Hoërskool Pietersburg from Polokwane will start their title defence in the Limpopo Championships over the weekend on Friday against Hlabi.
The Limpopo Championships will be hosted by them on Saturday. Eight Botho-teams and nine Ubuntu-teams will participate in the tournament.
The Pieties was crowned champions in 2022 by defeating Ben Vorster of Tzaneen in the final.
Pietersburg has booked their place in the Limpopo Championship by defeating Capricorn (28-15) and Curro Heuwelkruin (42-2) in their league matches. Capricorn of Polokwane will also be in action during the championship. The Pieties will face Ellisras, Khaiso and Hlabi in their three pool matches during this year’s championship.
The two teams that will reach the final of the championships will represent Limpopo at the DStv Schools Challenge (u19) which will be hosted by EG Jansen in Boksburg from 21 and 23 July.
The Vossies won their two league matches against Merensky of Tzaneen (26-17) and Stanford Lake College (41-9) to make sure they would be able to attempt to defend their title. This year the team from Tzaneen is drawn in Pool D with Hans Strijdom from Mookgophong (formerly Naboomspruit), OR Tambo and Musina.
In Pool B HTS Tom Naude, Ngwanakwena, Baranuka and Merensky will fight it out for a place in the play-offs.
Five teams will battle it out in Pool C. The five schools are Frans du Toit of Phalaborwa, Mashooro, Nylstroom, Capricorn, Makgofe.
The Ubunta final will take place at 15:30 with the Botho final being played thereafter at 16:05.
Pool A: Hoërskool Pietersburg, Ellisras, Khaiso, Hlabi.
Pool B: HTS Tom Naude, Merensky, Baranuka, Ngwanakwena.
Pool C: Frans du Toit, Mashooro, Nylstroom, Capricorn, Makgofe.
Pool D: Ben Vorster, Hans Strijdom, Musina, OR Tambo.
Court 2: 08:00 – Ellisras vs Khaiso; 08:30 – Ben Vorster vs OR Tambo; 09:00 – Pietersburg vs Hlabi; 09:30 – Hans Strijdom vs OR Tambo; 10:30 – Pietersburg vs Ellisras; 11:00 – Capricorn vs Mashooro; 11:30 – HTS Tom Naude vs Merensky.
Court 3: 08:00 – Capricorn vs Makgofe; 08:30 – Hans Strijdom vs Musina; 09:00 – Capricorn vs Frans du Toit; 09:30 – Ben Vorster vs Musina; 10:00 – Capricorn vs Nylstroom; 10:30 – Khaiso vs Hlabi; 11:00 – Frans du Toit vs Makgofe; 11:30 – Baranuka vs Ngwanakwena; 12:00 – Nylstroom vs Frans du Toit; 12:30 – Ellisras vs Hlabi.
Court 4: 08:00 – Nysltroom vs Mashooro; 08:30 – HTS Tom Naude vs Ngwanakwena; 09:00 – Nylstroom vs Makgofe; 09:30 – HTS Tom Naude vs Baranuka; 10:00 – Frans du Toit vs Mashooro; 10:30 – Merensky vs Ngwanakwena; 11:00 – Musina vs OR Tambo; 11:30 – Ben Vorster vs Hans Strijdom; 12:00 – Makgofe vs Mashooro; 12:30 – Pietersburg vs Khaiso.
Court 5: 08:30 – Merensky vs Baranuka.
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