Oakdale Rugby Festival 2019
The 40th Oakdale Rugby Festival starts on Saturday, 16 March 2019.
The oaks are losing their leaves in lovely Riversdale, which mean it is time for rugby to get going, and, once again, the festival at this great agricultural school is an excellent way to start.
It’s a most popular festival, attracting teams from all over the country, and this year there is a school, Rockingham, from Western Australia.
The hosts turn out great teams year after year. Last year they ranked sixth on the FNB Top 20, which means that they had one of the very best schoolboy sides in the world.
Teams Taking Part
Alberton, Augsburg, Bellville, Bethlehem Voortrekker, Brackenfell, Bredasdorp, Die Brandwag (Uitenhage), Despatch, Diamantveld (Kimberley), Dinamika (Alberton), Duineveld (Upington), Ellisras, Grens (East London), Heidelberg Volkskool, Hermanus, HTS Middelburg, Hugenote (Wellington), Jeugland (Kempton Park), Kempton Park, Landboudal (Hoër Landbouskool Jacobsdal in the Free State), Langenhoven Gymnasium (Oudtshoorn), Lichtenburg, Montagu, Oosterlig, Potchefstroom Gim, Robertson Rockingham, Upington, Vredendal, Zwartkop (Pretoria) and the hosts Hoer Landbouskool Oakdale.
Fixtures Day 1
There are 32 matches on Day 1, ending with Oakdale vs HTS Middelburg of Mpumalanga under lights.
The matches for Day 2 and Day 3 will depend on what happened the day before in an attempt to get good matches.
08.45: Ellisras vs Augsburg
09.55: Duineveld vs Jeugland
11.05: Lichtenburg vs Bellville
12.15: Kempton Park vs Brackenfell
14.00: Upington vs Dinamika
15.10: Hermanus vs Alberton
16.20: Diamantveld vs Zwartkop
18.00: Bethlehem Voortrekker vs Die Brandwag
19.10: Oakdale vs HTS Middelburg
08.45: Vredendal vs Montagu
09.55: Overberg vs Landboudal
11.05: Oosterlig vs Old Mutual XV
12.15: Despatch vs Bredasdorp
14.00: Hugenote vs Potchefstroom Gim
15.10: Langenhoven Gim vs Rockingham
16.20: Robertson vs Grens