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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TYGERS BACKLINE BURIES BRAKKE

Tygerberg won arguably the most eagerly awaited of the northern derbies, beating archrivals Brackenfell 27-11 on a cool, overcast Parow morning on Saturday 29 August 2015.

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TSRF RHINOS SET TO VISIT IRELAND

On Tuesday 29 September 2015, a squad of 23 youngsters drawn from teams participating at the 2015 Tony Stoops Rugby Festival will leave Cape Town for a three match tour...

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THE BIG BULLS VERSUS BOLAND BASH

The bad news is that I’m afraid we’ve finally come to the last few days of the 2015 schools rugby season.

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GYM TRAMPLE TIRING TYGERS

After a relatively closely-contested first half, Paarl Gym turned on the screws in the latter stages to trounce hosts Tygerberg 54-16 in lovely warm weather in Parow on Saturday 22...

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WIN, LOSE OR DRAW, THE WEEKEND WILL BE FULL OF DRAMA

The programme for Saturday 22 August 2015, the penultimate day of the local schools rugby season, is predictably largely given over to much-awaited interschools extravaganzas.

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STELLENBERG PUT THE WIND UP BELLVILLE

After trailing at half-time, visitors Stellenberg made good use of the weather conditions to come back to beat Bellville 18-9 on Saturday 15 August 2015.

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MAROONS CONFRONT THEIR WINDMEUL JINX

The major local clash on Saturday 15 August 2015 sees Paul Roos make the scenic trip through the Winelands to take on Boland Landbou on the Farm, one of very...

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CATCH-UP TIME BEFORE THE FINAL STRAIGHT

The week ending on Saturday 8 August 2015 saw a fair amount of activity down south as the last midweek fixtures in the Boland, a few interesting matches involving leading...

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THINKING ABOUT SPRING ALREADY ? NO, SERIOUSLY ?

Any thoughts schools rugby followers down south might have had about the start of August heralding a quiet end to the 2015 season were quickly dispelled last Saturday.

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