The BDCE Campus Cup is heating up as we move into Round 2 of the first virtual schools' rugby competition in South Africa. A total of 128 schools will face each other from tomorrow until Saturday for a place in the third round of the competition.
The first champion of the BDCE Campus Cup will receive a lucrative prize in R15 000 in cash and also a USN hamper worth R8 000. The losing finalists will also receive a cash prize of R10 000, while there is also something in it for the smaller schools that take part in the competition. The so-called second-tier school that progresses the furthest in the competition will also win R5 000 in cash.
The matches will be loaded from 09:00 on Wednesday, 29 July 2020. Remember the only way to vote is by doing it on the Facebook post made by School of Rugby. The post may be shared with groups and pages of the schools as well as by friends/alumni. Voting is done by clicking on the school's logo you want to vote for.
Some schools implemented videos to help spread awareness of their matches - even using famous old-boys is permitted within the rules of the competition and schools are encouraged to use this tactic. Please tag us and our sponsors on Instagram or Facebook when posting these videos.
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The competition is a knock-out tournament like the FA Cup (in English soccer) or the former Lion Cup (SA Rugby competition). The winner of each match/tie is determined by who gets the most votes in the match-up.
Show support to your school or community by voting them to the next round. The competition will take nine-week in total and your school will need your support for eight of the week if they are going to be crowned the first virtual champions of South Africa.
DigiCampus is also one of our sponsors that made this unique competition possible. They provide online video lessons of the CAPS curriculum from Grade R to 12 for all subjects. If you have a child in school during these uncertain times - they provide an excellent free service in helping schoolchildren with an extra resource to better their grades.
For more information about the competition visit our website www.schoolofrugby.co.za or download the School of Rugby app on the Google Playstore. If you are an iPhone user you could also download the app by going to app.schoolofrugby.co.za and clicking on the home button in the right bottom corner and select install application on the device.
The Fixtures for Round 2 of the BDCE Campus Cup are:
|5||King Edward VII||vs||President Steyn|
|9||Hoërskool Bellville||vs||Gill College|
|12||Ligbron Akademie||vs||Uitenhage HS|
|16||Otto du Plessis||vs||Florida|
|17||Hoërskool Tuine||vs||Marais Viljoen|
|21||Grey College||vs||Sand du Plessis|
|26||De Aar||vs||St Stithians College|
|27||Jan Viljoen||vs||Queen's College|
|28||Jan van Riebeeck||vs||Die Anker|
|29||DF Malan||vs||HTS John Vorster|
|43||Paarl Gimnasium||vs||Die Wilgers|
|46||Brandwag (Benoni)||vs||Heidelberg Volkskool|
|54||HTS Port Rex||vs||Duineveld|
|60||Schoonspruit (NW)||vs||Maritzburg College|
|64||Penryn College||vs||Parel Vallei|