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Sunday, 04 April 2010 00:49

Skonk Nicholson Festival Day 3

Results of the Skonk Nicholson Festival held at Maritzburg College on Day 3.

Organised rugby matches in South Africa will not be allowed to take place next year unless the participating coaches and match officials are BokSmart certified.The ruling was one of several decisions ratified by the provincial unions at the SARU Annual General Meeting on Friday. The impact of the new rules will be to improve rugby's safety record as part of the wide-ranging BokSmart national rugby safety programme.

Walking around Paarl Boys' High on a crisp Autumn morning is like heaven for a rugby lover. I still hold many a fond Copy_of_1110419_Maryke_mmemory of this grand old school from my playing days when we would trek out to Paarl to pit ourselves against some of the best of the Boland.

Friday, 19 March 2010 08:16

SACS Oarsmen

The SACS oarsmen again achieved excellent results at the SA Rowing Championships held in Pretoria .  The best of these were:

Friday, 19 March 2010 08:10

Powerade Grey Festival Launch

Kwa Zulu Natal

The Eastern Cape's worst drought in 130 years has forced a venue change for this years Powerade Grey Festival kicking off on Saturday, 27 March in Nelson Mandela Bay.The Easter tournament has shifted from it's home since its start in1993, the Phillip Field, to a better irrigated front cricket field. A magnificent backdrop for rugby, nonetheless.

 

 

 

The annual St Andrew's Shield Water Polo Tournament took place at the St Andrew's College on Saturday and Sunday. 17 teams took part this year, including two highly rated teams from outside the Eastern Cape - Clifton School from Durban, and St Peter's College from Johannesburg.

Thursday, 04 March 2010 09:42

Tyler "The Shark" Fisher

On a dreary winter's evening, unseasonal rains left The ABSA Stadium looking more Derbyshire than Durban. As torrential downpours pelted the faithful, the Natal Sharks faced the prospect of an impressive Western Province outfit; far more experienced in such conditions. Butch James was away on international duty and Coach Dick Muir did what he did best: Bucking the national trend of conservative coaching by showing faith in talented youth. He plucked a Bloemfontein youngster from the Sharks youth system and the faith was repaid. Francois Steyn was born.

One of the most humbling sites awaits any school cricketer who receives the privilege of playing on Lower field towards the end of an exhaustive day of cricket. With the sun setting amidst the famous clock-tower in the background dedicated to those lost in wars gone by you feel a sense of pride and duty to uphold the gentlemen's game.

Friday, 26 February 2010 11:15

Top Tennis School Serve Up The Aces

Kearsney College successfully hosted their 15th annual Schools invitational tennis tournament at the weekend in which eight of the top tennis playing schools in South Africa participated.

Wednesday, 17 February 2010 12:52

Records Tumble As Westville Boy's Win IP Gala

 

Traditionally, the Friday night of the Midmar weekend is always an exciting swimming evening at Westville Boys' High School and this year was no exception.  This is the evening that KZN Schools get a chance to swim against schools from around the country who are in KZN to compete in the Midmar Mile.