While made with the best intentions, the decision to implement a countrywide suspension on all contact sports – including rugby – at schools could have an adverse affect, writes DYLAN JACK.
Schoolboys rugby fixtures have been put on hold after the Council of Education Ministers suspended all contact sports in schools with immediate effect.
Bishops produced the shock result of the weekend after beating Paul Roos for the first time in over a decade, while there were also wins for Paarl Boys’ and Paarl Gimnasium on Saturday.
Bishops College will host Paul Roos at the iconic Piley Rees field in the second Premier Interschools match, as the shadow of the Covid-19 pandemic looms over schools rugby.
Grey College claimed a 37-3 victory over hosts Paarl Boys’ High, while there were wins for Paarl Gimnasium, Bishops and Selborne on an action-packed Saturday of schoolboys rugby.
The resumption of schools rugby is a welcome relief for all who love the game, writes former Springbok STEFAN TERBLANCHE.
The Premier Interschools 2021 season will get under way this weekend with a cracker of a match on Saturday, while there are also big games in the Eastern Cape and KZN.
Oakdale claimed a 46-21 victory over hosts Affies, while there were wins for Stellenberg, Paarl Gimnasium and EG Jansen on day one of the Noord-Suid tournament on Tuesday.
Pretoria Boys’ High, Outeniqua High and Wynberg Boys’ High will all be showcasing their talent during the 2021 Premier Interschools derbies announced on Wednesday.
Schoolboys rugby has made a welcome, if slightly muted, return with the Monument Centenary Festival and upcoming Noord-Suid tournament, writes DYLAN JACK.