Exciting Changes At This Year’s Dairibord Schools Rugby Festival

The Dairibord Schools Rugby Festival kicks off next week with major changes on the fixtures expected to bring a thrill to the world’s biggest schools rugby competition.

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This year’s edition runs from April 27 to May 2.

Announcing the changes at a press conference at Prince Edward School yesterday, festival director Mr Garikai said this year would be an exciting event.

“We have decided to pair schools strength for strength which means from day 1 to day 6 it will be competitive rugby throughout.

This will be a first in the festival formerly known as Cottco Schools Rugby Festival.

This year will also see a record 30 girls teams participating in the fiesta and to top it up, there will be 6 female referees also for the first time in the competition.

Last year’s tournament was hailed as a success following the commitment of title sponsors Dairibord surpassing the budgetary requirements for its running.

The festival is famous for churning out greats such as Tendai ‘Beast’ Mtawarira, Charles Jiji,Tangai Nemadire among others.

Now if you grew up in Harare you will agree that this remains one the events every school going kid looks forward to come the last week of the holidays.

The unfortunate part though is that the refereeing committee has decided to ban the performing of the Haka/War cries saying it was eating in on the times of the games.

So for the girls sorry no topless rugby players for you this year. Yes a whole 22 topless muscular boys won’t be available on display.