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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ONE SATURDAY; TWO BLOCKBUSTERS

Wow ! It’s very rarely that the fixture list throws up two such big games as the Paarl Interschools and Bishops vs Paul Roos on the same weekend, but isn’t...

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SECOND HALF GYM SPURT SINKS SACS

Paarl Gym kept their spectators waiting for a long time before turning a slim 8-3 half-time advantage into a convincing 37-10 win over plucky visitors SACS on a miserable, rainy...

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AN UPDATED MOVING STORY

The recent moves, apparently initiated by the learners themselves, of two Selborne College youngsters – one to Paarl Boys’ High, the other to Glenwood – has fuelled passionate debate among...

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MAROON PLATOON FACE TRICKY TRIP TO OAKDALE

Many eyes will probably be on the two Paarl schools as they prepare for Interschools next weekend, but the most interesting match sees the best of Western Province, Paul Roos,...

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WP PREMIER B TEAMS DOMINATE AT SWARTLAND FESTIVAL

The weather on Saturday 19 July 2014, the second day of the Copytype Swartland Winter Sports Festival in Malmesbury might have been considerably better than on the Thursday – one...

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TYGERS AND BRAKKE RULE IN MALMESBURY

Neither the driving rain nor a strong wind could prevent Tygerberg and Brackenfell from starting their preparations for their interschools clash in August with impressive victories on Thursday 17 July...

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SHOULD WP BE GRANTED A SECOND CRAVEN WEEK TEAM ?

It is at this time, year after year, that the chorus of local schools rugby aficionados crying for Western Province to be given extra representation at the annual Craven Week...

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THE MID-SEASON BREAK IS FINALLY OVER !

Whatever the latter stages of the Craven Week brings, the last two weeks of age-group tournaments have served to reinforce the all-round supremacy of the Western Province in junior rugby...

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2014 WP CRAVEN WEEK TEAM: HUGE BOOTS TO FILL !

Every sports fan knows that it is impossible for selectors ever to pick a team that will please everybody, irrespective of the amount of screaming and shouting that takes place.

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2014 BOLAND CRAVEN WEEK TEAM: FORWARDS HOLD THE KEY

It would appear that the initial apprehension concerning the dearth of quality players in the Boland schools fold this year has been at least partly assuaged.

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2014 SWD CRAVEN WEEK TEAM: LOTS OF DASH, LITTLE FLASH

How the South Western Districts Craven Week selectors manage to field highly competitive sides year after year is one of the great mysteries of South African schools rugby.

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