The prestigious provincial tournament marks the start of SA Rugby’s annual Youth Weeks programme. Twenty teams will compete across the matches staged between 17 and 21 June.

The action will commence on Monday morning, with the Pumas tackling Griquas at 09h20 on the Kolisi Field at Grey High School.

The Blue Bulls, who beat Free State 20-12 in last year’s unofficial final, will face the Western Province XV at 13h40.

The Grant Khomo Week Opening Ceremony at 15h00 will be followed by a Cape derby between hosts Eastern Province and Western Province.

Monday 17 June schedule:

09h20: Pumas v Griquas, A Field

09h20: Free State XV v Border Country Districts, B Field

10h40: Golden Lions v Boland, A Field

10h40: Valke v Griffons, B Field

12h10: Free State v Sharks, A Field

12h10: Border v Zimbabwe, B Field

13h40: Blue Bulls v Western Province XV, A Field

13h40: South Western Districts v Namibia, B Field

15h00: Grant Khomo Week Opening Ceremony

15h30: Western Province v Eastern Province, A Field

15h30: Leopards v Limpopo Blue Bulls, B Field