In terms of SA Schools selecton it’s a good year to be a lock and a bad year to be a hooker.
The compo at hooker is off the charts. With the likes of Morne Brandon (Monument & SA Schools 2017), JJ Kotze (Paul Roos), Jacques Goosen (Selborne), Jason Alexander (Wynberg), Janco Uys (Affies) and Andre-Hugo Venter (Grey College) amongst those competing for the berth, we are talking high quality.
At lock returning SA Schools player Adrian Alberts (HJS Paarl Boys’ High) looks like shoo-in. Otherwise it looks like an open race. Not too many 2m+ players and not many who have put their hands up high. The decision by Monnas lock Stephan le Roux to drop out of school and head over to France might prove to be quite a blow.