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Monday, 07 June 2010 08:08

Bishops Too Good For Bosch

 

High flying Bishops travelled to Rondebosch this weekend and made short work of a Rondebosch side that has not fired on all cylinders this season. Bishops have played some very attractive rugby and it came as no suprise that they ran out 38-10 victors. 

Sunday, 06 June 2010 15:54

Glenwood Humbled By College!

It was the one match that KZN had been anticipating the entire season, the modern powerhouse Glenwood against Maritzburg College who have long been viewed as the province's premier sports school. The truth is thatJacobs College have been forced to bend the knee to Glenwood in recent times and the neutral would have expected more of the same in the 2010 edition of this epic match. How wrong we were.

What a game! Northwood who have struggled to pick up the pieces after enduring a nightmare season in 2008 have finally fulfilled a dream that has take them over 50 years to attain, beating the traditional super power in KZN Michaelhouse!

Saturday, 29 May 2010 21:19

Gutsy DHS Beaten By Glenwood!

DHS played with great determination in the second half and actually managed to outscore their neighbours Glenwood but the damage was done in the first half and it was too great a mountain for the 'Horseflies' to climb.

A quick look at the teams that KZN will be sending to this year's Craven and academy weeks and you realise just who is the powerhouse of KZN rugby. Glenwood players dominate the two teams with 13 players from Glenwood selected for the Craven Week and Academy A sides.

Friday, 28 May 2010 12:09

Glenwood V DHS, 2010

 

It is the Glenwood Old Boys Day and they take on their Berea neighbours in what will be as usual a match filled with passion. DHS have not fired on all cylinders and it is a sad sight to see this proud school struggling to keep up with the leaders of schoolboy rugby. Yet they have a side filled with Grade 11’s and we can fully expect a strong side next season from the Horseflies.

Most of the top teams are in action once again this weekend although many of the players will be hoping they can come through the remaining skirmishes unscathed before Craven Week kicks off at the end of June. A rejuvenated Maritzburg College have the potential to leap into the top 10 should the account for Affies who have lost their last two matches. However the standout match must be the Eastern Cape derby where Grey PE will look to end the great season that St. Andrews are enjoying...

Monday, 24 May 2010 21:55

Glenwood v Campbell Match Report

This week Glenwoods' Rugby teams took on George Campbell, Empangeni and Richards Bay, with a range of staggered fixtures. This meant that the Glenwood Third XV played Richards Bay First XV, the Second XV played the Empangeni First XV, and the Glenwood First XV played George Campbell First XV.

Monday, 24 May 2010 16:17

WBHS v College Rugby Report

Last year Westville turned the tables on College by beating the home team 3-0 on their Founders Day, only the second time in College's proud rugby history that this had happened, and it was Westville's turn this weekend to host the Maritzburg team on their very own "Old Boys" day.

We are moving into the business end of the season and the majority of the top teams are enjoying good success as the team get fitter and the hours of training is finally paying off. There were all the usual suspects winning this weekend but a few matches stand out: Westville v Maritzburg College, Monument v Affies, Bishops v Wynberg, Gimmies v SACS and Boishaai v Landou.

Friday, 21 May 2010 08:22

National Rugby Preview: 22 May, 2010

For many years, an unfortunate subculture has emerged in schoolboy rugby with nobody able to gauge the source. A despicable brawl stemming from one of the country's most prestigious schools has made the answer abundantly clear. Many parents attempt to live their aspirations through their children, but the manner in which some lose all control is laughable when you put the level of competition in context. Yes, tradition dictates that schoolboy rugby is a source of much pride and passion, but that is what it is; a game of sport between kids. Hopefully this serves as a reminder to such parents that losing all control is a source of great embarrassment for the kids themselves. After all, they have to deal with the repercussions for the next five days in class. Here is a preview of some of the big matches this weekend.

