Former Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer has helped to establish a schools rugby World Cup.
According to the New Zealand Herald, Meyer, the managing director of Carinat Sports Marketing, has teamed up with Paarl Boys’ High School to set up the tournament.
The inaugural event, which accompanies Paarl’s 150th anniversary, will take place from 2-8 April next year.
‘It’s always been my dream to have a top world schools tournament in South Africa,’ Meyer told the Herald. ‘I’ve spoken to the top 10 schools in South Africa and they are all very keen because this has not been done. If I can get 10 schools from abroad it will be our best against the world’s best. For me, it’s about building bridges, meeting guys and giving back.’
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