Where the 2016 school rugby players might be in 2017

Here’s a 1st attempt at listing where the schoolboy rugby players of 2016 might end up plying their trade next year.

There are probably a number of corrections to make so all help would be welcomed.

NAME A/G POS SCHOOL SCH REGION POSSIBLE UNION FOR 2017
1 Cabous Eloff u18 PR Affies Blue Bulls Bulls
2 Arno van Wyk u18 PR Affies Blue Bulls Lions
3 Schalk Erasmus u18 HK Affies Blue Bulls Western Province
4 Regardt du Plessis u18 LF Affies Blue Bulls Western Province
5 Phillip Krause u18 LF Affies Blue Bulls Lions
6 Jaco Labuschagne u17 LF Affies Blue Bulls Still at School
7 Henk Pretorius u18 LF Affies Blue Bulls Free State
8 Jack Hart u18 SH Affies Blue Bulls Lions
9 Ruan de Swardt u18 FH Affies Blue Bulls Bulls
10 Marnus Potgieter u17 CT Affies Blue Bulls Still at School
11 Louritz van der Schyff u18 CT Affies Blue Bulls Lions
12 Christian Strydom u18 WG Affies Blue Bulls Bulls
13 Lubelo Scott u18 UB Bishops WP
14 Seb Prentice u18 WG Bishops WP
15 Athi Magwala u18 HK Boland Landbou WP Western Province
16 Heinrich Brendel u18 LF Boland Landbou WP Sharks
17 Deon Carstens u18 SH Boland Landbou WP Western Province
18 Henlo Marais u18 CT Boland Landbou WP Western Province
19 Durin Nasson u17 CT Boland Landbou WP Still at School
21 Quan Eymann u17 FB Brackenfell WP Still at School
22 Hennie Otto u18 PR Dale Border Free State
23 Siyanda Am u19 LF Dale Border Sharks
24 Kwanda Dimaza u19 LF Dale Border Sharks
25 Siphosethu Dlongodlongo u18 FH Dale Border Sharks
26 Sibulele Mbana u18 CT Dale Border Sharks
27 Litha Nkula u18 WG Dale Border Bulls
28 Aphelele Fassi u18 FB Dale Border Still at School
29 Phendulani Buthelezi u17 LF DHS KZN Still at School
30 Sanele Nohamba u17 SH DHS KZN Still at School
31 De-an Ackermann u18 CT Diamantveld Griquas Still at School
32 André van der Merwe u18 PR EG Jansen Valke Bulls
33 Werner Fourie u18 HK EG Jansen Valke Bulls
34 Ginter Smuts u18 SH EG Jansen Valke Bulls
35 Rueben Beytel u17 FH EG Jansen Valke Still at School
36 Lee-Irvin Anderies u18 WG EG Jansen Valke Bulls
37 Mornay Smit u18 PR Eldoraigne Blue Bulls Bulls
38 Ruben le Roux u18 LK Framesby EP EP Academy
39 Louis Strydom u18 SH Framesby EP EP Academy
40 Riaan van Rensburg u18 FB Framesby EP Still at School
41 Hendre Eloff u18 PR Garsfontein Bulls France
42 Bees Ferreira u19 HK Garsfontein Bulls Bulls
43 PJ Steenkamp u18 LK Garsfontein Bulls Lions
44 Luke Fortuin u18 LF Garsfontein Blue Bulls Bulls
45 Ryno Pieterse u18 LF Garsfontein Blue Bulls Still at School
46 Embrose Papier u19 SH Garsfontein Bulls Bulls
47 Shaun Williams u18 SH Garsfontein Blue Bulls Lions
48 Emilio Adonis u18 WG Garsfontein Blue Bulls Sharks
49 Austin Davids u18 WG Garsfontein Bulls Bulls
50 Abner van Reenen u18 FB Garsfontein / HJS Blue Bulls Still at School
51 Renier van Rooyen u18 PR Glenwood KZN Sharks
52 JJ vd Mescht u18 LK Glenwood KZN Still at School
53 Marco Palvie u19 LF Glenwood KZN Sharks
54 Jerome Bossr u18 FH Glenwood KZN Bulls
55 Martin Holtzhausen u18 CT Glenwood KZN Sharks
56 Hanru Sirgel u18 LF Grens Border Bulls
57 Gideo Beukes u18 PR Grey College Free State Free State
58 Naude Naude u17 PR Grey College Free State Still at School
59 Tristan Spies u18 PR Grey College Free State Free State
60 Matthew Wessels u18 HK Grey College Free State Bulls
61 Jaco van Tonder u18 LK Grey College Free State
62 Dian Schoonees u18 LF Grey College Free State Lions
63 Juan Venter u18 LF Grey College Free State Free State
64 Rewan Kruger u18 SH Grey College Free State Free State
65 Gerrie Koegelenberg u18 CT Grey College Free State Free State
66 Rikus Pretorius u17 CT Grey College Free State Still at School
