The Free State side recorded an ultimately convincing 30-20 over KwaZulu Natal at the Under 18 Craven Week in Welkom yesterday.
A key figure in the Free State win was inside centre Paul Jordaan who, according to reports, has been contracted by the Sharks and will move to Durban once he has matriculated from Grey Kollege. Another Grey and Free State player who continues to impress at this level is namesake Niell Jordaan, a 104kg number 8 who has been compared to Pierre Spies, although he apparently models his game on Irishman Jaime Heaslip.
This Jordaan was offered a R60 000 bursary to attend the Sharks Academy earlier this year when he was chosen as Player of the Tournament at the Kearsney festival. It’s not clear at this stage whether he has accepted this offer, or will stay in Bloemfontein to play for the Cheetahs instead.
For KZN, flyhalf Duncan Campbell and inside centre Patrick Howard caught the eye, although for the second game in a row, Campbell’s boot seemed to let him down at crucial stages.Tweet