Schools Rugby Action at Newlands

PUBLISHED: March 30, 2009

Some of the top rugby high and primary schools will face one another at the annual WP Rugby Schools Day at Newlands on Tuesday 31 March.

The Schools Day at Newlands, sponsored by Canal Walk, provides young aspired players the unique opportunity to trace the footsteps of their Provincial heroes, as they run out of the Newlands tunnel onto the hallowed turf. It also gives the many schools participating the opportunity to showcase camaraderie, spirit and passion inherent in the derby traditions of school boy rugby.

In order to promote the traditional style of running rugby, there will be no kicking to posts – for either penalties or conversions – with only five points awarded for scoring tries. Former WP stalwarts Toks van der Linde and Chester Williams are lending their support to the day and will be handing over some great prizes to stadium supporters, school groups and outstanding players.

Gates open at 2pm, with the first under 9 matches taking place at 3pm. The main match has been drawn between Bishops and Paarl Gymnasium’s first XV’s and promises to end the evening on a high. All scholars, parents, old boys and rugby enthusiasts are welcome. Entrance is free.

Match Schedule for the day:

15h00: Mini Rugby (under 9)
15h20: Fanie Theron Primary vs Rondebosch Prep (under 13)
15h55: Milnerton High vs Stellenberg High (under 19)
16h40: Bellville High vs Wynberg High (under 19)
17h25: Paarl Boys High vs SACS (under 19)
18h10: Entertainment – Brackenfell Drum Matjorettes
18h30: Paul Roos Gymnasium vs Rondebosch Boys High (under 19)
19h15: Bishops vs Paarl Gymnasium (under 19)

Don’t forget to read the Q&A with the coaches of the top school boy teams in the Province, in the latest issue of CLUB NEWLANDS – the official magazine of the Vodacom Stormers and WP supporter. Club Newlands Magazine carries news, reviews and insights on rugby from all angles in the Province – from senior professional, to junior and amateur level. For more information on how to subscribe, visit the Club Newlands section on this site.