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Craven Week makes a comeback after two years

By Hannes Nienaber , in Featured News , at 15 June 2022 Tags:

It’s official after a break of two years we will once again have a Craven Week this year.

This year’s edition of the prestigious rugby week for u18 players will be hosted by Rondebosch Boys’ High from 4 to 9 July in Cape Town. It will be the first time since 1967 that Cape Town will play host to the tournament.

The tournament of 1967 was played at Newlands. The inaugural Craven Week was hosted in 1964 in East London. The Craven Week was however hosted in the Western Cape a couple of times since 1967 with Stellenbosch (1973, 1980, 1996, 2007, 2015), Paarl (1987, 2018), Worcester (1981), and Wellington (2003) all hosting the premier schools’ rugby festival in the world.

It will be the first tournament since it was hosted in 2019 at Grey College in Bloemfontein. The tournament was forced to take a break for two years (2020 and 2021) due to the restrictions caused by the Coronavirus pandemic in South Africa.

Western Province faced the Blue Bulls in the main match of the 2019 edition of the tournament. They were crowned unofficial champions after coming out on top by 56-31 in the clash. Province’s flyhalf, Kade Wolhuter, finished the tournament as the top scorer with 50 points after also contributing 16 points to their victory in the main match.

His scrumhalf, Dylan “Bobby” Alexander, was named the Player of the Tournament. The Craven Week was to be hosted in Port Elizabeth in 2020 and in Krugersdorp in 2021.


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