Festival rugby on three fields

2012-03-16 00:00

THE rugby at the Voortrekker Sports Festival begins on three fields at 8 am tomorrow. Girl’s hockey on two pitches begins at the same time and there are two courts where netball begins 20 minutes later.

The U14, U15 and U16 rugby will be played on the B and C fields with first teams playing on the main field. The matches on fields B and C are scheduled to end at 4 pm with the main game starting at 4.15 pm. There will be 25 rugby games in all with nine of those on the main field.

There appear to be good contests on the main field with Wartburg kicking off against Kingsway. Wartburg started with a good win at their festival last Saturday against Werda and will be hoping to continue in this fashion. Kingsway, who lost against Carter last Saturday, will not want to lose their second game.

The match at midday between Weston and Dundee will also likely produce a close contest. Sarel Cilliers from Newcastle appear to have a better side than they have had in the past. Greytown should give them a run for their money provided the pacy backline from the midland’s school get enough ball.

St Charles will be having their first outing against Richardsbaai in the main curtain-raiser.

Voortrekker play the main game against Maritzburg College second XV. To some Voortrekker supporters this may seem to be a retro- gressive­ step, but Voortrekker are struggling with numbers in the older age groups and this is probably the right decision. They hope to be back playing College first team in a few year’s time, as they have always done in the past.

FIXTURES ON MAIN FIELD

8 am Wartburg vs Kingsway

9 am KXN Development vs Ixopo

10 am Durban Akademie vs Durban North College

11 am Empangeni vs Kokstad

Noon Weston vs Dundee

1 pm Greytown vs Sarel Cilliers

2 pm Kuswag vs Ladysmith

3 pm St Charles vs Richardsbaai

4.15 pm Voortrekker vs M College II

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