u19 & u18 assessment camps for u20 world champs in 2019

31 Oct 2018. Junior Springbok coach Chean Roux invited two squads totalling 74 under-19 and under-18 players for assessment camps in Stellenbosch in November and January with an eye on preparing for the 2019 World Rugby u20 Championship in Argentina.

u19 ASSESSMENT CAMP School Province
1 PR Dian Bleuler Oakdale WP
2 PR Keagan Glade KES Lions
3 PR Kudzwai Dube Muir Bulls
4 PR Francois Klopper Voortrekker (Beth) Sharks
5 PR Nkosikhona Masuku Parktown Lions
6 PR Asenathi Ntlabakanye St Stithians Lions
7 PR James Scott Grey HS Sharks
8 HK Fezokuhle Mbatha Maritzburg College Sharks
9 HK Dameon Venter Helpmekaar Lions
10 LK Juandre Labuschagne Maritzburg College Sharks
11 LK Elrigh Louw Tranvalia Free State
12 LK Janko Swanepoel Stellenberg Bulls
13 LK JJ van der Mescht Glenwood Sharks
14 LK Deon van Niekerk Noord-Kaap Free State
15 LF Phendulani Buthelezi DHS Sharks
16 LF Vian Fourie HJS Paarl BH Sharks
17 LF Francke Horn HJS Paarl BH WP
18 LF Orateng Koikanyang St Alban’s Bulls
19 LF Jaco Labuschagne Affies Bulls
20 LF Mandisi Mthiyane DHS Lions
21 LF Dylan Richardson Kearsney Sharks
22 LF Mark Snyman Helpmekaar Lions
23 SH Vusile Dlepu SACS WP
24 SH Sylvester Hassien Outeniqua Leopards
25 SH Sanele Nohamba DHS Sharks
26 FH Henry Chamberlain HJS Paarl BH Sharks
27 FH Vaughen Isaacs Marlow Bulls
28 FH Christopher Schreuder Grey College WP
29 CT Henk Cilliers Grey College Sharks
30 CT Murray Koster St Andrew’s Sharks
31 CT James Mollentze Outeniqua Free State
32 CT Jay Cee Nel Oakdale Bulls
33 CT Marnus Potgieter Affies Bulls
34 CT Rikus Pretorius Grey College WP
35 B3 Thaakir Abrahams HJS Paarl BH Sharks
36 B3 Angelo Davids Stellenberg WP
37 B3 Caleb Dingaan Weston Sharks
38 B3 Sabastian Jobb Duineveld Bulls
39 B3 Qamani Kota Welkom Gim Bulls
40 B3 David Kriel Grey College WP
41 B3 Conan Le Fleur Glenwood Sharks
42 B3 Prince Nkabinda Hougenhout Lions
43 B3 Asande Kunene DHS Sharks
1 PR Herman Agenbag Grey College Free State
2 PR Dewald Donald Affies Bulls
3 PR Mthokozisi Gumede DHS Sharks
4 PR Hanru Jacobs Paul Roos WP
5 PR Thabiso Mdletshe Glenwood Sharks
6 PR Banele Mthenjane Nelspruit Pumas
7 HK Morne Brandon Monument Lions
8 HK JJ Kotze Paul Roos WP
9 LK Adrian Alberts HJS Paarl BH WP
10 LK Lunga Ncube Glenwood Sharks
11 LK Emile van Heerden HJS Paarl BH WP
12 LF Tristan Dullisear Monument Lions
13 LF Celimpilo Gumede DHS Sharks
14 LF Evan Roos HJS Paarl BH WP
15 LF Sibusiso Sangweni Kearsney Sharks
16 LF Uzile Tele Hudson Park Border
17 SH Ross Braude Grey College Free State
18 SH Thomas Bursey Selborne Border
19 SH Jaden Hendrikse Glenwood Sharks
20 FH Lloyd April Hermanus Boland
21 FH Juan Mostert Paul Roos WP
22 FH Dylan Pretorius Glenwood Sharks
23 CT Rynhardt Jonker Glenwood Sharks
24 CT Christie Grobbelaar Drostdy Boland
25 CT Dawid Kellerman Paarl Gim WP
26 CT Brendan Venter Paul Roos WP
27 CT Mnombo Zwelendaba Selborne Border
28 B3 Diego Appollis Garsfontein Bulls
29 B3 Richard Kriel Grey College Free State
30 B3 Muzi Manyike Jeppe Lions
31 B3 Sibabalwe Xamlashe Selborne Border


  1. @BrotherBear: Fortunately for Sean, he already has some experience working with seniors.I believe that when he was still at Glenwood, he also assisted with the coaching of the Sharks Vodacom team. He is an astute student of the game, and also makes good use of the knowledge of specialists, in the requirements of the various positions.

  2. @Kattes-Strofes: On the other hand, Sean will have quite a bit of pressure on him to perform. I believe he is quite ambitious and is looking to progress. Will be interesting to see if the schoolboy approach will work with the older guys. Then again, a truly successful coach has the ability to easily adapt.

  3. @Grizzly: Sean Erasmus will be the head coach of the Lions Supersport Challenge team as well as the U/21 team. I am sure that he will make a possitive contribution to the coaching staff, who are also well respected, and had great success with the juniors the last couple of seasons. This season,s head coach of the U/21 Lions team,who were crowned champions, Bafana Naleko,has signed a contract with SA Rugby as asst. coach of the Junior Boks.

  4. @Hooit: Not to worry…early days.Intresting the inclusion of Diego,i know you rate him as well.I say interesting because he didn’t make SAS this year.Anyway there’s a lot of hype around Mr Erasmus appointment and I can’t wait to see what he will bring to the table…

  5. Having said the above ! I also noticed that a number of the really super rugby schools do not have as many players in the extended squads, as what is normally expected.

    Boishaai (7 players :4 U/19 and 3 U/18; Grey Bloem (7 players :4 U/19 and 3 U/18 and Glenwood (7 players : 2 U/19 and 5 U/18) still leads the way. However, the supporters of Paul Roos (4 players : 4 U/18), Affies (3 players : 2 U/19 and 1 U/18), Monnas ( 2 players : 2 U/18) and Paarl Gim (1 player : 1 U/18), can possibly be unhappy with the selections.

  6. It is once again very noticable the very small number of players in this squad of 74 , that attended schools that are not considered by us as really good rugby schools.

    Sorry to say, but this is just conformation that if you really are talented, your chances of being noticed for higher honours, is much better if you attend a school known for it,s rugby abality.

    Dit is jammer dat dit so is, maar die statistiek vertel die storie, of wat praat ek alles ?

  7. Congratulations to all who are invited to this camp.
    I have to say there is a couple of surprise omissions from this group and then also surprise inclusions in this group.


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