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KZNRU
20
Jul
2020

Rest In Peace, Kaunda Ntunja

The Sharks and KwaZulu-Natal Rugby Union mourns the loss of Kaunda Ntunja, a former player, well-loved commentator and presenter, whose contribution was so effectively conveyed through his engaging storytelling. Whether it was his passionate Xhosa commentary, which touched on your heart strings or his passion for growing the game, his loss will be felt for...
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23
Jun
2020

THE KZNRU TURN 130

It was on this day 24 June in 1890 that the KwaZulu Rugby Union was founded on a bitterly cold winters night in Pietermaritzburg. It was a mist-shrouded evening as many law-abiding citizens shrugged deeper into their overcoats for warmth. It had become very apparent that a dozen or so of the men were about...
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04
Jun
2020

SCHALK LIEBENBERG APPOINTED TO SARU EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Durban, 4 June 2020: At a SARU AGM held yesterday, the President of the KwaZulu-Natal Rugby Union, Schalk Liebenberg was elected to the SARU Executive Committee for a two-year term. With a close-on forty-year involvement with rugby administration whilst still playing club rugby in KZN and various other provinces Schalk has held numerous positions in...
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17
Apr
2020

THE HISTORY OF THE CLUBS

When one looks back in time and discover how many of our rugby clubs were founded it certainly makes interesting reading. Starting with the younger clubs. When one talks of rugby with a country vibe one immediately thinks of The Hillcrest Villagers RFC founded under street light in the then small village in 1969 on...
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08
Apr
2020

FIDELITY SERVICES WEDNESDAY CLUB COLUMN

IT ALL STARTED A LONG LONG TIME AGO  As we described last week with how it all started with the birth of the KZNRU as we know them today all those years ago.    ‘In the opening paragraph of the book Natal 100 The Centenary of the Natal Rugby Union by the late Reg Sweet a...
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31
Mar
2020

FIDELITY SERVICES WEDNESDAY CLUB COLUMN

In the opening paragraph of the book Natal 100 The Centenary of the Natal Rugby Union by the late Reg Sweet a former  Natal Mercury Sports Editor – It reads ‘ While the winter closed in on Pietermaritzburg and the mists shrouded law-abiding citizens in hazy outline as they shrugged deeper into upturned collars of...
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24
Mar
2020

FIDELITY SERVICES WEDNESDAY CLUB COLUMN

With the country now in a 21 day Shut Down and all rugby on hold because of this deadly coronavirus pandemic, we can take a look back in time at a little bit of club rugby history. As we prepared for the 2020 club rugby season there can be no doubt that the Premier Division...
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10
Sep
2019

Wednesday Club Rugby Column

The final curtain dropped on the 2019 club rugby season last weekend with Harlequins winning the Findlay Cup out on their home grounds on the Bluff, when they beat Voortrekker from Pietermaritzburg 30- 12 in the final of the 97-year-old knockout competition. The Findlay Cup was presented to the Union in 1922 in honour of...
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