Viewing entries posted in September 2013

THE 2013 SEASON : THE FINAL CURTAIN

Posted by on 22 September 2013 | 0 Comments

Augsburg taking the game to Pearson at Quagga Day 2013  (photo: Euvard Louw) As the title suggests, this article is intended to close the lid on a wonderful season in which very little went wrong in terms of organization, unless you count the torrential rain that effectively ended the Overberg midweek programme somewhat prematurely. Of course, there...

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2013 IN REVIEW PART V : THE BIG FIVE ! (WHAT ELSE ?)

Posted by on 18 September 2013 | 0 Comments

It takes two to tango, but it takes three Quaggas to bring down Jacques Vermeulen !  (photo: Marietjie du Toit) Given a list of the eleven heavyweights in the Western Cape, just about everybody would have come up with four of the top five teams. But the fifth ?  It is the unpredictability of the...

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PIKETBERG’S FLAG FLIES PROUDLY ON THE WHITE SHIP

Posted by on 16 September 2013 | 1 Comments

Splashdown ! Roman Zaal scores for Piketberg against Porterville in August Schoolboy rugby is enjoying a massive surge in popularity throughout the country, but this is hardly something new in the picturesque Boland town of Piketberg The school game is particularly popular in the Boland simply because virtually every town has a team competing on equal footing...

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2013 IN REVIEW PART IV : NOT AS BIG AS THEY’D LIKE TO BE

Posted by on 13 September 2013 | 0 Comments

Bishops strongman Taariq Allen takes the game to Tygerberg  (photo: Steven Riches) The really big guns of Western Cape rugby number eleven teams: the eight WP Premier A division sides plus Boland’s HTS Drostdy and Outeniqua and Oakdale of the South Western Districts. This article looks at how numbers 6 to 11 fared in 2013. Sixth place...

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WP UNDER 18 ELITE GROUP FOR 2014 ANNOUNCED

Posted by on 12 September 2013 | 0 Comments

Paarl Gym's Andri Cooper and Gavin van den Berg get down and dirty after beating Outeniqua in the Burger Trophy Final  (photo: Eduan Hayman) The names of the players chosen for the Western Province Under 18 Elite group, which will practice regularly throughout the close season, were announced on Wednesday 11 September 2013. Traditionally, the bulk...

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2013 IN REVIEW PART III : AND WE’RE GETTING BIGGER BY THE DAY !

Posted by on 10 September 2013 | 0 Comments

Tygerberg's Nicol Jansen and Juan Esterhuizen close in on SACS no.8 Devon Barnard This article takes a critical look at the fortunes of the WP Premier B sides in what must surely be one of the most varied groupings of first teams anywhere in the country. Several of these schools are involved in a...

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2013 IN REVIEW: PART II : OH, BUT IT DOES TO SOME OF US !

Posted by on 8 September 2013 | 0 Comments

A Worcester Gym speedster outflanks his Milnerton opponent at TSRF 2013 This episode covers the medium-sized schools from outside the Western Province, in other words two from Oudtshoorn, one from Mossel Bay and three from the inner Boland. Hugenote started pretty impressively, beating the more fancied Tygerberg in Wellington before holding hosts Oakdale to a narrow win...

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2013 IN REVIEW: PART I : SIZE DOESN’T COUNT…

Posted by on 4 September 2013 | 0 Comments

"Small school" doesn't have to mean small forwards !  The York pack goes on the prowl The first part of the review of the year’s performances is devoted to the small schools – categorized as such because of the level of competition at which they compete, not on the size of the school – in...

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