Powerful centre Jan Serfontein, a 2012 Junior World Championship winner with the SA Under-20 team and the current IRB Junior Player of the Year, this year became one the first players to graduate from the SARU Under-16 High Performance programme to the Junior Springboks.

Fellow Blue Bulls and SA Under-20 team mate Marvin Orie (lock) is another product of this programme and followed the same pathway as Serfontein.

On Friday, 24 August 2012, SARU announced the next intake of Under-16 High Performance players when it named a group of 53 players for the camp in September in the Western Cape. This large group of Under-16 players was identified by the SARU National and SA School Selectors during the recent Coca-Cola Youth Weeks...

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Die eindstryd van die Kovsiestreek-kompetisie se Irawa-liga (vir kleinskole) kan as die nasionale plattelandse eindstryd beskou word. Volksblad is ‘n medeborg van die kompetisie. Twee van die beste spanne indien nie dié beste vanuit die Suid-Afrikaanse platteland, Hoërskool Wilgerivier van Frankfort en Hoërskool Zastron spook sake om 10:30 in die eindstryd uit.

‘n Stryd vir die fynproewer sal in die middelveld tussen Wilgerivier se Flippie Cronjé en Jacques van Rensburg en Zastron se AJ Goosen...

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DIE eerste rugbyspan van Hoërskool Noord-Kaap is Saterdag vir die derde agtereenvolgende jaar as kampioen van die sentrale streek gekroon. Northerns het in die eindstryd van die Kovsiestreek-kompetisie se Shimla-liga (vir mediumskole) sy aardsvyand Diamantveld 27-20 uitgestof. Volksblad is ‘n medeborg van die kompetisie. 
Noord-Kaap tel onder die voorste tien spanne in die land, maar moes in die eindstryd op Shimlapark in Bloemfontein hard werk om Diamonds af te weer. Dit na Northerns vir...

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HSS Wynberg 25 (11), Bishops 16 (6): WYNBERG – Drieë: Sikhumbuzo Notshe (agsteman, 2), Josh de Stadler (vleuel). Doelskoppe: Jordan Lamoral (heelagter, 2). Strafdoele: Lamoral (2). BISHOPS – Drie: Joe Miller (flank). Doelskop: Dave Russel (losskakel). Strafdoele: Russel 93).

HSS Rondebosch 6 (6), SACS 26 (13): SACS – Drieë: Philip Ackerman (senter), Cameron Calder (skrumskakel). Doelskoppe: Calder (2). Strafdoele: Calder (4). RONDEBOSCH – Strafdoele: Tyren Lee (losskakel...

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The saga arose after Tygerberg, one of the emerging powers in Western Cape school rugby, allegedly poached WP U18 Academy No 8 Lucian Williams from De Kuilen. The decision to drop all team fixtures last weekend was forced by De Kuilen, who famously beat Rondebosch 14-13 in the last fortnight, after their unhappiness about the transfer.

‘We didn’t even know that he had left the school,’ De Kuilen sports organiser Gabri Spies told keo.co.za. ‘When he didn’t show up on Monday [after the June...

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