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Monday, 29 July 2013 11:09

Rugby: The Hot 100 Rugby Rankings

The unbeaten run continue for Paarl Gim and Affies who brushed aside this week’s opposition with very little worries.

Published in Rugby

Victories by Paarl Gim, Affies and Grey College consolidated their status as the leading teams in the country as the second half of the school rugby season kicked off this past week.

Published in Rugby
Monday, 15 July 2013 15:21

Hockey: Kearsney Nets Three SA Players

 Three hockey players from Kearsney College were selected for South African schools teams announced at the conclusion of the IPT tournaments held during the holidays.

Published in KZN
Wednesday, 26 June 2013 15:50

Rugby: The SA Schools Top 100 Rankings

A high pedigree Cape School’s Week dominated proceedings in the SA School Rugby scene this past week where there were one or two surprise results and some expected victories for the big names.

Published in Rugby

It may well be the first time ever that two boys from the same school outside the United Kingdom have formed part of a British and Irish Lions squad at the same time.

Published in KZN

Kearsney hosted Hilton in perfect playing conditions on their Founders weekend.  

Kearsney showed early dominance and scored the first try in the seventh minute of the match. Fullback Chris Lines brilliantly collected a failed touch finder from Hilton and showed good pace and spatial awareness as he ran back at Hilton. From the tackle Kearsney attacked the right hand side of the field.

From the ruck Ayron Schramm received the ball and made a well-timed offload to Lines after beating a number of defenders with dazzling footwork. Tristan Tedder converted for a 7 - nil lead.

Hilton applied good pressure with very sound tactical kicking and good chase tactics which produced three first half penalties. Tedder added a penalty of his own and prop Mthunzi Moloi crashed over for a try just before halftime, for a Kearsney lead of 15-9 at the break.

The first of the three second half Kearsney tries was a spectacular counter attack from a failed Hilton punt. Ryan van der Waal, Lines, Schramm and Jean-Luc du Preez were particularly prominent, with centre Blair Cremer diving over after some good continuity play by the hosts.

The penultimate try was scored by captain Dan du Preez with his trademark close to the ruck running line. Unfortunately Tedder did not enjoy his usual productive tee-kicking day, but converted for a 27 - 9 lead.

Fittingly, man of the match Lines scored the last try from a shortened line out, receiving a flat pass from scrum half Matt Reece-Edwards and running 25m for his second try of the match. Tedder converted for a final score 34-9.

Outstanding players for the hosts were Lines, Schramm and JL du Preez.

The game ended a notable week in which Kearsney’s 1st XV captain Daniel du Preez was named as KZN Craven Week captain. It is the third season that he has been selected to play at the prestigious Craven Week, and after last year’s event he was selected for the SA Schools team.

In total six players from Kearsney College’s 1st XV will represent KZN u18 at Craven Week. Daniel will captain his twin brother and flank Jean-Luc, scrumhalf Matt Reece-Edwards, number eight Ayron Schramm, flyhalf Tristan Tedder and hooker Jordan Meaker.

Kearsney will play Maritzburg College this Thursday (20th) at 2.45pm in a re-scheduled 1st XV game following the original fixture being rained out.

Published in KZN
Thursday, 13 June 2013 12:46

Hockey: Kearsney KZN Night League Champs!

The match lived up to be a tough one in the mould of  “David vs Goliath”. Northwood currently ranked as the top KZN team  side took the game to Kearsney in the first chukka with 11 circle entries compared to Kearsney’s  1.

Matt de Sousa turned the Kearney defence inside out on numerous occasions but Northwood failed to take their chances. Dylan Middleton in goals backed up by some solid defending kept the Northwood tsunami at bay. 3 minutes before the end of the first chukka Northwood were rewarded for their efforts when they were awarded a penalty corner. A composed Matt de Sousa converted the one-on-one penalty  giving Northwood the lead going into the second chukka.

Having weather the storm Kearsney came out a lot more confident in the second chukka and went looking for the equaliser. Bili Ntuli wnet on a few excellent attacking runs into the Northwood 22 yard area keeping the solid Northwood defence on their toes. Half way into the second chukka Kearsney created an opening and were awarded a penalty corner which Ryan Wallace converted. Both sides were playing extremely positive hockey and this resulted in a very open free flowing game.

