SA u20 preparations for World Championships revealed

DATE MATCH & TRAINING DETAILS
26-03-17 2nd training camp starts
31-03-17 Griffons match
05-04-17 Griquas match
08-04-17 Free State match
18-04-17 3rd training camp starts
25-04-17 Varsity Cup Dream Team match
09-05-17 Western Province match
31-05-17 u20 Championship starts
31-05-17 France match
04-06-17 Georgia match
08-06-17 Argentina match

28-player team picked for Championship

 

# POS NAME SCHOOL A/G Rep
1 PR Carlu Sadie Bellville 1 of 12 WP u20 SA Sch
2 PR Kwenzo Blose Glenwood 1 of 2 Free State u20
3 PR Wikus Groenewald HJS Paarl BH 2 of 12 WP u20
4 PR Lee-Marvin Mazibuko Michaelhouse 3 of 12 WP u20
5 PR Gerhard Steenekamp Potch Gim 1 of 7 Bulls u20
6 HK Daniel Jooste HJS Paarl BH 4 of 12 WP u19 SA Sch
7 HK Johan Grobbelaar Paarl Gim 2 of 7 Bulls u20 SA Sch
8 LK Ruben van Heerden Affies 3 of 7 Bulls u20 SA Sch
9 LK Hendre Stassen EG Jansen 4 of 7 Bulls u20 SA “A”
10 LK Salmaan Moerat HJS Paarl BH 5 of 12 WP u19 SA Sch
11 LK Reynardt Nothnagel Monument 1 of 4 Lions u20 SA “A”
12 LF Nama Xaba Glenwood 6 of 12 WP u20
13 LF Len Massyn Monument 2 of 4 Lions u20
14 LF Juarno Augustus Tygerberg 7 of 12 WP u20
15 LF Ernst van Rhyn Paarl Gim 8 of 12 WP u20 SA Sch
16 LF Zain Davids Rondebosch 9 of 12 WP u20 SA “A”
17 SH Embrose Papier Garsfontein 5 of 7 Bulls u20 SA Sch
18 SH Rewan Kruger Grey College 2 of 2 Free State u19 SA Sch
19 SH Francois de Villiers HTS Middelburg 1 of 2 Sharks u20
20 FH Curwin Bosch Grey HS 2 of 2 Sharks u20 SA Sch
21 FH Manie Libbok Outeniqua 6 of 7 Bulls u20 SA Sch
22 FH Damian Willemse Paul Roos 10 of 12 WP u19 SA Sch
23 CT Wandisile Simelane Jeppe 3 of 4 Lions u19 SA Sch
24 CT David Brits Selborne 11 of 12 WP u20 SA Sch
25 CT Stedman Gans Waterkloof 7 of 7 Bulls u20 SA Sch
26 WG Yaw Penxe Queen’s 1 of 1 Kings u20
27 FB Gianni Lombard HJS Paarl BH 4 of 4 Lions u19 SA Sch
28 FB Jeanluc Cilliers HJS Paarl BH 12 of 12 WP u20
EXCLUDED/UNAVAILABLE
1 PR Abram Venter De Aar 1 of 4 Free State u20 SA “A”
2 PR Khuta Mchunu Glenwood 1 of 5 Sharks u20
3 PR Leo Kruger HJS Paarl BH 1 of 8 Lions u20
4 PR Tiny Mukhari Pretoria BH 1 of 7 Bulls u20 SA “A”
5 PR Simphiwe Matazima Queen’s 2 of 7 Bulls u20
6 PR Andrew Kuhn Outeniqua 2 of 4 Free State u20
7 HK PJ Botha Monument 2 of 8 Lions u19
8 HK Marnus vd Merwe Nelspruit 3 of 4 Free State u20 SA “A”
9 HK HP van Schoor Oakdale 3 of 8 Lions u20
10 HK Abraham Coetzee Paul Roos 4 of 4 Free State u20
11 LK Ruben de Villiers HJS Paarl BH 1 of 5 WP u20 SA Sch
12 LK Cobus Wiese Upington 2 of 5 WP u20 SA Sch
13 LF Jaco Bezuidenhout Garsfontein 3 of 7 Bulls u20
14 LF Hacjivah Dayimani Jeppe 4 of 8 Lions u20 SA Sch
15 LF Muller Uys Paarl Gim 3 of 5 WP u19
16 LF Eduan Lubbe Affies 4 of 7 Bulls u20
17 SH Jondre Williams Boland Landbou 4 of 5 WP u20 SA Sch
18 SH Bradley Thain HJS Paarl BH 5 of 8 Lions u20
19 FH Courtney Winnaar Dale 2 of 5 Sharks u20
20 FH Benhard Jv Rensburg Frikkie Meyer 3 of 5 Sharks u20
21 CT Cornel Smit Bishops 5 of 5 WP u20
22 CT Irvin Ali EG Jansen 5 of 7 Bulls u20
23 CT Manual Rass HJS Paarl BH 6 of 8 Lions u19 SA Sch
24 CT Wayne vd Bank Menlopark 7 of 8 Lions u20
25 CT Heino Bezuidenhout Daniel Pienaar 6 of 7 Bulls u20 SA “A”
26 WG Ilunga Mukendi Glenwood 4 of 5 Sharks u20
27 WG Michael Tambwe Parktown 8 of 8 Lions u20
28 WG Mfundu Ndlovu Standerton 5 of 5 Sharks u20
29 WG Ciaran Dayaram SACS 7 of 7 Bulls u20
2015 SA SCHOOL ???
1 HK Ashwyn Adams Rondebosch u20 SA Sch
2 HK Nico Peyper Dr EG Jansen u20 SA Sch
3 PR Dewald Maritz Nelspruit u20 SA Sch
4 FL Johan Visser Paarl Gim u20 SA Sch
5 WG Nico Leonard Paul Roos u20 SA Sch
6 FB Andell Loubser Menlopark u20 SA Sch
7 FB Josh Vermeulen Paul Roos u20 SA Sch

