Schoolboys Rugby U18 Craven Week in George

From 03 to 08 July, the City of George is host to the U18 Craven Week, taking place at Outeniqua Park stadium and Outeniqua High School.  This prestigious SA Rugby schoolboys tournament is regarded as an avenue into the sport on a professional level.

George is the proud host city of the U18 Craven Week 2023 tournament, which last took place in the city in 1999, in celebration of Outeniqua High School’s centenary.

16 teams are competing across the matches played on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, where the cream of South Africa’s top schoolboys will shine. Craven Week was set to take place at Hoërskool Outeniqua in George, who are celebrating their school’s centenary this year, but due to a recent high volume of rain the school fields would not be able to handle the heavy workload. The tournament was therefore moved to the home grounds of the SWD Eagles, Outeniqua Park. However, Hoërskool Outeniqua, will still host four matches on Saturday 08 July 2023.

Tickets are available at the stadium gate and from Ticketpro online:

  • Adults R50
  • Scholars R20
  • Parking R20 (Available at Heatherlands High)
  • Week Pass R200 (Ticketpro)

Rugby enthusiasts can get in on the action with gates opening from 08:00 on the Monday to Thursday, and at 07:00 on the Saturday. See the fixtures and times below:

U18 Craven Week 2023 Fixtures

View the tournament guide below:

While all of the teams will be enthusiastically received by the city, happy to have an influx of visitors, locals will of course be especially cheering on our very own SWD schoolboys. Best of luck!

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