Dave Knowles

Scouting for new talent


Written by Dave Knowles (Dave Knowles)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks on 12 Feb 2009 at 09:45
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House of Paint has thrown its weight as anchor sponsor, behind the second House of Paint Easter Rugby Festival at Kearsney College, on 9, 11 and 13 April.

This was confirmed at a launch in the Presidential Suite at Absa Stadium last night (Wednesday), following last year’s inaugural event which saw 10 schools from around the country enjoy three days of top draw schoolboy rugby, with time in between for all teams to visit and enjoy a behind the scenes tour of Absa Stadium during one of the rest days.

10 schools participated and of these, eight have returned for the second edition. KwaZulu-Natal is represented by the hosts, DHS and a KZN Development XV, which will include a host of Sharks Academy players. Dale, Queens and Selborne College’s keep the Eastern Cape on the map and the rest of the field has sides from Hoerskool Marais Viljoen, HTS Middelburg and newcomers Hoerskool EG Jansen from north of the Vaal and Hoerskool Upington. Surprisingly Affies, a powerhouse of SA schoolboy rugby, is not returning as is St John’s from Zimbabwe (wonder why).

Besides House of Paint getting behind a much needed Easter Rugby Festival in KZN, showcasing much unseen talent in this part of the world, Varsity College and the Sharks Academy are involved in encouraging potential future stars to further their rugby careers in Durban.

Varsity College has come on board in offering a bursary to the player of the tournament, allowing him to study at the College while attending the Sharks Academy. Last year’s recipient was Queens College skipper Sbu Sithole, who is currently at the Academy and attended the launch, with former Dale College and now Sharks star, Keegan Daniel. Varsity College is repeating its comittment this year and this is the ideal way to ensure young talent flowing through the Sharks ranks.

Hans Scriba, head of the Sharks Academy, confirmed that scouts would be on the prowl at the festival, recognising players and providing the springboard for future Sharks players.

“Rugby has become a realistic career opportunity and such a festival provides obvious benefits to rugby in our province. We are looking for players to follow in the footsteps of today’s stars – Francois Steyn, JP Pietersen, `Beast’ Mtawarira, Ryan Kankowski and Waylon Murray – to name a few,” he said.

Hard acts to follow perhaps but who knows what possible jewels could be uncovered and dusted off, ready to pull on the hallowed black and white jersey in future years.



10 Comments

  • I thought this was just Rob looking for new writers… :smile:

    Well…hopefully we’ll get more Burra’s from the tournament…
    It’s really interesting that Affies and St. Johns will not be part of it…

  • Comment 1, posted at 12.02.09 10:42:07 by blackshark Reply
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  • Dave Knowles?? Is that the former Dale teacher?

  • Comment 2, posted at 12.02.09 14:18:35 by Villie Reply
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  • Unfortunately, not the teacher. I am with Caxton Newspapers in Durban. Have heard of the teacher though and not too long ago, if it’s the same bloke, he was at Kearsney.

  • Comment 3, posted at 12.02.09 14:26:06 by Dave Knowles Reply

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  • @Dave Knowles (Comment 3) : Hi Dave

    Yes the Dave Knowles I was referring to did move on to Kearsney!

    Thanks for clearing it up.

  • Comment 4, posted at 12.02.09 14:49:51 by Villie Reply
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  • @Villie (Comment 4) : is Elwyn vd Aardweg still headmaster at Kearnsey?

  • Comment 5, posted at 12.02.09 14:58:50 by robdylan Reply
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  • Yeah. Elwyn still at the helm. Is hoping Kearsney can win its first match of the tournament having been comprehensively beaten in all three last year.

  • Comment 6, posted at 12.02.09 15:02:44 by Dave Knowles Reply

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  • @Dave Knowles (Comment 6) : he was my Geography teacher for a few years at Pretoria Boys

  • Comment 7, posted at 12.02.09 15:04:41 by robdylan Reply
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  • Hi Rob – how is little Matthew? Almost a month old already. How time flies!

  • Comment 8, posted at 12.02.09 15:06:02 by Nessa Reply

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  • @Nessa (Comment 8) : amazing, isn’t it? He’s doing great, thanks.

  • Comment 9, posted at 12.02.09 15:32:09 by robdylan Reply
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  • Hello everyone, wont talk about the Tjarks (vok they upset me heavily on saturday and nearly make me broke my TV) but will talk about schoolboy rugger.

