ETFG: The 2015 Paarl Boishaai unbeaten season

Credit: Deborah Redelinghuys

Its late afternoon on the 1st of August 2015 and the sun is dipping on the Faure Street Stadium in the middle of Paarl. The ground is full of colour, music, noise, excitement and tension.  25 000 fanatical rugby fans create a kind of energy that is felt deep within your bones. The town and the stadium is divided, even the trees around the stadium have different colours draped over their trunks to indicate loyalty and …

Grey High 2014 Rugby Season: Inside the Dream Team with Tim Goodenough

First published on written by Lungelo Mdlalda










Photo via Cath Wilson Photography

Grey High School’s 1st XV has made some impressive achievements this year, with the most prominent being their defeat of Grey College after a 10 year long wait. The boys were labelled the dream team due to their consistent results since the U14 age group. The school also provided EP with 7 Craven Week players and 3 SA Schools …

Rising to the Top in 4 months – a RT Story

Sam and Zuperstar


Samantha Wright is a driven and determined sportswomen who was missing one or two pieces in her high performance skillset.  These missing pieces were stopping her moving towards her true potential. This is the story of finding those pieces and what happened next -in her own words. Thank you Sam for sharing your inspiring story (so far).




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Making history: Winning a World Cup

 ICC Under 19 World Cup - Super League Final
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On the 1st of March 2014 the South African u19 cricket team made history by winning the U19 World Cup final. They bowled out Pakistan for 131 in a disciplined and dominant bowling display that was spear-headed by Kagiso Rabada, the second top wicket taker of the tournament. On the day all-rounder Corbin Bosch took the man of the match award with figures of 4 wickets for 15 runs.   Bosch’s bowling partnership with Justin Dill …

Graeme College 1st XV 2013


2013 was an exciting time for Graeme College rugby. Their 1st XV had gone from strength to strength, and it was a real privilege for me to continue to work with their coach Pierre Jacobs and assistant coach Graham Carlson. I have become an admirer and fan of this particular team, and over the course of the year it was incredible to hear the feedback from their coaches about the rich learning’s the individuals and team was extracting from giving …