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SA Expats promoted again


Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :Uncategorized on 14 Apr 2008 at 10:10
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South Africa’s expatriate club in the British Isles, London South Africa, has won their third promotion in the English leagues in as many years.

Rugby 365 reports that the club, made up of several expatriate South Africans, has only been in existence for three years and in that time has won a league every year.

On Saturday, they won their league in the South West London Fourth League by beating Old Wellingtonians 18-12 in the final match of the season.

According to club director Justin Paige, the club will be aiming to win the third league on their march to eventually find their way into the British Premiership division.



10 Comments

  • Way to go guys!!!!!!!!!

  • Comment 1, posted at 14.04.08 10:11:20 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • From the club’s Website.

    Calling all SA Rugby Supporters – LSA 80 Minutes From Glory…………………

    Your country needs you – this Saturday 12th April, South Africa’s rugby outpost in the Capital, London South Africa, face Old Wellingtonians in the most important match in their history thus far. And the club are promoting the game widely to drum up a good crowd to get down to Imber Court to support. With pitch side beer wagon it promises to be a big match for all to enjoy.

    Coming off the back of a magnificent five-game winning streak in the league (including two whitewashes, one by 95 points) the Warriors go into the game with confidence and aiming for their third consecutive promotion in 3 seasons.

    Old Wellingtonians will be no pushovers though, as they were the only club this season to inflict a heavy defeat on the exiles in the first league encounter away in November. This time with home advantage, LSA should be slight favourites, but with both clubs vying for the last promotion place there is no doubt it will be tough for LSA.

    It has been a long season for LSA, but after a blistering start they soon realised that they had made a step up in class, and players returning home disrupted the team which led to a mid-season wobble that threatened to de-rail promotion hopes. The team soon re-discovered their form, with the senior players leading the charge from the front.

    Now the season is poised for a nerve jangling 80-minute finale and everyone involved with the club hopes that another automatic promotion is only a week away.

    I suspect they are still partying and a press release about the match will be up in the next day or so.

  • Comment 2, posted at 14.04.08 10:12:27 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Well done boyos!

  • Comment 3, posted at 14.04.08 10:16:04 by Clayton Reply
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  • Oh this is great…keep going homeboys!

  • Comment 4, posted at 14.04.08 10:18:10 by blackshark (YNWA) Reply

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  • Only ONE of the Forwards is NOT a Saffa. :smile:

    Name: Clint Dearmer
    Position: Front Row
    Nationality: South African
    Playing History
    Woodridge College 1st XV (95)
    Gardens Tech (96-99)
    London Irish Amatuers (01)
    Grove RFC (04-05)
    LSA RFC (06-Present)

    Name: Aldo Du Plessis
    Nickname : Eugene / Habanna
    Position : Prop / Hooker
    Nationality : South African
    Playing History
    Grey College
    Natal U/19(00)
    Griffons U/21(01)
    Freestate Tecnicon XV(02-03)
    Carlisle RFC(04)
    Rosslyn Park RFC(04/5)
    LSA (05-Present)

    Name: Gerhardus Kruger
    Nickname : The Machine
    Position : Prop
    Nationality : South African
    Playing History
    Paul Roos Gymnasium 1st XV Stellenbosch
    S.A. Schools Academy (95)
    Western Province U/19 & U/20
    University of Stellenbosch 1st XV (99)
    Aspatria 1st. XV (UK) (00)
    University of Potchefstroom 1st & 2nd XV (01)
    London Welsh 2nd XV
    Weybridge Vandals
    LSA (06-Present)

    Name: Werner Swanepoel
    Nickname: Supertjoop
    Position: Hooker
    Nationality: South African
    Playing History
    Lions u/21 (98)
    Griffons (00)
    PUKKE 1st XV (01)
    Torquay Athletic (01-04)
    Barking RFC (05)
    LSA (06-Present)

    Name: Christian van Rooyen
    Nickname: Bok
    Position: Lock (2nd row) / No.8
    Nationality: South African
    Playing History
    Sasol Rugby Club (SECUNDA SA) (99-02)
    Pelhamians Rugby Club (Raynes Park) (04)
    LSA RFC (05- Present)

    Name: André Retief
    Nickname: Retief
    Position: Lock or Backrow
    Nationality: South African
    Playing History
    Witteberg High School 1st XV (01-02)
    NW University U19 & Koshuis (03-06)
    Potchefstroom Rugby 1st XV (03)
    LSA RFC (07-present)

    Name: Mark Porter
    Nickname: Ports
    Position: Backrow
    Nationality: British/ South African
    Playing History
    Milnerton RFC Cape Town, SA (94 & 96)
    Metropolitan Police RFC (98-02)
    Metropolitan Police RL (01-Present)
    Great British Police RL (01-Present)
    Hamiltons RFC Cape Town (03)
    SA Wild Dogs RL (SARL Rep. Side 05)
    LSA RFC (05-Present)

    Name: Bradley Hall
    Position: Backrow
    Nationality: South African
    Playing History
    Selborne College 1st XV (95-96)
    Border U18 (96-97)
    Wits Technikon U21 (98-99)
    Golden Lions U21 (98-99)
    Wasps Amateurs 1st XV
    Pirates Rugby Club 1st XV (02-05)
    Golden Lions Amateurs (04-05)
    Richmond 2nd XV (2006)
    LSA (07 – Present)

    Name: Tiaan Visser
    Nickname: Slangman / Delarey / The Sheriff
    Position: Openside Flank
    Nationality: South African
    Playing History
    Paul Roos Gimnasium High School (96–00)
    Maties Club 01–05 (Uni of Stellenbosch)
    LSA RFC (05-present)

    Name: Jake Hoddinott
    Nickname: Jako
    Position: Back row
    Nationality: South African
    Playing History
    Richmond
    UCT
    Gladiators
    LSARFC (05- Present)

    Name: Hugo Baldwin
    Nick Name: Olympic
    Position: Flanker/Lock
    Nationality: English
    Playing History:
    Brighton College 1st XV (03)
    Royal Holloway 1st XV (03 – 06)
    NEC Harlequins U19′s/U21′s (03 – 04)
    Hove RFC 1st XV (05 – 06)
    Esher RFC (06 – 07)
    Surrey U23′s (06 – 07)
    London South Africa RFC (07 – present)

  • Comment 5, posted at 14.04.08 10:28:39 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • And only Three of the Backs aren’t Saffa’s.

