Highlights of the Standard Bank Kearsney Easter Rugby Festival will be shown on SuperSport. Times to be advised.
All match videos can be found on the links on the live stream site.
Photo albums for each game are available on our Facebook page.
Day 3 – Monday 17 April
HTS Drostdy – Pretoria Boys High 22-5; Hoërskool Framesby – Dr EG Jansen 29-21; HTS Middelburg – Dale College 21-22; Glenwood – Hoërskool Noord-Kaap 25-20; Selborne College – Hoërskool Monument 12-19; Kearsney College – Queen’s College 24-13
Day 2 – Saturday 15 April
Hoërskool Noord-Kaap – Queen’s College 31-14; Selborne College – Pretoria Boys High 60-5; Kearsney College – Hoërskool Framesby 23-0; Dr EG Jansen – Glenwood 19-24; Dale College – HTS Drostdy 25-26; Hoërskool Monument – HTS Middelburg 35-8
Day 1 – Thursday 13 April
Kearsney College – HTS Drostdy 17-45; Selborne College – Dr EG Jansen 46-19; Queen’s College – Pretoria Boys High 15-22; Hoërskool Monument – Dale College 33-16; Glenwood – Hoërskool Framesby 21-10; HTS Middelburg – Hoërskool Noord-Kaap 21-19
Day 1 Thursday 24 March 2016
|KZN U13 Development 27||vs||Umhlali Preparatory School 17|
|Kearsney College 55||vs||Hoërskool Noord-Kaap 10|
|HTS Middelburg 14||vs||Selborne College 22|
|Glenwood 14||vs||Dr E G Jansen 13|
|Maritzburg College 16||vs||Dale College 25|
|SACS 19||vs||Hoërskool Framesby 13|
Day 2 Saturday 26 March 2016
|KZN U13 Development 24||vs||Pelham Senior Primary 22|
|Hoërskool Framesby 17||vs||Dale College 46|
|Glenwood 17||vs||HTS Middelburg 6|
|Kearsney College 39||vs||SACS 36|
|Maritzburg College 7||vs||Selborne College 18|
|Dr E G Jansen 40||vs||Hoërskool Noord-Kaap 17|
17h15 Sharks vs Crusaders at Growthpoint Kings Park
Day 3 Monday 28 March 2016
|KZN U13 Development 10||vs||Highbury 15|
|SACS 10||vs||Selborne College 10|
|Hoërskool Framesby 66||vs||Hoërskool Noord-Kaap 17|
|Maritzburg College 8||vs||Dr E G Jansen 47|
|Glenwood 32||vs||Dale College 5|
|Kearsney College 10||vs||HTS Middelburg 24|
Launch of 2016 Kearsney Easter Rugby Festival
The ninth annual Kearsney Easter Rugby Festival was launched on Wednesday 17 February, promising once again to provide exciting fast-paced action from some of the country’s notable rugby-playing schools on Thursday 24, Saturday 26 and Monday 28 March.
This year two schools will be participating for the first time: Maritzburg College and Hoërskool Noord-Kaap from Kimberley. They will join Boksburg’s Dr EG Jansen; HTS Middelburg; the Eastern Cape’s Selborne College (East London), Dale College (King William’s Town) and Hoërskool Framesby (Port Elizabeth); SACS from Cape Town; as well as Glenwood High School and hosts Kearsney College from KwaZulu-Natal.
There will be five senior 1st XV fixtures on each play day.
Kicking off each day will be a match between primary school teams Highbury Preparatory, Pelham Senior Primary, Umhlali Preparatory and the KZNRU IBUTHO/Mark Godefroy u13 Development team.
Speaking at the launch of the 2016 edition of the festival, Kearsney headmaster Mr Elwyn van den Aardweg said Kearsney is preparing to welcome the capacity crowds which the festival always attracts.
“We continue to position the Kearsney Easter Rugby Festival as a perfect destination for schoolboy rugby enthusiasts from all over the country. Durban, with its exciting holiday attractions, and Kearsney, situated on the most beautiful campus, combine to ensure a fun-filled weekend of meeting up with old friends, enjoying the best of schoolboy rugby. This year every effort has been made to provide a family-friendly environment with wholesome entertainment for the very young to the seasoned enthusiast,” he said.
