TSRF 2017 (Tony Stoops Rugby Festival @ Brackenfell)

Featuring Western Province Premier League 1st XV schools Rondebosch and SACS on the first matchday.

Day 2 and Day 3 fixtures only determined after the conclusion of the preceding day’s matches.

A1 Sat.01Apr Oudtshoorn Paulus Joubert
A2 Sat.01Apr Nico Malan Pionier
A3 Sat.01Apr Worcester Gim Tygerberg
A4 Sat.01Apr Brackenfell Southdowns
A5 Sat.01Apr SACS Ligbron
A6 Sat.01Apr Rondebosch Pietersburg
B1 Sat.01Apr Knysna Piketberg
B2 Sat.01Apr Alexander Road Vredenburg
B3 Sat.01Apr Louwville Emil Weder
B4 Sat.01Apr De Kuilen Porterville
B5 Sat.01Apr Schoonspruit Humansdorp
B6 Sat.01Apr HTS Bellville Langenhoven HS
C1 Sat.01Apr Bellville South York
C2 Sat.01Apr Klein Nederburg Otto du Plessis
C3 Sat.01Apr Groenberg Aliwal North
C4 Sat.01Apr Jan van Riebeeck Victoria Park
C5 Sat.01Apr Lutzville Parklands


  1. I attented the festival at Brackenfell on Saturday and Wednesday. I was pleasantly surprised with the activities, and the organiser, Stokkies Truter, did a great job.

    Also saw a good number of talented boys, which hopefully was picked up by scouts. (saw amonst others, Deon Kaiser doing his bit for the Sharks, so you chaps of the Last Outpost of the British Isles, can sleep a little easier). Our country is truly blessed with some outstanding talent.

    Also noticed no scouts from the host union, unless they were under cover. LOL.

    There were a huge number of so called unknown schools. However, this did not detract from the enjoyment and enthusiastic participation of the youngsters, and their supporters.

    Many thanks to Tony Stoops for giving so many youngsters, who never get invited to the more glamorous festivals, the oppertunity to partake in a well run festival, and make some good memories.

  2. The Stoops Rhinos team, who is selected at the annual Tony Stoops festival, consists of a wide variety of players , from all corners of our beautifull country. This includes even a player from Pionier Hoërskool in Vryheid (Northern KZN and 1600 km from Cape Town).

    What a wonderfull oppertunity for these youngsters (some still in grade 11). Yes ! This festival (as I have already mentioned) is by far the biggest in the country (going by the number of participating schools), do not feature so many of the so-called big rugby schools. However ! The oppertunity for these schools, to also showcase their talents, and gain some recognition, cannot be overstated.

    This idea of a annual Tony Stoops tour, was the brain child of Brackenfell,s very capable sports organiser, Stokkies Truter, and they are now in their third consecutive tour.


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