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  1. Wonder who would play 8th man if Horne was fit.. great competition in the loosies

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  2. Een seun van grote Pretoria omgewing wat propvol rugbysterre is, en shame een van Nelspruit….. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Wat ‘n grap.

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  3. Players IMHO that can feel unlucky to miss out:

    Prince Nkambinde (Pumas)
    Tinus Combrinck (Lions)
    Stefan vsn der

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  4. Well done to all the boys that were selected and hard luck to the boys that didn’t crack the nod.

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  5. @Grizzly: Adian Alberts , die Boishaai slot ook nog o/17.

    Lions 9; Sharks 9; WP 4; Free State 3; Bulls 1; Griffons 1; Pumas 1.

    Schools :Glenwood 4; KES 4; DHS 3; Grey Bloem 3; Boishaai 2; Paarl Gim 2; Monnas 2; Parktown 1, St Stithians 1; Garsfontein 1; Nelspruit 1, Welkom Gim 1; Kearsney 1; Maritzburg College 1; Helpmekaar 1.

    Congrats to all the players and their schools.
    Yes ! As always, there is quite a number of unfortunates who missed out. However, the team is now selected, and we need to support it.

    Sterkte met die toernooi !!

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  6. @VaskopVleuel: Tinus Combrinck and Prince Nkabinde were definitely 2 of the CW surprises for me.

    If it was my team Tinus would have made it. I feel that in a squad of 28 you need a 3rd scrumhalf as its a specialist position. The other 2 specialist positions are covered in 5 props and 2 hookers + Richardson to cover hooker. As I see it now in the event of a late withdrawal of a 9 or even Schreuder at 10 (where Nohamba the 9 covers) will result in a W/Cape local having to be called up. The 18/10 split of forwards to backs is overkill. So in a match day squad of 23 with 7 backs starting and 3 customary reserves, there is no backup in the backline = no room to change. A bit shortsighted by the selectors.

    Prince Nkabinde was great in both games I watched but I sensed some work needed to be done on his skills. Also it was a CW where defensive passion was generally very lacking and so very difficult to assess the capabilities of non-mainstream school players in this vital area of the game. I regret saying this because I love the idea that boys can come out of so called no-name schools and make it big. I hope Prince goes on to achieve great things after school. Size, speed and enthusiasm look to be on his side.

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  7. @guts-and-glory: Sorry that was purely a typing oversight. Even though I’m from KZN I’ve known about Muller virtually since the time he was at Klein Gim.

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  8. Congratulations to all the young men that made the team. Good luck to all involved. Where is the coaches from?

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  9. Ek het regtig gedink dat Marcell Theunessen en Henk Cilliers gekies sou word, maar nou ja….. Hulle kan regtig ongelukkig voel oor dit, n ander ding wat vir my weird is is die feit dat die nr 1,2,3 skole in die land maar net 7 spelers in die span het

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  10. @Smallies:

    Dink hy skop beter as nogals, snaaks genoeg was hy die beste skopper U13 CW. Woord het dit dat Marcel, David, Henk en Ross deel is van die kortlys indien daar ‘n besering opval.

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  11. @chief: Ek kan verkeerd wees maar ek dink ek het onlangs “tussen die lyne” (deur iets uit jou kommentaar) afgelei, waaruit ek iemand na aan jou kon identifiseer: daarom sê ek vir jou, om die Engelse uitdrukking te gebruik… “congratulations are in order”. Indien ek reg is, sal jy verstaan. Indien ek verkeerd is, vra ek om verskoning.

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  12. @Smallies:

    Dis sleg daar is nie ‘n SA A Span nie, indien daar was sou ons Ross, Henk, Janco en Marcel daar gesien het. As alles reg loop vir Christopher behoort hy hierdie jaar SA te teenwoordig met die krieket?

    Nuus het dit dat die Cherries/Peaches nie baie goed gevaar het teen Hoërskool Wesvalia nie. Glo ‘n slegte verloor, ‘n paar seuns wat wel goed gespeel het. Xander van die tweede span gaan volgende jaar kook vir eerste span. (Meeste punte ook aangeteken by akademie week)

    @BuffelsCM:
    Los maar daardie een om te raai.

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  13. @Smallies: Dit die tyd van seisoen waar julle games vir laer spanne moet soek? Gebeur nou met ons waar ons nou teen ander spanne in B liga moet speel en niemand van hulle het genoeg spanne. Woensdag teen Parel Vallei gespeel en more teen PRG sodat almal darem n game kry.

