Schoolboy Easter bonanza

GARETH DUNCAN gives you the quick facts about the top South African schoolboy Easter festivals.

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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.

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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’.

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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.

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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.

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