Hilton College’s Cameron Wright and Hugenote’s SA Schools lock Gideon Koegelenberg are the latest additions to the Sharks under-19 team. The two schoolboy debutants will feature alongside Glenwood’s Marne Coetzee in Saturday’s crucial away game against Free State.
Wright was a key member of Kwazulu-Natal Craven Week team and is considered to be one of the best schoolboy scrumhalves in the country at the moment. He is set to enroll at the Sharks Academy in 2014. It seems like the Sharks had plans to use Wright this season once his school commitments were out of the way but it was anticipated that he would be introduced off the bench. With the injury to first choice Sharks under-19 scrumhalf Stefan Ungerer it means that the talented grade 11 player has been fast-tracked to starter on debut. Interestingly Wright also earned his first KZN Schools cap in 2011 due to Ungerer being injured.
Gideon Koegelenberg hails from the Boland. The very promising 1.99m, 110kg second row forward recently represented SA Schools in an international series. He has already put pen to paper as far a Sharks junior contract from 2013 onwards is concerned. His early inclusion in the under-19’s comes about as a result of an agreement between his school and the Sharks, which will allow Koegelenberg to spend the next four weeks in KZN before returning home. While in Durban he will write his trial exams under test conditions and proper supervision at the Sharks Academy. The Sharks under-19 team has struggled for lineout ascendancy and has also been short of big physical ball-carriers this season. Koegelenberg will undoubtedly add value in both departments as the team tries to put themselves back into semi-final playoff contention this weekend.
Glenwood’s Marne Coetzee who made an impressive debut against the Leopards last week, starts at tighthead prop again.
|1||Nic Roebeck (Rondebosch)|
|2||Morne du Plessis (Waterkloof)|
|3||Marne Coetzee (Glenwood)|
|4||Gideon Koegelenberg (Hugenote)|
|5||Myles Tucker (Rondebosch)|
|6||Andrew van Tonder (EG Jansen)|
|7||David Fisher (Pretoria Boys High)|
|8||Jean Pretorius (Sentraal)|
|9||Cameron Wright (Hilton College)|
|10||Robert du Preez (Kearsney)|
|11||Alcino Izaacs (Namib HS)|
|12||Garath Meikle (Lomagundi,Zim)|
|13||Tyler Fisher (Westville)|
|14||Kotaro Matsushima (T.Gakven,Japan)|
|15||Sean Robinson (Waterkloof)|
|16||Warrick Venter (Selborne)|
|17||John-Hubert Meyer (Paul Roos)|
|18||Francois van der Vyver (Oakdale)|
|19||Theo Kruger (THS Sasolburg)|
|20||Brendon Cope (DHS)|
|21||Takadzwa Chieza (Prince Edward,Zim)|
|22||Michael Bernardt (Oakdale)|
|23||Matt Jones (Kearsney)|