The Fanie du Toit Sports Grounds in Potchefstroom will host the top schools sevens players in the country on Friday and Saturday in the SA Rugby U17 Interprovincial Sevens, where a total of 44 action-packed matches will play out.
The 16 participating teams will feature in 24 matches on the opening day, while 20 games will be played on Saturday in an exciting showpiece of junior rugby action.
Western Province, who took top honours in the tournament last year, will kick off the competition against the SA LSEN (Learners with Special Education Needs) team at 08h30, which will trigger non-stop rugby until the opening ceremony at 15h50, with the last two matches following after 16h00.
Each team will play three matches on Friday, while the seeding matches will be played on Saturday, and will conclude with the Shield, Bowl, Plate and Cup Finals.
A number of big match-ups will play out on the opening day, which will see hosts, the Leopards, taking on their neighbours, the Golden Lions, in their opening match, before lining up against the Free State and Griquas, while Western Province will meet the Blue Bulls in the big north-south derby, the Golden Lions will meet Free State, and 2017 runners up, the Sharks, take on SWD.
SA Rugby U17 Interprovincial Sevens day one fixtures (Friday, 28 September):
08h30 – Western Province v SA LSEN
08h50 – Pumas v Blue Bulls
09h10 – Sharks v Limpopo
09h30 – Eastern Province v SWD
09h50 – Boland v Border
10h10 – Valke v Griffons
10h30 – Golden Lions v Leopards
10h50 – Griquas v Free State
11h10 – Western Province v Pumas
11h30 – Blue Bulls v SA LSEN
11h50 – Sharks v Eastern Province
12h10 – SWD v Limpopo
12h30 – Boland v Valke
12h50 – Griffons v Border
13h10 – Golden Lions v Griquas
13h30 – Free State v Leopards
13h50 – Western Province v Blue Bulls
14h10 – Pumas v SA LSEN
14h30 – Sharks v SWD
14h50 – Eastern Province v Limpopo
15h10 – Boland v Griffons
15h30 – Valke v Border
16h10 – Golden Lions v Free State
16h30 – Leopards v Griquas