Can there be anything more despicable at a school boy rugby match than seeing parents getting involved in a punch up with schoolboys and other parents. It is definately the type of behaviour you would expect at one of the elite schools in the country, but apparently this is what took place at Hilton College.

Sunday, 09 May 2010 21:40

Rugby Results 8th May, 2010

There were some huge matches this past weekend which saw some the countries big teams facing each other in what was mostly a great display of rugby. Highlight of the week would see Grey College extend their unbeaten run when they turned over a tough Paarl Boys side 34-12. There was also a battle of the boot in Durban where Glenwood hung on to a 9-6 win against Westville in a nail biter.  Here are some of the results from around the country.

Glenwood and Maritzburg College has habitually always been a closely challenged match, and today proved no different. It was a massively physical encounter and both teams displaying a solid resistance and good defense.

Wednesday, 14 April 2010 09:38

KZN School Rugby Fixtures: 17 April 2010

With the Soccer World Cup resulting in a shortened second term, so much schoolboy rugby has already been played. For the purists however, the real season starts now and their anticipation is well-founded. A glance at the following fixtures is enough to make any rugby fan ditch the couch and head out to their local school field.

Tuesday, 13 April 2010 19:51

Warren Seals Kearsney Captain!

These are hallowed halls, political leaders were shaped here. These are enviable classrooms, market leaders were nurtured here. This is Stott field, Springboks and Sharks were born here. Kearsney College has unassumingly provided South Africa with leaders in all facets of society. From (former DA leader) Tony Leon to (JSE non-Executive Director) Andile Mazwai; Andrew Hudson to Trevor Halstead. They've even extended their influence to the British Isles (think Matt Stevens and inevitable England international, Brad Barritt). In Warren Seals, they have unearthed another leader with the potential to comfortably fall in the abovementioned bracket.

Monday, 12 April 2010 09:54

Westville Boys Clean Up At KES 2010!

Over the Easter weekend Westville Boys' High School travelled up to Johannesburg to take part in the annual KES Easter Rugby Festival. Having come off two very good wins against Kearsney and Northwood, and an extensive pre-season program, the Westville boys were well prepared for the rigours of a tough tournament that would see them play 3 games in just 5 days.

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.

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.

Sunday, 06 December 2009 23:09

Glenwood Coach Ranked Amongst The Best!

"I learnt teaching from the teachers. I learnt golf from golfers. I learnt how to win at rugby from the coach" Glenwood Old Boy.       It is often said that if a team is winning look no further than the coach to find the reason for the team's success. In school rugby the country has amongst its top performing team's rugby coaches who have dedicated hours, weeks and months each year in order to coach boys the basics of the sport and to groom the best to go further in the game.

Tuesday, 20 October 2009 11:03

Glenwood's Rugby Coach Ranked Tops !

Sean Erasmus, the current Glenwood High School 1st XV Rugby Coach and Sharks U19 Technical Analysis Rugby coach, was recently sponsored by Discovery SharkSmart and nominated by the KZNRU, to attend the Jake White's Winning Ways Coaching Course held at Kearsney College.

Tuesday, 15 September 2009 21:36

Bridging The Cultural Divide

A few weeks ago, while captaining a UCT rugby side, I had the opportunity of experiencing first hand an aspect of the beautiful game of rugby that thus far I had never experienced before. It as an aspect that is incredibly entrenched in South African sport in general but most glaringly in rugby.

They have always been one of the stronger school rugby sides in KwaZulu-Natal but increasingly Westville Boys has become a force in schools rugby in the province and they are a side who has gradually established themselves at the very top in KZN.  Arguably they are the number 2 side at the moment and on their day are the equal of any side out there.

Friday, 14 August 2009 21:00

Green Machine turned Grey.

Touted as one of the best teams to play for Glenwood High, the 2009 season came to an end for the Durban based side as they travelled for the much anticipated encounter against Grey College. After beating a strong Affies side 24-10 earlier this month most would have expected a very close scoreline. However to be beaten 62-3 was a major disappointment.

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