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Craven Week Rugby Competition

The Craven Week is an annual state tournament organized for high school rugby players in South Africa. The tournament started in 1964 and was named after the legendary Springbok player and administrator Doctor Danie Craven.

The tournament was conceived by Piet Malan who was a Springbok flanker at the time, his wish was for schools to feature in the SARU 75th anniversary celebration and approached Doc Craven on how it could be done.

Craven discussed the idea with his board who then decided to get the various school unions involved for a week.

Since 1971 an “unofficial” winner has been declared and since 1974 a South African schools team has been named after the tournament has finished.

UNIONTROPHIES
Western Province16
Free State8
Lions6
Bulls6
Eastern Province4
Pumas3
SWD2
Griquas1
Boland1
Border1
Griffons1
YEARWINNERS
2019Western Province
2018Western Province
2017Lions
2016Western Province
2015Western Province
2014Eastern Province
2013Western Province
2012Bulls
2011Free State
2010Free State
2009Western Province
2008SWD
2007Free State
2006Bulls
2005Lions
2004Free State
2003Western Province
2002Western Province
2001SWD
2000Pumas
1999Western Province
1998Griquas
1997Bulls
1996Bulls
1995Free State
1994Border/Eastern Province
1993Bulls
1992Western Province
1991Bulls
1990Natal
1989Lions
1988Western Province
1987Lions/Natal
1986Pumas
1985Free State
1984Lions
1983Free State
1982Pumas
1981Lions
1980Free State
1979Griffons
1978Western Province
1977Eastern Province
1976Boland
1975Eastern Province
1974Western Province
1973Western Province
1972Western Province
1971Western Province
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