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Craven Week to be held at St Stithians

2017-02-08 14:52
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Cape Town - SA Rugby’s Youth Weeks will dish up a series of exciting encounters from July 3 to 22, with the Learners with Special Education Needs (LSEN) Week kicking off the three-week rugby festival, while the U18 Coca-Cola Craven Week and Academy Week will wrap it up.
 
SA Rugby on Wednesday released the opening fixtures of the U18 Craven Week and Academy Week, which will be hosted at St Stithians College in Johannesburg from July 17 to 22; the U16 Grant Khomo Week and U13 Craven Week at Grey College in Bloemfontein from July 10 to 14; and the LSEN Week at Glenwood High School in Durban from July 3 to 7.

Kick-off times will be confirmed in due course.
 
The Griffons and Griquas CD will kick off the U18 Craven Week on Monday, July 17, with Western Province who won the final match last season meeting the Pumas, and hosts, the Lions, taking on Border. The Blue Bulls will go up against the Sharks and SWD meet Eastern Province in the main match-ups on the second day’s play.
 
The Academy Week will also feature a series of thrilling encounters with Western Province, who took top honours last season, taking on Boland in a Western Cape derby, while hosts, the Golden Lions, will meet the Pumas.

The Blue Bulls, who went down against Western Province in the final match last season, will battle it out with the Free State.
 
In Bloemfontein, winners of last season’s final U16 Grant Khomo Week match, the Blue Bulls, will meet Western Province in a north-south derby, and hosts Free State will play against Zimbabwe in two of the main matches.
 
In the U13 Craven Week, meanwhile, the main match-ups will see unofficial 2016 champions, Western Province, meet the Griffons, the Sharks take on the Golden Lions, and the Free State battle it out with the Blue Bulls.
 
Boland, who took top honours in the LSEN Week last season, will kick off the competition against Eastern Province, while the Valke will meet SWD, Western Province takes on the Blue Bulls, and hosts the Sharks will go up against the Leopards in the main matches.
 
SA Rugby Youth Weeks fixtures (opening rounds):
 
U18 Craven Week (St Stithians College, Johannesburg)

Monday, July 17
Griffons v Griquas CD
Limpopo Blue Bulls v Border CD
Free State v Boland
Western Province v Pumas
Golden Lions v Border
Tuesday, 18 July
Valke v Namibia
Leopards v Zimbabwe
Griquas v Eastern Province CD
SWD v Eastern Province
Blue Bulls v KZN
 
U18 Academy Week (St Stithians College, Johannesburg)

Monday, July 17
Red Valke v Limpopo Blue Bulls
Eastern Province CD v Griquas CD
Sharks CD v Griffons
Eastern Province v Griquas
Sharks v SWD
Western Province v Boland
Tuesday, 18 July
Golden Lions XV v Zimbabwe
Blue Valke v Border CD
SA LSEN v Griffons CD
Namibia v Pumas CD
Border v Leopards
Blue Bulls v Free State
Golden Lions v Pumas


U16 Grant Khomo Week (Grey College, Bloemfontein)

Monday, July 10
Leopards v Namibia (A Field)
Boland v Griquas (A Field)
Golden Lions v Border (A Field)
Western Province v Blue Bulls (A Field)
Free State v Zimbabwe (A Field)
Griffons v Border CD (B Field)
Eastern Province v Free State XV (B Field)
Limpopo Blue Bulls v Valke (B Field)
SWD v Pumas (B Field)
Sharks v Western Province XV (B Field)
 
U13 Craven Week (Grey College, Bloemfontein)

Monday, July 10
Border CD v Zimbabwe
Leopards v Eastern Province
Border v Pumas
Limpopo Blue Bulls vs Boland
Namibia v Griquas
SWD v Valke
Sharks v Golden Lions
Western Province v Griffons
Free State v Blue Bulls
 
LSEN Week (Glenwood College, Durban)

Monday, July 3
Boland v Eastern Province
Valke v SWD
Western Province v Blue Bulls
Free State v Pumas
Golden Lions EE v Griffons
Golden Lions v Blue Bulls EE
Sharks v Leopards

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