Ronnie Van Rooyen Memorial Day

Potchefstroom University, affectionately known as the Pukke, will be taking part in the annual Ronnie van Rooyen Memorial Rugby Festival at Harlequins out on the Bluff on 23/24 March. Affectionately known as Oom Ronnie, Van Rooyen passed away in December of 2003, and in 2004, the first Ronnie van Rooyen game was played between Crusaders and Bluff SuperSpar Harlequins, making this the eighth Anniversary of honouring a great club rugby icon who served the game with distinction.

Varsity College Old Boys will join other local Durban clubs Acer Durban Collegians, Crusaders, Jonsson College Rovers, Fidelity Security Jaguars and hosts Harlequins with FNB Maritzburg Varsity coming down from the capital to join in the festive day of club rugby. This year sees First Division club South Coast Warriors from Port Shepstone, Richards Bay from Zululand, Queensburgh and Yellowood Park also participating.

The 12 clubs participating are as follows: Harlequins-Pukke University-Varsity College Old Boys-DBN Collegians-UKZN Pietermaritzburg-College Rovers-Crusaders-Jaguars-South Coast Warriors-Richards Bay-Queensburgh-Yellowood Park

Friday 23 March
Time Field A Field B
18:00 Rovers U/20A vs Collegians U/20A UKZN Pmb U/20B vs Harlequins U/20B
19:10 Harlequins U/19 vs Pukke U/19 Old Boys U/20B vs Collegians U/20B
20:20 Harlequins U/20A vs Old Boys A Jaguars U/20 vs Crusaders U/20A
Saturday 24 March
Time Field A Field B
13:30 Harlequins 3rd vs Yellowwood Park Collegians 2nd vs Crusaders 2nd
14:40 South Coast 1st vs Jaguars 1st Harlequins 2nd vs Rovers 2nd
16:10 UKZN Pmb 1st vs Crusaders 1st South Coast 2nd vs Queensburgh
17:20 Rovers 1st vs Collegians 1st Richards Bay 2nd vs Hillcrest 2nd
18:30 Harlequins 1st vs Pukke 1st Richards Bay 1st vs Hillcrest 1st