Northern giants to battle it out for Schools 7s title

Schools 7s has invited four northern provincial teams to battle for the Schools 7s trophy as part of the the Varsity 7s tournament on 4-5 October at the Pirates Club in Johannesburg.

The two-day festival of sevens rugby will feature the best exponents of the game – male and female – in South Africa’s leading university teams. The provincial sides competing in the Schools 7s tournament will be the Pumas, Falcons, Leopards and a Johannesburg schools invitational team that will play as Tau.

The provincial teams include players from schools all around Gauteng, North-West and Mpumalanga including Heidelberg Volkskool, Noordheuwel, Helpmekaar, Monument, Dr EG Jansen, Kempton Park, Middelburg Hoërskool, Nelspruit Hoërskool, Rob Ferreira, Steelcrest and HTS Middelburg.

ALSO SEE: Schools 7s 2019 fixtures

Schools 7s manager Jana Arlow believes this invitational tournament can provide a stepping stone from schools level to university level and higher.

"The teams invited to the tournament are some of the best provincial sides around northern based provinces, and we know they will provide a fantastic display of 7s rugby.

"It will be great to have such talented provincial schools’ athletes playing on the field next the Varsity 7s players. We believe it closes the loop from schools’ level, to university and to national level."

Arlow extended her sincere gratitude to the sponsors of Schools 7s, KeyHealth Medical Scheme.

"Thanks so much to KeyHealth Medical Scheme for sponsoring the competition, and also providing medical cover for our players during the tournament. We couldn't have this amazing display of rugby without them."

For the full fixtures of the Schools 7s 2019 tournament, go here: