GYM PUT THE SQUEEZE ON BISHOPS

“Not this time, lads !”  Elusive Paarl Gym right wing Curwin Gertse evades the clutches of two tacklers in his side’s emphatic 41-12 win over Hartpury College on Friday 29...

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FLASHPOINT RONDEBOSCH

And the Maroon Machine just marches on !  Paul Roos tighthead Corné Weilbach ploughs his way through several Southland players during his side’s massive 93-5 victoryon Wednesday 27 March 2019,...

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AS THE DUST FINALLY SETTLES….

"Where are one’s team-mates when one really needs them ?"  A President player prepares to offload the ball as two Namaqualand tacklers close in during the Vrijzee side’s 10-7 victory...

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MORE FESTIVALS THAN THE FESTIVE SEASON !

Is this what they mean by “koppestamp” ?  Hopefield no. 8 JP Smit (in green jersey) and Overberg captain Johan van Dyk look set for a collision at a scrum...

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BOISHAAI GIVE DONKEYS A FIVE-STAR THRASHING

Battling for the ball.  Klein Nederburg (light blue jerseys) and Albert Myburgh forwards contest a line-out during the Paarl side’s 8-0 win at Porterville on Saturday 9 March 2019.

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FARMERS HIT THE GROUND RUNNING

Will they even miss him ?  Although versatile Stellenberg hooker-cum-eighthman Josh Muller, pictured here scoring against Milnerton last season, may have contributed ten tries in 2018, his final year at...

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CAN OUR SCHOOLBOYS SAVE WESTERN CAPE RUGBY ?

“Whoa !  Look at the size of him; and he’s just the scrumhalf !”  Several Charlie Hofmeyr players can’t help staring at Hermanus scrumhalf Aphelele Madaka (9) during their 12-24...

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HOPEFIELD : FULFILLING HOPES

The driving force.  Coach Jean Rossouw, 2019 vice-captain JP Smit, captain Nathan Engelbrecht and proud principal Wehan Fourie pose with the TSRF floating trophy the Hopefield 1st XV received for...

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DON’T KNOCK OPPORTUNITY !

Bravo, Bulldogs !  While most youngsters were in bed enjoying the last weekend (7:30) before their return to the salt mines, the Under 19 rugby group at Parel Vallei was...

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OVERBOOKED OR UNDERCOOKED ?

Twenty games ? What’s the fuss ?  Schoonspruit (in white), pictured here in action against Augsburg Gym, played an astonishing 23 games this season ! (photo: J Berto V –...

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NOTES CONCERNING THE 2019 FIXTURES

Stoopstats is proud to present the provisional schools fixtures for the Boland, South Western Districts and Western Province for 2019 in response to several pleas from followers who are suffering...

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2018 IN REVIEW (PT V) : PAUL ROOS LEAVE THE REST MAROONED !

Blitzkrieg boy !  Paarl Boys’ High no. 8 Evan Roos (centre) had two injury-plagued seasons to make up for this year.  He didn’t disappoint !  (Photo: Poppie Terblanche) 

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2018 IN REVIEW (PT IV) : WYNBERG ON TOP… AT LAST

Just try and stop me !  Rondebosch number 8 Johann Strauss on the drive during his side’s 10-10 draw at Bishops in August. (photo: Robert Gad)

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2018 IN REVIEW (PT III) : JADE BRIGADE STILL LEADS THE WAY

Predator on the prowl.  DF Malan no. 8 Ulrich van Tonder takes the ball upfield during his side’s 20-5 away win over Bellville at Interschools 2018. (photo: Johann van Tonder)

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2018 IN REVIEW (Pt II) : THE DONKEYS DELIVER…AGAIN

“Hey, isn’t that Sylvester Stallone ?”  Charlie Hofmeyr’s Boland Craven Week prop Storm Hanekom prepares to hand off Montagu flyhalf Ryan George (10) during his side’s 26-28 home defeat in August.

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2018 IN REVIEW (PT I) : THE YEAR OF THE BULLS

Tough as teak !  Oakdale and SWD Craven Week flank Henco Beukes (in possession) surges forward, supported by tighthead Pieter Maritz on his left, during the Bulls’ 37-34 away win...

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WYNBERG OR BISHOPS ? WHO WILL IT BE ?

A chip off the old block !  Stellenberg scrumhalf Conwill Conradie clears an attacking ruck during his team’s 25-22 win against SACS in Newlands on 19 May 2018. (photo: supplied)

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BOSCH RALLY TO DENY SACS

Hitching a ride.  A Rondebosch defender hangs onto SACS outside centre Ben Mazzullo (13) during his side’s nailbiting 29-24 win on the Tinkie Heyns field on Saturday 18 August 2018.

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SOUTHERN SUBURBS CROWN UP FOR GRABS

Getting the job done.  Three SACS defenders, inside centre Robin Aspeling (arriving, left), full-back Ross Letcher (15) and scrumhalf Thurston Cloete (right), make sure thata Bishops opponent doesn’t get away...

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QUAGGAS END THEIR SEASON IN STYLE

That one moment in time.  There is nothing that can beat the sound of the final whistle at Interschools !  Paarl Boys’ High won the clash of the titans 24-21...

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