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Eight Sharks in Under 20 group


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks on 2 Dec 2009 at 17:58
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SA Rugby has announced a 50-man training squad from which the national Under 20 side to contest the IRB Junior World Championship will be selected. The Sharks are well represented, with 8 names in the squad, which will convene in Saldanha this month for a training camp.

Least surprising is the name of Pat Lambie, who was the leading points scorer in the ABSA Under 21 competition this year. The 19-year-old star has already been named in the Sharks Super 14 training group, where he will provide cover at fullback and outside center. The other Sharks backs in the squad are winger Sibusiso Sithole and inside centre Dwayne Jenner – the latter a sturdy 100kg lad who hails from the East Rand.

There’s no shortage of lock forwards and hookers, either, with last year’s Baby Bok representative (and current Sharks under 19 captain) Kene Okafor again named in the group. Last year, it was Jandre Marais who played alongside Okafor; this year, it’s younger brother Peet Marais who’ll be in the mix. The third lock is the massive Johan Schoonbie, who at 2.06m and 125kg is certainly not lacking in the size department. It’s a pretty good return for the Sharks under 19s to see all three locks selected to the squad.

Both the first choice (Shaun Malton) and reserve (Monde Hadebe) hookers have been named as well.

The Sharks, Bulls, Lions and WP have 8 representatives each, with Free State sending 7. The full squad is as follows:

Blue Bulls:

Clayton Blommetjies
Sampie Mastriet
Ernst Dinkelman
Adri Jacobs
Christiaan Stander
Mlungisi Bali
Vincent Koch
Jean Claude Roos

Border Bulldogs:

Lubabalo Mtembu

Mighty Elephants:

Lulama Mdzoyi
Siya Kolisi

Cheetahs:

Jamba Ulengo
Hendrik van der Walt
John Astle
Jean-Pierre van Rooyen
Carl Wegner
Zander de Bruin
Francios Venter

Golden Lions:

Jaco Taute
Wandile Mjekevu
Elton Jantjies
Rinus Riekert
Louis Albertse
Ashley Kohler
Christiaan du Randt
Sabastian de Chaves

Griffons:

Siyasanga Mkunku

Griquas:

Thabiso Mngomezulu

KwaZulu Natal Sharks:

Patrick Lambie
Dwayne Jenner
Sibusiso Sithole
Kenechukwu Okafor
Johan Schoonbee
Peet Marais
Shaun Malton
Monde Hadebe

Leopards:

Louis Fouche
Tiaan Dorfling

Western Province:

Berton Klaassen
Louis Schreuder
Frederick Muller
Reuben Johannes
Nezaam Carr
Helmuth Lehman
Heinrich Marcus
Ruan Smith



15 Comments

  • “the massive Johan Schoonbie, who at 2.06m and 12kg is certainly not lacking in the size department”

    12kg? A real colossus. :twisted:

  • Comment 1, posted at 02.12.09 18:16:47 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 1) : a for fark sakes… my 5 key is stuck.

  • Comment 2, posted at 02.12.09 18:32:48 by robdylan Reply
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  • ‘and inside centre Dwayne Jenner – the latter a sturdy 100kg lad’

    I can also likes to know a guy called Dwayne/Duane… He also VERY sturdy!! :mrgreen: :twisted:

  • Comment 3, posted at 03.12.09 06:56:23 by wpw Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 2) : 512kg?

    He should watch his diet!

  • Comment 4, posted at 03.12.09 08:27:18 by Baldrick Reply

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  • @Baldrick (Comment 4) : everyone’s a comedian! Now if only they were all funny… :mrgreen:

  • Comment 5, posted at 03.12.09 10:03:03 by robdylan Reply
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  • Understand the U19s will also play a double round CC from this year.

  • Comment 6, posted at 03.12.09 15:11:31 by PaarlBok Reply

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  • Sorry next year.

  • Comment 7, posted at 03.12.09 15:12:13 by PaarlBok Reply

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  • @PaarlBok (Comment 7) : really? Interesting

  • Comment 8, posted at 03.12.09 15:39:40 by robdylan Reply
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  • Thanks Guys rather Grey and Cold here in the Land of the Long White Cloud. So a Good Chuckle was just the remedy.

  • Comment 9, posted at 03.12.09 21:45:50 by Dynamite Reply

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  • yeah my lil’ cousin Sbu made it! Go Doc!

  • Comment 10, posted at 04.12.09 06:52:33 by quota Reply

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  • @quota (Comment 10) :

    Sibusiso Sithole??

    Surely that means you should be supporting the Sharks and NOT the Valke!!! :roll:

  • Comment 11, posted at 04.12.09 06:56:22 by wpw Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 8) : Yep Manie mention it on Walters site. I was worried they chuck both competitions and change it to a single U20 one.

    I am still worried in the way the new proposed S15 will influense this very important competitions for our young talent. Pretty sure the S15 will not only cut our top CC competition biut surely this step of our rugby ladder will be damage aswell.

  • Comment 12, posted at 04.12.09 08:05:19 by PaarlBok Reply

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  • Nezaan Carr – BOYKIE!!

  • Comment 13, posted at 04.12.09 10:54:00 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 11) : yeah sibusiso sithole…it’s funny to think how bang gat he was when he started playing rugby @ queens to a point where he was 1st team captain..lol just goes to show how much potential is not harnessed in my province…

    I don’t know about supporting the sharks…

  • Comment 14, posted at 07.12.09 10:30:26 by quota Reply

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  • @quota (Comment 14) : can you confirm if he is actually in the squad? I’ve seen different versions of the squad being sent around and he’s not in all of them :)

  • Comment 15, posted at 07.12.09 10:32:30 by robdylan Reply
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