Graeme Rugby Festival 2024

Following the success of their 150th festival in 2023, which was an expansion of their very popular season kickoff rugby day, Graeme College from Makhanda (Grahamstown) has decided to stick with the festival format. Matches will be played on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 14-16 March 2024.

The 1st XV’s will play on Friday and Saturday, while the u14’s, u15’s and u16’s will be in action starting on the Thursday.

As usual the festival will attract the who’s who of the Eastern Cape. Every one of the top schools of the province will be in action.


1st XV Day 1 : Fri 15-Mar-2024
10h30 EC Port Rex vs Mary Waters EC
11h45 EC Union vs Daniel Pienaar EC
13h00 EC Kingswood vs Marlow EC
14h15 EC Dale vs Nico Malan EC
15h30 EC Grey HS vs Hudson Park EC
1st XV Day 2 : Sat 16-Mar-2024
10h30 EC Cambridge vs Muir EC
11h45 EC Stirling vs Framesby EC
13h00 EC Queen’s vs Pearson EC
14h15 EC St Andrew’s vs Brandwag (Uitenhage) EC
15h30 EC Graeme vs Selborne EC

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  1. avatar
    #6 Ystervark

    @wanza_15 (Comment #5)
    Not too sure. Really unlike Framesby, they normally accept any fixture regardless of strength of opposition. St Andrews are in transition, a lot of changes to coaching structures and I think they don’t want such a difficult game so early on in the season.

    7 December, 2023 at 08:57
  2. avatar
    #5 wanza_15

    @Ystervark (Comment #4)

    What is the reason for them pulling out so early?

    6 December, 2023 at 14:01
  3. avatar
    #4 Ystervark

    @Palma (Comment #3)
    Unfortunately from what I have been told St Andrews pulled out of their scheduled game against Grey Bloem a while ago, and then last week Framesby did the same.

    1 December, 2023 at 13:24
  4. avatar
    #3 Palma

    I see the festival had to be slightly watered down due to the Easter festivals being so close. No more Grey Bloem is a bit of a shame.

    1 December, 2023 at 07:55
  5. avatar
    #2 beet

    @Palma (Comment #1)
    Some good games to come. Hopefully the schedule is finalised soon

    22 October, 2023 at 16:26
  6. avatar
    #1 Palma

    Some notable provisional fixtures include:

    day 1

    Graeme vs Stirling
    GCB vs Framesby

    day 2
    Grey High vs Hudson
    Dale vs Pearson

    day 3
    GCB vs St Andrews
    Graeme vs Selborne

    21 October, 2023 at 12:11

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