The South African Rugby Union have announced the fixtures for the Under-18 International series between South Africa, England, France and Wales which will see the SA Schools team play three ‘tests’ in August.
Last year, the SA Schools team played the same three opponents winning all three of their matches in the Under-18 International series. The team will meet England at City Park Stadium in Cape Town on August 9, followed by clashes against France in George on August 13 and Wales in Wellington on August 17. An Italian Under-18 squad will also feature in a series against the Western Province, Boland and SWD Coca-Cola Craven Week teams in August.
The 2013 Craven Week produced an impressive crop of players, with the talent and skill on display surpassing that of the 2012 week. Nine members of the squad have experience at the top level from last year with Jurie Linde, Justin Phillips, Abongile Nonkontwana (Blue Bulls), Ox Nche (Free State), twins Jean-Luc du Preez and Daniel du Preez (KZN), Duhan van der Merwe, Warrick Gelant (SWD) and JD Schickerling (WP) having been part of the 2012 series.
SA Schools v England U18 – Cape Town (09 August 2013)
SA Schools v France U18 – George (13 August 2013)
SA Schools v Wales U18 – Wellington (17 August 2013)
SA Schools 36 – 29 England U18
SA Schools 24 – 16 Wales U18
SA Schools 17 – 7 France U18
Source: Schools Sports News