In the third chukka with the scores now even and all to play for, both sides made every effort to gain an advantage. Eventually the Kearsney defence were found wanting and Matt de Sousa once again converted a penalty corner that Northwood were awarded. The never say die attitude of the men in Maroon made for a thrilling finish and with 40 seconds remaining Dylan Griffiths managed to find some space in the circle and scored a goal to clinch a draw and set up a penalty shootout.

Dylan Middleton in the Kearsney goal rounded off an excellent evening saving all three of Northwood’s first attempts whilst the Kearsney players (ryam Wallace and Kyle Madsen) managed to convert their first two penalties. It was then left up to Bili Ntuli to score the decider and secure the win.

He calmly converted his penalty which  resulted in Kearsney College becoming the 2013 Night League Champions. The only other time Kearsney had won the trophy was in the inaugural year of the competition in 2006.

Goal scorers: Match:  M de Sousa - Northwood (2), Ryan Wallace (1), Dylan Griffiths (1)

Penalty shootout: Ryan Wallace, Kyle Madsen, Bili Ntuli

Final result: Kearsney 5, Northwood 2  

Published in KZN
Tuesday, 11 June 2013 10:28

Hockey: The SA School's Rankings

The top five all recorded wins over the weekend which ensured that their positions didn’t change and it is a pity that the much anticipated Kearsney v Maritzburg College had to be cancelled due to a flu epidemic.

Please note that two outstanding results for Pretoria Boy’s High have been included which had a small bearing on this week’s rankings. This weekend there is the big “Battle of the Jukskei” when Pretoria Boy’s meet St. John’s College which will give both teams a chance to move up the table.

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BOY'S 1st TEAM HOCKEY RANKINGS 11th JUNE 2013

RANK

TEAM

PLAYED

AVG PTS

1

WYNBERG

15

2.62

2

SELBORNE

11

2.50

3

NORTHWOOD

21

2.46

4

RONDEBOSCH

19

2.15

5

PAUL ROOS GYM

14

2.01

6

MARITZBURG COLLEGE

19

1.94

7

PRETORIA BOY'S HIGH

20

1.81

8

PARKTOWN

25

1.76

9

SACS

14

1.76

10

KEARSNEY

19

1.73

11

QUEENS COLLEGE

16

1.71

12

YORK HIGH

13

1.70

13

HILTON COLLEGE

13

1.67

14

GLENWOOD

16

1.64

15

ST JOHN'S COLLEGE

25

1.61

16

GREY HIGH SCHOOL

17

1.56

17

WESTVILLE

20

1.52

18

BISHOPS

10

1.45

19

UPLANDS COLLEGE

13

1.42

20

JEPPE

22

1.36

21

NOORDHEUWEL

22

1.36

22

CLIFTON COLLEGE

10

1.30

23

MICHAELHOUSE

19

1.28

24

DALE COLLEGE

18

1.24

25

WOODRIDGE

14

1.22

26

ST ALBANS COLLEGE

21

1.18

27

ST DAVIDS

27

1.16

28

KRUGERSDORP

16

1.11

29

ST ANDREWS COLLEGE

18

1.08

30

ST STITHIANS

15

1.06

31

PAARL GIM

19

1.03

32

GREY COLLEGE

5

0.97

33

ALEXANDER ROAD

10

0.97

34

KINGSWOOD

14

0.96

35

MENLOPARK

9

0.92

36

KES

17

0.88

37

GARSFONTEIN

9

0.86

38

PAARL BOY'S HIGH

11

0.84

39

OUTENIQUA

12

0.84

40

ST CHARLES COLLEGE

15

0.78

41

AFFIES

18

0.78

42

HUDSON PARK

12

0.77

43

ST BENEDICTS

15

0.75

44

SOMERSET

13

0.70

45

WATERKLOOF

10

0.10

46

DHS

20

-0.02

47

ST ANDREWS BLOEM

12

-0.11

Published in Hockey
Monday, 10 June 2013 15:21

Golf: Greg McKay Wins U23 Tournament

Fifteen-year-old Greg McKay demonstrated his extraordinary talent when he won a provincial under 23 golf tournament last week.

