The two powerful South African teams, on last year's showing, are Paarl Boys' High and Waterkloof.
St John's of Johannesburg will be holding their 18th REaster Festival this year. There will be primary schools and 1st XVs.
St John's of Harare are back again this year. The other foreign team is SGS Filton - South Gloucestershire and Stroud College from Bristol, which has a stroking rugby academy. They beat Millfield recently.
The two powerful South African teams, on last year's showing, are Paarl Boys' High and Waterkloof. Last year Boishaai ended top of the FNB Top 20 and Waterkloof sixth. That means that last year they were right at the top of South African schools' teams. Nelspruit were also there or thereabouts.
The Golden Lions have sent their XV along as they do each year. Instead of a combined side from the Western Cape New Orleans of Paarl will be playing on their own.
The preparatory sides will play mostly on the while the 1st XVs will play all matches on the Burger Field, looking up the dramatic koppie to the stone classrooms above. It's a wonderful venue.
Maundy Thursday, 28 March 2013
08.00: St Stithians vs Kwa-Zulu Natal Development Burger
08.00: Clifton vs The Ridge
09.00: St Benedict’s vs Virginia
10.00: Cordwalles vs Maragon
11.00: Leeuwenhof vs Pridwin
12.00: Woodridge vs WHPS
12.45: St John's vs Orchards Burger
14.30: Coaching Clinic
08.00: Preparatory: St Stithians vs Kwa-Zulu Natal Development Burger
09.00: New Orleans vs St John’s College, Harare
10.15: Golden Lions President’s XV vs Nelspruit
11.30: Waterkloof vs Noordheuwel
12.45: Preparatory: St John's vs Orchards
13.30: Marais Viljoen vs Windhoek Gymnasium
14.45: Paarl Boys’ High School vs HTS Daniël Pienaar
16.00: SGS Filton vs St John’s College (Johannesburg)
Holy Saturday, 30 March 2013
08.00: St Stithians vs Clifton
08.00: Cordwalles vs Pridwin
09.00: WHPS vs Virginia
10.00: Kwa-Zulu Natal Development vs Leeuwenhof
11.00: St John's vs Woodridge
12.00: Maragon vs The Ridge
12.30: Clifton vs St Benedict’s
08.45: Noordheuwel vs Windhoek Gymnasium
10.00: Marais Viljoen vs New Orleans
11.15: Golden Lions President’s XV vs HTS Daniël Pienaar
12.30: Preparatory: Clifton vs St Benedict’s
13.15: Opening Ceremony
13.30: St John’s (Johannesburg) vs St John’s (Harare)
14.45: Paarl Boys’ High School vs SGS Filton
16.00: Nelspruit vs Waterkloof
Easter Monday, 1 April 2013
08.00: St Stithians vs Virginia
09.00: St John's vs Clifton
10.00: The Ridge vs Woodridge
11.00: Kwa-Zulu Natal Development vs Orchards
12.00: Leeuwenhof vs Maragon
12.45: Pridwin vs St Benedict’s Burger
08.00:Prepartory: WHPS vs Cordwalles Burger.
09.00 New Orleans vs Lions President’s XV
10.15 St John’s (Harare) vs Windhoek Gymnasium
11.30 SGS Filton vs Nelspruit
12.45 Preparatory:: Pridwin vs St Benedict’s
13.30 Marais Viljoen vs HTS Daniël Pienaar
14.45 Noordheuwel vs St John’s (Johannesburg)
16.00 Paarl Boys’ High School vs Waterkloof