Meyer Sauermann 2016 teams – EP u18 Trials

On 21 May the final EP trials for u/18 (and u/16) will be held at Pearson High School

POS. MERIT A vs MERIT B
1 STEFAN VAN DER POEL Framesby THEMBI MANGWANA Kingswood
2 VIAAN WOLMARANS Framesby SHANE KLUYTS Kirkwood
3 SAZI SANDI St Andrews ROELOF ROODT Framesby
4 RUBEN LE ROUX [K] Framesby RUAN BOTHA DF Malherbe
5 WILLIAM DUCKITT Framesby STEFAN MENTZ Marlow
6 DIHAN ODENDAAL Aliwal North WIHAN STRYDOM Daniel Pienaar
7 LOURENS OOSTHUIZEN Marlow ZANE BARNARD (B) Brandwag
8 KHWEZI MAFU Grey ARMAND PRETORIUS Nico Malan
9 LOUIS STRYDOM Framesby BENDRE JONCK Nico Malan
10 KEEGAN TAIT Framesby VAUGHEN ISAACS [K] Marlow
11 TIM BLOEM St Andrews LINDSAY POTGIETER Framesby
12 SICELO TOLE Muir MATT MOORE St Andrews
13 LUTHO NOMYI Kingswood AZI MNGCONGO Graeme
14 ATHI HALOM Kingswood CURTLEY DEYSEL Daniel Pienaar
15 RIAAN VAN RENSBURG Framesby DYLAN LE ROUX Daniel Pienaar
POS. CD ACADEMY A VS CD ACADEMY B
1 FRANCO DREYER Volkskool JANDRE ELS Burgersdorp
2 DYLAN MINAAR Humansdorp BONGI SIYA Union
3 ETTIENE JANNEKE Nico Malan EWAN PETERS Kingswood
4 KEANEN MURRAY Marlow JAN FRANS LOTZ Nico Malan
5 ARMAND KEMP Nico Malan Z BROWN Humansdorp
6 HENTUS BOTHA Volkskool JJ HUMAN Marlow
7 OLLIE LOSABA Kingswood GREGAN GLOVER Nico Malan
8 ROSS STANLEY Union E DE NYSCHEN Woodridge
9 JC CONRADIE [K] Volkskool KEENAN STRIDE Gill
10 JAYRON DRAGHOENDER Nico Malan JOHAN LOMBARD (K) Gill
11 LANCE SMITH Humansdorp I SIMANA (PS) Paul Sauer
12 SIBA MZANYWA Kingswood JAC VAN DER WALT Nico Malan
13 RENIER MEYER Burgersdorp NELUS VAN WYK Marlow
14 ROMARIO McCARTHY Nico Malan ESONA MRWETYANA Kingswood
15 CHULUMANI CHUTU Union AIDON MASOLING Cradock
Pos. CITY ACADEMY A vs CITY ACADEMY B
1 HENCO NEL Kirkwood RUAN JONKER Grey
2 OYAYAMA MGEDISI Victoria Park JOHN-JAMES MOOLMAN Brandwag
3 LE KLUE STOKES Brandwag CARL SENYANE Framesby
4 BRAAM BEYERS [K] Brandwag WJ KRUGER Daniel Pienaar
5 DONOVAN STEVENS Brandwag GERICK RAUTENBACH Grey
6 LEONARDA TSHINGANA Cillie CHIVAGO KEMP Sanctor
7 DESMICK KLEINBOOI Framesby TERTIUS GROENEWALD Grey
8 JP MARAIS Andrew Rabie ELANDRE SMIT Brandwag
9 RICHMONT GORAH Brandwag EATHAN JANTJIES Newton
10 MORNE LABUSCHAGNE Daniel Pienaar LUBABALO DOBELA [K] Grey
11 UAN TAIT Grey ROYSTEN POTGIETER Otto du Plessis
12 JULIAN KLEYN Framesby WAQAR SOLAAN Grey
13 AYA OLIPHANT Grey DYLAN GROOTBOOM Cillie
14 SIHLE NJEZULA Grey KHANYA MAFUNDA Grey
15 HENCO PIETERSE Brandwag RONALDO CONSTABLE Otto du Plessis
CITY ACADEMY RESERVES CD ACADEMY RESERVES
1 JD ALLISON Grey 1 JANU FOURIE Nico Malan
2 2 JOHAN MAARTENS Burgersdorp
3 RIKUS VAN AS Despatch 3 RECHARD ENGELBRECHT Marlow
4 LANDILE MLONZI Pearson 4
5 CONNOR THALROSE Grey 5
6 6 REVALDO MARIMA Middelande
7 ASAKONA MVANDABA Ndzondolelo 7 LUWU PILISO Gill
8 8
9 SACHIN TORING Kirkwood 9 NEVALDO FLEURS Marlow
10 RODWILL BAADJIES Pearson 10 J CRANCKSHAW Union
11 11
12 DUWAN NEL Daniel Pienaar 12
13 AYA MATROOS Grey 13
14 14
15 15 JADE KOCK Gill

21 Comments

  1. Are the Grey guys in the City Academy teams eligible to make the CW team? I think that there are too few Kingswood and SAC players in the top four teams. Also, I expected to see the SAC fullback in one of the top two teams.

