Over 150 teams, 38 of them girls’ teams and 16 primary schools will compete at this year’s Dairibord Schools Rugby Festival set to run from the 29th to 5th of May at Prince Edward School in the capital.

Over 3 316 players and a total of 264 games will be played during the seven days of non-stop rugby.

Three foreign teams from Zambia, Botswana and Bangladesh are set to add an international flavour to the festival.

The festival keeps growing and the week-long rugby festival will bring together school children, parents, teachers, referees, coaches and corporate representatives.

Festival director Tawanda Jimu said the objective of the festival is to develop the game of rugby by spreading it to high density and rural areas.

The festival is undoubtedly huge and unique, spanning for seven years and spectators attendance averaging 5 000 on big days, Tuesday and Thursday, with more than 10 000 on a Saturday.

Meanwhile, a rugby workshop has been held for media at the Prince Edward School.