    This weekend we will have the Top 14 SA schoolboy teams in Paarl on show.
    Like I qouted here earlier:
    The idea is to pitt strength versus strength in the top playing rugby schools in the country and this idea actually stemmed from Baasjan Reyners, a former headmaster of Paarl Gymnasium. Schools that do not perform well will fall out of the competition.
    The school that will be initially involved are: Paarl Gymnasium, Monument High, Afrikaans Hoer Seuns Skool, Waterkloof, EG Jansen High, Technical High School Middleburg, Hoerlandbou Boland, Paul Roos Gymnasium, Framesby High School, Outeniqua High, Diamantveld High, Paarl Boys High, Grey College and Westwood. This kicks off at Paarl Gymnasium from April 24-27.

    Latest news I got through the grape lines(ja I survive our fire scare) is that Bloem Grey (the fags) withdraw and Affies (Wit Bulle) will bring all their age group A teams to play Gimmies. If I look at the results Affies sure look like the favourate for this one and just maybe Gimmies will play better rugby. They dont look like last years power side.

    Last weekend results (luckily Oom Paarl walk the line himself on saturday and dont had to endure the Stormers treurmare, mind you it sound like des Fountain wasnt that shabby)

    Rugby365 (they included the Easter results again)
    Eastern Cape

    Daniel Pienaar vs Nico Malan, 24-14
    FNB Invitation XV vs Muir, 35-22
    Framesby vs Despatch, 34-10
    Grey (PE) vs Graeme, 67-5
    HTS Middelburg vs Dale, 27-21
    Hudson Park vs FNB Invitation, 17-13
    Hudson Park vs Union High, 24-14
    King Edward VII School vs Hudson Park, 36-6
    King Edward VII School vs Marlow, 20-19
    Marlow vs Westville, 36-12
    Marlow vs Die Brandwag, 11-5
    Marlow vs Florida, 45-3
    Muir vs Trinityhouse, 31-24
    Outeniqua vs DF Malan, 50-3
    Queen’s vs Durban High School, 17-7
    Queen’s vs KZN Development XV, 39-3
    Queen’s vs Marais Viljoen, 50-7
    Selborne vs EG Jansen, 20-20
    Selborne vs HTS Middelburg, 18-0
    Selborne vs Marais Viljoen, 23-13
    Selborne vs Queens, 16-10
    St Andrew’s vs Boland Landbou, 9-7
    St Andrew’s vs St David’s, 38-5
    St Andrew’s vs St Stithians, 23-12
    St Benedict’s vs Union High, 18-13
    St Benedict’s vs Muir, 18-13
    Trinityhouse vs Union High, 26-0
    Upington vs Dale, 18-13
    Wesvalia vs Hugenote, 28-28

    Free State/Griqualand West

    AHS Sasolburg vs Glenvista, 19-5
    AHS Sasolburg vs Hoërskool Vereeniging, 20-5
    Hans Moore vs Sand du Plessis, 17-8
    Hennenman vs HTS Potchefstroom, 13-12
    Hoërskool Welkom vs Carleton Jones, 19-12
    Hoërskool Welkom vs Kokstad College, 17-12
    Kearsney vs Upington, 19-6
    Port Natal vs Hennenman, 34-5
    Port Natal vs Sand du Plessis, 11-0
    Potchefstroom Boys High vs Hoërskool Welkom, 31-5
    Sand du Plessis vs HTS Potchefstroom, 10-7
    Sandveld vs Hoopstad, 12-7
    Secunda vs Hoërskool Sasolburg High, 15-14
    Secunda vs Parys, 31-10
    Upington vs Dale, 18-13
    Upington vs KZN Development XV, 31-0
    Volkskool Heidelberg vs AHS Sasolburg, 39-12
    Volkskool Heidelberg vs Driehoek, 17-14
    Volkskool Heidelberg vs Hoërskool Sasolburg, 15-13
    Wilgerivier vs Parys, 21-0
    Wilgerivier vs Sasolburg High, 20-13
    Wilgerivier vs Secunda, 12-10

    KwaZulu Natal

    Boland Landbou vs St Charles, 32-7
    Durban High School vs KZN Development XV, 27-0
    EG Jansen vs Durban High School, 29-12
    HTS Middelburg vs Kearsney, 27-16
    Hoërskool Outeniqua vs Maritzburg College, 43-3
    Hoërskool Welkom vs Kokstad College, 17-12
    John Vorster vs Pionier, 24-12
    Kearsney vs Upington, 19-6
    Kearsney vs Marais Viljoen, 3-0
    Kokstad College vs Potchefstroom Boys’ High, 18-12
    Kokstad College vs St Dominic’s, 12-5
    Maritzburg College vs FNB Invitation, 53-3
    Maritzburg College vs Jeppe, 16-5
    Marlow vs Westville, 36-12
    Outeniqua vs Glenwood, 22-20
    Parktown vs St Charles, 22-14
    Port Natal vs Hennenman, 34-5
    Port Natal vs Potchefstroom Boys High, 34-0
    Port Natal vs Sand du Plessis, 11-0
    Queen’s vs Durban High School, 17-7
    Rondebosch vs Westville, 15-11
    St Charles vs Northwood, 20-7
    St John’s Harare vs Northwood High, 50-0
    St Stithians vs St Charles, 20-20
    Werda vs Grosvener, 57-0
    Weston Mutual & Federal Agri vs Wartburg, 31-3
    Westville vs Kearsney, 15-8
    Westville vs Pretoria Boys, 17-6

