Standard Bank Kearsney Easter Rugby Festival

Fixtures for 2018

Day 1  Thursday 29 March 
08h30 Primary School TBC vs KZN Ibutho / Mark Godefroy U13 Development Team
09h30 Kearsney College vs HTS Middelburg
10h45 Queen’s College vs Pretoria Boys High School
12h00 Glenwood High School vs HTS Drostdy
13h15 Dale College vs Hoërskool Framesby
14h30 Selborne College vs Durban High School
15h45 Welkom Gimnasium vs Hoërskool Noord-Kaap
Day 2  Saturday 31 March
08h30 Primary School TBC vs KZN Ibutho / Mark Godefroy U13 Development Team
09h30 Hoërskool Framesby vs Pretoria Boys High School
10h45 Durban High School vs Queen’s College
12h00 Kearsney College vs Hoërskool Noord-Kaap
13h15 Glenwood High School vs Dale College
14h30 HTS Drostdy vs Welkom Gimnasium
15h45 Selborne College vs HTS Middelburg
Day 3  Monday 02 April
08h30 Highbury Preparatory vs KZN Ibutho / Mark Godefroy U13 Development Team
09h30 Glenwood High School vs Welkom Gimnasium
10h45 Hoërskool Noord-Kaap vs Hoërskool Framesby
12h00 HTS Middelburg vs Queen’s College
13h15 Durban High School vs Dale College
14h30 HTS Drostdy vs Selborne College
15h45 Kearsney College vs Pretoria Boys High School

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

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Photographs uploaded daily throughout the day.

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Kearsney College, Old Main Road, Botha’s Hill, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

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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

 Match reports for Day 1

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

Match reports for Day 2

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

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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

Day 1 – 02 April 2015

Day 2 – 04 April 2015

Day 3 – 06 April 2015

For press enquiries, scores, reports and photographs, please contact Sue Miles – email or 083 222 5211.

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

Kearsney vs HTS Middelburg  |  Framesby vs Monument  |  Westville vs Nico Malan  |  Selborne vs Affies  |  Glenwood vs Dale

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
Paul Roos
Eastern Cape Selborne College Free State Grey College
Hoërskool Framesby
Nico Malan High School
Primary Schools’ Section Glenwood Prep Gauteng EG Jansen
Highbury Prep
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

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