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Baby Boks for the u20 World Rugby Championship 2023

11 June, 2023 beet 17
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Why a promising player needs a rugby agent

22 May, 2023 beet 22

Originally posted on 01 March 2022
This is a post worth sharing with parents of and school rugby boys who would like to pursue rugby as a career choice.

I asked well-respected South African rugby agent Dale Troy for the main reasons why a promising school rugby player should have an agent and he was kind enough to go into detail in providing this valuable feedback:

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SA u20 Academy Squad 2021

11 March, 2021 beet 0

The ball gets rolling for new SA Under-20 head coach Bafana Nhleko who has his first taste of  hands on national team leadership when a 41-man strong squad takes part in the first training camp from Wednesday, April 7 until Wednesday, June 30 at the Stellenbosch Academy of Sport. By all accounts it is a very young squad with almost half still belonging to the under-19 age group and therefore being eligible for selection in 2022 as well.…

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Bulls u21 B-team would do compo justice

11 October, 2020 beet 0

An obvious talking point after two rounds of u21 competition is how good the Bulls are. Lots can be said of their preparation, particularly up front but also their player depth.…

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SA u20 alignment camps 2020

20 February, 2020 Admin 8

Camp No.3 to start soon.
The alignment camp is the second of four scheduled camps to be hosted at the Stellenbosch Academy of Sport, and will run from Monday 10 to Thursday 13 February.…

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SA u19 team to play Georgia in December 2019

12 October, 2019 beet 39

There is a high percentage of SA Schools continuity in the South Africa under-19 team to tour Georgia where they will play Georgia Under-19 team on Monday, 2 December, and Thursday, 5 December 2019.

The tour will replace the Under-18 and Under-19 assessment camps usually hosted by the Junior Springbok coaching staff with an eye on the selection of the Junior Springbok squad for the World Rugby U20 Championship.

This is possibly the first time since 2007, when the u19 Junior World Championships were made away with, that SA players will be receiving u19 caps.

1 1 PR Dewald Donald Affies Bulls SAu18
1 2 PR Banele Mthenjane Nelspruit Lions SAu18
1 3 PR Thabiso Mdletshe Glenwood Sharks SAu20 SAu18
1.5 7 PR Sphekahle Dube Maritzburg College Sharks CW
1.5 8 PR Hanru Jacobs Paul Roos Sharks SAu20 SAu18
2 4 HK Morne Brandon Monument Lions SAu18
2 5 HK Jason Alexander Wynberg WP CW
2 6 HK JJ Kotze Paul Roos WP SAu18
4 9 LK Werner Gouws Grey College Bulls CW
4 10 LK Werner Coetzee Glenwood Sharks AW
4 11 LK Lunga Ncube Glenwood Sharks SAu20 SAu18
5 12 LK Adrian Alberts HJS Paarl BH Lions SAu18
5 13 LK Emile van Heerden HJS Paarl BH Sharks SAu20 SAu18
7 14 LF Thabo Ndimande Hans Moore Valke CW
7 15 FL Sibusiso Sangweni Kearsney Lions SAu20 SAu18
8 16 LF Celimpilo Gumede DHS Sharks SAu20 SAu18
8 17 LF Evan Roos HJS Paarl BH Sharks SAu20 SAu18
9 18 SH Bernard vd Linde Menlopark Bulls CW
9 19 SH Jaden Hendrikse Glenwood Sharks SAu20 SAu18
9 20 SH Thomas Bursey Selborne WP SAu18
10 21 FH Ethan Wentzel Centurion Valke AW
10 22 FH Juan Mostert Paul Roos WP SAu18
12 23 CT Dawid Kellerman Paarl Gim Bulls CW
12 24 CT Rynhardt Jonker Glenwood Sharks SAu18
13 25 CT Diego Appollis Garsfontein Bulls CW
13 26 CT Muzi Manyike Jeppe Lions SAu18
13 27 CT Mnombo Zwelendaba Selborne WP SAu20 SAu18
14 28 WG Stravino Jacobs Paarl Gim Bulls SAu18
14 29 WG Keenan Twigg Potch Gim Leopards CW
15 30 FB Cohen Jasper Drostdy Free State CW
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Sharks Academy Rugby Bursaries at the Kearsney Easter Rugby Festival 2008-2019

23 April, 2019 beet 0
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Year 1 = uncertainty for school leavers

2 April, 2019 beet 4

Junior rugby (under-19 to under-21 levels) has had a bit of a facelift and now very few people in the industry are sure of what the right path will be for an aspiring rugby player once he leaves school.…

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u19 & u18 assessment camps for u20 world champs in 2019

1 November, 2018 beet 16

31 Oct 2018. Junior Springbok coach Chean Roux invited two squads totalling 74 under-19 and under-18 players for assessment camps in Stellenbosch in November and January with an eye on preparing for the 2019 World Rugby u20 Championship in Argentina. …