During the offseason Paarl Boys’ High coaches Sean Erasmus and Elmo Wolfaardt travelled to New Zealand.
Here they picked up valuable knowledge.
New Zealanders love attacking space and keeping the ball alive! It’s not just something that comes naturally. Coaching plays an important role.
Amongst the things learned about the New Zealand rugby coaching culture included hands on assessing just how super skills orientated they are and how huge their attention to detail is. They focus on position specific coaching and how to combine that in the unit and team skills. Seeing the big picture, making good decisions and executing them in a contact environment is trained extensively. They apply low intensity during learning sessions.
It was a great experience for the HJS coaches but too little time there to get it all in!
Boishaai fielded very strong u19A and u19B teams at the Porterville festival over the weekend, an event they used as an extention of their trials.
They recorded useful wins but received a good workout from worthy opponents:
u19A 48 Brandwag 6
u19B 43 Worcester Gim u19A 7
|HJS PAARL BH u19A||HJS PAARL BH u19B|
|1||Reece Bezuidenhout||1||MJ Strauss|
|2||Daniel Jooste||2||Wilhelm Barnard|
|3||Adam Neethling||3||Riaan Barnard|
|4||Ewie Loubser||4||Armandt Conradie|
|6||Charl Serdyn||6||Vian Fourie|
|7||Ruan vd Merwe||7||Cornel Kotze|
|8||Francke Horn||8||Khanya Ncusane|
|9||Cameron Dorfling||9||Michael Visser|
|10||Rayhaan Lombard||10||Boeta Chamberlain|
|11||Urgene Johannes||11||Sabrie Jacobs|
|12||Hanri van Heerden||12||GerdreFerreria|
|13||Manny Ras||13||Divan Enslin|
|14||Gianni Lombard||14||Luca Ferreria|
|15||Nicolas Carstens||15||Takir Abrahams|
Ryhaan Lombaard is playing in his third year in the u19A team. If he plays in most of the fixtures, he will set a new record for most first team caps in the school’s history.