Fixtures Announced For Coca-Cola Youth Weeks

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SA Rugby’s Youth Weeks will dish up a series of exciting encounters from 3 to 22 July, with the Learners with Special Education Needs (LSEN) Week kicking off the three-week rugby festival, while the U18 Coca-Cola Craven Week and Coca-Cola Academy Week will wrap it up.

 

SA Rugby on Wednesday released the opening fixtures of the U18 Coca-Cola Craven Week and Coca-Cola Academy Week, which will be hosted at St Stithians College in Johannesburg from 17 to 22 July; the U16 Coca-Cola Grant Khomo Week and U13 Coca-Cola Craven Week at Grey College in Bloemfontein from 10 to 14 July; and the LSEN Week at Glenwood High School in Durban from 3 to 7 July. Kick-off times will be confirmed in due course.

 

The Griffons and Griquas CD will kick off the U18 Coca-Cola Craven Week on Monday 17 July, 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 Coca-Cola 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 Coca-Cola 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 Coca-Cola 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 Coca-Cola Craven Week (St Stithians College, Johannesburg)

Monday, 17 July

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

 

Coca-Cola Academy Week (St Stithians College, Johannesburg)

Monday, 17 July

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 Coca-Cola Grant Khomo Week (Grey College, Bloemfontein)

Monday, 10 July

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 Coca-Cola Craven Week (Grey College, Bloemfontein)

Monday, 10 July

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, 3 July)

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