I urge you all to have a look at this post on Beet’s excellent Schoolboy Rugby blog site. The writer was fortunate enough to attend the KZN High Schools Rugby AGM, where Union President Graham Mackenzie had some rather interesting things to say about junior rugby in the province. [...]
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This story has been a bit of an open secret for months now, but with a major PE-based newspaper running with a confirmation this morning, it’s as good a time as any to let the cat firmly out of the bag. SA Schools flyhalf and schoolboy rugby prodigy Curwin Bosch has opted to join the Sharks next year, rejecting offers from virtually every other major union in the process. [...]
SA Under 20 coach Dawie Theron has cast the net wide in identifying 74 players who are in the initial selection frame for this year’s Junior Springbok side. [...]
The Sharks have contracted 14 new under 19 players for the 2014 season and while this is a far cry from the group of nearly 50 young men who’ll be starting their careers at the Bulls this year, the Sharks have always favoured quality over quantity. [...]
I‘ve been using this blog to catch up on news and opinions for a very long time. I refrained from logging in and commenting until very recently – even though I had a profile. [...]
The KZN team to compete at this year’s Craven Week tournament has been named, with the sons of former Sharks players featuring prominently. Glenwood is the best-represented team in the selection, with 9 boys from the “Green Machine” selected to wear the black and white. [...]
For eight standout 18-year-old rugby players a new chapter in their lives is about to begin.
Long-time Sharks Academy head coach – and the head of the new Sharks High Performance unit – Swys de Bruin, has quit the union to take up a senior position with the Golden Lions. [...]
When the story about schoolboy rugby sensation Johann Sadie’s request to be released from his R1.4m per annum Bulls contract made waves yesterday, I couldn’t but wonder, if Heyneke was still the Bulls Director of Rugby, would two of the players he personally headhunted – Daniel Adongo & Sadie – with a different style of play in mind, be on the out or on the way at the Loftus? [...]
After a stunning opening-day win over Free State, the 2012 Craven Week competition unfortunately yielded little further joy for the KZN Schools team, with narrow losses to first the Golden Lions and then EP following as the week progressed. The Blue Bulls, whose own Craven Week team was simply in a class of their own and dominated all opposition, have further taken the gloss off that solitary victory by announcing that they have poached its architect, Jesse Kriel. [...]
There were plenty of stand-out performances on the first day of the 2012 Craven Week tournament, held at the Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth this year, but none more so than the KZN schools team’s 48-24 demolition of Free State. [...]
The 2012 Craven Week tournament kicks off at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth today. Good news for fans of schoolboy rugby is that SuperSport will be covering the event in full, with all games shown live on SuperSport 1 throughout the course of the week. [...]
This is hardly news any more, since Rich reported it a good few weeks ago… but for the naysayers who refused to believe the truth, I’m afraid Handre Pollard will indeed play for the Bulls next year and beyond. [...]
The South African Rugby Union has announced a new set of regulations aimed at controlling the somewhat messy and jungle-like process by which promising schoolboy players are snapped up by provincial unions. [...]
It’s been said before here – in fact, many times over during the course of the last two years – but I think that on the eve of his first Springbok cap, we need to once again point out exactly how proud we are of young Marcell Coetzee.