South Africa Under-18 Sevens 2020 – for Capricorn Group Fest in Namibia

Winners: South Africa beat Zimbabwe 31-0 in the final.

SARU has selected a revised under-18 Sevens national team to play at the Capricorn Group sponsored international Sevens event at Windhoek Gymnasium Private School in Namibia from 27 – 29 Frebruary 2020.

The initial team had to be dismantled after an internal decision was made to give player selection preference the Elite Player Development camp in Stellenbosch over the same end of month weekend.

SA u18 SEVENS 2020


1 Bjorn van Wyk Affies
2 Gert Steyn Grey College
3 Tiaan Fourie Grey College
4 Siviwe Zondani Grey HS
5 Melbirt van der Spuy Helpmekaar
6 Latica Nela Hilton
7 Connor de Bruyn Kearsney
8 Anati Makasita Oudtshoorn
9 Jade Coeries Outeniqua
10 Bevon Simmons Paul Roos
11 Jared Africa Paul Roos
12 Keno Alexander Welkom Gim
Added Jordan Venter Paul Roos
Added Carston Michaels


  1. Coeries van Outeniqua is werklik uitstekend. Hou hom maar dop die jaar hy kan driee maak van niks.

  2. Tiaan Fourie mag dalk net Grey se speler van die jaar wees. Ewe goed op skrumskakel of losskakel.

  3. @Grey Brak: Sjoe it seems like Grey will be blessed with depth at 9 and 10.

    Last year I saw Tiaan play for Grey when Juan Dee Olivier was out and he did a standout job albeit in a Greyt team.

    Elsewhere we are hearing rating for Franco Knoetze and Jean Smith at 10. The SARU EPD even has Reagan Izaks as an attendee.

  4. I think some people were having a chuckle while others were shaking their heads about the SARU electronic mail list for the Sevens team document sent to the various unions. Check it out:

  5. @Beet: Regan Izaks is an exceptionally skilled and versatile grade 11 player. He will surely get a chance somewhere during the year to prove himself at 1st team level.

    Franco Knoetze’s blistering pace and quick feet will be limited at flyhalf. I assume these attributes will be used at outside centre or fullback.

  6. @Beet: Beet you never know. They could still be part of the secret societies that rule from their underground layers.
    Can be because they are incompetent. :wink:

  7. @Grey Brak: younger brother tells me they called him Quade Cooper back when he was in Brill house. Very keen to see how he does at FH considering JDO is at scrummie


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