30 Comments

  1. Baie geluk aan die 28 manne wat gekies is om ons land se eer te verdedig ! Veral geluk aan die 5 Boishaai manne,Daniel, Gianni,JeanLuc,Salmaan en Wikus. Dan natuurlik ook aan die ander Leeu welpies,Len, Reinhardt en Wandesile.

    Hierdie is n baie talentvolle groep en behoort die kompetisie te wen. Daar is maar soos altyd n hele paar manne wat bitter ongelukkig kan voel dat hulle nie die span gemaak het nie. Ek voel ook baie jammer vir hulle. Ek moet tog noem dat dit baie vreemd is dat daar slegs 3 spelers van die Leeus se kampioen o/19 span van verlede jaar ingesluit is. Dit bly vreemd, aangesien daar nie minder nie as 9 WP spelers tans ingesluit is, wat verlede jaar in die eindstryd was, wat met 60- 19 afgeransel is.Goed ! Dinge soos afrigting speel beslis n groot rol. Maar !Verlede jaar se Leeutjies het op individuele vlak ook hul teenstanders oorskadu in die wedstryd.

    Nietemin! Die spelers kies nie hulself nie, en ons sal bankvas agter hulle staan !

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  2. I thought this was the final squad with Ernst v Rhyn captain

    Player Province Position
    Juarno Augustus DHL Western Province Loose forward
    Kwenzo Blose* Toyota Free State Cheetahs Prop
    Curwin Bosch* Cell C Sharks Flyhalf/Fullback
    David Brits DHL Western Province Centre
    Jean-Luc Cilliers Xerox Golden Lions Flyhalf
    Zain Davids* DHL Western Province Loose forward
    Francois de Villiers Cell C Sharks Scrumhalf
    Stedman Gans* Vodacom Blue Bulls Centre
    Johan Grobbelaar (vice-captain) Vodacom Blue Bulls Hooker
    Wikus Groenewald DHL Western Province Prop
    Daniel Jooste DHL Western Province Hooker
    Rewan Kruger Toyota Free State Cheetahs Scrumhalf
    Manie Libbok* Vodacom Blue Bulls Flyhalf/Fullback
    Gianni Lombard Xerox Golden Lions Fullback
    Len Massyn Xerox Golden Lions Loose forward
    Lee-Marvin Mazibuko DHL Western Province Prop
    Salmaan Moerat DHL Western Province Lock
    Reinhard Nothnagel Xerox Golden Lions Lock
    Embrose Papier* Vodacom Blue Bulls Scrumhalf
    Yaw Penxe EP Kings Winger
    Carlű Sadie* DHL Western Province Prop
    Wandisile Simelane Xerox Golden Lions Centre/Wing
    Hendre Stassen Vodacom Blue Bulls Lock
    Gerhard Steenekamp Vodacom Blue Bulls Prop
    Ruben van Heerden Vodacom Blue Bulls Lock
    Damian Willemse DHL Western Province Flyhalf
    Nama Xaba DHL Western Province Loose forward
    Ernst van Rhyn* (captain) DHL Western Province Loose forwa

