u18 players to watch in 2018

The September school holidays means it’s Elite Development squad camp time again and as usual SARU for various valid reasons are keeping their cards close to the chest and not publicly disclosing the names of players invited to attend.

Without having that list, here a first draft attempt to identify some of the promising players who will turn 18 in 2018 and stand a chance of earning provincial colours.

1 1 Banele Mthenjane Nelspruit SA
2 1 Elden Lotz Brandwag CW
3 1 Jordan Clarke Glenwood SA
4 1 Magnus Muller Oakdale CW
5 1 Warren Nkobane Cornwall Hill CW
6 2 Janco Uys Affies CW
7 2 JJ Kotze Paul Roos
8 2 Keano Hendricks Oakdale CW
9 2 Morne Brandon Monument SA
10 2 Schalk Vermaak Grey College AW
11 3 Hanru Jacobs Paul Roos
12 3 Henty Beukes Hilton AW
13 3 Herman Agenbag Grey College CW
14 3 Sephekahle Dube Maritzburg College AW
15 4 Juan Beukes Paarl Gim AW
16 4 Lakan Gray Grey HS CW
17 5 Adrian Alberts HJS Paarl BH SA
18 5 Andrew James Hilton AW
19 5 Jean Jacques Rossouw Paarl Gim
20 5 Morne Coetzee Stirling CW
21 5 Pieter Ferreira Outeniqua AW
22 5 Stephan le Roux Monument CW
23 6 Braam Van Huysteen Outeniqua AW
24 6 CJ van Rensburg Drostdy AW
25 6 Justin Muller Bishops AW
26 6 Marcelle Mombers Menlopark
27 6 Tristan Dullisear Monument AW
28 6 Wesley Noeth EG Jansen CW
29 7 De Wet Marais Grey College CW
30 7 Evan Roos HJS Paarl BH
31 7 Leonard Barnard Diamantveld CW
32 8 Celimpilo Gumede DHS SA
33 8 Franco Schutte Monument CW
34 8 Jordan Mbuyamba St Benedict’s AW
35 8 Kwezi Dlamini Stirling CW
36 8 Mathew Cordy Paul Roos
37 9 Gavin Mills Boland Landbou
38 9 Jaden Hendrickse Glenwood SA
39 9 Lesley October EG Jansen CW
40 9 Ross Braude Grey College CW
41 10 Clyde Lewis Oakdale CW
42 10 Darren Hendricks Boland Landbou
43 10 Dylan Pretorius Glenwood CW
44 10 Handre Bruwer Diamantveld
45 10 Juan Mostert Paul Roos
46 10 Regard Roets Affies CW
47 10 Shaun Baxter Drostdy CW
48 10 Zander du Plessis Grey College AW
49 11 Dillan Pieterse Outeniqua CW
50 11 Enrique Franks Grey HS CW
51 11 Stravino Jacobs Paarl Gim AW
52 12 Dylan Schwartz EG Jansen CW
53 12 Keith Van Aswegen Welkom Gim CW
54 12 Lwandile Menze DHS CW
55 12 Wyclef Vlitoor Grey College CW
56 13 Christie Grobbelaar Drostdy CW
57 13 Dawid Kellerman Paarl Gim CW
58 13 Diego Apollis Garsfontein SA
59 13 Muzi Manyike Jeppe CW
60 13 Richard Kriel Grey College
61 14 Damian Losper Hoogenhout CW
62 14 Kholiwe Konza Grey HS CW
63 14 Reegan vd Westhuizen Paul Roos
64 15 Cohen Jasper Drostdy CW
65 15 Jordan Coetzee Jeppe
66 15 Siyanda Cele Glenwood CW
67 15 Tino Swanepoel Florida CW


  1. Dis hoekom ek daarop hammer dat volgende jaar se groep baie kompeterend en heelwat beter gaan wees as hierdie jaar se groep.Die syfers beaam dit,7 sas spelers,34 CW spelers en 13 AW spelers vir n totaal van 54 0/17 spelers moet een of ander rekord wees.Dan aleen by die BB moes daar nog gewees het.Die games gaan baie meer kompeterend wees met die verskil in nr1 rank skool tot nr 15 baie kleiner as hierdie jaar.Ek predict ook geen skool gaan onoorwonne wees aan die einde van die seisoen nie.Dis net my oningeligte opinie en ek kan ver verkeerd wees…

  2. @BoishaaiPa: @Riempies: Come on okes, share a few names.

    The list above carries a huge Beet opinion disclaimer and by no means covers the spread. Also remember no u16s or players who will be u19 next year included.

  3. Michael Amiras – lock or loosie. Ironman.
    Zac Boonzaaier. Played wing this year, but very good ball player and excellent prospect on flyhalf. Played AW flyhalf for Lions this year.

  4. @beet: I don’t like to spoil surprises…but..Look out for a loosehead, hooker and tighthead, flanker, scrummie, centre and fullback/wing that might catch the eye next year coming from ‘neath the far famed rock of granite grey!.. :mrgreen:

  5. @BoishaaiPa: Almal weet van Roos, hoop net hy kan gesond bly deur die seisoen. Het na n baie goeie speler vir my gelyk.

    Skiet met n paar name sodat ons n oog kan hou op die jong manne.

  6. It sounds like Boishaai are heading for a bumper 2018 season. I had a feeling Paul Roos might be the team to beat amongst the usual suspects. Of the fringe teams that often knock on the door, I think Glenwood and Garsies could be good. Also looking forward to what Drostdy, Menlopark and Stirling put out in 2018.

  7. @BoishaaiPa:
    @beet: I don’t like to spoil surprises…but..Look out for a loosehead, hooker and tighthead, flanker, scrummie, centre and fullback/wing that might catch the eye next year coming from ‘neath the far famed rock of granite grey!.. :mrgreen:

    1. De Wet Wolhunter
    2. Cullen vd Merwe
    3. Roubert Bester
    7. Louwan Horne
    9. JG de Bruin
    15. Riis Du Plessis


  8. @Hooit: Dreamteams gets born at u/14 level and comes through their age groups unbeaten..This is no dreamteam in the making…next year’s team will be no different from any previous Boishaai team..they will play for that badge and for their schoolmates and for the old boys..that is all that counts.

  9. @BoishaaiPa: While agreeing on most things you post.I think you left out something far more important than playing for badge, mates or old boys.The fact that they should play for THEIR own enjoyment not ours.

  10. @Veg: I agree, but always thought that was a given in any case. My frame of reference cannot comprehend that you will play a sport only for the benefit of others.


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