u18 HP Training Squad – 2021

The South African Rugby Union (SARU) has pleasure in confirming the following players to be considered for the SA U18 High-Performance Squad for 2021 which will represent South Africa in a 4-match series in Tbilisi, Georgia. This is an initial training squad of 45 players with the touring squad of 36 players to be finalized on or before 23 July.
Also below is a list of standby players that will be called upon in the unfortunate event of injury or illness
in the training squad of 45.

# NAME SCHOOL PROVINCE
1 Luca Bakkes Paarl Gimnasium WP
2 Suleiman Hartzenberg Bishops WP
3 Imad Khan Bishops WP
4 Micheal Koch Paarl Gimnasium WP
5 Liam Koen Paarl Gimnasium WP
6 Corne Lavagna Paarl Gimnasium WP
7 Damian Marcus Stellenberg WP
8 Abu Ndabambi Paarl Boys High WP
9 Logan Opperman Paarl Gimnasium WP
10 Zack Porthen Wynberg WP
11 Luca Ribbens Paarl Boys High WP
12 Keegan Smith Paarl Boishaai WP
13 Bruce Sherwood Bishops WP
14 Hennie Sieberhagen Paarl Gimnasium WP
15 Phillip v Niekerk Paarl Gimnasium WP
16 Compion von Ludwig Paarl Boys High WP
17 Paul De Villiers Oakdale Agricultural High School SWD
18 Dian Heunis Oakdale Agricultural High School SWD
19 Phillip Kleynhans Oakdale Agricultural High School SWD
20 Neil Le Roux Oakdale Agricultural High School SWD
21 Bryce Calvert Westville Boys High School KZN
22 Phatu Ganyane Glenwood High School KZN
23 Nic Hatton Hilton College KZN
24 Gcino Mdlesthe Westville Boys High School KZN
25 Sandile Nzuza Glenwood High School KZN
26 Ryan Manual Gelnwood High School KZN
27 Stiaan de Bryun Afrikaans Hoër Seunskool Bulls
28 Ritsima Sambo Afrikaans Hoër Seunskool Bulls
29 Diego Cupido Helpmekaar College Lions
30 Katlego Letebele King Edward High School Lions
31 Sifiso Magwaza Monument High School Lions
32 Sibabalwe Mahashe Hudson Park High School Border
33 Michael Pieterse Rustenburg High School Border
34 Jan Hendrik Gouws Volkskool Graaff Reinet EP
35 Lisalihle Maphekhula Graeme College EP
36 Abongile Ngandi Graeme College EP
37 Caleb Abrahams Grey College FS
38 Jeandre Breytenbach Grey College FS
39 Johan Louw Grey College FS
40 Jean Smith Grey College FS
41 Alphonso Isaacs Grey College FS
42 Nel van Heerden Grey College FS
43 Neels Volschenk Grey College FS
Standby squad:
Corne Beets Paarl Gimnasium WP
Josh Boulle St Johns College Lions
Juan Else Grey College FS
Logan Fortuin Stellenberg High School WP
Werner Geldenhuys Nelspruit High School Pumas
Marno Grobbelaar Waterkloof High School Bulls
Enrique Liedeman Paarl Gimnasium WP
Janiel Losper Paarl Gimnasium WP
Maqubela Mabasa Paul Roos Gimnasium WP
Mihle Matinise Grey High School EP
Lyron Millborow Glenwood High School KZN
Stephan Nel Garsfontein High School Bulls
Roger Petersen Durbanville High School WP
Jannes Potgieter Hilton College KZN
Adriano Prag Boland Landbou Agricultural High School WP
Liam Prinsloo Maritzburg College KZN
Bradley Stanfliet Paarl Boys High School WP
Gert Steyn Grey College FS
Hanno Wessels Paarl Boys High School WP
Injured:
Coetzee Le Roux Paarl Boys High School WP
Reagan Izaacs Grey College FS
Hakeem Kunene Paarl Boys High WP
Litelihle Bester Maritzburg College KZN

16 Comments

  1. @jakes: het gehoor die o/18 toer is af en dat skole 25 Augustus begin. Nou net om bepalings vas te maak. Gaan n interessante resies wees om goeie kompetisie te kry en dalk gaan n paar van die jaarlikse derbys in die slag moet bly

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  2. @BlouLou: Schools who have been continuously in the gym can play matches from 25th August. Those who did nix have to wait till 11 September.

    Not sure who will police that but expect things like Bish/ Bosch and Paarl derby to take place before Provinces take over in final weeks of September

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  3. And now for something completely different……… Craven Week 2021 cancelled!

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  4. @Vleis: Yes he did. He is still u/17. It was a great result for WK. This team might just surprise some more fancied teams next year (that is if there is rugby in the 3rd year of the great lockdown)

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  5. @BlouLou: Congrats on an excellent result, but why are the matrics not playing? I see that KES 1st team beat Affies, so I presume that was not u17?

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  6. @Vleis: school did a survey amongst the grade 12’s. All sporting codes included (not just rugby) there were only 8 grade 12 scholars that wanted to continue with sports. It was therefore decided that WK will go the u/17 route…………… And then we also knocked Helpmekaar tonight!

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  7. @BlouLou: a fantastic result vs Helpmekaar today. Looks like the plan WK principal had to become one of the best sport schools is paying off as I remember WK gr11 and gr12 group of this year to not have been very competitive at junior level. Good win for WK against HMK group U/17 who have always won the Virsekerbeker?

    Somethinge VERY BIG wrong at HMK maybe they should look at investing some money into coaches and not just buying kids. If your rule out a very pathetic 4 point win over Bethlehem Voortrekker in early 2020 then the last proper 1st team match that HMK won was Virsekerbeker semi final way back in 2019, now also recording losses against Marais Viljoen and WK and taking some big 50’s on Noord/Suid and vs EG.

    Come on Klaus get the act together.

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  8. @kantako: this Helpmekaar we played team did beat serious teams u/14 and u/15. Not sure what happened in the 2020 disastrous year.

    Would be interesting to see if the losses against a really good team from WK (including the coaches here) will spark a frenzy of recruitment from Helpmekaar and Menlo?

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  9. @BlouLou: hi daar, ek dink die wen teen die twee spanne was baie goed maar glo nie mens moet te veel in die huidige wedstryde se resultate lees nie. Die skole het nie soos normaal geoefen nie en daar was nog nie duidelikheid oor onder 19 en onder 17 spanne nie, soos ek verstaan as ‘n voorbeeld het Menlo nog geoefen as onder 19 tot twee weke voor die wedstryde en eers as onder 17 die laaste week begin oefen. Daar is ook baie skole waar hulle ster spelers moet isoleer en dan oefen hulle nie veral die koshuis kinders. Ek dink op hierdie stadium moet mens dit maar net as friendlies sien en nie te veel lees in die uitslae nie, selfde gesprek oor Affies en van die ander skole, selfs Glenwood. Tye is huidlik baie deurmekaar ek moet egter se as ek so na daai WK span kyk is hulle ‘n gevaarlike spannetjie met baie potentiaal. Sterkte hoop julle kan darem nog ‘n paar games kry hierdie jaar.

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