The Headmaster thanked the festival sponsors, whose valued support had enabled the festival to grow over the years. Standard Bank has been headline sponsor for four years, the Sharks and Sharks Academy have supported the festival since its inception, whilst Nashua Durban remained a valued sponsor, together with several other partners and companies, he said.
The Sharks CEO John Smit said they were delighted with their on-going association with the prestigious festival, which continued to evolve each year and was a highlight on the school calendar. He said the Sharks Academy would again be on hand to award bursaries to deserving recipients. The Sharks Academy will offer full bursaries for 2017 to three selected players.
“The Sharks Academy is delighted to be associated with the Kearsney Easter Rugby Festival as we consistently have great returns, in the form of Academy attendees, who go on to be successful performers on pitches throughout the world,” said Sharks Academy head Etienne Fynn.
The festival provided players with an ideal platform to demonstrate their talent, ability and passion to the talent scouts who watch the festival. It is a wonderful opportunity for youngsters to be noticed and to advance their rugby careers, he said.
A prime example was 2008 Dale College eighth man Lubabalo ‘Tera’ Mthembu who impressed with his game and who returned the following year to captain his school’s 1st XV at the festival. He was awarded a bursary to the Sharks Academy which, he says, provided a kick-start to his career. “It gave me an opportunity to express myself, but also a lifetime opportunity to study and do what I love – which is playing rugby – at the same time.” He has gone on to represent the Sharks at Super Rugby and Currie Cup levels.
Festival Director, Mr Mouton Badenhorst, emphasised the strong family focus of the Kearsney Easter Rugby Festival. This year’s festival will include a KidZone for the first time, offering a number of exciting rides for little ones to enjoy.
Kearsney Easter Rugby Festival Results 2015
Day 1 Thursday 02 April
|Kearsney College 7||vs||Selborne College 48|
|SACS 22||vs||Dale College 12|
|Hoërskool Menlopark 25||vs||Westville Boys’ High 27|
|Dr E G Jansen 5||vs||Affies 41|
|Glenwood High School 31||vs||Hoërskool Framesby 0|
|Grey College 22||vs||HTS Middelburg 19|
Day 2 Saturday 04 April
|Selborne College 28||vs||Hoërskool Menlopark 20|
|Westville Boys’ High 10||vs||Dale College 22|
|Kearsney College 10||vs||Grey College 26|
|Affies 10||vs||SACS 13|
|Glenwood High School 11||vs||HTS Middelburg 22|
|Hoërskool Framesby 6||vs||Dr E G Jansen 31|
Day 3 Monday 06 April
|Westville Boys’ High 34||vs||SACS 26|
|Hoërskool Framesby 0||vs||Affies 57|
|HTS Middelburg 23||vs||Selborne College 15|
|Glenwood High School 19||vs||Hoërskool Menlopark 23|
|Grey College 17||vs||Dr E G Jansen 15|
|Kearsney College 26||vs||Dale College 45|
Newsroom – Festival press releases
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2014 Festival Results
Day 1 Thursday 17 April
|KZN U13 Provincial Development||vs||Umhlali Prep||Umhlali won 35 – 20|
|Kearsney College 25||vs||HTS Middelburg 31||HTS Middelburg won 31 – 25|
|Framesby 16||vs||Monument 21||Monument won 21 – 16|
|Westville 41||vs||Nico Malan 10||Westville won 41 – 10|
|Selborne College 12||vs||Affies 34||Affies won 34 – 12|
|Glenwood High School 31||vs||Dale College 17||Glenwood won 31 – 17|
|Grey College 26||vs||Dr E G Jansen 8||Grey College won 26 – 8|
Day 2 Saturday 19 April
|KZN U13 Provincial Development||vs||Westville Senior||KZN Dev won 28 – 24|
|Selborne College 21||vs||Framesby 13||Selborne won 21 – 13|
|HTS Middelburg 43||vs||Nico Malan 22||HTS Middelburg won 43 – 22|
|Kearsney College 24||vs||Dale College 19||Kearsney won 24 – 19|
|Glenwood High School 31||vs||Dr E G Jansen 20||Glenwood won 31 – 20|
|Grey College 32||vs||Westville 20||Grey College won 32 – 20|
|Affies 14||vs||Monument 36||Monument won 36 – 14|
Day 3 Monday 21 April
|KZN U13 Provincial Development||vs||Highbury Prep||KZN Development won 26 – 25|
|Nico Malan 10||vs||Dale College 25||Dale College won 25 – 10|
|Glenwood High School 31||vs||Framesby 29||Glenwood won 31 – 29|
|Westville Boys High 14||vs||Selborne College 20||Selborne won 20 – 14|
|Affies 10||vs||HTS Middelburg 20||HTS Middelburg won 20 – 10|
|Grey College 10||vs||Monument 10||Draw 10 – 10|
|Kearsney College 3||vs||Dr E G Jansen 25||EG Jansen won 25 – 3|
Video highlights from Day 1
The Sharks Academy offered four rugby players a full scholarship to the Academy
A highly successful sixth Kearsney Easter Rugby Festival wrapped up today with the announcement of four players who each received scholarships to The Sharks Academy for 2014.
