New look Craven Week for 2018 – fixtures & changes

Paarl Boys’ High who will be turning 150 years old in 2018 will host the Craven Week and Academy Week in 2018 from 08-14 July 2018.


Mon.1 Griffons Blue Bulls XV
Mon.2 Border Limpopo
Mon.3 Golden Lions Eastern Province
Mon.4 Western Province Pumas
Tue.1 Golden Lions XV WP XV
Tue.2 Valke Leopards
Tue.3 Boland Griquas
Tue.4 KZN Sharks South Western Districts
Tue.5 Free State Blue Bulls


The really big news is that the Blue Bulls, Golden Lions and Western Province will field invitational teams in addition to their regular Craven Week teams in 2018.

Craven Week will however be downsized from 20 teams to 18 with Zimbabwe, Namibia, Eastern Province Country Districts, Griquas CD and Border CD all being relegated to the  Academy Week.

The Under-13 Craven Week and Under-16 Grant Khomo Week, meanwhile, will be hosted at Hoërskool Diamantveld in Kimberley from 01 to 06 July 2018.

1 Blue Bulls 1 Blue Bulls
2 Boland 2 Boland
3 Border 3 Border
4 Eastern Province 4 Eastern Province
5 Free State 5 Free State
6 Golden Lions 6 Golden Lions
7 Griffons 7 Griffons
8 Griquas 8 Griquas
9 KZN Sharks 9 KZN Sharks
10 Leopards 10 Leopards
11 Limpopo 11 Limpopo
12 Pumas 12 Pumas
13 South Western Districts 13 South Western Districts
14 Valke 14 Valke
15 Western Province 15 Western Province
16 WP Inv
17 Blue Bulls Inv
18 Golden Lions Inv
——————->>>> 16 Pumas CD
——————->>>> 17 Eastern Province CD
——————->>>> 18 Griquas CD
——————->>>> 19 Border CD
——————->>>> 20 Zimbabwe
——————->>>> 21 Namibia
22 Griffons CD
23 KZN Sharks CD
25 Valke CD
26 Border CD “B”
27 Griquas CD “B”
28 Namibia “B”


  1. @Hooit: I added a table of teams.

    I guess AW team 26,27 and 28 are the ones in doubt now as these will effectively become “B” teams at Academy Week

  2. @CharlesZA: I think Border CD’s biggest problem is that they are totally stripped of all their top players by the time they are u17 or u18 so it’s never had to be a consideration. A good example was SA u18 representative Gugu Nelani last year. In 2014 he represented Border CD at Grant Khomo. Come 2016, he was a KZN player from Northwood.


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