Free State signs 3 Glenwood players for 2013

Three Glenwood youngsters scrumhalf Zee Mkhabela, lock Sihle Ngxabi and flyhalf Warren Potgieter were in the Free State Cheetahs shopping cart along with several other promising schoolboys and have been checked out for the 2013 season.

Free State is one of the South African Rugby Unions that has to make a little bit of money go a long way. They can give themselves a pat on the back for continuing to put a competitive team containing international quality stars on the field without breaking the bank. Just up the freeway in Jozi, the financial and economic hub of SA, the Lions are an excellent example of just how badly out of hand things can get when finances are not properly managed. Part of the way to keep costs under control is to go about contracting in a wise manner.  It does not matter if it is a top senior player or a first year junior, the right amount of money spent on the right kind of players is an essential first step to ensuring viability down the line. With that in mind, it’s easy to believe that the Cheetahs see good future potential in these under-19 players that they have signed for the 2013 and beyond:

Corne Stemmet (Paul Roos)
Markus Odendaal (Grey College)
Awie Thompson (Grey College)
Gilbert Chalmers (Noord-Kaap)
Andre Venter (Monument)
Sihle Ngxabi (Glenwood)
Louis Venter (Affies)
Zee Mkhabela (Glenwood)
Warren Potgieter (Glenwood)
Nico Lee (Affies)
Stef Janse van Rensburg (Grey College)
Granville Adams (Diamantveld)


  1. @QC86: It was crazy mad.I’m sure you covered your sons’ 2013 school fees with Monday’s profits.

  2. @QC86: Hey. Missed you at the shop on Monday when I went to get my chops.You had stepped out or something.I couldnt go back later with that crazy KWT Christmas eve traffic.I’ll be back in January to collect that biltong :wink:

  3. beet , is it possible, as it would be a good thing , to see who has signed 2012 players and where they are going per school?

  4. junior contracts must be a nightmare for the unions,i watched some of the players that were on contracts and bursaries at the sharks this year,as they leave school all kind of problems surface with the new found freedom


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