TWELVE DAYS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD ? HARDLY

Following doctor’s orders !  Last year Paarl Gym beat Waterkloof 26-7 at the Wildeklawer Spectacular in Kimberley (pictured).  The Cape side repeated the dose, by almost double the margin (57-20),...

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OAKDALE AND TSRF IN REVIEW

“Three of the best !”  The award winners at the Old Mutual Insure Agri Oakdale Festival were (from left) Henco Beukes (Best Forward – Oakdale), Henro Kotzé (captain of Upington,...

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IT ALL GOES DOWN AT EASTER !

Maybe this’ll work… A York player tries to dummy his way out of trouble during his side’s 41-5 defeat to Bellville South at TSRF 2017. (photo: Axnshots)

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BOISHAAI BLITZ THE BULFEES

The Bull Run.  Porterville no.8 Adriaan Haasbroek (with the ball) breaks from the back of a scrum with Boetie Opperman (left) in support during their 25-11 victory against De Kuilen...

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GYM TRAMPLE ON DURBIES’ HUMAN RIGHTS

Taking over behind the pack.  HTS Drostdy scrumhalf Luciano Elias, pictured here playing against Pretoria Boys' High, slotted effortlessly into the side against Stellenberg last Saturday after having spent 2017...

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BOYS IN BLACK LEFT SINGING THE (PEACOCK) BLUES !

Rebuilding time !  Charlie Hofmeyr right wing Brandon Cana finds his path blocked by DF Malan scrumhalf Jean-Louis Burger (9) during the Charlies’ emphatic 37-0 home defeat on Saturday 17...

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KICK-OFF TIME DOWN SOUTH

When you get your chance, grab it !  Paarl Boys’ High reserve scrumhalf JG de Bruin (centre), expected to be first choice in the position this year, takes the game...

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TWO OCEANS, BUT NO DRINKING WATER !

“... and away she goes !”  Paul Roos scrumhalf Antonie Kock, who is available again this year, clears the ball from a ruck during his side’s 9-21 defeat to Paarl...

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MANY HAPPY RETURN(EE)S !

When in doubt…  Boland Landbou scrumhalf Gavin Mills kicks to relieve the pressure on his side during their 33-38 defeat against Paarl Boys’ High at Brug Street on Saturday 24...

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HOW IT SHOULD AND SHOULDN'T BE

It’s all in the hips !  Stellenberg right wing Jaydon Hickley (centre) wrongfoots a Muir opponent in his side’s 40-10 win at the 2017 Cape Schools Festival at Rondebosch.  In...

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THE WHO, WHERE AND WHEN OF 2018’S FESTIVALS

Ash-ton !  Ashton Secondary, pictured above taking the field in front of their enthusiastic supporters, are set to become the 100th team to take part in the Tony Stoops Rugby...

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WESTERN CAPE FIXTURES FOR 2018 PUBLISHED

A heavy load to bear.  As one of only two of this year’s squad available for the side next season, much will depend on the form of Schoonspruit flyhalf Alberto...

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2017 WRAP : SINGING THE SEASON TO SLEEP !

No way through !  DF Malan scrumhalf Dylon Senger (in white) finds himself blocked off on all sides during his side’s 15-20 interschools defeat at home to Bellville in August.

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THE DROSTDY ENIGMA

Thundering hooves !  Veteran Drostdy lock Bronlee Mouries (red jersey) surges towards the Pretoria Boys’ High tryline during the Donkeys’ 29-5 win at Kearsney in April. (photo: Charl van Rensburg)

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REVIEW OF 2017 (PT V) : PAARL BOYS’ EVEN HIGHER !

Happy to get his hands dirty !  Paarl Boys’ High scrumhalf Eric Myburgh prepares to clear a ruck, watched closely by Thariq Abrahams (white head protector), during his side’s 38-33...

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REVIEW OF 2017 (PT IV) : HATS OFF TO THE YOUNG IKEYS !

Taking it in his stride !  Strong-running SACS right wing Aaron Zeederberg tests the Bishops defence during the sides’ 24-24 draw at the Piley Rees in May. (photo: Warren Williams)

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REVIEW OF 2017 (PT III) : STELLIES’ STAR SHINES BRIGHTLY

Doing the hard yards !  Stellenberg tighthead Nicko Laubscher (jade jersey) surges forward despite the attention of several Muir opponents during the northern suburbs side’s 40-10 win at the 2017...

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REVIEW OF 2017 (PT II) : ACORNS, APPLES AND WHALES !

Absolutely en-Chantin-g !  Groenberg full-back and points machine Chantin Jonas (white jersey) probes the gap between Aliwal North defenders Solomon Opoku Boaten (22) and Sharodyn Kouta (15) during his team’s...

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REVIEW OF 2017 (PT I) : RATHER QUIET IN THE EAGLES’ NEST

That sinking feeling. Outeniqua centre Emilio Otto is scragged by an Oudtshoorn opponent during Interschools 2017, won 62-19 by the Quaggas, in George on 26 August. (photo: Gavin Falck)

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TYGERS FLIRT WITH EXTINCTION

What a cracker, Zaka !  Rondebosch inside centre Zaka Sallie dives over for one of his side’s ten tries against Bishops, despite a brave attempt by Bishops scrumhalf Ross Goodwin...

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