67 Janco van Heyningen u17 CT Grey College Free State Still at School
68 Marnus Boshoff u18 WG Grey College Free State Free State
69 Jandré de Beer u18 FB Grey College Free State Free State
70 David Kriel u17 FB Grey College College Free State Still at School
71 Khwezi Mafu u18 LF Grey HS EP Bulls
72 Aya Oliphant u18 CT Grey HS EP Free State
73 Lubabalo Dobela u18 UB Grey HS EP Free State
74 Sihle Njezula u18 UB Grey HS EP Still at School
75 Tiaan van der Merwe u18 HK Helpmekaar Lions Lions
76 Tiaan Scholtz u18 LF Helpmekaar Lions Western Province
77 Mark Snyman u17 LF Helpmekaar Lions Still at School
78 Chuiner van Rooyen u18 FB Helpmekaar Lions Sharks
79 Francke Horn u17 LF HJS Paarl BH WP Still at School
80 Reece Bezuidenhout u18 PR HSJ Paarl BH WP Western Province
81 Adam Neethling u18 PR HSJ Paarl BH WP Western Province
82 Daniel Jooste u18 HK HSJ Paarl BH WP Western Province
83 Salmaan Moerat u18 LK HSJ Paarl BH WP Western Province
84 Khanya Ncusane u18 LF HSJ Paarl BH WP Lions
85 Charl Serdyn u18 LF HSJ Paarl BH WP Western Province
86 Manny Ras u18 CT HSJ Paarl BH WP Lions
87 Gianni Lombard u18 FB HSJ Paarl BH WP Lions
88 JC Pretorius u18 LF HTS Middelburg Pumas Bulls
89 Cohen Kiewiet u18 PR Hugenote Boland Lions
90 Kayden Kiewiet u18 PR Hugenote Boland Lions
91 Hacjivah Dayimane u18 LF Jeppe Lions Lions
92 Tyrone Green u18 FH Jeppe Lions Lions
93 Wandisile Simelane u18 CT Jeppe Lions Lions
94 Luke Croshaw u18 LF Kearsney KZN
95 Jared Meyer u18 LF Kearsney KZN
96 Dylan Richardson u17 LF Kearsney KZN Still at School
97 Keegan Glade u17 PR KES Lions Still at School
98 Kennedy Mpeku u17 CT KES Lions Still at School
99 Olie Losaba u18 LF Kingswood EP Free State
100 Athi Halom u18 FB Kingswood EPCD Free State
101 Nathan McBeth u18 PR Monument Lions Lions
102 PJ Botha u18 HK Monument Lions Lions
103 Christopher Havenga u18 LK Monument Lions Lions
104 Ruan Vermaak u18 LK Monument Lions Lions
105 MJ Pelser u18 CT Monument Lions Lions
106 Sicelo Tole u18 CT Muir EP
107 Dewald Maritz u18 PR Nelspruit Pumas Free State
108 KP de Jager u18 LK Nelspruit Pumas Bulls
109 Jaco Joubert u18 SH Nelspruit Pumas
110 Cameron Hufke u18 WG Noord-Kaap Griquas Still at School
111 Gugu Nelani u18 PR Northwood KZN Sharks
112 Andre Posthumus u18 PR Oakdale SWD Western Province
113 Zinedine Booysen u18 SH Oakdale SWD Free State
114 Xavier Swartbooi u18 FH Oakdale SWD Sharks
115 Darren Adonis u18 FB Oakdale SWD
116 Lance Lamprecht u18 LF Outeniqua SWD Sharks
117 JP Duvenage u19 CT Outeniqua SWD
118 Damian Bonaparte u18 WG Outeniqua SWD Bulls
119 Raymond Nel u18 LK Paarl Gim WP Bulls
120 Muller Uys u18 LF Paarl Gim WP Western Province
121 Zak Burger u18 SH Paarl Gim WP Sharks
122 Theo Boshoff u18 FH Paarl Gim WP Bulls
123 Wian van Niekerk u18 CT Paarl Gim WP Bulls
124 Muller du Plessis u17 WG Paarl Gim WP Still at School
125 Wian van Zyl u18 FB Paarl Gim WP Western Province
126 Ben-Jason Dixon u18 LK Paul Roos WP Western Province
127 Jesse Johnson u18 LF Paul Roos WP Western Province
128 Damian Willemse u18 FH Paul Roos WP Western Province
129 Mike Mavovana u18 WG Rondebosch WP Western Province
130 Liam Larkin u18 HK SACS WP Western Province
131 Alex Halversen u18 LF SACS WP Western Province
132 Lucky Dlepu u17 SH SACS WP Still at School
133 Leon Lyons u18 PR Selborne Border Western Province
134 James Bruce u18 SH Selborne Border
135 Sango Xamlashe u18 CT Selborne Border
136 Sazi Sandi u18 PR St Andrew’s EPCD Western Province
137 Anton du Toit u18 CT Swartland Boland Maties Med School
138 Richman Gora u18 SH Welkom Gim Griffons Bulls
139 Reinhardt van der Vyver u18 HK Wessel Maree Griffons Sharks
140 Hendrik Prinsloo u18 HK Westville KZN Bulls

