Two Saffas feature in Eddie Jones 2020 plans

Two South African born players David Ribbans (Somerset College) and Simon Kerrod (Pretoria Boys’ High School) have progressed from fairly humble beginnings as professionals in their home country to now be included amongst 12 uncapped players in England head coach Eddie Jones’ initial 28-man training squad ahead of a busy international window.

25 year-old lock Ribbans joined the WPRI after school and represent WP at u19 and u21 levels before earning a few caps for the Province senior team. He joined English premiership team Northampton Saint at the start of 2017.

28 year-old prop Kerrod was part of the Sharks junior setup, earning game time at u19 and u21 level before using the EP Kings and English lower league team Jersey as senior level stepping stones. He is now with Harlequins in the Premiership after spending a few seasons at Worcester Warriors.

1Prop Ellis GengeLeicester Tigers
2Prop Joe Heyes*Leicester Tigers
3Prop Simon Kerrod*Harlequins
4Prop Mako VunipolaSaracens
5Hooker Jamie GeorgeSaracens
6Hooker Jack SingletonGloucester Rugby
7Secondrow Maro ItojeSaracens
8Secondrow Alex Moon*Northampton Saints
9Secondrow David Ribbans*Northampton Saints
10Backrow Mark WilsonNewcastle Falcons
11Backrow Lewis Ludlow* Gloucester Rugby
12Backrow Jack Clement*Gloucester Rugby
13Backrow Alex Dombrandt*Harlequins
14Backrow Billy VunipolaSaracens
15Scrumhalf Willi HeinzGloucester Rugby
16Scrumhalf Ben YoungsLeicester Tigers
17Scrumhalf Alex Mitchell* Northampton Saints
18Flyhalf Owen FarrellSaracens
19Flyhalf George FordLeicester Tigers
20Flyhalf Piers FrancisNorthampton Saints
21Centre Fraser Dingwall*Northampton Saints
22Centre Joe MarchantHarlequins
23Centre Ollie Thorley*Gloucester Rugby
24Back Three Ali Crossdale*Saracens
25Back Three Nathan Earle*Harlequins
26Back Three Jonny MayGloucester Rugby
27Back Three Elliot DalySaracens
28Back Three George Furbank Northampton Saints

*denotes uncapped player

1 Comment

  1. Die hoeveelheid slotte wat Suid Afrika oplewer is net eenvoudig verstommend.


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