2019 1st XV schoolboy rugby players with well-known sportsman relatives

Here’s a list of the known 1st XV players who are related to fairly well-known sportsmen of the past/present.

# SBR PLAYER’S NAME SCHOOL POS. RELATION RELATIVE’S NAME RELATIVE’S ACHIEVEMENT RELATIVE’S SCHOOL
1 Andre-Hugo Venter Grey College Hooker Father Andre Venter Springbok flank Kroonstad (Blouskool)
2 Andrew Coxwell St Andrew’s Utility Back Uncle Henry Coxwell Sharks flyhalf Maritzburg College
3 Brahm van Straaten Grey College Flyhalf Father Braam van Straaten Springbok flyhalf Wonderboom
4 Conwill Conradie Stellenberg Scrumhalf Father Bolla Conradie Springbok scrumhalf Bellville South
5 Dandre Beukes Grey College Lock Father Joe Beukes Free State lock Sentraal (FS)
6 Guy Rushmere St Andrew’s Flyhalf Uncle Mark Rushmere Proteas cricket batsman Woodridge
7 Henry Tromp Outeniqua Prop Father Henry Tromp Springbok hooker Klerksdorp
8 Ian Patterson SACS Flank Father Andrew Patterson Springbok hooker Grey HS (PE)
9 Ian Small-Smith Grey College Wing Brother William Small-Smith Free State wing Grey College
10 Marc Michau Grey HS Flank Father Vlam Michau Eastern Province batsman Grey HS (PE)
11 Maynard Gouws Outeniqua Flank Father Jaco Gouws Sharks loose-forward Wessel Maree
12 Michael Teichmann Hilton Scrumhalf Uncle Gary Teichmann Springbok No.8 Hilton
13 Riaan Britz Grey College Fullback Uncle Gerrie Britz Springbok flank Grey College
14 Riis du Plessis HJS Paarl BH Fullback Father Carel du Plessis Springbok wing HJS Paarl BH
15 Robert Rodgers Paul Roos Prop Father Heinrich Rodgers Springbok prop Harrismith
16 Keune Kirkham Helpmekaar Scrumhalf Father,Uncle Tobie, Liaan Kirkham FS scrumhalf/Tvl fullback Welkom Gim/CBC Welkom
17 Brendon Kelbrick Affies Flank Father Henry Kelbrick Blue Bulls prop Affies
18 Tiaan Pretorius Paul Roos Wing Cousin,Father Kwagga Smith, Torros Pretorius Springbok flank,Pumas flank HTS Middelburg
19 Luke Burger Paul Roos Wing Father,Uncle Kobus, Schalk Burger Jnr Springbok wing, flank Paarl Gim
20 Lloyd Koster St Andrew’s Wing Cousin,Father Nick, Ralph Koster Stormers flank, WP Cricketer Bishops
21 Jared Kirsten Grey HS Wing Father Jaco Kirsten Eastern Province hooker Strand

33 Comments

  1. @CharlesZA: I am sure Steve got it in more that that! Few non rugby boys elsewhere. Gill College has given decent gene pool to Western Cape! :lol: :mrgreen: :lol:

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  2. Steve was obviously not on top of his game in 2001/2.Just before Viagra came on the market? 8-O :lol: :roll:

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  3. Ek dink nie, sovêr ek weet dat steve hofmeyer n sportman was nie? aprilgekke!!!!

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  4. Ian Small-Smith is nie net broer van William nie
    Sy pa, Ian was die 1ste o17 atleet in SA wat 400m in onder 46 s gehardloop het. Dink 45.98
    Ek weet , ek moes pair keer in sy hakskene vaskyk.
    Destyds was Senior SA record omtrent 45.06 , gehou deur oorlede Springbokvleuel Jaco Reinach, so dit was fantastiese prestasie……ongelukkig het Ian besering opgedoen voor SA’s en het Gerhard Barnard van Namibia die o17 title gewen, so ook 200, met nog ‘n Namibier Frankie Fredericks op sy hakke. Haastige manne gewees 8-O
    Vir perspektief, vanjaar se o19 kampioe het 47.22 gehardloop

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  5. @Vyfster: The young Ian sure has some gas in him. Now it’s clear where he got it from.
    Is their father the lawyer, Ian Small-Smith?

