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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.

Friday, 19 June 2009 13:29

Triple Crown Beckons for Wynberg

It is surely safe to say that Wynberg has had a season to remember, claiming scalps against sides as big as Bishops and Paarl Gym, but there is something for a Cape Town school that will add so much more to the respective school's season.Ever since it emerged many moons ago that there are four top rugby playing school's in Cape Town, namely SACS, Wynberg Boys, Rondebosch Boys and Bishops, competition has been rife for one of the schools to claim a victory against the other. Over the years two derby's within the “Big Four” have emerged as massive games; SACS vs Wynberg and Rondebosch vs Bishops, yet an even greater honour is to claim a Triple Crown, that is for one team to beat all the other three.

 

“There is a spell upon this hill and heath; one never tires of it and it never comes twice upon one in the same aspect.”  - Sir John Herschel upon seeing W ynberg Hill, the location of Wynberg Boys' High.Indeed it has been a while since we have been spellbound by the quality of rugby produced by the boys from Lovers' Walk.

Tuesday, 26 May 2009 20:41

In The Gym...SPRAINED ANKLE!

“Oops I rolled it again!" The sports fields on a Saturday morning are littered with many a kid hobbling to the side line having just “rolled” his ankle. Many a time you may be encouraged to just hobble back onto the field and try carry on playing.We look deeper into the occurrence of ankle injuries and how one can try preventing the injuries from occurring.

Monday, 23 March 2015 00:00

Minimum Strength Requirements for Rugby

SCHOOL RUGBY MINIMUM STRENGTH CONDITIONING REQUIREMENTS

Being involved in fitness, the medical field and rugby, I often get asked by playes and coaches alike for some kind of gym programme to increase the size and strength of players in order to improve both individual and team performances as a whole. Generally my answer is always... GET FIT and get your skills right. Thereafter I advise them to get their joints (knees, shoulders, ankles, necks and backs) as strong and resilient to injuries as possible.