The Kearsney Easter Festival will take place from the 13th till the 17th of April 2017. Very exciting additions to the 2017 list of participants are Drostdy HTS, Monnas, Pretoria Boys High and Queens College. Maritzburgh College and SACS will not attend as in 2016.
After the withdrawal of Affies and Grey College from this tournament, it did lose some sparkle but the organisers certainly addressed this. Kearsney just now needs to get the fixtures right and will see the spectators coming in their thousands.
KEARSNEY EASTER RUGBY FESTIVAL WRAP 2017
At the end of the festival, three teams remained unbeaten: Glenwood won their fixtures against HoerskoolFramesby (21-10), Dr EGJansen (24-19) and Hoerskool Noord-Kaap ((25-20). Festival newcomers HTS Drostdy beat hosts Kearsney (45-17), Queen’s College (31-14) and Pretoria Boys (22-5) and Monument took their games against Dale (33-16), HTS Middelburg (35-8) and Selborne College (12-19).
Selborne and Kearsney College each won two of their three fixtures.
Selborne had gone into the last day unbeaten, but they were overpowered by Monument in the penultimate game of the festival.Selborne dominated territory for the first 10 minutes but were unable to keep the Krugersdorp outfit at bay.
Fittingly, hosts Kearsney won their second fixture, being the last game of the festival. The lead changed several times in their game against Queen’s College, back for the first time since 2009.
The three-day event was well supported with excellent crowds who enjoyed a high standard of competitive rugby. It was a successful event for organisers and major sponsors Standard Bank, Halfway Ford, Hendok and the Sharks Academy.
|13-Apr-17||Queen's||15||-||22||PTA Boys High|
|13-Apr-17||Noord Kaap||19||-||21||Middelburg HTS|
|15-Apr-17||Pretoria Boys High||5||-||60||Selborne|
|17-Apr-17||Drostdy HTS||22||-||5||Pta Boys High|
|17-Apr-17||Middelburg HTS||21||-||22||Dale College|