Free State Craven Week 2023 squad takes shape

Free State have named an u18 Craven Week squad of 26 to take on the Griquas u18 on their Bondedag during June 2023.

# Free State CW Squad # Free State AW Squad
1 Ranon Fouche Grey College 1 Tsitseriesto Shongwe Louis Botha
2 Stefan Venter Jim Fouche 2 Emile McGeer Grey College
3 Jean Erasmus Grey College 3 Danie Kruger Grey College
4 Heinrich Theron Grey College 4 Guawa Mozamo Louis Botha
5 Marno Stopforth Grey College 5 Themba Maganga Louis Botha
6 Jean-Henri Smith Grey College 6 Tumelo Leputla Fichardtpark
7 Keagan Scholtz Grey College 7 Schalk du Plesssis Grey College
8 JJ Theron Grey College 8 Calvin Bolt Jim Fouche
9 Christiaan van der Westhuizen Grey College 9 Oratile Maphile Louis Botha
10 Ian van der Merwe Grey College 10 Dailen Geldenhuys Fichardtpark
11 Pretorius Ekeji Grey College 11 Ayanda Qinasa Louis Botha
12 Pieter van der Merwe Grey College 12 Hayden Tolmay Grey College
13 Benito Goeda Grey College 13 Martin Botha Grey College
14 Junior Claassen Grey College 14 Qwyd Koen Grey College
17 Tshiamo Senoamadi Louis Botha 17 Kutlwano Tukulu Louis Botha
18 Daniel Chimpmundi Louis Botha 18 Nathan Swanepoel Fichardtpark
19 Mogomotsi Mokuyane Louis Botha 19 Juan Venter Grey College
20 Kwanda Tokwe Louis Botha 20 Rorisang Masoeu Grey College
21 Devante Claassen Fichardtpark 21 Erich Visser Grey College
22 Pharrell van Wyk Grey College 22 Piwe Majugama
23 Kutlo Seoko Louis Botha 23 Theko Montjane Grey College
24 Liam van Wyk Grey College
25 Jaco Grobbelaar Fichardtpark
26 Edward Mapinga Fichardtpark

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  1. avatar
    #27 Smallies

    @KES Oldboy: my guess is the share with St Micheals….they do have over 30 hockey teams

    1 June, 2023 at 20:54
  2. avatar
    #26 KES Oldboy

    @Smallies: But they don’t even have their own Astro-turf?!

    1 June, 2023 at 20:31
  3. avatar
    #25 Smallies

    @Vleis: they do produce good teams but they certainly do not take it as seriously as ither schools ,I doubt if they do any recruiting.

    1 June, 2023 at 12:53
  4. avatar
    #24 Vleis

    @Smallies: I remember a St Alban’s 1st team, which contained two future SA u20 players (amongst others), losing to them in Bloem in 2012.

    1 June, 2023 at 12:47
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    #23 Smallies

    @Vleis: they are one of the best schools in the country in my veiw, rugby just isn’t that important to them their focus is on Cricket and Hockey,which is fine

    1 June, 2023 at 12:36
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    #22 Vleis

    @Kaya 85: St Andrews’ main problem is its small size, which is not a problem for cricket, but is for rugby. St Andrew’s has a cricket exchange program with the UK, so Joe Root spent a season there some 10 to 15 years ago. Apparently, he scored a ton (no pun intended) of runs for the school.

    1 June, 2023 at 12:24
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    #21 Smallies

    @Kaya 85: for a while it was as if the other schools simply stopped trying….

    1 June, 2023 at 11:02
  8. avatar
    #20 Kaya 85

    @KES Oldboy: ouch
    having a superpower (Jedi College, Bloem) in close proximity is bad for all the others in town.

    1 June, 2023 at 10:55
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    #19 KES Oldboy

    @Kaya 85: St. Andrews take cricket scores Vs St. John’s so that maybe answers your question….

    1 June, 2023 at 10:20
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    #18 Smallies

    @Kaya 85: yea mate the situation in Bloem is not good atm Fichard park and Jim Fouche are doing a lot of work and it is paying of….perhaps Freestate rugby should have a talk with them regarding development …however after SARU basiccaly ensured the death of Freestate rugby I dont think they have the moolas to do that ..

    1 June, 2023 at 09:45
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    #17 Smallies

    @Kaya 85: I think they play in the independent leagues….not sure .they do have excellent facilities though

    1 June, 2023 at 09:38
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    #16 Kaya 85

    @Smallies: Thanks, who do they play? … It is in everyone’s interest to create more centres of rugby excellence in Bloem. By the way, with Shimlas and now CUT, there are two very good varsity teams.

    1 June, 2023 at 09:33
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    #15 Smallies

    @Kaya 85: according to their website they only have 5 teams u14,15 16,2nd ,1st teams

    1 June, 2023 at 09:28
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    #14 Smallies

    @Kaya 85: they dont realy feature in any competition, they seem to be much more cricket orientated

    1 June, 2023 at 09:10
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    #13 Smallies

    @Kaya 85: San Du Plessis has been on the decline for a while and Sentraal seems to have imploded this year,they took a beating against both Fichies and Jim Fouche

    1 June, 2023 at 09:09
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    #12 Kaya 85

    …and for those who know Bloem, how far behind the 8 ball is a school like St Andrews?

    1 June, 2023 at 09:09
  17. avatar
    #11 Kaya 85

    Sentraal? Sand du Plessis?

    1 June, 2023 at 09:00
  18. avatar
    #10 Smallies

    @tzavosky: stem saam oor daai een…

    1 June, 2023 at 08:52
  19. avatar
    #9 tzavosky

    @Smallies: Ja, ek is bewus daarvan, maar Venter het die odds teen hom gestack, in meer as een opsig.

    1 June, 2023 at 08:51
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    #8 Smallies

    @tzavosky: Jim Fouche en Fichard park het regtig baie opgetel die jaar….

    1 June, 2023 at 08:43
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    #7 Smallies

    @Rainier: ek het gesien 🙈🙈🙈

    1 June, 2023 at 08:39
  22. avatar
    #6 tzavosky

    Stefan Venter van Jim Fouche moet ‘n uitsonderlike speler wees!

    1 June, 2023 at 08:36
  23. avatar
    #5 Rainier

    @Smallies: Dit was eintlik ‘n grappie.

    Daar is nie ‘n 15 en 16 op die lys nie.


    1 June, 2023 at 08:19
  24. avatar
    #4 Smallies

    @Rainier: liam v Wyk is op 26

    1 June, 2023 at 08:16
  25. avatar
    #3 Rainier

    No fullbacks and reserve hookers in the squads.

    Interesting approach.

    1 June, 2023 at 08:15
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    #2 Smallies

    @Smallies: poletiek is besig om Vrystaat Craven week rugby nek om te draai net soos SARU besig is om Cheetah rugby keel af te sny,oh well it was fun while it lasted….

    1 June, 2023 at 07:13
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    #1 Smallies

    Both Fichard park and Jim Fouche gave Louis Botha a massive hiding…..just saying

    1 June, 2023 at 07:00

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