    Northvaal

    AHS Sasolburg vs Glenvista, 19-5
    AHS Sasolburg vs Hoërskool Vereeniging, 20-5
    Affies vs FNB Invitation, 45-8
    Affies vs Paarl Boys’ High, 30-15
    Affies vs Paul Roos, 25-22
    Bishops vs St Alban’s 33-3
    Bishops vs St Stithians, 26-3
    Boland Landbou vs Parktown, 27-14
    Centurion vs Florida, 30-12
    Cornwall Hill College vs YCEP Eagles, 11-3
    Dale vs EG Jansen, 33-22
    Dr Malan vs Linden, 13-5
    Dr Malan vs Oosterlig, 35-20
    Dr Malan vs President, 35-3
    Driehoek vs President, 16-14
    EG Jansen vs Durban High School, 29-12
    EG Jansen vs Nelspruit, 45-10
    Eldoraigne vs Pretoria Boys High, 19-12
    Eldoraigne vs Rob Ferreira, 21-3
    Ermelo vs Eldoraigne, 14-13
    FNB Invitation vs St Alban’s 30-14
    FNB Invitation vs St David’s, 32-12
    Florida vs Eldoraigne, 25-22
    Florida vs Rob Ferreira , 40-17
    Garsfontein vs HTS Tom Naudé, 48-12
    Garsfontein vs Wesvalia, 28-6
    Glenvista vs Hoërskool Vereeniging , 30-19
    Glenvista vs Parys, 28-0
    Glenwood vs Helpmekaar, 52-0
    Glenwood vs Jeppe, 55-11
    Golden Lions vs Jeppe, 21-16
    HTS Middelburg vs Dale, 27-21
    HTS Middelburg vs Kearsney, 27-16
    HTS Potchefstroom vs St Dominic’s College, 26-8
    HTS Tom Naudé vs HTS Windhoek, 12-7
    HTS Vereeniging vs Oosterlig, 23-11
    Hans Moore vs Carleton Jones, 36-0
    Hans Moore vs Sand du Plessis, 17-8
    Hennenman vs HTS Potchefstroom, 13-12
    Hennenman vs Hans Moore, 29-0
    Hoërskool Welkom vs Carleton Jones, 19-12
    John Vorster vs Pionier, 24-12
    KES vs Jeppe, 65-10
    Kearsney vs Marais Viljoen, 3-0
    Kemptonpark vs Garsfontein, 24-16
    Kemptonpark vs Kasselsvlei, 63-0
    Kemptonpark vs Pietersburg, 45-13
    King Edward VII School vs Hudson Park, 36-6
    King Edward VII School vs Jeppe, 65-10
    King Edward VII School vs Marlow, 20-19
    King Edward VII School vs Rondebosch, 24-15
    Klerksdorp vs Jeugland, 26-19
    Kokstad College vs Potchefstroom Boys’ High, 18-12
    Kokstad College vs St Dominic’s, 12-5
    Langenhoven vs Montana, 30-27
    Leeuwenhof Akademie vs Krugersdorp High, 23-11
    Linden 20 Driehoek, 20-9
    Linden vs HTS Vereeniging, 20-14
    Marais Viljoen vs Transvalia, 20-15
    Maritzburg College vs Jeppe, 16-5
    Marlow vs Florida, 45-3
    Merensky vs Hereford College, 65-16
    Monument vs Helpmekaar, 34-8
    Monument vs Merensky, 73-12
    Muir vs Trinityhouse, 31-24
    Nic Diederichs vs Wits Invitation, 33-3
    Oakdale vs Langenhoven Gim, 18-0
    Oosterland vs HTS Windhoek, 27-17
    Oosterland vs King Edward School (England), 29-8
    Oosterlig vs Vereeniging Hoërskool, 22-11
    Outeniqua vs St John’s, 55-9
    Overkruin vs Oosterland, 54-5
    Overkruin vs Wesvalia, 36-19
    Paarl Boys’ High vs Monument, 23-15
    Paarl Boys’ High vs St John’s, 46-13
    Paarl Gim vs Kemptonpark, 20-12
    Paarl Gim vs Merensky, 20-17
    Parktown vs Pretoria Boys High, 33-22
    Paul Roos vs Monument, 8-6
    President vs HTS Vereeniging, 16-6
    Rondebosch vs Pretoria Boys High, 22-18
    Sand du Plessis vs HTS Potchefstroom, 10-7
    Selborne vs EG Jansen, 20-20
    Selborne vs HTS Middelburg, 18-0
    Selborne vs Marais Viljoen, 23-13
    Springs Boys’ High vs Ennerdale, 27-0
    St Andrew’s vs St David’s, 38-5
    St Andrew’s vs St Stithians, 23-12
    St Benedict’s vs Union High, 18-13
    St Benedict’s vs Muir, 18-13
    St Benedict’s vs Rob Ferreira, 20-12
    St Dominic’s vs Carleton Jones, 12-5
    St John’s vs Helpmekaar, 16-12
    St Stithians vs St Charles, 20-20
    Transvalia vs HTS Windhoek, 70-7
    Transvalia vs King Edward School, 77-3
    Transvalia vs Waterkloof XV, 18-12
    Trinityhouse vs FNB Invitation XV, 20-11
    Trinityhouse vs Union High, 26-0
    Volkskool Heidelberg vs AHS Sasolburg, 39-12
    Volkskool Heidelberg vs Driehoek, 17-14
    Volkskool Heidelberg vs Hoërskool Sasolburg, 15-13
    Waterkloof vs HTS Tom Naudé, 66-14
    Waterkloof vs HTS Middelburg, 48-5
    Waterkloof vs Hereford College (England), 69-5
    Waterkloof vs Paarl Gim, 17-12
    Waterkloof vs Windhoek HS, 52-9
    Westville vs Pretoria Boys, 17-6
    Wesvalia vs Waterkloof XV, 29-19
    Windhoek HS vs Merensky, 40-7
    Windhoek HS vs Overkruin, 29-10
    Wynberg vs Parktown, 17-13
    Wynberg vs St Alban’s, 21-5
    Wynberg vs St David’s, 40-3