Greg, who is in Grade 10 at Kearsney College in Botha’s Hill, won the KZN under 23 Strokeplay Tournament at San Lameer Golf Club on the KZN South Coast.

Bruce Thompson, master in charge of golf at the school, said Greg was an extremely talented sportsman, who worked hard at his game.

“He deserves success and is to be congratulated on this superb victory,” Thompson said.

Published in KZN
Monday, 10 June 2013 12:58

Rugby: The SA Top 95 Rankings

A huge effort by Oakdale finally has brought the mighty Paarl Gim bulldozer to a temporary halt although they will no doubt feel the 17-17 draw was more of a speed hump than an arrestor bed.

Published in Rugby
Monday, 03 June 2013 17:05

Hockey: Boy's Top 45 Rankings

The Wynberg machine continues on its merry way with yet another victory in what is turning out to be an outstanding season for the Cape Town outfit.

Published in Hockey

Kearsney hosted DHS in pleasant playing conditions, in which the hosts dominated throughout for the televised FNB Classic Clash.

Published in KZN
Monday, 03 June 2013 02:00

Rugby: SA School's Top 90 Rankings

It was yet another emphatic win by Paarl Gim who managed to steam roll their way over Wynberg to keep their dream of remaining unbeaten very much alive at this stage of the season.

Published in Rugby

There is some massive hockey taking place this week and it is the Girl’s in particular that will be very busy with several high profile matches on the go and the much anticipated ISSF Festival taking place in Pietermaritzburg.

Published in Hockey

The weather played its role in what turned out to be a top class tennis event, in which some of South Africa’s leading players were seen in action.

Published in KZN

Facing the possible thought of slipping out of the Top 10 Maritzburg College faced a mighty challenge from Glenwood who on their day are able to mix it with the best in the business.

Published in Hockey
Tuesday, 28 May 2013 02:00

Rugby: The SA School's Top 80 Rankings

Waterkloof fought bravely in their match against Affies and almost pulled off one of the upsets of the season this past weekend.

Published in Rugby

For the 18th consecutive year, Kearsney College at Botha’s Hill will host the country’s top tennis playing schools at a three-day invitation festival this weekend (24-26 May, 2013).

Published in KZN
Friday, 24 May 2013 14:29

Rugby: Kearsney Gets Six of the Best!

Six players from Kearsney College’s 1st XV have been selected for the KZN u18 team to play at Craven Week, and a further two will represent the provincial B team.

Published in KZN
Friday, 24 May 2013 11:33

Rugby: KwaZulu-Natal Craven Week Side

Yet again Glenwood dominate the KZN U18 Craven Week side with no fewer than nine players getting selected from the Green Machine.

Published in KZN

Several huge encounters have taken place already this week and a few more will be decided over the weekend.

Published in Hockey
Monday, 20 May 2013 11:28

Hockey: Boy's Top 40 Rankings

Wynberg clinched two comfortable victories in the past week to cement themselves on the No.1 spot although the chasing pack is not far behind.

Published in Hockey

After a lengthy period of travelling and various incidents on the road, Kearsney’s 1st XI side took on St Stithians on a chilly Johannesburg evening on the 17th of May.

Published in KZN

St Stithians hosted Kearsney in Saturday’s ideal rugby conditions in Randburg, Gauteng. Kearsney dominated play from the start but poor ball control and many handling errors prevented the visitors from scoring any points early in the match.

Published in KZN
Tuesday, 21 May 2013 02:00

Rugby: Top 70 Rugby Rankings

Affies didn't play this weekend which gave their players what many would say was a well earned break after playing several gruelling matches on the trot. Even though this was apparently not Affies choice they did get the opportunity to recharge the batteries for a demanding season that lies ahead.

Published in Rugby
Tuesday, 14 May 2013 09:30

Rugby: The SA Top 60 Rankings

There are now two unbeaten teams occupying the top two positions and virtually nothing separates them at this stage of the season.

Published in Rugby
Monday, 06 May 2013 22:34

Rugby: Rankings for SA's Top 55 Teams

Paarl Gim managed a clean sweep at the Wildeklawer tournament to keep their number one spot secure after having now strung together a run of eight wins on the trot.

