Fixtures announced for Coca-Cola Youth Weeks
February 08, 2017
SA Rugby’s Youth Weeks will dish up a series of exciting encounters from 3 to 22 July, with the Learners with Special Education Needs (LSEN) Week kicking off the three-week rugby festival, while the U18 Coca-Cola Craven Week and Coca-Cola Academy Week will wrap it up.

SA Rugby on Wednesday released the opening fixtures of the U18 Coca-Cola Craven Week and Coca-Cola Academy Week, which will be hosted at St Stithians College in Johannesburg from 17 to 22 July; the U16 Coca-Cola Grant Khomo Week and U13 Coca-Cola Craven Week at Grey College in Bloemfontein from 10 to 14 July; and the LSEN Week at Glenwood High School in Durban from 3 to 7 July.

Kick-off times will be confirmed in due course.

The Griffons and Griquas CD will kick off the U18 Coca-Cola Craven Week on Monday 17 July, with Western Province who won the final match last season meeting the Pumas, and hosts, the Lions, taking on Border.

The Blue Bulls will go up against the Sharks and SWD meet Eastern Province in the main match-ups on the second day’s play.

The Coca-Cola Academy Week will also feature a series of thrilling encounters with Western Province, who took top honours last season, taking on Boland in a Western Cape derby, while hosts, the Golden Lions, will meet the Pumas. The Blue Bulls, who went down against Western Province in the final match last season, will battle it out with the Free State.

In Bloemfontein, winners of last season’s final U16 Coca-Cola Grant Khomo Week match, the Blue Bulls, will meet Western Province in a north-south derby, and hosts Free State will play against Zimbabwe in two of the main matches.

In the U13 Coca-Cola Craven Week, meanwhile, the main match-ups will see unofficial 2016 champions, Western Province, meet the Griffons, the Sharks take on the Golden Lions, and the Free State battle it out with the Blue Bulls.

Boland, who took top honours in the LSEN Week last season, will kick off the competition against Eastern Province, while the Valke will meet SWD, Western Province takes on the Blue Bulls, and hosts the Sharks will go up against the Leopards in the main matches.

SA Rugby Youth Weeks fixtures (opening rounds):

U18 Coca-Cola Craven Week (St Stithians College, Johannesburg)

Monday, 17 July

Griffons v Griquas CD
Limpopo Blue Bulls v Border CD
Free State v Boland
Western Province v Pumas
Golden Lions v Border

Tuesday, 18 July

Valke v Namibia
Leopards v Zimbabwe
Griquas v Eastern Province CD
SWD v Eastern Province
Blue Bulls v KZN

Coca-Cola Academy Week (St Stithians College, Johannesburg)

Monday, 17 July

Red Valke v Limpopo Blue Bulls
Eastern Province CD v Griquas CD
Sharks CD v Griffons
Eastern Province v Griquas
Sharks v SWD
Western Province v Boland

Tuesday, 18 July

Golden Lions XV v Zimbabwe
Blue Valke v Border CD
SA LSEN v Griffons CD
Namibia v Pumas CD
Border v Leopards
Blue Bulls v Free State
Golden Lions v Pumas

U16 Coca-Cola Grant Khomo Week (Grey College, Bloemfontein)

Monday, 10 July

Leopards v Namibia (A Field)
Boland v Griquas (A Field)
Golden Lions v Border (A Field)
Western Province v Blue Bulls (A Field)
Free State v Zimbabwe (A Field)
Griffons v Border CD (B Field)
Eastern Province v Free State XV (B Field)
Limpopo Blue Bulls v Valke (B Field)
SWD v Pumas (B Field)
Sharks v Western Province XV (B Field)

U13 Coca-Cola Craven Week (Grey College, Bloemfontein)

Monday, 10 July

Border CD v Zimbabwe
Leopards v Eastern Province
Border v Pumas
Limpopo Blue Bulls vs Boland
Namibia v Griquas
SWD v Valke
Sharks v Golden Lions
Western Province v Griffons
Free State v Blue Bulls

LSEN Week (Glenwood College, Durban)

Monday, 3 July

Boland v Eastern Province
Valke v SWD
Western Province v Blue Bulls
Free State v Pumas
Golden Lions EE v Griffons
Golden Lions v Blue Bulls EE
Sharks v Leopards

Vodacom Super Rugby
Friday, July 28 2017
00:00 - Winner QF1 vs Winner QF2
Saturday, July 29 2017
00:00 - Winner QF3 vs Winner QF4
Saturday, August 05 2017
00:00 - Winner SF1 vs Winner SF2
The Castle Lager Rugby Championship
Saturday, August 19 2017
17:05 - South Africa vs Argentina
Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, PE
Saturday, August 26 2017
21:40 - Argentina vs South Africa
Estadio Padre Ernesto Martearena, Salta
Saturday, September 09 2017
12:05 - Australia vs South Africa
NIB Stadium, Perth
Saturday, September 16 2017
09:35 - New Zealand vs South Africa
QBE Stadium, Albany, North Harbour
Saturday, September 30 2017
17:05 - South Africa vs Australia
Toyota Stadium, Bloemfontein
Saturday, October 07 2017
17:05 - South Africa vs New Zealand
DHL Newlands, Cape Town
Castle Lager Outgoing Tour
Saturday, November 11 2017
00:00 - Ireland vs South Africa
To be confirmed

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