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Friday, 19 March 2010 08:10

Powerade Grey Festival Launch

Powerade Grey Festival Launch

The Eastern Cape's worst drought in 130 years has forced a venue change for this years Powerade Grey Festival kicking off on Saturday, 27 March in Nelson Mandela Bay.The Easter tournament has shifted from it's home since its start in1993, the Phillip Field, to a better irrigated front cricket field. A magnificent backdrop for rugby, nonetheless.

Grey's captain, JJ Swart reckons the rare opportunity to run out of the iconic clock tower will bolster their chances - a good omen for local fans but I'm sure the Pollock Field will warmly welcome all ten schools who'll decend upon Grey from all parts of South Africa.

This year Graeme College, Maritzburg College, Michaelhouse, SACS, Itembelihle Comprehensive School, Hilton College and Bloemfontein's Louis Botha Technical High will attempt to outdo a selection of Port Elizabeth's best - Grey High School (hosts), Framesby High School and Daniel Pienaar High School.

Fixtures set for Saturday, Monday and Wednesday (27, 29, 31 March) will draw more spectators than the Eastern Province provincial side (The Mighty Elephants) get this season and the five games per day draw around 10 000 people per day.

Rector Neil Crawford said, 'We pride ourselves on the calibre of rugby our first team play and, equally importantly, the manner in which they play the game.' A sure sign that fair but hard rugby will be on the menu.

Fixture List:

Saturday 27 March

10:00 Graeme vs Itembelihle

11:30 Maritzburg vs Framesby

13:00 Michaelhouse vs Daniel Pienaar

14:30 Louis Botha vs Hilton

16:00 Grey High vs SACS

Monday 29 March

13:15 Itembelihle vs Louis Botha

14:45 SACS vs Graeme

16:15 Maritzburg vs Daniel Pienaar

17:45 Michaelhouse vs Framesby

19:15 Grey High vs Hilton

Wednesday 31 March

08:30 Hilton vs Graeme

10:00 SACS vs Martizburg

11:30 Daniel Pienaar vs Itembelihle

13:00 Framesby vs Louis Botha

14:30 Grey High vs Michaelhouse

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