WP makes clean sweep at Craven Week

Arguably the most enjoyable South African rugby performance of the weekend could be seen in Paarl last Saturday as Western Province at the Coca Cola Craven Week beat KwaZulu-Natal’s best U18s with an emphatic 47-8.

Paul Roos Gymnasium, unbeaten this season and rightfully ranked No 1 in South Africa, provided seven starting players for the WP team – and this Magnificent Seven seemed just as home in the legendary blue and white hoops of Province as they did in their Alma Mater’s famous maroon jerseys.

Western Province also finished the Academy Week undefeated. The hosts were particularly impressive in giving the Free State a 73-0 hammering. To top it all off the WP XV completed a great day for the province by defeating the Bulls 20-16.

PRG rugby players selected for WP teams

*Craven Week A*
Kade Wolhuter
Tiaan Pretorius 
Brendon Venter
Juan Mostert
JJ Kotze
Robbie Rodgers
Hanru Jacobs

*Craven Week XV*
Remy Engelbrecht
Matthew Cordy

*Academy XV*
Reagan v d Westhuizen
Jarrod Cairns

*U16 Grant Khomo Week*
Armand Maritz
Corne Weilbach
Andreas Wild