The weekend’s schools rugby results confirmed that Bloemfontein’s Grey College and Paul Roos Gimnasium of Stellenbosch are the season’s powerhouses as both racked up big scores against highly rated opposition, writes THEO GARRUN.
Schools results from around the country as they come in.
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 →
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 →
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 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 →
A student at the Arizona State University has been arrested on an allegation of aggravated assault after footage emerged of him kicking an opponent in the head during a college rugby match.