It was announced today that Framesby will represent South Africa at the 19th Sanix Tournament next year (2018). The schools that were on the shortlist was Diamantveld High School, Ficksburg Secondary School, Framesby High School, Khanyisa High School, Monument High School and Umtata High School
Framesby participated in 2017 and ended 7th in the tournament after beating Tokai University from Japan 29-19 in the playoffs. Their tournament started with a victory against Gose (Japan) 35-7 after which they lost against Osaka Toin (Japan) with 5-17. The won their 3rd match against Jianguo of Taiwan 35-7 after which they lost their last two matches before the playoffs against Lycees de la Borde (France) 10-24 and Queen Victoria (Fiji) 14-19.
The Sanix World Rugby Youth Invitational Tournament is a prestigious international rugby union tournament for 15-a-side youth teams which is held every year during the Golden Week holidays (29 April – 5/6 May) in Fukuoka prefecture, Japan. Participation is by invitation only, and the overseas schools selected by their respective unions to represent their country are generally expected to be of a high standard.
The event is hosted by the Japan Rugby Football Union and supported by various local bodies including the Kyushu RFU, the Sanix Sports Foundation and Munakata City. The Global Arena in Munakata, Fukuoka on the island of Kyūshū is the venue for this tournament.
South African teams that have already won this tournament are Grey Collge (2001), Boland Landbou (2002), Glenwood High (2008,2016) and Paul Roos (2015).