• SA Schools predominantly WP

    SA Schools predominantly WP

    10 of the 30 squad members of the SA Schools side come from Western Province, who beat the Sharks 47-8 in the unofficial Craven Week final.

    Coached by Sean Erasmus, the side will get their  Aon U18 International Series started at Boland Landbou, then move on to Stellenberg to face France, concluding their tournament in Newlands at SACS.

    Notably, former Bok centre Brendan Venter’s son, Brendan Junior has been included (from WP), as has referee Marius Jonker’s son Rynhardt Jonker (from the Sharks).

    “I am very happy with the quality of the players in the squad,” said Erasmus.

    “All of the players performed well at Craven Week, and they showed that they can play an exciting brand of rugby. I was particularly impressed with the resilience and character they showed during the week and I am very excited to work with them.

    “The experience and leadership that the players such as Adrian, Celimpilo and Banele will bring is also good as they will set the pace and intensity at training.

    SA Schools squad:

    Forwards (18)

    Jacobus Agenbag (prop), Free State/Grey College

    Adrian Alberts (lock), Western Province/Paarl Boys High

    Dewald Donald (prop), Blue Bulls/Affies

    Tristan Dullisear (flank), Golden Lions/Monument

    Jacques Goosen (hooker), Border/Selborne College

    Celimpilo Gumede (No 8), Sharks/Durban High School

    Hanru Jacobs (prop), Western Province/Paul Roos Gymnasium

    Jean-Jacques Kotze (hooker), Western Province/Paul Roos Gymnasium

    De Wet Marais (flank), Free State/Grey College

    Mihlali Mgolodela (flank), Western Province/Rondebosch Boys High

    Keketso Morabe (No 8), Griffons/Welkom Gimnasium

    Banele Mthenjane (prop), Pumas/Nelspruit

    Lunga Ncube (lock), Sharks/Glenwood

    Evan Roos (No 8), Western Province/Paarl Boys High

    Sibusiso Sangweni (lock), Sharks/Kearsney College

    Jarrod Taylor (flank), Border/Selborne College

    Uzile Tele (flank), Border/Hudson Park High

    Emile van Heerden (lock), Western Province XV/Paarl Boys High

    Backs (12)

    Lionel April (flyhalf), Boland/Hermanus High

    Thomas Bursey (scrumhalf), Border/Selborne College

    Jurich Claasens (scrumhalf), Blue Bulls/Garsfontein

    Darren Hendricks (fullback), Western Province/Boland Landbou

    Stravino Jacobs (wing), Western Province/Paarl Gymnasium

    Rynhardt Jonker (centre), Sharks/Glenwood

    Muzilikazi Manyike (centre), Golden Lions/Jeppe Boys High

    Juan Mostert (flyhalf), Western Province/Paul Roos Gymnasium

    Brendan Venter (centre), Western Province/Paul Roos Gymnasium

    Wyclef Vlitoor (wing), Free State/Grey College

    Sibabalwe Xamlashe (fullback), Border/Selborne College

    Mnombo Zwelindaba (centre), Border/Selborne College

    Aon U18 International Series fixtures:

    Friday, August 10 (at Boland Landbou)

    14:15 – England vs France

    16:00 – SA Schools vs Wales

    Tuesday, August 14 (at Stellenberg)

    14:15 – Wales vs England

    16:00 – SA Schools vs France

    Saturday, August 18 (at SACS)

    12:15 – France vs Wales

    14:05 – SA Schools vs England

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