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 >>>

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 to hold on to their talent pool over the last couple of years, Read More >>>

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 selector at WP for 27 years. During this period Read More >>>

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 backline coach for the False Bay 1st XV Club Team. Read More >>>

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. Further to Read More >>>

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 >>>

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 >>>

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 >>>

19 November 2017 - Welcome To The Top 100 - Brandwag who only lost 5 of their 15 matches during 2017 stormed to the 51st place at the end of the year. Although their stats may be impressive the opponents against whom they played, played a major role in their storming up the Read More >>>

18 November 2017 - The Shakers Of 2017 - As 2017 was the first year that Ruggas "wisdom" was put to test, some of these schools were simply ranked too high after being "overhyped" during 2016 in the original ranking at the start of 2017. Parel Vallei and Oos Moot must be immediately Read More >>>

14 November 2014 - Western Cape Fixtures For 2018 Published - In order to prepare them for this large step up, the Helderbergers have been handed five matches against schools in this division in 2018: at home to Tygerberg (26 May), DF Malan (2 June) and Brackenfell (18 August) and away to Bellville (5 May) Read More >>>

09 November 2017 - Noordvaal Listened Will The Western Cape Ever? - After a lot of shouting and screaming the Noordvaal committee who administrates the VirSeker Beker listened and implemented a system whereby schools get promoted and relegated with the success or lack thereof the only criteria. Read More >>>

05 November 2017 - Ruggas.co.za Launch International Schoolboy 1stXV Ranking - Ruggas.co.za is excited to announce its exclusive partnership with www.hstop200.com (New Zeeland) and http://www.fifteenrugby.com (United Kingdom) in establishing the first international schoolboy rugby rankings for 1stXV teams. Read More >>>

26 October 2017 - It Is VirSeker A Big Fat No - Pumas - The unhappiness regarding the structure of the VirSeker Beker as accepted boiled over during the Pumas Highschool Rugby Association Annual General Meeting. Hoogenhout Hoërskool, Ligbron Hoërskool and Middelburg Hoërskool all three appealed  Read More >>>

24 October 2017 - KES Will Look Back At 2017 And Smile - KES started their season at #36 on the Ruggas.co.za's rankings and ended the season as #12 but what is even more impressive is the fact that they improved their ranking points with 3.80 points ranked the fourth best-improved team in the top 50. Read More >>>

24 October 2017 - Middelburg HTS Looking For Director Of Rugby - Middelburg HTS one of the two representatives of Mpumalanga in the VirSeker Cup competition is looking for a Director of Rugby for the 2018 season. Middelburg HTS is known for their hard, uncompromising and fast rugby making more friends  Read More >>>

23 October 2017 - Glenwood Wins The Plate At Champions Of Champions 7's - The Glenwood 1st Team Sevens went to participate in the Champions of Champions Sevens Tournament held at Camp Discovery outside Pretoria. After heavy thunderstorms, all matches were cancelled on Friday afternoon. This meant Read More >>>

23 October 2017 - Helpmekaar 1stXV Becomes One Of The Big Dogs - They were always going to be a team to look out for this season, coming off that emphatic unbeaten u16 season in 2015 and three consecutive Beeld Trophy titles at age group levels. Their pre-season reputation and experienced team Read More >>>

23 October 2017 - Paul Roos Crowned SA Schools 7's Champs - Paul Roos was crowned champions of the new Highschools Sevens Series. They had to work very hard to beat Waterkloof in the final with 21-17 in a very close fought game. Their semi-final against Montana Hoërskool from Pretoria Read More >>>

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 >>>