TO FEST OR NOT TO FEST Pt III: YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO….
Here is an exhaustive (and exhausting) list of the 1st XVs attending the various festivals between the end of March and the first weekend in May 2014. All Western Cape...read full post
TO FEST OR NOT TO FEST Pt II: THE ANATOMY OF A FESTIVAL
It’s probably fair to say that there are three different types of schools rugby festivals in South Africa: Wildeklawer (the crème de la crème face-off), the “Easter” festivals (including Bizsport,...read full post
2013 IN REVIEW PART V : THE BIG FIVE ! (WHAT ELSE ?)
Given a list of the eleven heavyweights in the Western Cape, just about everybody would have come up with four of the top five teams. But the fifth ? It...read full post
2013 IN REVIEW PART IV : NOT AS BIG AS THEY’D LIKE TO BE
The really big guns of Western Cape rugby number eleven teams: the eight WP Premier A division sides plus Boland’s HTS Drostdy and Outeniqua and Oakdale of the South Western Districts.read full post
2013 IN REVIEW PART III : AND WE’RE GETTING BIGGER BY THE DAY !
This article takes a critical look at the fortunes of the WP Premier B sides in what must surely be one of the most varied groupings of first teams anywhere...read full post
2013 IN REVIEW: PART II : OH, BUT IT DOES TO SOME OF US !
This episode covers the medium-sized schools from outside the Western Province, in other words two from Oudtshoorn, one from Mossel Bay and three from the inner Boland.read full post
GYM SLITHER HOME IN BURGER FINAL AGAINST OUTENIQUA
After trailing 6-10 at the change-over, hosts Paarl Gym beat Outeniqua 16-10 to take the coveted Burger Trophy for Large Schools before a fairly large crowd on Saturday 31 August 2013.read full post
BILTONG ? CHECK. SEDATIVES ? CHECK. OK, IT'S GAME ON !
Back in April Paarl Gym did the virtually unthinkable. They traveled to George and beat an Outeniqua side that was already being vaunted as the finished article 37-25, thus establishing...read full post