Published in Rugby
Monday, 06 May 2013 15:40

Hockey: Top 35 Rankings in SA

A highly successful KZN tour by Rondebosch Boy’s High which saw the Cape outfit thrashing Maritzburg College, earning a solid win against Michaelhouse and drawing against Northwood has helped boost them into the Top 10.

Published in Hockey

Kearsney hosted Michaelhouse on a cold and drizzly afternoon which the hosts started with big intent and territorially dominated for the first 10 minutes.

Published in KZN
Monday, 29 April 2013 17:40

RUGBY: SA's Top 55 Rankings

A supreme effort from Paarl Gim against Outeniqua over the weekend catapulted Gimmies into pole position and in the process extended their unbeaten run this season.

Published in Rugby
Monday, 29 April 2013 11:40

Hockey: Latest Rankings- Wynberg No.1

The match between Northwood and Maritzburg College was billed as the “Battle for KZN”, the undisputed Kings of KZN for the past few decades, Maritzburg College and the new kids on the block Northwood.

Published in Hockey
Monday, 22 April 2013 17:33

Rugby: This Week's Top 50 Rankings!

Yet another crushing victory for high riding Outeniqua see the Kwagga’s firmly entrenched at the top of the table and few will argue that it is well deserved.

Published in Rugby
Monday, 22 April 2013 13:53

Hockey: Latest Rankings- Northwood No.1

Yet another win for Northwood this time over Hilton College saw the KZN outfit extend their unbeaten run to 11 matches and leap in to the No. 1 spot!

Published in Hockey

SA’s No.1 team, Outeniqua, have one of their easiest outings of the season so far when they face Punt and should be looking at using this match to rest some players and give others a run to maintain their form.

Published in Rugby

The hockey season is now fully underway with most of teams busy with a long season on the Astro. Check out this weeks fixtures and results.

Published in Hockey
Monday, 15 April 2013 15:48

RUGBY: SA's Top 50 Rankings

The majority of the teams have now played the minimum of four matches to be included in the rankings and this saw several teams make some steady advancement.

Published in Rugby
Monday, 15 April 2013 11:21

Hockey: SA's Top 25 Hockey Rankings

Among the many matches that were played out over the past week it was perhaps the Wynberg v Rondebosch and Pretoria Boy’s High v Maritzburg College clashes that were the most eagerly anticipated.

Published in Hockey

The hockey season promises to deliver some spectacular play and already we are seeing some traditional powerhouses losing ground to other teams who have seemingly closed the gap.

Published in Hockey

For most schools action resumes on the rugby fields across the country although several of the big name teams are taking a rest after an intensive Easter campaign.

Published in Rugby
Monday, 08 April 2013 11:23

Rugby: Rankings for 8 April 2013

The rugby season is in full swing with most of the teams having started their 2013 campaign and as the second school term starts there is going to be nonstop action for several months to come.

Published in Rugby
Friday, 05 April 2013 14:02

Hockey: Boy's Hockey Rankings

The hockey season has exploded into a very tight contest this season with several teams causing some shock results against the traditionally stronger teams. The many festival matches that have been recently played were hotly contested and allowed us to get a feel for the type of form in the teams.

Published in Hockey
Sunday, 31 March 2013 10:08

Rugby: Pics from Day 2 Fesitval Rugby

Some Action Shots from Day 2 of the various Easter Festivals:

The Power driving from Paarl Gim proved too much for Kearsney as they went down 33-6 (© Gallo Images)

paarl_gim_2.jpg

The tip tackle that would be the undoing of Nico Malan who were reduced to 14 players and lost 38-16 at the hands of Boland Landbou (© Gallo Images)

Far too much speed and discipline saw Grey College finding the gaps in the Framesby defence and run out 36-9 victors (© Gallo Images)

The kit was similar but Outeniqua pummelled a hapless Westville outfit 33-7 with some breathtaking rugby (© Gallo Images)

A much improved display by Glenwood saw them crushing Selborne 41-5 in a clinical display (© Gallo Images)

EG Jansen surprised all as they put on a masterclass of rugby to beat a strong Paul Roos side 29-12 (© Gallo Images)

Despite some brave defending by the Presidents team Daniel Pienaar proved too strong in their 33-7 win (© St. John's College)

Boishaai demolished the UK tourists Filton College as tries rained in from all parts of the field in their 72-5 victory (© St. John's College)