GARETH DUNCAN gives you the quick facts about the top South African schoolboy Easter festivals.
Kearsney, St John’s, St Stithians and KES will host the country’s top rugby schools over the long Easter weekend, with matches being played over three days (5, 7 and 9 April). Follow the links to be transferred to Schoolboy Derby’s full preview on each tournament.
KEARSNEY EASTER FESTIVAL:
Tournament number: 5
Schools competing: Kearsney (hosts), Selborne, EG Jansen, Affies, Grey Bloem, Paarl Gym, Dale, Westville, Paul Roos, Queen’s, Glenwood and Monument.
Major clashes: Day one – Grey Bloem vs Paarl Gym. Day two – Monument vs Paul Roos. Day three – Kearsney vs Affies.
ST JOHN’S EASTER FESTVIAL:
Tournament number: 17
Schools competing: Nelspruit, Lions Invitational XV, Paarl Boys’, Lord Wandsworth (England), Klein Nederburg, Daniel Pienaar, Windhoek Gym (Namibia), Waterkloof, Parktown Boys’, Florida, Marais Viljoen and St John’s (hosts).
Major clashes: Day one – Paarl Boys’ vs Lord Wandsworth. Day two – Waterkloof vs Florida. Day three – Waterkloof vs Paarl Boys’.
ST STITHIANS EASTER FESTIVAL:
Tournament number: 29
Schools competing: Graeme, Trinity, St Stithians (hosts), Noord-Kaap, Windhoek High School (Namibia), Standard Bank Invitational XV, Northwood, Kingswood, Boland Landbou and Helpmekaar.
Major clashes: Day one – St Stithians vs Noord-Kaap. Day two – St Stithians vs Helpmekaar. Day three – Noord-Kaap vs Helpmekaar.
KES EASTER RUGBY FESTVIAL:
Tournament number: 11
Schools competing: GLRU President’s XV, Pretoria Boys’, Lichtenburg, St Benedict’s, KES (hosts), St Andrew’s, Viadana (Italy), Jeppe, Bishops, Eldoraigne, St Alban’s and Marlow.
Major clashes: Day one – Viadana vs Jeppe. Day two – KES vs Bishops. Day three – KES vs Viadana.