37 Comments

  1. @Muzi: He will be u19 next year, can’t play CW or Tuks reeks. I hope he has a contract with the Bulls. Rugbyman may know ?

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  2. @Wonder: Thanks Wonder. I need to tidy up the list. There is actually a fairly high number of good quality u18 players who will be back at school again next year.

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  3. Wian van Zyl signed for WP. Spoke to him personally. The France thing fell through in January already.

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  4. Waar gaan Papier speel, of gaan hy nog ‘n jaar vir die skool speel? Daai mannetjie is ‘n aanwins vir enige span. Springbok in opbou!

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  5. Phillip Krause gaan dit ook nog ver bring en so ook Kabous Eloff en Ruan moet kies tussen rugby of krieket. Is hy die volgende Naas Botha of Abe de Villiers?

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  6. @Cappie:

    Ruan is ‘n “all rounder” kolf op 4 of 5 en is ‘n aflos bouler(medium pace).

    Hy was ook die kaptein van die Affie 1e krieketspan wat onoorwonne was sover die seisoen. Hy het verlede jaar vir die SA Colts o/19 span gespeel en was uitgenooi na ‘n oefenkamp in 2016 wat hy nie bygewoon het nie.

    Klaar ‘n keuse gemaak deur ‘n kontrak met die BB te teken.

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  7. @Muzi does not matter anymore who goes where. After yesterday the Lions showed they can develop players that can beat any team with names !!The only difference is that in 2017 the Lions will have a lot of the big names coming to play for them in the u/19 Currie Cup competition !

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  8. @Ploegskaar. Ek is meer onsteld met WP as wat ek bly is met die Leeus! 2014 het WP die titel met die 0/19 span gewen.Toe kom daar n groot afrigtersverandering in 2015 en WP 0/19 verloor in semi-finaal teen die Bulle.Gister verloor hulle in die finaal en in 2017 is dieselfde afrigters in hul finale jaar van hul 3 jaar kontrakte.Hierdie afrigters is aan gestel einde 2014 deur die WP Executive Komitee .Laat mens dink nê !!

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  9. @Scrum5: WP kom al jare op skool en Jnr vlak weg met goeie uitslae agv die geografiese talent en kwota poel, en ondanks swak seleksies, kontraktering en gebrekkige afrigting. Hierdie uitslae staaf dus my punt, uiteindelik.

    Van die plaaslike gekontrakteerde spelers, wat nie naastenby die beste in die provinsie is nie, beland vroeg in sisteem en dan word daar buig of bars met hulle volhard van Grant Khomo tot Craven Week en noodgedwonge ‘n WPRI kontrak. Van 100Kg dwergstutte en hakers wat nog nooit fiks was of basics kon doen nie, tot senters wat nog nooit kon verdedig nie en vleuels wat nie ‘n hoë-bal kan vang of met die bal onder die regte arm hardloop nie. Ons praat hier van basics.

    Dan het ek ook ‘n teorie dat indien ‘n groot gros van die gekontrakteerdes van skole in die WP streek is wat vir vyf jaar hul kop in hul gat gekry het van skole in ‘n ander streek, gaan jy bars. En dit kon ons duidelik op CC en SR vlak die jaar sien, waar daar baie show ponies maar weinig met knaters was (veral in die pak).

