KZN U16 Grant Khomo Player Data

The KZN Under 16 squad had an excellent week at the Grant Khomo inter provincial tournament, winning 2 out of 3 games with the single loss being a nailbiter against a physical Eastern Cape side.

It’s interesting to look at the physical make-up of the KZN Squad – physically a much smaller team  than the majority of the sides at Grant Khomo Week and dispelling the myth that KZN selectors go for size ahead of skill. Only 4 of the 22 were selected for KZN Under 13 Craven Week which illustrates the diverse development of the players from primary to high school.

A fair number of the “late developers” have come through the provincial youth club ranks, showing that the extra work put in during the 3rd term has certainly assisted in their development.

 

Player Position Height Weight Primary School High School Previous Provincial Teams
Tristan Blewett Centre 177cm 76 KG Cordwalles Hilton  
Chris Bredell Fullback 183cm 77 KG S. Natal Glenwood  
Simiso Buthelezi Wing   72 KG Grantham Park Westville  
Mncedisi Dlamini Prop 179cm 116 KG Pelham M. College  
Kevin du Randt Lock 188cm 84 KG Scottburgh Glenwood  
Tegan Erasmus Flanker 182cm 79 KG Thomas More Westville  
Ruben Fouche Centre 184cm 80 KG Port Natal Glenwood  
Darren Goodsen 8th Man 184cm 85 KG DPHS M. College KZN U13 CW
Curtis Jonas Flyhalf 168cm 63 KG Swellendam Glenwood  
Morne Joubert Centre 182cm 75 KG Elarduspark Glenwood  
Kwazi Khanyile Scrumhalf 164cm 69 KG Monument Glenwood KZN U13 CW
Jordan Koekemoer Flyhalf 173cm 78 KG Kloof M. College DRSU U13,U14,U15
Jordan Martin Lock 187cm 8 7KG Highbury Westville DRSU U15
Masikane Mazwi Hooker 174cm 93 KG DPHS M. College KZN U13 CW
Percy Mngadi Prop   86 KG Penzance Glenwood DRSU U13,U14
Simiso Phahla Centre 172cm   Highbury Westville DRSU U14
Tiaan Steyn Prop 177cm 102 KG Pelham M. College  
Yuric Thambiran Lock 183cm 83 KG Westville Westville KZN U13 CW, DRSU U14,U15
Hayden Tharratt Flanker 183cm 78 KG Stirling M. College  
Khutso Thobejane Wing 168cm 50 KG Drakensig Glenwood  
Kurt Webster Flanker 179cm 77 KG   DHS DRSU U14,U15
Themba Zincume Prop 170cm 90 KG Glenwood Westville DRSU U13

4 Comments

  1. Super work Pedantic. Thanks for puting all the effort into this table.

    Wow the one prop ways 116kg. I wonder what the Northwood u15A prop tips the scales at?

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  2. The lock heights also point to an ongoing obstacle that KZN teams have to overcome at lineouts. When our teams come up against the likes of Affies and KES, its a huge disadvantage. Quality ball is an issue when turnovers aren’t being conceded. Really tough on us is this genes thing :mrgreen:

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  3. @beet
    Next years U16s will have some very tall 1.9m + locks in it. Many tall boys there with Jj Peters probably being the tallest. If he plays rugby next year he will surely have a good chance in making KZN again.

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  4. Not one kid over 6foot3! Wow that is concerning but plenty time to grow in the next year. I know I grew a foot in a year between 14 and 15 so we will see. 116kg at 179cm will make the kid pretty over-weight, maybe some puppy fat there. Methinks off season fitness and cardio should get him down to about 105kg which is perfect for his height. Interesting to see where all the Glenwood boys came from, all over the province and country :)

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