MATRICS, MONEY, RUGBY AND CORONAVIRUS

Launching the Vikings.   Labori scrumhalf Gareth Sauls (9) chips over the Bosmansdam defensive line during his side's 29-10 home Interschools victory on Saturday 19 August 2019.

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A CURRO-ENT AFFAIR

Sealing a memorable victory.

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THE FIRST TWO WEEKS.....HOPEFULLY NOT THE LAST

Remember me, the Flying Dutchman ?  It was back in 2016 that SACS enrolled young Jordy Hop, from the Netherlands, on the basis of a recording of his rugby-playing abilities.

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MMMMM…(YAWN)…THE SLEEPY CAPE AWAKENS !

“After the fox !”  Outeniqua scrumhalf Abré Minnie tries to evade a pack of Paarl Gym pursuers during the Quaggas’ 8-11 home defeat on Saturday 20 July 2019.

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WHAT HAPPENED TO “STRONGER TOGETHER” ?

A classy ending to the year !  The star of the 2019 Schoonspruit Rugby Awards Evening late last year, which I attended as guest speaker, was 1st  XV captain, Keanan...

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BOMBSHELL : A LOOK INTO THE FUTURE

“Gotcha, bro !”  Paarl Gym no. 8 Juan Wilson tackles Bishops wing Luca Liebenberg during the Paarl side’s 31-10 away win on 6 April 2019.

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FIXTURES 2020 : RECONCILIATION TIME !

The Donkeys return !  After a brief hiatus, HTS Drostdy, pictured here in action against Monument at Wildeklawer 2019, will be playing both the Paarl heavyweights in the Winelands' capital...

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2019: LOOKING BACK OVER MY SHOULDER

The siege of Troy !  Rondebosch hooker Troy Fisher surges past Bishops scrumhalf Liam Kloosman, while his own no.

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2019 : THE HERE, THE THERE AND THE, UM, SOMEWHERE

“What a feeling !”  Paarl Gym captain Marco van Rhyn’s body language says it all after his side broke the drought to beat Paarl Boys’ High 18-17 at Faure Street...

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BISHOPS FALL PREY TO HUNGRY BOSCH

“How's that for fancy footwork ?”  Rondebosch's two-try hero, full-back Dalvon Blood, outsmarts several Bishops defenders during his side's 21-10 home win on Saturday 17 August 2019.

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HITTING THE HOME STRAIGHT

“Charlie and the Chicken Wing !”  Charlie Hofmeyr outside centre Leighton Onrus prepares to offload during his team’s surprise 23-25 home defeat against Stellenbosch on Saturday 18 May 2019.

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EXPERIMENTAL BISHOPS TEAM EDGES HOME AGAINST WYNBERG

“All for one and one for all !”  The Bishops pack pours into a ruck during their 18-14 home victory over Wynberg on Friday 9 August 2019.

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GYM CAN SMILE AGAIN AT LAST !

Brak attack !  Brackenfell scrumhalf Ndinani Sibelekwana prepares to send his backline away during his team’s 25-15 home win over Parel Vallei on Saturday 27 July 2019.

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ALL EYES ON THE WINELANDS

A thorn in Durbies’ flesh !  Outeniqua full-back Matthew Thorne dives over for one of his side’s nine tries in their 57-19 win at home against Durbanville on Saturday 27...

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PAARL GYM JUST TOO SMART FOR WYNBERG

“Come on, then, blow me a raspberry !”  Jordan Thomas of SACS and Sam Rudston of Bishops are all concentration as they contest a line-out during the Platinum Blues’ 47-17...

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WRAP UP WARMLY AND GET OUT THERE !

"Never gonna let you go !"  Paarl Gym and SA Schools flank Pierich Siebert finds himself firmly held by Outeniqua lock Corné Struwig as Quagga loosehead Xander Bezuidenhout looks on...

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WYNBERG SINK BOSCH IN STYLE

Taming the Tygers !  SACS hooker Hlumelo Ntweni shrugs off two Tygerberg defenders during his side’s 36-0 win on Thursday 4 July 2019 at the Swartland Festival in Malmesbury.

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CAN OUTENIQUA TRIM PAARL GYM ?

Downing the Donkeys !  Outeniqua’s SWD Craven Week right-wing Casten Michaels reaches out to score during his side’s 38-22 home win against HTS Drostdy on Saturday 13 July 2019.

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SPIRITED BOSCH KEEP GYM HONEST

Way to go, KB !  Bishops and WP Academy Week hooker Keagan Blanckenberg dives over for one of his side’s five unconverted tries in their 27-25 away defeat to Stellenberg...

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