wing - Drafts For 2017 - Defensively, you have to be solid. There are no hiding places anymore. It's one of the only positions where there are real one-on-ones. You can be exposed or you can be a hero. I enjoyed it because you had the ball in open spaces, were very visible and could strut your stuff. Read More >>>

13 September 2017 - EG Jansen Appoints New Director Of Rugby - Len Olivier started coaching in 2016 at the University of Pretoria where he coached the TUKS u/21 side. They won both the Assupol Blue Bulls Club Championship vs UJ & the Carlton Cup with the 2nd highest score of all time beating the Dragons 83 - 11. Read More >>>

12 September 2017 - #4 Lock (Tight-head) - Drafts For 2017 Announced - Because the ball thrown to the two-jumper gets to him quicker, his is usually a more dynamic and powerful jumper, shooting forward. Most of the pressure from the scrum comes through this side, you need your cornerstone on the tight-head side. Read More >>>

11 September 2017 - #15 Fullback - Drafts For 2017 Announced - And you could never say Jason Robinson was used defensively at full-back because his kicking was not all that great. He would almost kick as a last line of defence - Robinson would always look to run the ball out of defence as a first option. Read More >>>

11 September 2017 - Review Of 2017: Rather Quiet In The Eagles' Nest - For Outeniqua (10-5), the major problem was a spate of injuries that struck early in the campaign.  This becomes more significant when one considers that even the Garden Route titans don’t have anything like the strength in depth of their bigger urban counterparts. Read More >>>

11 September 2017 - Glenwood Wins DHS Sevens Tournament - The Glenwood 1st Team Sevens went to participate in the annual DHS Sevens Tournament. It was a weekend that the team was phenomenal on the field. Read More >>>

10 September 2017 - #6 Open Side Flanker - Drafts For 2017 Announced - Australia's George Smith and Phil Waugh are other stand-out guys but All Black captain Richie McCaw has taken the game to a new dimension. So there's a real art to modern open-side play and McCaw has mastered it. Read More >>>

09 September 2017 - Head Coach - Drafts For 2017 Announced - Rugby football union clubs have the option of either a director of rugby (DoR), a head coach or both. There is as yet no consensus on what either role entails, as the responsibilities vary between clubs. Generally, if a club decides on employing one .. Read More >>>