GYM HOST LANDBOU ON OPENING DAY

Don’t keep me waiting, manne !  Oakdale scrumhalf Zinedine Booysen (left) prepares to clear a maul in Saturday’s 27-6 win against Windhoek High in Walvis Bay.

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MARCH HOLIDAY REPORT CARD

Running free.  Drostdy wing Lourens van den Berg sidesteps his way through the Volkskool (Potchefstroom) defence at the recent North-South Festival in Worcester.  The Donkeys took the laurels 44-0.

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PEACE RETURNS TO PAROW AND RIVERSDALE

Almost, but not quite !  A Langenhoven Gym player tries to get the ball away as several Centurion players close in during their game at Oakdale on Monday.  The Northvaal...

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PIETERSBURG AND PEARSON HIT RICH VEIN OF FORM

Up for it !  Hermanus secure line-out possession during their 10-42 defeat to EP big guns Die Brandwag on Monday 21 March at the Oakdale Festival.

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FESTIVAL HOSTS ENJOY MIXED FORTUNES

Feeding frenzy.  Several HTS Bellville players pounce on a solitary Humansdorp Secondary opponent during their match at TSRF 2016 on Saturday 19 March 2016.  The Eastern Cape side won 24-13.

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UP AND RUNNING !

Getting rid of the cobwebs. Paul Roos inside centre Lyle Hendricks exploits a gap in the Swartland defence during their pre-season friendly last week at the Markotter.

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TSRF, DROSTDY READY FOR NORTHERN INVASION

We’ll be there !  Hopefield (in green) may have got the better of interschools opponents Lutzville (in red) 13-5 last August, but the two sides will have to put their...

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TIME FOR THE RIVERSDALE RUMBLE !

Hospita-Bull !  Despite its imposing mascot, pictured here leading the side out at Paarl Gym, Oakdale is one of the most welcoming venues at which to play schools rugby in...

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ONLY A MATTER OF DAYS TO GO NOW….

Platinum Blue flame. Bishops no. 8 François Stassen, seen here in action againstSACS last year, will be out to torment St Andrew's when the teams meet atthe Piley Rees on...

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LOOK WHO’S BACK FOR THE BIG GUNS !

Don't let his size fool you !  Tiny Wynberg scrumhalf Labib Kannemeyer (with ball),seen here eluding a Grey High player in last year's match, will have learntplenty of new tricks...

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THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX

Anywhere, anytime !  Versatile Bishops scrumhalf Brandon Salomo could slotinto several different positions if required. (photo: Peter van As)

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WP PREMIER A COACHES FOR 2016

Each year this site’s first article consists of a discussion of the prospects of the various WP Premier A teams with reference to which 1st XV players from the previous...

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2016 FESTIVALS : WHO’S GOING WHERE

It may seem a bit early for this, but here is a comprehensive list of all the major festivals scheduled for the schools rugby calendar in 2016.  Plan your travels...

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2015 WRAP : WHAT A VINTAGE YEAR !

So how does one characterize the somewhat fractured and thus extremely frenetic six months that were winter 2015 ?

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2015 IN REVIEW : BOISHAAI INVINCIBLE !

It has been a truly momentous year on the rugby field for the Winelands schools.  Not for a very long time have three of the institutions in this comparatively small...

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2015 IN REVIEW : BOSCH THE BEST IN THE ‘BURBS

Whether you put it down to coincidence or an increasingly uncomfortable tradition, the last four places in the theoretical WP Premier A league – the subject of this chapter in...

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2015 IN REVIEW : STELLIES SUMMIT THEIR BERG

For many, the most striking feature of the past winter was the emphatic emergence of several highly-competitive teams in the WP Premier B tier at the expense of the section’s...

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2015 IN REVIEW : BOSVARKE BOLAND'S BEST

It has been a momentous year for several reasons for the beautiful Boland.

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2015 IN REVIEW : A FLURRY IN THE EAGLES’ NEST

This was a year of strangely mixed fortunes for South Western Districts schools rugby.

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“MY LEAST FAVOURITE LIFE”

The end of the season should only be a time for pleasant reflection, a recollection of happy moments on or beside the rugby fields of your favourite school.

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