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Maritzburg College will be hurting after an epic show-down against KES last weekend which they lost but 28 points to 20 in a war of attrition and will be looking to get back to winning ways when they take on Kearsney on Stott Field in Botha's Hill.

Tuesday, 10 May 2011 14:38

School Rugby Rankings : 10th May, 2011

There is no change to the top three this week in the SA SchoolSports Rugby Rankings which is a fair result considering that none of the top three lost.

Some major rugby on the fields of South Africa's schools this coming Easter weekend as all the major festivals kick off. Here are our selection of some explosive matches we can look forward to:

Glenwood were forced to work hard against a determined George Campbell side on Monday, 18 April 2011.

Maritzburg College took another step forward in their quest to get back amongst the Top 10 teams with an impressive win against Pretoria Boys High School.

Kearsney College, at leafy Botha's Hill, will again play host to an Easter Festival of top schoolboy sides. It is the third year of the Festival.

Friday, 08 April 2011 11:32

Green Machine Coach Sean Erasmus

They have been standing proud at the pinnacle of school rugby in KwaZulu-Natal for several seasons now and if you ask any team in the province they will tell you that their biggest goal is to try and topple the unofficial leaders.

The newly appointed administrator of rugby at Maritzburg College, Steve Botha, is not one to sidestep potentially explosive questions.For one, he uses a simple but effective analogy to put to bed the notion that parents and teachers put too much pressure on schoolboy rugby players to win at all costs.

Monday, 14 March 2011 11:35

School Rugby Begins! Results ...

Rugby season has just about started for most of the schools throughout the country and you can feel the enthusiasm that traditionally kicks off the season. There are a host of Easter festivals that will be hosted next month and we look forward to bringing you all the results during 2011. Please email us your schools results to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or submit them on www.Facebook.com/saschoolsport

Dr Sherylle Calder, the world's pioneer in visual fitness, is living her ultimate dream and savouring every moment of her success. Sherylle lives in Somerset West but spends little time at home as she travels the world sharing her knowledge in this highly specializedschools_-_Copy field. Sherylle is soft spoken and lady like, it's hard to believe that this petite woman played an instrumental role in Jake White's Springboks winning the 2007 IRB Rugby World Cup.

Wednesday, 24 November 2010 14:56

Jason Klaasen- Maritzburg College's Opensider

"This kid has got it", "This kid is going places", "He's the real deal". I had heard so much about young Jason Klaasen that it surely must have been pure hyperbole; exaggeration from excitable coaches and school Jason_-_Copyrugby pundits who tend to jump at the first sign of a standout talent. For once, it seems the rumors were true.

Wednesday, 17 November 2010 08:34

SharkSmart Sounds Warning For Suspect Supplements

In the wake of the announcement that two Springbok players have tested positive for the banned supplement Methylhexaneamine, Discovery SharkSmart Doctor Glen Hagemann has stressed the dangers of using supplements that potentially contain undisclosed drugs. Hagemann has expressed concern that some supplement manufacturers may illegally and covertly add powerful banned stimulants to their supplements to make athletes feel like they are performing better after taking the supplement.

To get to the heart of doping in sports the anti-drugs authorities should move their attention to school sports if they ever hope to rid professional sports from illegal use of drugs. This was the opinion of sports scientist Dr. Ross Tucker who was responding to two Springbok rugby players who had recently tested positive for banned stimulants.

Friday, 10 September 2010 11:10

The Westville duo of Campbell & Majola!

 

Westville Boy's High  have constantly punched above their weight on the rugby fields throughout South Africa and managed to take some major scalps along the way. Regularly ranking in the top 25 teams in the country Westville Boy's have had a good 2010 season with some many memorable matches and deserve to be in the top three in KZN. In a side bursting with talent two players stood out this season as players with a bright future and they were instrumental in many of the Westville victories. Duncan Campbell and Kaya Majola- here is their story!

Monday, 30 August 2010 12:54

SA Schools Rugby Hammer Namibia!

The South African Schools side on Saturday ran in 14 tries as they comprehensively outclassed the Namibian Under-19 in their 92-21 victory at the Raiders Rugby Club in Johannesburg. The hosts dominated their opponents in all facets of play. They were superior up front, controlled the breakdown and spread the ball out wide to their speedy wings throughout the game.

Wednesday, 25 August 2010 12:37

Rankings- The 25 Top Rugby Teams

The Western Cape produced some spectacular matches on the weekend with many going down to the final minutes of the game. The rankings look pretty stable now with the big Grey College machine on course to go unbeaten again this year. 

Tuesday, 03 August 2010 14:32

Referee Punched in Schoolboy Match!

 

Another punch up in a school rugby match but this time it was a schoolboy who hit and hurt a referee in a hurt him in a U16 A match between Stellenberg and DF Malan. The boy has subsequently been removed from all contact sport.

SA U18 flyhalf Johan Goosen scored 18 points by kicking six penalties as the South Africans defeated England U18s 23-17 at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth on Friday.DSC_4801 The hosts concluded a hat-trick of victories against England U18, France U18 (25-5) and the Namibians XVs (26-17) during their two-week Eastern Cape tour.The South Africans held a 9-7 half time lead thanks to three penalty kicks by the Free State Cheetahs flyhalf Goosen.

The South African national selectors on Thursday announced the SA Under-18 High Performance side that will play France U18 in an international friendly at the Buffalo City Municipality Stadium in East London on Friday at 13h25. We will be doing live interactive commentary on this match so join us.

Wednesday, 07 July 2010 09:40

SARU Announces U18 High Performance Squad

Nineteen (19) players who were selected to the SA Schools team for 2010 have been included in the 32-man South African Under-18 High Performance Squad which will compete in a series of international friendlies later this month.

Any coach will tell you that the hardest part of the job is limiting their squad when there is so little to distinguish one player from another. Much has been said of the depth in South African rugby at the moment and DSC_7179interestingly enough, the current batch of Springboks stood head and shoulders above the rest during their stints at Craven Week.

Sunday, 04 July 2010 18:52

SA Schools Rugby Team

 

 

The South African Schools Association on Saturday announced the SA Schools team for 2010 after the Free State Cheetahs defeated Western Province 42-21in the final game at the Coca-Cola Under-18 Craven Week in Welkom.

The South African Rugby Union soared to a landmark target this week when the 10,000th rugby official was trained on the BokSmart national rugby safety programme, proudly sponsored by Absa. The achievement leaves the BokSmart programme on track to realise its ambitious target of certifying a minimum of 20,000 coaches and referees by end of November, before major new rugby safety regulations come into force at all levels of the game in 2011.

Wednesday, 09 June 2010 14:36

Glenwood Act Swiftly Against Dirty Play!

Schoolboy rugby administrators have praised Glenwood High School for the swift action taken following the foul play incident in the schools first team clash with Maritzburg College on the weekend, and reaffirmed the stand against foul play in all school sport. Glenwood High School hooker Senzo Mtshali was sent off for punching in the closing stages of Glenwood's defeat at the hands of Maritzburg College in Pietermaritzburg on Saturday.

Monday, 07 June 2010 12:42

Fred Zeilinga- Glenwood Captain

freddyThere are just so many talented schoolboy rugby players in the country that to get earmarked as one, you have to stand head and shoulders above the rest because it takes a very special type of school boy rugby player to get noticed these days. Jake White, the legendary World Cup winning Coach has been involved in school rugby for decades and he knows talent when he sees it and if he points out that a certain schoolboy has the potential to make the move up to the professional ranks, you naturally take notice.

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