    That makes four out of their whole squad NOT Saffa’s :shock:

    Name: Vaughan Gilson
    Nickname: Vaughano
    Position: Scrumhalf
    Nationality: South African
    Playing History
    Maritzburg College 1st XV
    Natal Schools 2003
    College Rovers U20 (04-06)
    Natal 7s (05)
    Richmond RFC UK (06)
    LSA RFC (07 – present)

    Name: Matt Fendick
    Nickname: Fender/Matty
    Position: Flyhalf/Centre
    Nationality: South African
    Playing History
    Michaelhouse 1st XV (Balgowan, SA) (00)
    Maties (University of Stellenbosch (01 – 03)
    Blackheath (UK) (04-05)
    LSA RFC (05 – Present)

    Name: Louis van Zyl
    Nickname: Visstok
    Position: Flyhalf/Centre
    Nationality: South African
    Playing History
    Lurgan (NI) – (03-04)
    Old Pelhamians (UK) – (04-06)
    K.C.S. Old Boys (UK) – (06)
    LSA RFC (07 – Present)

    Name: Johan Alberts
    Nickname: Fola/Jonny
    Position: Flyhalf/Fullback/Outside Center
    Nationality: South African
    Playing History:
    Eldoraigne 1st Team SA (00)
    ICON-Professional Institute of SA (01)
    TUKS (University of Pretoria) SA (01-02)
    Centurion Rugby Club SA (03 – 05)
    Old Emanuall Rugby Club UK (06)
    LSA RFC (Present)

    Name: Gareth Williams
    Nickname: Gaz
    Position: Flyhalf / Centre / Fullback
    Nationality: South African
    Playing History:
    Scottburgh High 1st XV (96)
    Newcastle Falcons (96-97)
    Amamzimtoti 1st XV (97-00)
    Metropolitan Police
    LSA RFC (06-Present)

    Name: Nick Osman
    Nickname: Donny
    Position: Centre
    Nationality: English
    Playing History
    England U16, U18, U21, Students
    South & South West Division
    Loughborough Uni (93-97)
    Newbury (96-97& 99-01)
    Gloucester (97-99)
    Henley (01)
    LSA RFC (05 – present)

    Name: Ben Bougas
    Nickname: Benny/Bevan
    Position: Centre/Wing
    Nationality: South African
    Playing History:
    Pinelands High School 1st XV (99-00)
    Glenn Res 1st XV (UCT) (04-05)
    Old Emanuel RFC 1st XV (06-07)
    London South Africa RFC (07-present)

    Name: David Kelly
    Nickname: Kelo/Davo
    Position: Fullback/ Wing
    Nationality: South African/Irish
    Playing History
    Wynberg Boys High 1st XV (00-01)
    UCT u21A & 1st 7′s Team (02-04)
    Western Province u19 & u21 (SA) (01-02)
    Villagers 1st XV 2003/04
    LSA RFC (05 – Present)

    Name: Gary Johnston
    Nickname: Johno
    Position: Winger/Centre
    Nationality British
    Playing History:
    British Army
    Welsh Exiles
    Sutton and Epsom
    Metropolitan Police
    LSA RFC (present)

    Name: Malcolm Mirfin
    Nickname: Raver
    Position: Fullback
    Nationality: South African
    Playing History:
    Wynberg Boys 1st XV
    Hamiltons U21
    LSA RFC (05 – present)

    Name: Tom Howell
    Nick Name: The Dude
    Position: Fullback/Centre
    Nationality: English/Italian
    Playing History:
    Brighton College 1st XV (03)
    Royal Holloway 1st XV (03 – 06)
    NEC Harlequins U19′s/U21′s (02 – 04)
    Italy U19′s/U21′s (02 – 06)
    Italy Sevens Squad (07)
    Overmach Parma RFC (06-07)
    London South Africa RFC (07 – present)

  • Comment 6, posted at 14.04.08 10:34:12 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Good to see a few guys from Natal High Schools too… :grin:

  • Comment 7, posted at 14.04.08 10:37:58 by blackshark (YNWA) Reply

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  • I like the way they feel the need to specify where Michaelhouse is :lol:

    Name: Matt Fendick
    Nickname: Fender/Matty
    Position: Flyhalf/Centre
    Nationality: South African
    Playing History
    Michaelhouse 1st XV (Balgowan, SA) (00)
    Maties (University of Stellenbosch (01 – 03)
    Blackheath (UK) (04-05)
    LSA RFC (05 – Present)

  • Comment 8, posted at 14.04.08 10:53:38 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • All they need to do now is specify where Balgowan is.

  • Comment 9, posted at 14.04.08 12:22:42 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • :lol: Yeah i think Michaelhouse is better known than Balgowan

  • Comment 10, posted at 14.04.08 12:30:18 by KSA Shark © Reply

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