PLATINUM BLUES OUTLAST THE DONKEYS

Bishops registered a slightly flattering 47-24 win over HTS Drostdy on the latter’s Trappespark field on Saturday 25 July 2015 in chilly, but rain-free conditions.

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STRAP YOURSELVES IN FOR A SIX-WEEK JOYRIDE !

The local Craven Week team’s thermonuclear exploits have barely finished and the local schools rugby scene is set for the highly concentrated run-in to the end of August.

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CRAVEN WEEK : ONLY THE FACADE REMAINS

Early in Act V Scene v of Shakespeare’s Macbeth the title character, on hearing of his wife’s suicide, reflects that life “is a tale…..full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.”

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SWARTLAND FESTIVAL KEEPS THE POT BOILING

It may have seemed as if Malmesbury had relocated to the Arctic Circle, but that didn’t prevent the annual Swartland Winter Sports Festival, held on Thursday 16 and Saturday 18...

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HYPE SPRINGS ETERNAL…

When it comes to providing brief pen-pictures of the Western Province Craven Week team, one can normally use the team-list, presented in the time-honoured 15-1-22 format, as a strong indication...

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HOLD THUMBS FOR THE 2015 CROP

They may be playing at a venue which is situated within their provincial boundaries, but for the largely inexperienced 2015 Boland Craven Week team this year’s event at the Markotter...

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THE BAR HAS BEEN SET HIGH FOR THE YOUNG EAGLES

It’s been said before and here it comes again. If you write off the SWD Eagles Craven Week side, you do so at your peril.

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TOO LITTLE, TOO LATE ?

Every two years the Cape Schools Rugby and Cross Country Week takes place and every year the same complaints are heard.

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MID-SEASON BREAK

This is just to let you know what to expect in the next few weeks and give you a few general stats pertinent to this season.

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PATIENT GYM WEAR DOWN OAKDALE

Hosts Paarl Gym withstood enormous pressure only to exert their own when it mattered most to outlast Oakdale 31-28 at the Jan Kriel Field on Saturday 20 June 2015.

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WOW ! TALK ABOUT SPOILT FOR CHOICE !

Although there are fewer than a dozen matches scheduled for 20 June 2015, the last Saturday of the second term, there is something to suit just about every follower of...

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ELECT, SELECT, NEGLECT, REJECT, DEFLECT, REFLECT

As has become a tradition, the Western Province schools rugby selectors delayed the announcement of the teams to represent the province at the different age-group festivals in the mid-year holidays...

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GYM TOO STRONG FOR BRAVE BOSCH

Paarl Gym celebrated their first home match of the season with a workmanlike 47-21 win over a game but ultimately outgunned Rondebosch team in unseasonably warm and beautifully clear conditions...

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BISHOPS PREPARE TO GO FARMING

It may only be June, but, believe it or not, almost 70% the Western Cape schools rugby season is already behind us.

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2015 WESTERN PROVINCE CRAVEN, ACADEMY WEEK TEAMS

The squads to represent Western Province at the Under 18 Craven and Academy Weeks in the coming holidays were released early on Tuesday 2 June 2015, a full day after...

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RESILIENT SACS DUMP DURBIES

Despite numerous handling errors, not all of which could be put down to the conditions underfoot, SACS still managed to run in six tries to finish comfortable 34-10 winners against...

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2015 BOLAND CRAVEN AND ACADEMY WEEK TEAMS

The squads to represent Boland at the 2015 Craven and Academy Weeks were announced on Friday 29 May 2015.

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WHO WILL WEAR THE EAGLES’ CROWN ?

If you are seriously into your Western Cape schools rugby, George is the only place to be on Saturday 30 May 2015.  The occasion is, of course, the arrival of...

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RONDEBOSCH REGROUP TO SEE OFF TYGERS

Rondebosch justified their supporters’ faith in them with a sterling second-half display to beat Tygerberg 31-14 in chilly, overcast conditions in Parow on Saturday 23 May 2015.

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WESTERN PROVINCE NAME TRIALISTS TO PLAY BOLAND

The Western Province schools rugby selectors have announced the names of a group of 75 players who will face the Boland Under 18 A, B and C teams at Boland...

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