The recipients are pictured left to right with Mr Hans Scriba, director of the Academy and Mr Elwyn van den Aardweg, Kearsney Headmaster – Glenwood flank Mzwandile Mazibuko, Boland Landbou lock Sarel Roux, Paarl Gimnasium captain and number 8 Rikus Botha and Kearsney College captain and scrumhalf Matt Reece-Edwards.
In making the awards, Mr Scriba, said there was a big group of outstanding players at this year’s festival, which had led to the awarding of an additional scholarship. Prior to the event, the Academy had announced it would give three awards.
Selectors and talent scouts from The Sharks, Sharks Academy and KZN Rugby Union have watched every match at the festival. They were particularly impressed by play from the two unbeaten teams at the festival: Paarl Gimnasium and Hoerskool Outeniqua. He said the teams from Grey College, EG Jansen, Glenwood and Kearsney College had also stood out.The Sharks Academy is a world-class rugby academy accredited by SA Rugby and backed by a strategic partnership with the Sharks, arguably the most professional rugby union in South Africa. The Sharks Academy offers a full-time, three-year course designed for young people with a passion for rugby and a desire to forge a career in the sport. The scholarship will include accommodation and tuition at one of the Shark Academy’s reputable academic partners.
Schools which participated in 2013 Festival
|KZN||Kearsney College||Western Cape||Boland Landbou|
|Glenwood High School||Outeniqua Hoër Skool|
|Westville High School||Paarl Gymnasium|
|Eastern Cape||Selborne College||Free State||Grey College|
|Nico Malan High School|
|Primary Schools’ Section||Glenwood Prep||Gauteng||EG Jansen|
|KZN U13 Provincial Development Team|
|Westville Senior Primary|
2012 Fetival Results
Day 1: Thursday 5 April
|Kearsney College||vs||Selborne College, East London||10-5|
|EG Jansen, Boksburg||vs||Affies, Pretoria||15-19|
|Grey College, Bloemfontein||vs||Paarl Gymnasium||29-45|
|Penzance Primary||vs||Umhlali Preparatory||Won by Penzance|
|Dale College, King Williamstown||vs||Westville Boys’ High||11-10|
|Paul Roos, Stellenbosch||vs||Queen’s College, Queenstown||43-20|
|Glenwood High||vs||Monument, Krugersdorp||25-18|
Day 2: Saturday 7 April 2012
|Monument, Krugersdorp||vs||Paul Roos, Stellenbosch||8-40|
|Dale College, King Williamstown||vs||Glenwood High||24-24|
|Grey College, Bloemfontein||vs||Westville Boys’ High||43-8|
|Highbury Preparatory||vs||Westville Senior Primary||Won by Highbury|
|Affies, Pretoria||vs||Paarl Gymnasium||27-20|
|Selborne College, East London||vs||EG Jansen, Boksburg||24-42|
|Kearsney College||vs||Queen’s College, Queenstown||18-3|
Day 3: Monday 9 April 2012
|Dale College, King Williamstown||vs||Paul Roos, Stellenbosch||27-27|
|Queen’s College, Queenstown||vs||Glenwood High||12-32|
|Westville Boys’ High||vs||EG Jansen, Boksburg||27-19|
|Glenwood Preparatory||vs||Merchiston Preparatory||Won by Glenwood|
|Selborne College, East London||vs||Paarl Gymnasium||16-57|
|Kearsney College||vs||Affies, Pretoria||10-22|
|Grey College, Bloemfontein||vs||Monument, Krugersdorp||8-0|