2023 u/18 Craven Week Venue Changed


SA Rugby, in consultation with the local organising committee, has decided to move the 2023 Craven Week for Under-18 boys to Outeniqua Park in George.

The tournament, the second in the 2023 Youth Weeks programme, kicks off on 3 July and will run until 8 July. It was initially scheduled to take place at Hoërskool Outeniqua in George, but the LOC informed SA Rugby that the school’s fields would not be able to handle the heavy workload due to the persistent rain that has fallen in the area in recent weeks.

As a result, the decision was taken to move the Craven Week to Outeniqua Stadium, the home ground of the SWD Eagles. However, Hoërskool Outeniqua, who are celebrating their centenary this year, will still host four matches on their C-Field on Saturday 8 July.

The venue for the U16 Grant Khomo Week was changed to Hoër Landbouskool Boland near Paarl recently, while the U16 and U18 Girls Weeks are still scheduled to take place at Jeppe High School for Boys in Johannesburg.

Youth Weeks programme 2023 (updated):

Under-16 Grant Khomo Week:
Venue: Hoër Landbouskool Boland, Paarl
Date: 26 to 29 June

Under-18 Craven Week:
Venue: Outeniqua Park, George
Date: 3 to 8 July

Under-16 and Under-18 Girls Weeks
Venue: Jeppe High School for Boys, Johannesburg
Date: 10 to 14 July