Villager Sevens, 2017

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 11:10
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It's the first Friday in September. That means its the Villager Sevens, one of the most popular rugby events in the Western Province.

This Friday's edition will be the 49th at Brookside in Claremont, the tournament Dave Stewart started and inspired for so many years.
 
The tournament has usually meant bad weather but, much as the drought-stricken Cape would love rain, the forecast for Friday is sunny with a high of 19° and a low of 10°, good for Sevens and Sevens watchers.
 
There will, be 24 schools teams taking part, including Paarl Gim who have won the trophy for the last two years.
 
This year there will be new visitors from up the West Coast - Hoërskool Hopefield.

And the tournament, not for the first time, will have an overseas team. Georgia Under-18 are in South Africa at present and will be playing in the tournament. Rugby in Georgia is a favourite sport.
 
The first match will be at 14.40 when Bishops play Milnerton. The final will start at 21.00 - over six hours of exciting activity.
 
On Thursday night Old Boys of the four big Peninsula schools will play a round robin - Rondebosch Old Boys, Bishops Old Boys, SACS Old Boys
and Wynberg Old Boys. The top two teams will play their final as a curtainraiser to the Villager Sevens Trophy Final.
 
The Villager Sevens will use all three fields at the club on Imam Haron Road.
 
A Field
14.40: Bishops A vs Milnerton  
15.00: Langa vs Bergvliet
15.20: Stellenberg vs Paul Roos
15.40: Rondebosch A vs Fish Hoek
16.00: Tygerberg vs Bellville Tech
16.20: Paarl Gym B vs Tygerberg RFC
16.40: Plumstead vs Bishops B
17.00: Paarl Gym A vs Usasazo 
17.20: Hopefleld vs Tygerberg RFC
 
B Field
15.00: Rondebosch A vs Georgia
15.20: Tygerberg vs Zishukanyo
15.40: Paarl Gym B vs Hopefield
16.00: SACS A vs Bishops B
16.20: Paarl Gym A vs Malibu
16.40: Milnerton vs SACS B
17.00: Wynberg A vs Langa
17.20: Paul Roos vs Excelsior  
 
C Field   
15.00: SACS A vs Plumstead
15.20: Usasazo  vs vs Malibu
15.40: Bishops A vs SACS B
16.00: Wynberg A vs Bergvliet
16.20: Stellenberg vs Excelsior
16.40: Georgia vs Fish Hoek
17.00: Zishukanyo  vs vs Malbu 
17.20: Paul Roos vs Excelsior  
 
Winners Down the Years
 
Villager Sevens Trophy
1969: Wynberg
1970: Rondebosch
1971: Plumstead
1972: Rondebosch
1973: SACS
1974: Wynberg
1975: Rondebosch
1976: Bishops
1977: Rondebosch
1978: Bishops
1979: Bishops
1980: Plumstead
1981: Bishops
1982: Bishops B
1983: Bishops
1984: Rondebosch
1985: Bishops
1986: Bishops
1987: Bishops
1988: Bishops
1989: Bishops
1990: Wynberg
1991: Rondebosch
1992: Bishops
1993: Bishops
1994: Wynberg
1995: Kings College, New Zealand
1996: Bishops
1997: Northerns
1998: SACS
1999: Bishops
2000: Rondebosch
2001: Rondebosch
2002: Bishops
2003: Bishops
2004: Tygerberg RFC
2005: Bishops
2006: Bishops
2007: SACS
2008: Wynberg
2009: Bishops A
2010: Tygerberg Hoërskool
2011: Wynberg
2012: Tygerberg Hoërskool
2013: Tygerberg Hoërskool
2014: Tygerberg Hoërskool
2015: Paarl Gim
2016: Paarl Gim
 
Plate Competition
1975: Westerford A
1976: Lansdowne
1977: Fish Hoek
1978: Pinelands
1979: Westerford A
1980: Bergvliet
1981: Rondebosch B
1982: Camps Bay
1983: Voortrekker
1984: Northerns B
1985: St George’s
1986: Voortrekker
1987: Rondebosch B
1988: Plumstead A
1989: St George’s
1990: SACS B
1991: Lagunya
1992: Windsor
1993: Fish Hoek A
1994: Primrose
1995: Primrose
1996: Lagunya
1997: Bishops B
1998: Voortrekker
1999: Fish Hoek A
2000: Groote Schuur
2001: Lagunya
2002: Jan van Riebeeck
2003: SACS B
2004: Fish Hoek
2005: Reddam
2006: Tygerberg B
2007: No Plate Competition
2008: Zwaanswyk
2009: Excelsior
2010: Temperance
2011: Bishops C
2012: Tygerberg Hoërskool B
2013: Wynberg
2014: Milnerton
2015: SACS A
2016: SACS A
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