u18 players to watch in 2018

Here a 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 1 Jason Cloete KES
7 2 Janco Uys Affies CW
8 2 JJ Kotze Paul Roos
9 2 Keano Hendricks Oakdale CW
10 2 Morne Brandon Monument SA
11 2 Schalk Vermaak Grey College AW
12 3 Hanru Jacobs Paul Roos
13 3 Henty Beukes Hilton AW
14 3 Herman Agenbag Grey College CW
15 3 Sephekahle Dube Maritzburg College AW
16 4 Juan Beukes Paarl Gim AW
17 4 Lakan Gray Grey HS CW
18 4 Michael Amiras Helpmekaar
19 5 Adrian Alberts HJS Paarl BH SA
20 5 Andrew James Hilton AW
21 5 Jean Jacques Rossouw Paarl Gim
22 5 Morne Coetzee Stirling CW
23 5 Pieter Ferreira Outeniqua AW
24 5 Stephan le Roux Monument CW
25 6 Braam Van Huysteen Outeniqua AW
26 6 CJ van Rensburg Drostdy AW
27 6 Justin Muller Bishops AW
28 6 Marcelle Mombers Menlopark
29 6 Tristan Dullisear Monument AW
30 6 Wesley Noeth EG Jansen CW
31 6 Dean Nieuwoudt Paarl Gim
32 7 De Wet Marais Grey College CW
33 7 Evan Roos HJS Paarl BH
34 7 Leonard Barnard Diamantveld CW
35 7 Hendrik du Toit Nico Malan
36 7 Sbu Sangweni Kearsney AW
37 8 Celimpilo Gumede DHS SA
38 8 Franco Schutte Monument CW
39 8 Jordan Mbuyamba St Benedict’s AW
40 8 Kwezi Dlamini Stirling CW
41 8 Mathew Cordy Paul Roos
42 9 Gavin Mills Boland Landbou
43 9 Jaden Hendrickse Glenwood SA
44 9 Lesley October EG Jansen CW
45 9 Ross Braude Grey College CW
46 9 Bernard van der Linde Menlopark
47 10 Clyde Lewis Oakdale CW
48 10 Darren Hendricks Boland Landbou
49 10 Dylan Pretorius Glenwood CW
50 10 Handre Bruwer Diamantveld
51 10 Juan Mostert Paul Roos
52 10 Regard Roets Affies CW
53 10 Shaun Baxter Drostdy CW
54 10 Zander du Plessis Grey College AW
55 10 Zac Boonzaaier Helpmekaar
56 11 Dillan Pieterse Outeniqua CW
57 11 Enrique Franks Grey HS CW
58 11 Stravino Jacobs Paarl Gim AW
59 12 Dylan Schwartz EG Jansen CW
60 12 Keith Van Aswegen Welkom Gim CW
61 12 Lwandile Menze DHS CW
62 12 Wyclef Vlitoor Grey College CW
63 12 Francois Jv Vuuren Helpmekaar
64 12 Stefan Smit Nelspruit
65 13 Christie Grobbelaar Drostdy CW
66 13 Dawid Kellerman Paarl Gim CW
67 13 Diego Apollis Garsfontein SA
68 13 Muzi Manyike Jeppe CW
69 13 Richard Kriel Grey College
70 14 Damian Losper Hoogenhout CW
71 14 Kholiwe Konza Grey HS CW
72 14 Reegan vd Westhuizen Paul Roos
73 15 Cohen Jasper Drostdy CW
74 15 Jordan Coetzee Jeppe
75 15 Siyanda Cele Glenwood CW
76 15 Tino Swanepoel Florida CW
77 15 Tiaan Botes Helpmekaar


  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.

  11. I would love to see the Nico Malan player Hendrik du Toit play at 6 – he will be brilliant at open side.

    Hopefully Scheepers from Garsies will have a good season, and my dark horse is Jurich Claasen (9) from Garsies.

  12. @Rainier: Scheepers the Academy week fullback? Good player.
    Also think that #6 Alex Skudder from Helpies has good potential. Not bad from the reserves for Mark Snyman.


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