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  10. @Rugbyman: Gaan Ryno vir Garsies speel volgende jaar ? Ek verstaan Embrose het 2015 al kontrak by Bulle gehad en hy kon die jaar speel, seker kan Ryno ook?

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  11. @Wonder: Glo Ryno sal selfde as Papier wees die jaar. Die skool het 1ste opsie om hom te speel wat ek glo hul sal doen. Hy sal dan eers na Beeld aansluit by die Bulle.

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  12. @Ploegskaar: dis nie net in WP waar die manne deurgedra word vanaf Grant Khomo. Ek glo dat kontraktering beloftes en dus agente ‘n reuse rol speel. Die unies wil spelers wat talent het hou en maak staat op die agente se menings en daarmee saam ook vooroordele. Hiermee saam gaan daar dan heelwat goeie talent verlore aangesien net die NAME lyk my tel.

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  13. Jaco van Tonder SA A lock from GC has signed a 1 year contract with Clermont in France. Going to stay with Flip v/d Merwe for the first 3 month. Really hope things work out for him

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  14. @Ploegskaar: the coaching staff @ all levels in WP is poison….the management @ Newlands is toxic waste that consumes money and is clueless. There’s no way you can keep all talent. But keeping key players and building with good coaching is issue. The same with SA schools players who progress to JWC. We see that on talent alone they compete against and beat a English team that’s been together a year after a mere week together as a unit.

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  15. @odie15: I beg to differ.There’s a lot of well meaning and innovative coaches…the management is the poison.The rot in management defeats science…it goes from the tail to the head.

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  16. @Playa: Well meaning and innovative are not traits that I look for on a coaching CV, often just euphemisms for inexperienced and for the most part directionless. Apart from the administration which is rudderless, gutless & clueless, I attribute a large portion of the problems in WP to the fact that the current coaching staff & vogue players have a distinct Southern flavour. Add in a liberal sprinkling of players that hail from so-called smaller schools like Ermelo, Montague and Milnerton and you have a recipe for a monumental stuff up. The general lack of balls and commitment on field is a reflection on the overblown pussies in the coaches boxes, a habit of never performing on the big stage and a mental block from most getting their heads stuffed up their butts for 5 years at school

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  17. @odie15: We have some decent young coaches in the school & school provincial set-up & a couple of dedicated & diligent guys involved in the Jnr pro & HP system, but that’s about it

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  18. @Ploegskaar ek stem 100% saam met jou. Dit is vir my altyd lagwekkend as ek die WP proewe bywoon en ek sien die manne kom daar aan met hulle karre met WP stickers op die deure en die klomp wat dan met WP sweetpakke rondloop met klipborde in hulle hande. Ek het eenkeer net langs / agetr ‘n groepie “keurders” gestaan en geluister na wat hulle praat en hoe hulle redeneer. Tot my groot verbasing was die hele gesprek glad nie oor rygby nie terwyl die kinders speel nie. Dan verder kom die sogenaamde groot skole met hulle groot groepe (sommer 20 van hulle) daar aan. Ja daar is baie te sê oor die bestuur maar die getroue rugby liefhebber kan niks doen om ontslae te raak van hulle nie. Kom ek gee jou ‘n voorbeeld. Een “bekende” afrigter sê vir ‘n kennis van my se kind dat die kind vir sy span moet kom speel die volgende jaar anders gaan die kind nie die WP span haal nie. Die kind gaan na ‘n ander provinsie en kry op die einde SA skole.

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  19. Thanks for all the help that’s been coming in. Still more data to collect but I’ve updated the list in the meantime

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  20. Austin Davids (49 on list) from Garsfontein signed a contract with Lions and not Bulls in 2017.

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  21. Beet Abner is home in Paarl HJS. So that will be HJS and WP not Garsies and Bulls.

    @Ploegskaar: Jy sien die rubbish al by onder 12 en 13. Die plateland “B” span klap die Suide “B” span iets soos 15 drie teen 1 in ‘n 40 minute game dan maak daai suide manne die span??????? Krieket nog erger…..

    Ek dink as WP die jaar ‘n onder 13 span net uit die plateland laerskole (Paarl, Stellenbosch, St Rand) gekies het sou hulle die WP span verniel het. Die ergste is daai span sou ook amper die kwotas kon maak.

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