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For the first time this season Grey College were forced to bend their knee as they found themselves on the losing side in their match against a motivated Grey High School.

Perhaps the biggest match of the school rugby season will take place this weekend when Paarl Gim take on Boishaai in the annual Interskole in front of more than 30 000 spectators.

The 28 players who will play in 3 Test Matches against England, Wales and France and represent the South African Schools U18 Team has been selected.

Boishaai are still way out in front of the rest of the South African U14 rugby teams in the Powerade Performance Top 90 Rankings.

Affies are set to finish on top of the Powerade Performance U15 Rankings after a convincing win over Maritzburg College last weekend.

Jeppe remains at the top of the Powerade Performance U16 Rankings after a comprehensive win over KES last week although Grey College have closed the gap with their win over Glenwood.

It seems that controversy regarding quotas in sport has no boundaries with school sport and in particularly school rugby being highlighted as a sport where strict quotas have been implemented.

Grey College proved once again just why they are the most powerful rugby side in South Africa with a convincing if not hard-fought for win over Glenwood in Durban over the weekend.

After nearly a month break for most of the team’s in action, school rugby gets back on to the field with a bang and we look forward to seeing several interesting match ups over the weekend.

After an agonizing wait the SA School’s U18 Rugby Trials Squad has been selected and this time the selection committee has tried to cover all their bases by choosing a 55 player squad.

South Western Districts probably booked their place in the unofficial final of the Coca-Cola Craven Week by beating Western Province 38-23 in the late game of the third day of the tournament at HTS Middelburg on Wednesday.

 The teams at the 2014 U18 Coca-Cola Craven Week in Middelburg have all played one game now, and already the teams from the Northern part of the country have probably all fallen out of contention for a spot in Saturday’s unofficial final.

Monday, 14 July 2014 19:44

Rugby: U18 Craven Week Day One Review

The final match of the opening day of the 51st Coca-Cola Craven Week in Middelburg on Monday was a humdinger, with pre-tournament favourites, Western Province, holding out in the face of a ferocious second half onslaught from the hosts, the Pumas, to win by a single point, 33-32.

Monday, 21 July 2014 00:00

Rugby Scouting: What To Look For...

In a word: Everything. The question is not of how good a player is, but of how good he will be; given the opportunity in the correct structures. Whilst South Africa can still be said to be trailing most of the world in terms of talent identification, steady progress has been made over the last decade.

Thursday, 19 March 2015 00:00

Rugby: Supera Moras - "Never Give Up!"

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The path to the top for aspiring and talented schoolboy rugby players is not paved with rose petals and promises of great treasures at the foot of the rainbow. The general consensus is that the structures of the South African Rugby Union (SARU) streamlined as it might be, is a path which will have to be taken step-by step with many traffic signs to be adhered to and little regard for the individual’s unique developmental rate, or so called "lucky break" at any given time.

For a schoolboy rugby player it does not get much bigger than playing in the Coca-Cola Craven Week in what must be the greatest spectacle of schoolboy rugby in the world.

 Western Province beat KwaZulu-Natal in the final game of the U18 Coca-Cola Academy in front of a packed and very partisan crowd at HTS Drosdy in Wellington on the 10th July, 2014.

For the second year in succession Western Province (WP) beat the Blue Bulls 24 – 11 in the Under 16 Coca-Cola Grant Khomo ‘unofficial’ final rugby match that took place at the Tshwane University of Technology on the 10th July, 2014.

Western Province, the Golden Lions, KwaZulu-Natal, Boland XV, Eastern Province Country Districts, Blue Valke and Limpopo Blue Bulls all go into the rest day on Wednesday at the U18 Coca-Cola Academy Week held in HTS Drosdty in Worcester with two wins out of two.

The Blue Bulls U16 A team and Western Province enjoyed substantial wins on either side of Day One of the Grant Khomo U16 Rugby Week.

Boland and the Blue Bulls end the first day of the U18 Coca-Cola Craven Week held at HTS Drosdty in Worcester on Monday with the hardest fought match of the day.

The honour of playing in the last game of the day in the U13 Coca Cola Craven Week– the week’s unofficial final – has gone to Western Province and Border.

  The second day of the Coca-Cola under-13 Craven Week in Durban saw Western Province march on towards a possible spot in Friday’s prestigious final game of the week following their 10-8 win over a very good Valke side in the day’s concluding fixture.

Tuesday, 01 July 2014 11:25

Rugby: U13 Craven Week- Day 1 Review:

Border and Western Province were the most impressive teams on view on the first day of the under-13 Coca-Cola Craven Week at Glenwood Boys’ High School in Durban on Monday.

There were the usual number of gigantic 12 and 13 year-olds on display on the opening day of the 2014 under-13 Coca-Cola Craven Week that is taking place at Durban’s Glenwood Boys’ High School this week.