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  6. @Vyfster: 45.01…baie stadiger as huidige SA rekord van 43.03 8-O 8-O :lol: …in my beskeie opinie saam Gary Player se 9 majors die beste deur SA sportman…

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  7. @Smallies: Ja,daai 100m van hom van ek dink 88 tot so iets Soos 15,en Yvette de Klerk van 90 tot 19 8-O …Is daar Nie nog n rekord van Zola Budd wat staan Nie?5000m?Een rekord wat lank gaan staan is Wayde se 400m….niemand gaan hom ruik Nie…behalwe miskien hyself
    ..

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  8. @Playa: That’s him. Their uncle was a participant on this forum (or maybe it was on R365) when William was in matric.

    BTW, there’s an interesting story behind the surname Small-Smith – it used to be Smith only in the distant past. Their grandfather was a car dealer in Bloemfontein and known as “Small” Smith, but customers got confused and assumed the surname was S-S and many cheques were issued to Mr S-S, which were refused by the bank. So eventually he solved this problem by officially changing his surname to S-S.

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  9. @tzavosky: Talking about the name, one of the humorous encounters Oom Grey mentioned back on R365 was when his nephew (William) Small-Smith was involved in an on-field collision with I think it was a Boland player (Jermaine) Kleinschmidt. :mrgreen:

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  10. @odie15: nee praat oor die akgemeen ,gill het n rugby tradiesie wat die beste skole in die oos kaap rival,en alhoewel hulle klein is en nie mee4 so sterk is nieis daar baie trots en tradiesie daar,FA Meiring is onder andere n oud Gill man

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  11. @Smallies: @Grizzly: Frith vd Merwe het menige padwedlooprekords wat nog staan, waarvan haar Two Oceans en Comrades rekords van 3:30 en 5:54 onderskeidelik in 1989 10:1 die mees merkwaardigste is. As ek reg onthou, het sy daardie jaar, algeheel, in die top 10 van Oceans gekom!

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  12. @Playa: yes, he is an prominent attorney, even councel for Bulldog lawyer Gerrie Nel
    @Grizzly: ja, ek dink Wayde se 400m een van die grootste prestrasies ooit deur enige sportman in die Wereld.
    Die record wat waarskynlik nooit gebreek gaan word nie, is Marita Koch se 47.6 in 400m Vroue in 1985
    Sy was van Destydse Oos-Duitsland en het meer spiere as Swarcshenegger ….wat natuurlik alles verklaar…..

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  13. @Vyfster: I’ll see your Marita Koch and raise the pot with Flo-Jo’s 100m and 200m records…which were also “aided” by a lot more than just a tail wind! :lol:

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  14. Just one question, if all those boys did not have well-known sports relatives, how many would not in fact be in the 1stXV?

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  15. @Vyfster: Never say never. Bob Beamon se verspringrekord by die 1968 Spele was so fenomenaal dat een van sy mede-deelnemers gesê het, “you’ve destroyed this event” – van 27′ 4 3/4″ tot 29′ 2 1/2″ – los bo-oor 28′ in imperiale mate. Dit het baie lank gevat vir enige iemand om selfs net 28′ te spring, uiteindelik deur Mke Powell reggekry, wat ook na 23 jaar Beamon se rekord verbeter het na 29′ 4 1/4″ (8.95m) in 1991.

    Ek dink egter nie daar is in 1968 al getoets vir middelgebruik nie, so ons sal nooit weet nie.

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  16. @Falcon22: Or conversely how the kids of players with great hand eye co-ords, often end up with the same skills and in the same position as their parent (flyhalf / fullback). I think you could be right that at times there is a degree of bias, based on who the parent is, be it sporting, business success etc. Its great seeing ex boks kids coming through, but think there may often be undue pressure on them.

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  17. I’ve been able to add two more names thanks to more assistance.
    Interestingly they will be facing each other on Saturday as opposite numbers.

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