Skonk’s spirit lives on at Maritzburg College

By Jono Cook | 02 Mar 2021

Maritzburg College Geography teacher, deputy headmaster and rugby legend J.M “Skonk” Nicholson passed on 10 years ago on Sunday, age 94. While he co-authored Geography textbooks, was a teacher loved…

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Westville is in Director of Sport Waylon Murray’s heart

By Jono Cook | 29 Jun 2020

29 June 2020 –¬†Sport has played a defining role in the life of Waylon Murray. As a schoolboy, it led him to Westville Boys’ High (WBHS), then on to a…

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Michaelhouse ’86: a loaded team, quarantine and the first overseas tour

By Jono Cook | 08 Apr 2020

With Covid-19 having wreaked havoc with sport all around the world, including, of course, the schools’ rugby season, we’re taking a look back at some past teams and, on this…

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Kearsney’s great 1st XV of 1987

By Jono Cook | 03 Apr 2020

Having recently mentioned Jem Nel in a story on the brilliant 1987 Natal Schools’ cricket team on Facebook (,’s Brad Morgan decided to also take a look at the…

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Westville 1st XV a team to watch out for

By Jono Cook | 17 Mar 2020

Looking back over the past weekend’s 1st XV rugby results, there were some interesting scores: Kearsney’s 29-10 win over Clifton was expected, while Northwood drew their second game in succession,…

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KZN10 school graduates in SA Rugby Academy squad

By Jono Cook | 12 Mar 2020

There are a number of players recently graduated from the schools in the SA Rugby Academy squad of 45 who are taking part in the Stellenbosch-based programme from this…

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