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  2. @Vleis: I’m quite sure they are. They ended up in the academy side because of their non participation in the previous trials. Daft decision by the school which will hopefully not have a negative impact on both the players from Grey and also the EP teams that are selected eventually

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  3. @Frik: I disagree, the right decision made by the school…..daft decision by EP rugby to have it during school times!

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  4. @Wyvern: well then the school must be consistent in their decision making. They thought nothing of missing two days of school for interschools against Paul Roos for example. Many other instances can be quoted where school is missed for sport. Apart from that, EP is a big province, how do you propose fitting the trials in after school? There are only so many weekends available in the year. Many players have to travel long distances to attend the trials, impossible to fit it in after school during the week. Maybe you have a clever solution..

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  5. @Frik: As an Old Grey I have to agree with you mate. The waterpolo players at Grey spend almost as much time away from class as in it. There is not consistency in that decision. I think Grey just wanted to be fully prepares for Wynberg as it was our reunion weekend. It wouldn’t be the first time the “reunion weekend” thing tries to hold a player or players back.

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  6. @Frik: If what you are saying is true then I agree on the consistency part of it. Has there not been in the past a predetermined weekend that gets set aside for trials?

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  7. @Wyvern: Only the final trials are over a weekend, the Meyer Sauerman tournament this weekend.
    @The Don: I hope so too, as you can see from the trial teams only those Grey players who played Craven week or grant khomo last year were invited to this weekends trials. That means that other possible candidates are already prejudiced and a late bloomer may be overlooked

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  8. How do boys from Aliwal North and Burgersdorp land up under the Eastern Province group, surely these teams should either be playing for Border CD or Free State.

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  9. @Frik: @Wyvern: In Grey’s defence, a trip to Stellenbosch is normally planned at least a year before, so schooling is structured around it, whereas trial times get announced at shorter notice.

    These trials were scheduled to be from 11:30 to 16:30 on a Tuesday – I am not sure if this is the norm nowadays, but this was never the case in my day – then again that was 16 years ago. When Grey requested that the start time be after 14:30 – or alternatively get the trials to run longer to give the Grey boys enough time to travel, the response was that there is not sufficient light at Marlow to allow that. EP then suggested the Grey provide them with a field with floodlights to hold the trials, they could carry on till 20:00 – and Grey couldn’t provide one.

    In my view, Grey’s stance was right, but one could say they have to share the blame for a lack of compromise. Then again, how practical was EP’s compromise to have the trials venue moved from Cradock to PE at such short notice???

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  10. Looks more like a Framesby Invitation XV that Merit A side. Very interesting considering Framesby have only won about 25% of their matches this year.

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  11. @Playa: As I said, the interschools is only one example, many other can be quoted. Be consistent in your decision making.

    @kcman: I doubt that the final team will look much like the A trial team. I’d be surprised if more than 3 or 4 Framesby boys go through eventually.

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  12. @Frik: Sounds like the trial organisers could not source fields with lights and thus trials had to start earlier in day?

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  13. @BrotherBear: @Wyvern:
    Not sure what the arrangements for trials were based on. Also don’t know whether there are schools with lights. The issue in my opinion is that it was necessary to start the trials early in the day because of players having to travel. Even if you could do trials in the afternoon and evening, would it have been a good idea for those coming from far to travel back in the night? Whatever approach you take, someone’s got to travel and miss school.

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  14. @Frik: I’m not too close to the goings on in PE, but I agree with Frik that it seems that Grey have been inconsistent in their approach to this.

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  15. I do not represent Grey in any capacity and support schools like Grey and Framesby as a regular schoolboy rugby spectator. The majority of people I spoke to (Old Greys and current parents) support the decision on the trials. The Grey boys did attend earlier trials and will attend this weekend.

    Unfortunately the trials happened during the week leading up to Reunion which is much more than just rugby and very taxing on the time of the boys.Each case has its own circumstances and merits and ‘consistency’ has to be judged in the light thereof. What has been ‘consistent’ was school and school activities first and Province unfortunately second. That is one of the reasons we send our sons there.

    For those who understand the above ethos no explanation is necessary , for those who don’t , no explanation will suffice.

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  16. 9 Grey boys made the Craven Week team.
    Aya Matroos
    Waqar Solaan
    Aya Oliphant
    Sihle Njezula
    Khanyo Mafunda
    Ruan Jonker
    Tertius Groenewald
    Lubabalo Dobela
    Khwezi Mafu

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