SA u18 Sevens wins 2017 Windhoek tournament

South Africa Sevens u18 beat Namibia u18 45-0 to win the inaugural Capricorn Group Seven Rugby Festival at Windhoek Gymnasium on Saturday, 04 March 2017.
The SA All Stars team came third after beating Germany 33-7 in the bronze medal playoff match.
Botswana beat Zambia 19-12 in the fifth position play-off.
In earlier group matches:
South Africa beat Zambia 66-0, Germany 48-0, Namibia 35-24, Botswana 59-0 and SA All Stars 28-0.
Namibia beat Botswana 38-0, Zambia 40-0, SA All Stars 19-14 and Germany 33-10.

Final Team selected

On 27 February 2017, under-18 players from the squad below were be picked to take part in a 6-team tournament held on the new Windhoek Gymnasium artificial field on 03-04 March 2017. Other teams participating are an SA All-Stars, Botswana, Zambia, Germany and hosts Namibia.

1 Phedulani Buthelezi DHS KZN Sharks
2 Senele Nohamba DHS KZN Sharks
3 Sebastian Jobb Duineveld Griquas CD
4 Mark Snyman Helpmekaar Lions
5 Rikus Pretorius Grey College Free State
6 Janco van Heyningen Grey College Free State
7 Angelo Davids Stellenberg WP
8 Qamani Kota Welkom Gim Griffons
9 Ruben Beytell EG Jansen Valke
10 Muzi Nyakane Ben Vorster Limpopo
11 Henco Martins Paarl Gim WP
12 Marnus Potgieter Affies Bulls
13 Henk Cilliers Grey College Free State
Brandley van Turha Drostdy Boland
Diego Appollis Garsfontein Bulls
Ruben Liebenberg Goudveld Griffons
David Cary Helpmekaar Lions
Kennedy Mpeku KES Lions
Franco Schutte Monument Lions
Divan Enslin HJS Paarl BH WP
Muller du Plessis Paarl Gim WP


  1. I’ve heard that Paarl Gim’s star SA Schools wing/fullback Muller du Plessis has a hamstring injury which ruled him out of contention. Sometimes the price paid for being a top sprinter!

  2. @Hooit: Yeah. Seems like he made a comeback after that injury layoff and then injured it again. Hopefully he makes a speedy recovery.

  3. Well done to the boys. Ruben Beytel from EG Jansen is a 7’s player to watch in the future.

  4. @Rocky Truter: Yeah Beytell’s definitely one of the players to keep an eye on this season. Perhaps a player in the mold of Richie Mo’unga if Jansies keep him at 10. I read on SchoolofRugby that the EG 10 Schwartz had a decent game, so I guess that opens them up to the possibility of playing Beytell at 9 this year.

    Other 10’s who I’m hearing good things about are David Coetzer, Chris Schreuder and Quan Eymann. Not sure how Boeta Chamberlain will go but seems a lot of Paarl folks have great faith in his ability as well.


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