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Friday, 31 July 2009 15:21

Paarl Boys v Paarl Gim


It can't get much bigger than this! Paarl Boys V Paarl Gym. Who will win the biggest schoolboy match on the planet come Saturday? If you can't get down to Faure Street to watch the game, SA School Sports will be covering the game live with up to the minute scores and plays as they happen.
Interschools fever has hit Paarl in a big way and few die hard fans of the two schools will be missing from the massive crowd that is expected to be enthralled by some great schoolboy rugby.

 
They say that this sleepy town with a population of about 108 000 awakens with a tumultuous roar when these two giants of the schools game clash. Businesses are shut, butchers are sold out and the town is sent into complete rugby fever as the Saturday of the game approaches. We profile the two massive schools involved in this feast of rugby to see what all the fuss is about.


Browse all the annals of South African rugby history and one immediately gets the sense that schoolboy rugby, and indeed schoolboy sport, has been dominated by a select few priviliged schools. A Briton might call it the "Public School" effect. And no, in British Lions territory the word Public School has the total opposite meaning to what we conceive to be a typical Public School,

Amidst the plethora of talent on show at Cape Schools Week, one name stood head and shoulders above the rest in the loose forward department. Whilst the WPRFU did not allow any of their Craven Week selections to participate in the festival, the EPRFU was a tad more lenient allowing some of their stars to take part in a portion of the tournament.  

Amidst the plethora of talent on show at Cape Schools Week, one name stood head and shoulders above the rest in the loose forward department. Whilst the WPRFU did not allow any of their Craven Week selections to participate in the festival, the EPRFU was a tad more lenient allowing some of their stars to take part in a portion of the tournament.

Thursday, 02 July 2009 02:00

Cape Schools Week: Day Three

 

Its with a heavy heart that I report back from the third and final day of what has been another fantastic display of schoolboy rugby. I'm sure I speak on behalf all that attended this year's Cape Schools Week in saying that it has been an unquestionable success. The standard of rugby has for the most part been so staggering that as a hardened rugby lover and purist I felt like wishing it could go on for as long as possible. But alas, all good things must come to an end, and a rather fitting end with two of the five games being intense clashes between schools of even calibre pitted against each other.

Wednesday, 01 July 2009 09:21

Cape Schools Week: Day Two

 

 

With the Cape experiencing a beautiful change of  weather, the scene was set for some stunning  playing  conditions on Day Two of  what has    thus far been a fantastic Cape Schools Week. The match line-up was equally mouth-watering, and, with the  exception of the Paarl Gym vs Muir College  game, most teams were equally matched against each other to provide some closely fought battles filled with passion and vigour.

Monday, 29 June 2009 10:12

Cape Schools Week- Day One

 

It was a cold and blustry start to the Cape's traditional pre-Craven Week mid-year tournament held this year at the South African College School (SACS), featuring a few of the top rugby schools from the Western and Eastern Cape. With as much on the field festivities as off, this was sure to be a crackerjack tournament and so far it has not disappointed.

 

All eyes in the Cape were on the massive Classic Clash between Wynberg and SACS this past weekend, yet somehow this game which initially promised so much, failed miserably to deliver. Across the road however, in a surprisingly more quiet build up, Rondebosch managed to pile even more misery on Bishops' topsy-turvy season with a breathtaking come from behind victory away from home, their first against their biggest rivals in five years. Read More

 

The past weekend was stormy, rainy and down right depressing here in the Cape. We were looking forward to the Sharks vs Bulls game about as much as root canal work and for our beloved Stormers it was, in the shadow of the massive Sharks vs Bulls game, a rather inconspicuous end to a paltry season of Super 14 rugby.
The respective 1st XV coaches of Wynberg, Paarl Boys, SACS, Bishops, Rondebosch Boys and Paul Roos decided it would be a better idea to watch the Stormers play rather than proceed with their fixtures. Yes, the weather was THAT bad.