The Eastern Province Rugby Union will this year play host to the prestigious Under 18 Coca Cola Craven Week schools tournament taking place from 8 to 14 July 2012. It is 12 years since EPRU hosted the event and 2012 promises to produce an eventful and entertaining tournament.
Coca-Cola, as it has done in the past, is continuing with its tradition of being the headline sponsor of this prestigious tournament. With the continuous involvement of SARU and Coca-Cola, EPRU is confident that this year’s event will be a major success.
EPRU Spokesperson Thobile Hans said; “The Coca-Cola Craven Week is synonymous with unearthing talent and fuelling South African rugby with future Springboks and with this in mind, EPRU are confident that this year’s participants, as has been the case in recent years, will need no extra motivation to compete at their best for the duration of the tournament.”
The participating teams will be accommodated in three Uitenhage school hostels, Daniel Pienaar, Brandwag and Strelitzia for the duration of the tournament, while the games will take place at the iconic and world class Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.
The hosting of this year’s tournament is considered a great coup for the Eastern Province Rugby community and all inhabitants of the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropole, the surrounding areas and the entire Eastern Cape.
EPRU have taken the opportunity to wish all 20 participating teams the best of luck for the tournament and look forward to welcoming them to our Port ELizabeth and Uitenhage with open arms!