    Western Cape

    Affies vs Paul Roos, 25-22
    Bellville vs Bredasdorp, 14-3
    Bishops vs FNB Invitation, 50-6
    Bishops vs St Alban’s 33-3
    Bishops vs St Stithians, 26-3
    Boland Landbou vs Parktown, 27-14
    Boland Landbou vs St Charles, 32-7
    Boland Landbou vs Wynberg, 26-20
    Brackenfell vs Hermanus, 0-0
    Charlie Hofmeyr vs Vredenburg, 22-17
    De Kuilen vs Strand, 23-15
    Eben Donges vs JG Meiring, 14-10
    Excelsior vs Scottsdene, 21-6
    Fairmont vs President, 7-3
    HTS Bellville vs Fish Hoek, 64-0
    Helderberg vs Muizenberg, 29-5
    Hereford College (England) vs Kasselsvlei, 36-21
    Jan Kriel vs The Settlers, 10-8
    Jan van Riebeeck vs SK Walmers, 36-12
    KES vs Rondebosch, 24-15
    Kasselsvlei vs King Edward School (England), 50-7
    Kemptonpark vs Kasselsvlei, 63-0
    Langenhoven vs Montana, 30-27
    Milnerton vs Plumstead, 73-0
    Oakdale vs Langenhoven Gim, 18-0
    Oudtshoorn vs PW Botha, 22-0
    Outeniqua vs DF Malan, 50-3
    Outeniqua vs Maritzburg College, 43-3
    Paarl Boys vs Stellenberg, 41-9
    Paarl Boys’ High vs Monument, 23-15
    Paarl Boys’ High vs St John’s, 46-13
    Paarl Gim vs Kemptonpark, 20-12
    Paarl Gim vs Merensky, 20-17
    Paarl Gim vs Rondebosch, 13-6 (thats pretty close for the souties)
    Paul Roos vs Golden Lions Invitation XV, 39-6
    Paul Roos vs HTS Drostdy, 30-19
    Paul Roos vs Monument, 8-6
    Piketberg vs Hopefield, 17-8
    Robertson vs Montagu, 18-10
    Rondebosch vs Pretoria Boys High, 22-18
    Rondebosch vs Westville, 15-11
    SACS vs Hugenote, 12-10
    St Andrew’s vs Boland Landbou, 9-7
    Swellendam vs Stellenbosch, 29-5
    Tygerberg vs Durbanville, 33-5
    Tygerberg vs Rangers, 20-7
    Waterkloof vs Paarl Gim, 17-12
    Wynberg vs Parktown, 17-13
    Wynberg vs St Alban’s, 21-5
    Wynberg vs St David’s, 40-3
    Zwaanswyk vs Bernadino Heights, 27-17

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