Western Province will face neighbors Boland in their opening match of the Coca-Cola Craven Week of 2019 in Bloemfontein. The 56th edition of this prestigious tournament will be hosted by Grey College in the City of Roses.
Western Province will the the unofficial defending champions after beating the Sharks by 47-8 in the main match of this year's tournament at the Brug Street Stadium in Paarl. The hosts, Free State, will face the Sharks in the main match of the opening day in 2019.
The last time that Grey College and Bloemfontein hosted the Craven Week, Free State couldn't' manage to win a single match. Free State will look to rectify this. The union's u16-side was crowned unofficial champions of the Grant Khomo Week earlier this year.
The Goldens Lions have a tricky first hurdle against the Western Province XV. This match will be the main game of the second day. In the main curtain raiser for this match the Blue Bulls might also have a tricky match at hand against Border.
The Fixtures for the Coca-Cola Craven Week of 2019: