Paarl - The South African teams dominated matters on the first day of the inaugural World Schools Festival with the visiting teams suffering massive defeats at Paarl Boys’ High School on Tuesday.
All four matches on the opening day went the way of the South African teams, racing to an 8-0 lead in the "Oakland Cup” - a Ryder Cup-style contest between South Africa and the rest of the world. The format ensures that each match counts, where two points will count towards a win and a draw is worth one point.
The week-long tournament features some of the most promising schoolboy talents from around the globe.
Boland Landbou got the festival off to an emphatic start with their 59-26 victory over New Zealand’s Napier Boys’ High School.
In the second match of the day, St Ignatius of the United States received a rude introduction to South African rugby by suffering a 91-0 defeat to Outeniqua.
Oakdale Landbou ran in 11 tries in their runaway 65-7 victory over the Namibia XV invitational team, while in the final match of the day Monument ensured the South African teams kept a clean sheet beating Cavaliers Rugby of Australia 48-12.
Wednesday, April 4:
Glenwood 53-10 Italian All Stars
Paarl Gym 84-7 Rhino Rugby (USA)
Hilton College 35-24 Africa Pacific Select XV
Affies 15-24 Hartpury College (UK)
Paarl Boys' 10-19 Jaguares (Arg)
Grey College 66-28 Christchurch Boys' (NZ)
Friday, April 6:
13:00 - Oakdale Landbou v St Ignatius (USA)
14:30 - Glenwood v Namibia XV
16:00 - Outeniqua v Italian All Stars
17:30 - Monument v Napier Boys' (NZ)
19:00 - Boland Landbou v Cavaliers Rugby (Aus)
Saturday, April 7:
09:00 (U13s) - UK School v PBHS
10:00 (OLD BOYS 1) v Affies Old Boys v Paarl Gym Old Boys
10:45 (OLD BOYS 2) v Paarl Boys’ High Old Boys v Grey College Old Boys
11:45 - Hilton College v Rhinos Rugby (USA)
13:15 - Paarl Gym v Union Argentina U18 (Argentina)
14:45 - Grey College v Hartpury College (Eng)
16:15 - Affies v AP Dragons (Pacific Islands)
17:45 - Paarl Boys‘ High (SA) v Christchurch Boys‘ High (NZ)
19:15 - SA Legends v Boishoi Legends