The revival of township school rugby has come. This annual Tournament seeks to create opportunities for rugby-players from impoverished backgrounds and honour the legacy of the rugby stalwart Mzwandile Mali.

“Siya and I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all the very best with your endeavors.”

Siya and Rachel Kolisi

“Thank you for giving hope to the young kids out there   and creating the environment for the future Siya Kolisi’s and Makazole Mapimpi’s. Being given an opportunity to do what you love and play this beautiful game of rugby and also stand a chance to tour UK is a dream for every kid out there in the township.”

Mzwandile Stick, Springbok Assistant Coach

How It Works

Mzwandile Mali Schools Rugby Tournament:

The 2024 edition of the Mzwandile Mali Schools Rugby Tournament, sponsored by Standard Bank was launched on Friday, 9th February, at the Nangoza Jebe Hall in New Brighton, Gqeberha. The launch was attended by sponsors (Standard Bank and SuperSport Schools), various media houses, 20 selected schools, school principals & coaches, rugby veterans, and various stakeholders like Nelson Mandela municipality, national and provincial department of sport, arts and culture, provincial department of education and other invited guests.

The tournament starts on the 13th February at Thubalethu High School in Fort Beaufort, with 4 schools participating, while the Gqeberha leg, starts at Adcock Stadium on the 14th February, with 20 selected schools. The Standard Bank sponsorship brings to the tournament their vast experience and expertise in schools rugby. 


2020 Tournament Launch

2019 Tournament

2020 Tournament

2024 Tournament

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