Watch all six games from the World Schools Festival at Paarl Boys’ High on Wednesday. Day 1 wrap Glenwood 53 Italian All Stars 10 Paarl Gym 84 Rhino Rugby (USA) 7 Hilton College 35 Africa Pacific Select XV 24 Affies 15 Hartpury College (UK) 24 Paarl Boys’ 10 Jaguares (Arg) 19 Grey College 66 Christchurch Boys’ (NZ) 28
Paarl Boys’ High will face Christchurch Boys’ High in the main match of the final day of the World Schools Festival in Paarl. The festival, which forms part of Paarl Boys’ 150th-anniversary celebrations, will take place from 3-7 April. Paarl Boys’ 43-match winning streak ended when they lost 38-36 to Christchurch Boys’ during their tour of New Zealand early last year…. Read more →
Grey High 1st XV coach Allan Miles is concerned with the results-driven nature of schoolboy rugby. DYLAN JACK reports. With schools rugby becoming almost semi-professional at some schools, coaches are under more pressure to win than ever before. Miles says this is resulting in an emphasis on schoolboys’ weight and size, rather than providing them with the skills they need… Read more →
All Australian rugby players aged 10 to 15 will now be subject to mandatory assessments about whether their size and skills match their age groups. Rugby Australia has introduced new guidelines, which include age-weight exemption rules, to ensure safety among its junior rugby players. The move is seen as a significant step in Australian rugby as there was no previous… Read more →
SARugbymag.co.za chats to Outeniqua director of rugby Pieter Cloete about the upcoming season. How are your preparations going? We are very much on track with our preparations. We have just finished trials and chosen a squad of 27 boys who practice four times a week and sometimes twice a day. If you want to play with the big dogs you… Read more →
The 12 participating schools at this year’s Kearsney Easter Rugby Festival were revealed at Wednesday’s launch in Durban.
The inaugural World Schools Festival will go ahead as planned, despite the ongoing drought in the Western Cape.
SARugbymag.co.za chats to Glenwood 1st XV coach Derek Heiberg about the upcoming season.
SA Rugby magazine chats to the flank/lock from Durban High School. GUMEDE ON … PLAYING FOR SA SCHOOLS ‘It was tough but a good experience for a 17-year-old in Grade 11. I got out of my comfort zone and learned a lot, like how to get along with other people and also the culture of South African rugby.’ HIS STRENGTHS… Read more →
SARugbymag.co.za chats to SACS 1st XV coach Nicholas Maurer about the upcoming season.