SA Schools 2013: under-18 international series in August

For a second year running the SA Schools team will take part in a quadrangular international under-18 series against England, France and Wales. Last year the series proved to be a huge success and was a fitting reward for boys who had made the national team.

The only letdown was that the games were not televised in 2012. If SARU wants to continue with the policy of only staging games in the Western Cape and thereby denying the rest of the schoolboy rugby loving population the opportunity to watch the SA School team live, then they really need to make an effort to ensure that these games are broadcast on TV, otherwise their decision to keep the games in the Cape are just plain unfair.

Quadrangular series fixtures

09/08/13 France 17 29 Wales Cape Town
09/08/13 SA Schools 19 14 England Cape Town
12/08/13 England 17 15 Wales George
12/08/13 SA Schools 17 13 France George
17/08/13 England 12 8 France Wellington
17/08/13 SA Schools 14 13 Wales Wellington

SA Schools 2013 Team

1 Ox Nche Free State Louis Botha
1 Thabani Mtsi Border Selborne
1 Thomas du Toit WP HJS Paarl
2 Daniel du Plessis WP HJS Paarl
2 Francois Steyn Bulls Affies
2 Joseph Dweba Lions Florida
3 Conraad van Vuuren Pumas Nelspruit
3 Ruan Kramer Free State Grey College
4 Daniel du Preez KZN Kearsney
5 Abongile Nonkwantana Bulls St Albans
5 JD Schickerling WP Paarl Gim
6 PJ Toerien Bulls Garsfontein
6 Refiole Rampeta Free State Louis Botha
7 Jacques Vermeulen WP Paarl Gim
7 Jean-Luc du Preez KZN Kearsney
8 Rikus Bothma WP Paarl Gim
9 Justin Phillips Waterkloof Bulls
9 Remu Malan Outeniqua SWD
10 Brandon Thomson Pumas Ermelo
10 Dewald Human SWD Outeniqua
11 Duhan vd Merwe SWD Outeniqua
12 Warrick Gelant SWD Outeniqua
12 Daniel du Plessis WP Paul Roos
13 Leolin Zas Boland Hermanus
13 Jurie Linde Affies Bulls
14 Grant Hermanus WP Paarl Gim
15 Malcolm Jaer EP Die Brandwag
15 EW Viljoen Free State Grey College


  1. We have a very talented and well balanced squad this year. We will torture the Northern hemisphere this year. Would be nice if SARU can organize a similar tournament with AUS & NZ for the boys.

  2. @sharkie: For the love ofthe game and an eagle eye for talent, I wear all jerseys.

    Rugby is a business and its biggest consumers are the spectators, do you not think the your intimation has what it takes to draw the crowds?

  3. 5 props, 3 hookers, 3 locks, 4 flanks, 2 scrumhalves, 2 flyhalves, 4 centres, 2 wings, 2 fullbacks… and only 1 eighth man.

    We need another specialist 8th man……..

  4. In George from the 10th to the 13th so will make a turn at those games. Any idea what time of the day these games will be played?


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