The U18 Craven Week, as well as the other Youth Week tournament, will officially not take place in 2021, the second year in a row that the provincial tournament has been called off due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The resumption of schools rugby is a welcome relief for all who love the game, writes former Springbok STEFAN TERBLANCHE.
Rassie Erasmus says SA Rugby is working closely with the SA Schools Rugby Association (Sasra) to draw up contingency plans for the 2021 rugby season. DYLAN JACK reports.
Sharks flyhalf Curwin Bosch, who was in great form prior to the domestic season being halted, was a special talent during his school days and at Craven Week.
Backed by arguably the strongest rugby school in the country in Grey College, the Cheetahs are always a tough nut to crack at Craven Week, with future stars such as Jan-Hendrik Wessels, FC du Plessis and Sisonke Vumazonke having represented the Free State side in recent years.
Western Province is the team to beat at Craven Week. With the largest and strongest selection of schools to chose from and an abundance of raw talent, there is a reason why rugby in the Western Cape is so strong.
Check out this highlights reel of future star Sacha Mngomezulu in action for Bishops and Western Province.
Look back at how Springbok and Sharks wing Sbu Nkosi inspired others during his schoolboy rugby days at Jeppe High School for Boys, in a segment from SuperSport’s virtual Craven Week series.
Former Springbok flank Francois Louw believes that the joy of playing schoolboy rugby is often missed out on due to the level of expectations and emphasis on results.
Despite a year disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic, former Springbok flyhalf Louis Koen insists there is hope for young players who have missed out on certain opportunities in 2020, writes CRAIG LEWIS.