Riveting youth rugby played

2017-09-27 06:00
The Collegians U15B which came third in their league.PHOTO: supplied

The Collegians U15B which came third in their league.PHOTO: supplied

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THE U15A and U13B Pietermaritzburg Collegians were crowned champions at the Durban Rugby Sub Union Youth Rugby finals of the Colts Season on Sunday.

The season has seen eight tournaments take place over the past eight weeks where hundreds of pupils have been involved in junior club rugby.

This season saw an increase of just over 21% in registered players in the Colts season which caters from U13 to U18 players. The clubs span a large area of KZN from the South Coast Warriors to Pietermaritzburg Collegians to Empangeni Club plus the well know and established Durban based clubs like Harlequins, Crusaders, Hillcrest Villagers, Toti, Jaguars and Collegians.

This past Sunday over 500 players arrived at Harlequins on the Bluff to play off in the finals for first, second, third and fourth place.

DRSU Youth Rugby chairman, Rudy Havenga said: “The Colts finals has highlighted the love and passion for the game at a grassroots level. The style of rugby played at this level of club rugby is promising for rugby in general as boys get to bond irrespective of what school they go to or where they live. It’s pure love for the game and it’s been a extra-ordinary day for all.”


THIRD AND FOURTH PLAY OFFS:

U13B Hillcrest 14 - 14 Ballito

U13A South Coast 37 - 30 Crusaders

U15B Collegians 0 - 0 PMB Collegians

U15A Westville 61 - 0 PMB Collegians

U16 South Coast 7 - 31 Collegians

U18 Hillcrest 31 - 34 Varsity College

FIRST AND SECOND PLACE PLAY OFF

A U13B Collegians 63 - 0 Amanzimtoti

A U13A Hillcrest 55 - 0 Westville

A U15B Amanzimtoti 12 - 7 Harlequins

A U15A Collegians 24 - 10 Hillcrest

A U16 Harlequins 14 - 31 Crusaders

A U18 Collegians 15 - 7 Jaguars

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