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  3. @Kattes-Strofes: Ek verstaan ook nie die groot getal WP bo Lions spelers na verlede jaar se 0/19 finaal fiasko

    Provinsialisme sal maar altyd Part en Parcel wees van SA Rugby

    Gaan daar ooit ooit weer n tydperk in SA Rugby wees waar die beste span gekies sal word????

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  4. @Boishaai Old Boy: Nee ! Kan ook nie sy weglating verstaan nie ! Hy en sy familie verwerk die teleurstelling egter goed. Rakende my opmerking oor die min Leeus in die span. Ek is seker dat daar geweldig baie vrae sou wees indien n Stormers Super span, n Leeus Super span met 60-19 sou klop, en daarna net 3 spelers teenoor die 9 van die Leeus in n Bok span kry, of hoe ?

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  5. @Vleis: I have to agree. A system needs to be put in place to prevent that from happening. Maybe a draft process after varsity cup or something down those lines.

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  6. @Boishaai Old Boy: Wel ! Indien Wiese en Smit ook ingesluit was, sou WP 11 spelers gehad het van verlede jaar se veloor span. Hulle is ook beide goeie spelers.Daar is darem ook n hele tros Leeus spelers wat ook n plek verdien het, wie se name ek nie nou sal noem nie. Hulle was egter nie op skool in SA Skole spanne nie, en dus nie sogenaamde naam spelers nie. Hulle het egter verlede jaar beslis getoon het dat hulle op skolevlak heeltemaal mis gekyk is, veral by by die kies van die SA Skole spanne. Lyk vir my maar of die keurders hulle steeds blind staar teen reputasies van spelers op skole vlak, wat ons almal maar weet taamlik verdag is, met voorkeure aan sekere skole se seuns,kwotas ens.
    Ek is beslis nie negatief oor die span nie. Die grootste meerderheid van die span is baie goed en gekies op meriete. Ek wil ook sê dat daar vanjaar nie te veel gekla kan word oor kwota spelers nie. Daar is n klomp blink sterre in hierdie groep. My gripe is net dat sekere spelers maar altyd aan die agterspeen moet suig, en soveel meer moet doen om raak gesien te word. Ander weer ry die gravy trein gemaklik, en word gekies sonder om baie te sweet.

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  7. @Kattes-Strofes: Ja nee stem, al die punte wat gemaak is, is geldig. Veral die laaste een. Die goed is redelike goed en sal goed doen. Ek voel die selfde.

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  8. Is dit nie maar waar van die lewe in die algemeen nie ? Die lewe is beslis nie regverdig nie.

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  9. @BoishaaiPa: Ek wil nie graag name hier noem en uitsonder nie, maar die Leeus se Wayne van der bank het op binne senter skitterend gespeel verlede jaar, en al die gekose manne probleme gegee. Hy is dan toe ook opgeneem in die Blitsbokke se B span.

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  10. Manne dans rondom die feit dat hulle nie van Brits in die span hou nie.

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  11. @BoishaaiPa: My laaste sêding oor die storie, en dan gaan ons voort om die gekose span te ondersteun.
    Die Leeus se o/19 span het verlede jaar hul laaste 10 wedstryde op n streep gewen, wat insluit twee seges oor WP. Goeie coaching het beslis n rol gespeel, maar darem ook nie so baie dat die spelers in die span net n klomp donkies was nie.
    Maar! Die span is nou gekies en ons sal hulle beslis ondersteun!

