The Wynberg Winter Sports Festival has been cancelled due to the ongoing drought in the Western Cape.
SARugbymag.co.za chats to Affies 1st XV coach Jaco Koch about the upcoming season.
Grey College 1st XV coach Wessel du Plessis says the school’s partnership with French club Montpellier will not result in a player drain. A benefactor, thought to be Montpellier owner Mohed Altrad, initiated the Badawi Legacy Scholarship Programme last year. Grey College announced on its website that the programme had committed to making the following changes in three areas over… Read more →
SARugbymag.co.za chats to Grey College 1st XV coach Wessel du Plessis about the upcoming season. What are the lessons you learned from last year? We did very well last season, ending second in the country [in the Top 20 rankings]. There are certainly some things that we can change as you have to do different things to get different results…. Read more →
SARugbymag.co.za chats to Paarl Gim 1st XV coach Pieter Rossouw about the upcoming season. What are the lessons you learned from last year? We had a really good preparation and a solid start to the season. We had a really tough run of fixtures against the top 20 schools in the country and this year it will be the same…. Read more →
Nathan McBeth has linked up with the Scotland U20 side and could represent them at the World Rugby U20 Championship. The 19-year-old SA Schools loosehead prop qualifies to play for Scotland through his paternal family. McBeth (109kg) is a product of Hoërskool Monument, which also produced Springboks Jaques Fourie and Jaco Taute. He represented the Golden Lions at the U18… Read more →
SARugbymag.co.za chats to Grey High School 1st XV coach Allan Miles about the upcoming season. What are the lessons that you have learned from last year? Last season, we had four losses. Three of those losses were within a point’s margin of five points. Two of those three losses were games that we lost from a leading position. The area… Read more →
SARugbymag.co.za chats to Paarl Boys’ High 1st XV coach Sean Erasmus about the upcoming season. What are the lessons that you have learned from last year? We learn lessons every weekend. It is an eye-opener to see how schools rugby is getting stronger and more technical. Each weekend is becoming a Test match in the sense that the boys are… Read more →
The South African, New Zealand and England participants for next year’s World Schools Festival at Paarl Boys’ High have been confirmed.
World Rugby has rejected ‘extreme and alarmist’ claims made in a study that calls on scrums and tackling to be banned at schools level.