THE RISE OF PROFESSIONALISM IN THE SCHOOLBOY GAME

With five weeks having passed since the end of the schools rugby season, all those in any way involved have had the opportunity to revel in their successes and, hopefully,...

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2014 WRAP…AND THE 2015 ELITE GROUP !

Looking back at last year’s wrap it is encouraging to note two distinct improvements.

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2014 IN REVIEW PT V : GREAT WHITES – THE APPETITE

Just for this part, the order will be reversed in order to build up to some sort of climax.

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2014 IN REVIEW PT IV : BASKING SHARKS – NOT ENOUGH ACTION

Technically, and as their name suggests, this quintet has, for this season at least, only tradition to thank for their being placed above the Piraibas of Part III.

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2014 IN REVIEW PT III : PIRAIBAS – IF LOOKS COULD KILL…

This is where the feisty fish metaphors get really appropriate.

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2014 IN REVIEW PT II : BARRACUDAS – AMBITIOUS SCAVENGERS

The medium schools, which, for the purposes of this article, include the lesser lights in the WP Premier B tier, threw up several welcome surprises this season.

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2014 IN REVIEW PT I : PIRANHAS – LITTLE GUYS, BIG APPETITES

At the outset, please bear in mind that the Team Stats 2014 table on which these articles and rankings are based only compares sides with respect to their success rates...

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IT MAKES ONE’S BLOOD BOIL !

This article, about aspects surrounding the local game that irritate me – and most likely you too – is being posted now so that those readers who switch off for...

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WHEW ! BISHOPS EDGE OUT SPIRITED BOSCH

Hosts Bishops came from behind, then just held on to beat an inspired Rondebosch team on a beautiful, cloudless spring day on the Piley Rees field on Saturday 30 August 2014.

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LAST ONE OUT, PLEASE LOCK THE CHANGING ROOMS

Ending the schoolboy rugby season with a traditional derby isn’t really the most satisfactory to say goodbye to another winter.

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DOGGED DONKEYS KEEP BISHOPS HONEST

This might have been the last match of a rather forgettable season and they may have lost 17-36 on the day, but HTS Drostdy gave as good as they got...

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JUST HOW FAR WOULD YOU GO ?

The following article goes against my stated intent of making this website all about the kids in that it does not deal primarily with schoolboy rugby.

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TIME TO SHOW YOUR RIVALS WHO RULES !

For the vast majority of the Western Cape schools, Saturday 23 August 2014 is the last day of the season, the day the whole school will be there to cheer...

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BRAKKES’ BARK NOT AS GOOD AS BLACKIES’ BITE

Two tries in the last ten minutes saw Hugenote clinch a narrow 29-26 win against hosts Brackenfell in a thrilling match played in warm, sunny conditions on Saturday 16 August 2014.

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CAN THE FARMERS MAKE HAY ON THE MARKOTTER ?

As everyone prepares for their climactic end-of-season Interschools clashes, it is perhaps no surprise that there are very few entertaining games in prospect.

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BURGER TROPHY REARS ITS HEAD AGAIN

You know that the major part of the season is behind us when the dreaded words “Burger Trophy” find their way back into our vocabulary.

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WYNBERG WEAR DOWN PLUCKY TYGERS

Visitors Wynberg ground out a determined 24-15 win over Tygerberg in Parow in pleasant warm conditions on Saturday 9 August 2014.

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BOLAND BLITZ BLOWS BLACKIES AWAY

A stunning cloudless afternoon on Thursday 7 August 2014 with the temperature in the early 20s provided hosts Boland Landbou with a golden opportunity to wow their supporters with an...

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ONE INTERSCHOOLS DOWN, STILL PLENTY TO GO

After the titanic match-ups of last weekend, there really isn’t much scheduled for Saturday 9 August 2014 that fires the imagination.

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FARMERS COME BACK FROM THE DEAD TO SNATCH A DRAW

Hosts Boland Landbou staged a last minute revival to salvage a 17-17 draw against SACS on an overcast, but dry Saturday 2 August 2014.

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