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  12. @Kattes-Strofes: Ek is nog outyds en glo in kombinasies……veral wenkombinasies

    In 95 is wyle Kitch Christie gekritiseer oor al die Transvalers in die span …..maar dit was n wenspan met wenkombinasies

    Het tye so erg verander

    Rugby is n spansport…..jy kan n uitstekende individu kry wat nie by n span inskakel en dan kan jy n speler kies wat minder briljant individueel is maar briljant in n gevestigde kombinasie

    Maak dit sin?

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  13. @CharlesZA: Minder oor die individu..,meer oor die kombinasies..Nou speel hulle Simelane op vleuel…hy lyk verlore op verdediging..Senters moet saam gekies word..dis hoekom hulle goed lyk..as kombinasie ken hulle mekaar..dit vat tyd ..as individue saamgeflans word vir 4 weke sal dit nooit werk nie.

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  14. @BoishaaiPa: I doubt it he is still a whiteline speedcop and waves them through. I don’t understand how the “centers” selected other than Brits are actually flyhalves or fullbacks. The best defender/ball winner in last 2 years of CW is being left at home. If you watch all the u19 CC, CW and u18 matches he’s the player with biggest BMT. His tackle and ball win has won plenty of high profile games.

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  15. Lions u19 players from 2016 a bit unlucky but on the bright side all deserving players omitted from this SA u20 team could yet find the short term disappoint to be a longer term blessing esp for those seeking to become senior pros and likely to make an impact on the world stage in the years to come. The world will remain their oyster. They won’t be country tied for life at aged 20 or younger. I can’t help but feel this becomes more relevant every year.

    I see the 2 young Bulls locks Snyman and Jenkins are both heading to Japan after Super Rugby to subsidise their incomes. An injury recipe for disaster as it basically means no off season for either player and others who feel the need to do same to earn competitive pay. Both players committed to SA for international rugby now and as fans we should be grateful that one mechanism ie the SA u20 bookmark for life is still working to ensure SA holds into talent available for Boks call up one day but the solution is hardly an ideal one from a player welfare point of view. Just my opinion but players would be better served having an off season rest period and as part of systems that fit this in with international rugby.

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  16. @beet: SARU contracts play huge role here. I know biggest issue as player x isn’t performing but being paid for. So coach has list of players he has to use.

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  17. @odie15: @odie15: Not a bad sqaud just think they are a few centres light and a “fetcher” short. Not sure if this group has one anymore.

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  18. Lo0ks very light on centres,especially wings and fullback.No size in backline.I wouldplay Willemse at 12.Where is Manny Ras?

    cannot see them winning this unfortunately

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  19. Real pity Tambwe is not there – Visa issues I believe. Hacjivah being left out is criminal ????

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  20. @Speartackle: heh Speartjie – tell old Hopper I see him all over Twitter and I am currently stalking him in Harpenden and RW Johnson is over the hill :mrgreen:

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  21. What happened to Muller Uys? I also think Ruben De Villiers is very unlucky looking at what he did at school. That brings me to something else, what does the under 20 team have to do with this blog? They are not at school anymore, unless there is a current school boy in the team? I personally don’t watch any South African “pro” rugby anymore, I spend Wednesdays at primary school games and weekends at high school games. The politics of our rugby has totally killed our pro game and the only place you can still see rugby players and coaches compete on merit is at school level. We all know what these boys did at school level but once they go pro their careers are in the hands of politicians and in many cases incompetent coaches appointed by politicians. I like this blog because I don’t have to talk or follow any rubbish from SARU and their useless structures. Yes once a year we have the craven week but for the most part I don’t even have to think or hear anything about them.

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  22. @boerboel: Ras is by far the strongest contender at outside center. Unfortunately he had enforced concussion layoff. But in him you knew whoever was opposite him with a ball in hand was lined up nailed and in a flash he’s up and fetched the ball. But every coach obviously the same sees a smaller center than others but goes for the bigger is better train of thought. No matter how many times the maestro has outplayed and outsmsashed them…

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