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  14. How do you pick a team with only 1 wing? I hate it when players are played out of position, and it is an insult to the players in that position that is not chosen. I believe Nkabinde did more than enough to warrant selection, and Cary is the most dangerous runner in space I have seen this year.

    The SWD 1, EP 3, WP 4 and FS 7 are players that have the ability to make the step up after school.

    Congrats to Diego, hopefully he will play in his correct position.

    And poor Beytell, what a waste at 9. :cry:

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  15. Congratulations to the boys that made the team, I am sure everyone will be supporting you 100%.

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  16. @Rainier: wing and fullback aren’t that different which is why they could afford to pick 3 fullbacks 4 if you include Appolis. Best players in New Zealand do it all the time e.g. Dagg, Smith , Milner-skhuder.. Combrink the same. I agree that Cary especially was unlucky to get overlooked

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  17. @CharlesZA: Dankie ek het gesien een coach van Hugenote en een van Welkom Gim.

    Ja Boishaai krap maar meeste Saterdae rond vir ekstra spanne om teen te speel. Kom ons hoop maar julle kry meer games teen die A liga skole of nog better julle kom A liga toe.

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  18. @Rainier: Have to agree about Cary. I believe it is the best I have ever seen him play. I always had a question around his defense but boy did he proof me wrong this CW.
    Sorry David ek dink jy het verdien om in die span te wees.
    Then I also believe playing players out of a position is a slap in the face of players that do play that position on a regular basis.
    Many a player career have been stuffed-up due to this. I don’t care what NZ does.
    At school level Beytell currently a great example of this….
    Baie geluk @Hooit. Kwagga n great aanwins vir die span..

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  19. @Bush: And not just at CW. I had the misfortune of watching him play against Garsies last year and he is brilliant. The only player in school rugby whom I cannot wait to see ball in hand when I watch him play.

    And the FS 7 was great ball in hand, on defence and supreme in the lineouts, very sorry for him.

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  20. @Rainier: jong ek wil nou nie jou bubble bars nie maar ek sien Appolis is as utility back gekies, en jy weet mos effektief beteken dit hy gaan bench… Wat nogal jammer is ek dink hy en Rikus sou nogals lekker saam gejol het

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  21. Fezo Mbatha was also in the SA 16 squad a few yoears back (and the U17 elite squad too)

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  22. Congratulations to all the boys selected and also their parents. Enjoy the reward for years, months and hours of long hard work and never forget the support from your parents who has been there for you all the way.

    As a matter of interest how many boys selected parents are on the Blog.

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  23. @Hooit: Baie geluk!! Hoop die wedstryde loop goed af. As jy afkom Kaap toe, sal dit gaaf wees om kennis te maak.

    Well done to all the boys and their parents.
    I have to agree with the comments of @MikeSt:
    Parents invest a lot of time, effort and money into their children’s lives.
    Bad luck to those that have missed out on selection. This isn’t the end of the road though. I have always maintained that you can’t keep a good man down!

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  24. @Smallies: Hooit is ‘n groot “en goeie” meneer! Werk dit self uit.
    @Hooit: Well done en baie geluk. Lyk my jy en @MikeSt: het nou baie dinge in gemeen – behalwe vir die skool :wink: !

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  25. @Hooit: Dit gaan nie gebeur nie.So as Garsies die final maak is dit weer op Berepark?Speel ons julle nie eers in die semis nie?Waar word hy gespeel?

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  26. @Hooit: Jy kan nie ook nog Virseker wen na wat jy alles moes vier sover die jaar :mrgreen: Los vir ons ook ietsie :mrgreen: Grappies op n stokkie,julle is by verre die gunsteling,beserings sal ook nie soveel pla soos by ander spanne met jul diepte…

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  27. @Hooit: Tog vreemd dat Noordvaal altyd dieselfde is, m.a.w. Leeus wenners speel Bulle wenners in semi. Dalk tyd vir verandering?

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  28. Wow, that was disappointing. Said it earlier in the thread, I am not a fan of playing people out of position and today did nothing to change my opinion.

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  29. The least said about today’s performance, the better. Will comment more specific after next game. Can’t help but say that some players from the east needs to really step up. Mark Snyman in class of his own today. I believe we should also not hold back on these players (good or bad). All of them have lucrative contracts for next year. A position many a young player wishes to be in. Welcome to the professional world boys. You better start performing – pressure only gets worse.

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