Grapevine news broke this week that EG Jansen would replace fellow Valke school Kempton Park in the Noord-Suid tournament for 2017. Jansies rugby has been on an upward curve for a number of seasons now and the presence of the Beeld 2016 finalists at Noord-Suid is going to enhance the status of the young festival which has already made a headline name for itself and set itself apart from others for a number of beneficial reasons including 2nd XV rugby.
EG will join Garsfontein, Waterkloof and the improving Menlopark in the Noord’s bid to overhaul the powerful Western Cape “Suid” teams spearheaded by national powerhouse Paarl Gymnasium and ably supported highly rated rugby schools Boland Landbou and Outeniqua as well as the up-and-coming Stellenberg. The tournament will be played at Waterkloof Hoërskool in Pretoria and will probably take place towards the start of the Easter Holidays in April 2017, although all of this is yet to be confirmed.
If EG Jansen fulfil their other festival commitments it will be a massive April month for them given that they have become a permanent fixture at the Kearsney Easter Rugby Festival (13,15,17 April) as well as at the prestigious Wildeklawer SuperSkole Festival (possibly 29 April/01 May).