First of the festivities

Twenty-seven matches, three days and some of the premier schoolboy rugby sides in South Africa make the Powerade Grey Rugby Festival a crowd-puller.

From four schools competing in 1994 to 21 in 2011, the Grey PE rugby festival (running from 2 to 6 April) has become the foremost South African schoolboy rugby festival leading into the rugby-charged Easter weekend. will report on each day’s play at its conclusion.

DAY ONE: Saturday, 2 April

Pollock Field Fixtures
08:30 Nico Malan vs Itembelihle
10:00 KES vs Dale
11:30 Pretoria Boys vs Queens
01:00 Maritzburg vs St Andrew’s [One to watch]
02:30 Bishops vs Selborne [One to watch]
04:00 Grey High vs DHS

Philip Field Fixtures
10:00 Parktown vs Kearsney
11:30 Louis Botha vs Michaelhouse
01:00 Westville vs Jeppe
02:30 Hilton vs Daniel Pienaar

DAY TWO: Monday 4th April

Pollock Field Fixtures
10:00 Louis Botha vs Nico Malan
11:30 Parktown vs Graeme
01:00 KES vs Michaelhouse
02:30 Westville vs Queen’s
04:00 Bishops vs Maritzburg [One to watch]
07:00 Grey High vs Jeppe

Philip Field Fixtures
11:30 Kearsney vs Itembelihle
01:00 DHS vs Dale
02:30 Selborne vs Hilton
04:00 Pretoria Boys vs Daniel Pienaar

DAY THREE: Wednesday 6th April

Pollock Field Fixtures
08:30 Louis Botha vs DHS
10:00 Kearsney vs Graeme
11:30 Maritzburg vs Jepps
01:00 Michaelhouse vs Daniel Pienaar
02:30 Pretoria Boys vs Westville
04:00 Grey High vs Hilton [One to watch]

In conjunction with Hockey fixtures, the festival will see an influx of over 700 players and officials, in addition to flocking family members and supporters.