With what will be the curtain call on the 2019 rugby season for the schools competing, Clifton College have pulled out all the stops to put together a awesome end of season rugby bonanza in hosting the 2019 Independent Schools Rugby Festival from the 26 June – 1 July.
The picturesque Riverside sports complex will provide an awesome backdrop to what should be a intriguing couple of days of rugby. With many sides going for a round 2 of sorts, it will be telling as to how some schools adjust to new combinations with the call ups to the various Craven and Academy week sides affecting selection.
|KZN Schools||Eastern Cape|
|Michaelhouse||St Andrews College|
|St Charles College||Kingswood College|
|Clifton College||St Davids Marist|
|Kearsney College||Free State|
|South Coast Barbarians||St Andrews School|
The South Coast Barbarians are an invitational team made up of players from Kuswag, Amanzimtoti High and Kingsway High.
|14||:||15||St Charles College||St Davids Marist||A|
|15||:||30||St Andrews School||South Coast Barbarians||A|
|16||:||45||Hilton College||St Andrews College||A|
|18||:||00||Kearsney College||Clifton College||A|
Good match ups here, especially the Hilton College vs St Andrews College game. The boys from the Eastern Cape are the only team to have beaten Hilton this year in a comprehensive 43-27 win at the Kingswood 125th rugby festival.
Both schools have their fair share of players in provincials sides so the depth of both schools will be tested. St Charles College have made steady progress this year as they take a step up in their rugby programme and against St Davids they certainly look the favourites.
|13||:||00||St Andrews College||St Davids Marist||A|
|14||:||15||Clifton College||St Andrews School||A|
|15||:||30||Kearsney College||Kingswood College||A|
|16||:||45||Michaelhouse||South Coast Barbarians||A|
|18||:||00||Hilton College||St Charles College||A|
A rematch for Clifton College and St Andrews School. the boys from Durban prevailed in their fixture in the rarefied air of the free State earlier in the season, 24-13, so they should enter the fixture fully aware of what needs to be done. Kearsney College would look to avenge an early season loss to to Kingswood College.
Hilton College and St Charles College finally get to play their fixture after a postponement earlier in the season.
|09||:||00||Hilton College||St Davids Marist||A|
|09||:||00||Kingswood College||St Charles College||B|
|10||:||15||St Andrews College||Michaelhouse||A|
|10||:||15||Kearsney College||St Andrews School||B|
|11||:||30||Clifton College||South Coast Barbarians||A|
It all looks set for a great couple of days, so if you are in and around Durban head down to Riverside for some great games.