Rob Ferreira High School in White River will play host to 38 teams in the U13 Craven Week and U16 SA Rugby Grant Khomo Week.
The 14 provincial unions will each have a team in the U13 Craven Week, with Limpopo Blue Bulls and Border Country Districts added in addition to the national teams from Namibia and Zimbabwe to make up an 18-team playing schedule. Teams will play matches on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
The U16 Grant Khomo Week will have the same teams in action – with a Pumas XV and SA Iqhawe Impi being added to round the number of teams out to 20. They will play matches on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
The appearance of the Iqhawe Impi team is historic as they play in their first Craven Week. The team is made up of players selected from the Iqhawe Week for non-traditional rugby schools.
The Iqhawe Week for U15 boys has established itself as one of the top development competitions over the past six years, and their inclusion in the tournament will serve as a huge boost for the players and for transformation in South African rugby.
The two tournaments in White River follow a successful hosting of three Youth Weeks last week.
The Learners with Special Education Needs (LSEN) Week was completed in Bloemfontein, while the SA Rugby U16 and SA Rugby U18 Girls Weeks were hosted at Jeppe High School in Johannesburg.
Hosts Pumas will play the main match in both the U13 Craven Week, where they will face Griffons, and in the U16 Grant Khomo Week, where they front up to Limpopo Blue Bulls.
U16 fixtures (Monday 24 June):
09h00: Pumas XV vs SA Iqhawe
11h15: Namibia vs Border Country Districts
11h15: Griquas vs Zimbabwe
12h15: Golden Lions vs Leopards
13h30: Falcons vs Griffons
13h30: Western Province vs Boland
14h30: Border vs Sharks
15h45: Blue Bulls vs EP Elephants
15h45: Free State Cheetahs vs SWD
18h00: Pumas vs Limpopo Blue Bulls
U13 fixtures (Monday 24 June):
10h15: Free State Cheetahs vs Namibia
11h15: Leopards vs Border Country Districts
12h30: Griquas vs Old Mutual Zimbabwe
12h30: Blue Bulls vs Eastern Province
13h30: SWD vs Sharks
14h30: Golden Lions vs Border
14h45: Boland vs Limpopo Blue Bulls
15h45: Western Province vs Valke
17h00: Pumas vs Griffons