The Fidelity ADT Premier Division League kicks off with the annual Wahl Bartmann Day at Jonsson Kings Park on Saturday. With a full day of rugby in and around Kings Park all eyes will be focused on the club game this weekend.
With the Sharks away and schools festivals now a thing of the past it will give local rugby fans and supporters an opportunity of getting to know more about the clubs and meet up with the them. The day starts with two early games on KP2 the home of College Rovers with the home side second stringers facing FNB UKZN Pietermaritzburg in the opener at 10.30 am followed by eThekwini Refractories Amanzimtoti Reserves up against Varsity College at 12.10 pm .
The focus will then travel across to SA Home Loans Durban Collegians on their home grounds at KP 10 where they will entertain the Bidvest Insurance Crusaders 2ND XV at 1.30 pm.
This will be the 62nd Anniversary of the Moor Cup, which is the oldest piece of silverware in World Rugby manufactured in 1873 and first played for in Kimberley in 1875. The priceless piece of silverware was supposed to have come to the Colony of Natal in 1876 but went missing for 81 years to suddenly reappear in 1956 at Kings Sport in Pietermaritzburg. The historic Cup was then first played for and won by, now as we know them, UKZN Durban in 1957
With that the big games will kick off in the stadium at 12.30pm with College Rovers up against UKZN Pietermaritzburg followed by Varsity College playing the South Coast Terriers from Amanzimtoti at I.50 pm. The final game of the day is scheduled for a 3.30pm and sees Durban Collegians, the club that has won the cup more times than any other club in the province, facing Crusaders in what looks destined to be an absolute thriller.
Meanwhile in the First Division games played last Thursday evening UKZN Durban remained unbeaten edging out Westville Old Boys 22-17. Jaguar Land Rover Durban Hillcrest also remained unbeaten beating Ballito Dolphins 25-10 while Drakensberg squeaked home 10-5 against Jaguars in Sydenham and the third unbeaten side, the 2018 champions, South Coast Warriors hammered Maritzburg Collegians 52-5.