Occasionally an item on schoolboy rugby followers’ TV rugby wishlist gets ticked.
When First National Bank Classic clashes downsized their coverage of schoolboy rugby matches a while back, Premier Interschools stepped in a few years ago and to this day provide viewers with 12 top traditional clashes every year, covering many of the weekends during the season.
It wasn’t that long ago that the newly created SA Schools under-18 international tournament matches were only available to live audiences who resided in the Western Cape and now SARU with its partners have made it possible for TV viewers to watch every SA under-18 match as well as those involving the other touring international under-18 teams.
So a big thank you must go to St John’s and their sponsors for bringing back live festival rugby to followers around the country. There was time when these matches were broadcast on TV. For some live streaming may not quite have the same effect but certainly it is way better than no coverage at all.