Hosts Kearsney will face Noord-Kaap, SACS and HTS Middelburg in a reduced 10-team festival.
This will be the eighth Kearney festival since its inception in 2008. The festival will again award three standout performers with an all-expenses paid bursary for the Sharks Academy in 2017.
THIS YEAR’S PARTICIPANTS
Five of last year’s top 20-ranked schools will be participating. Schools not returning this year include Grey College, Affies, Menlopark and Westville. Maritzburg College and Noord-Kaap are the only new sides taking part this year, with the festival being reduced from 12 schools in 2015 to 10 this year.
MATCHES TO WATCH
Day one sees HTS Middelburg, ranked 10th in 2015, take on Selborne, who were ranked one place above them in 2015, in a repeat of last year’s match. On day two, EG Jansen, who were ranked 11th last year, take on festival newcomers Noord-Kaap, while hosts Kearsney face off against HTS Middelburg in the last match on day three.
HE SAID IT
‘We continue to position the Kearsney Easter Rugby Festival as a perfect destination for schoolboy rugby enthusiasts from all over the country. Durban, with its exciting holiday attractions, and Kearsney, situated on the most beautiful campus, combine to ensure a fun-filled weekend, enjoying the best of schoolboy rugby. This year every effort has been made to provide a family-friendly environment with wholesome entertainment for the very young to the seasoned enthusiast.’– Kearsney headmaster Elwyn van den Aardweg
Day 1 (24 March)
Kearsney vs Noord-Kaap (10:45)
HTS Middelburg vs Selborne (12:00)
Glenwood vs EG Jansen (13:15)
Maritzburg vs Dale (14:30)
SACS vs Framesby (15:45)
Day 2 (26 March)
Framesby vs Dale (09:30)
Glenwood vs HTS Middelburg (10:45)
Kearsney vs SACS (12:00)
Maritzburg vs Selborne (13:15)
EG Jansen vs Noord-Kaap (14:30)
Day 3 (28 March)
SACS vs Selborne (10:45)
Framesby vs Noord-Kaap (12:00)
Maritzburg vs EG Jansen (13:15)
Glenwood vs Dale (14:30)
Kearsney vs HTS Middelburg (15:45)
Compiled by Tyrone Engel