Dr. Wayne Viljoen (CEO of BokSmart) has confirmed that all U19 school teams
playing against their Old Boys XV or similarly named teams are illegal and are
no longer allowed to take place.
"Despite the long standing traditions of many schools across the country these
games will have to be confined to the past. It is not the intention of the
legislation to stop these Old Boys' gatherings revolving around rugby, the
challenge going forward is to be innovative about other alternatives."
"To this end we (BokSmart) can advise that many other schools in similar
positions are exploring touch rugby as an alternative."
refer to the attached legislation dealing with under age rugby and is designed
to eliminate the risk of catastrophic injuries to the under 19 age group.