BIGGEST 1ST XV SCHOOL RUGBY FESTIVAL IN SOUTH AFRICA
The biggest just seems to get better every year!
The Tony Stoops Rugby Festival is the biggest 1st XV rugby festival in South Africa. This year’s tournament looked like it had maxed out with a record 33 schools taking part. Not so. Next year no fewer than 44 schools are lined up. That is incredible!
The TSRF will have it’s very own Tier-1 match-ups for the first time in its 7th year of existence. HJS Paarl Boys High, Noord-Kaap, Rondebosch and Wynberg are in the mix and when coupled with the likes of Tygerberg and Swartland, should produce some highly entertaining games to watch. Here is the Day-1 A-field schedule which is as good if not better than what the other school rugby festival around the country have to offer.
Results from the top games from this year’s tournament
|Sat||29/03/2014||HJS Paarl BH||19||19||Noord-Kaap|
|Mon||31/03/2014||HJS Paarl BH||76||3||Sasolburg|
This successful festival is driven by retired teacher Tony Stoops’ passion and backed by a handful of generous sponsors who seem to share his motives of community service and love for school rugby above all else. As a result numerous schools and hundreds of mainly local Western Cape schoolboys benefit from the experience of a school rugby festival and with it the spirit of camaraderie that is an inherent part of just about every Cape school kid’s lifestyle.
Interesting fact: Pieter-Steph du Toit, newly capped Springbok and the Currie Cup player of the final first caught the eye of a Sharks scout while playing for Swartland at the TSRF.
|3||HJS Paarl BH||25||New Orleans|
|4||Wynberg||26||Otto du Plessis|
|6||Alexander Road||28||Parel Vallei|
|7||Bellville South||29||Pecanwood College|
|16||HTS Newton||38||Swellendam Secondary|
|17||Jan Kriel||39||Table View|
|18||Jan van Riebeeck||40||Victoria Park|