Western Province were the pick of the teams in the 2019 Craven Week as they beat Border 45-17 in the final match of the week which has been dubbed the unofficial final over the years.
Province finished the week as one of four unbeaten teams with Phakisa Pumas CD, the Limpopo Blue Bulls and the Valke also not having gone down at any stage during the week.
The week featured a total of 42 matches across five days which saw the teams produce 392 tries and a grand total of 2609 points which is an average of 62 points per game.
It was another great week which clearly showcased just why the South African schoolboy rugby system remains leaps and bounds ahead of the curve.
Moving on from the week, a SA Schools and SA Schools A team is set to be announced during the course of the coming week which will be coached by Bidvest Waltons Golden Lions’ Mzwakhe Nkosi and Border’s Phiwe Nomlomo respectively.
These two teams will feature in the annual U18 International Series which is set to take place at the beginning of August at Paarl Gymnasium and will include U18 teams from France, Wales and for the first tiem Argentina.
Under-18 International Series fixtures:
Friday 9 August 2019 – Paul Roos Gymnasium
13h00 – SA Schools A v France U18
14h30 – England U18 v Argentina U18
16h00 – SA Schools v Wales U18
Tuesday 13 August 2019 – Paarl Gymnasium
13h00 – SA Schools A v Wales U18
14h30 – SA Schools v Argentina U18
16h00 – England U18 v France U18
Saturday 17 August 2019 – Hugenote High, Wellington
12h00 – SA Schools A v Argentina U18
13h30 – France U18 v Wales U18
15h00 – SA Schools v England U18
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