“Peddle, faster , faster. Only 30 seconds to go!” There were many attractions at the Standard Bank Kearsney Easter Rugby Festival besides the rugby. In the Standard Bank tent where we were working were activities such as the cycling race(to see how far you could peddle in 2 minutes to win a signed Proteas jersey); selfie camera; lounges to chill; an area where you could sign up for a new Standard Bank account; and most importantly POPCORN. There were other areas of interest around the beautiful Kearsney grounds such as the food area; the MTN stand; the beer garden; Halfway Toyota; Coopertires; children’s Fun Zone and a few others.
The main attraction of course was the rugby which completely blew my mind. The passion and commitment shown by the players was inspirational and there was no such thing as kicking the ball away but instead the players backed themselves to run through entire teams even if they were stuck on their own goal line. There were too many outstanding individual performances to mention but credit must go to every team and their staff for showcasing some beautiful rugby. South African school’s rugby is in safe hands.