Theron names Baby Bok trial sides

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content on 20 Jan 2011 at 15:51
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New SA under 20 coach Dawie Theron has named two teams to play against each other in a trial match in Cape Twon, at 16h00 on Saturday. Sharks fans will be hard-pressed to chose a team to back, since there is a good old smattering of black-and-white lasds in both teams.

The squad currently comprises 40 players and this will be cut down to 30 ahead of another game against Western Province next week.

The trial match on Saturday will see the yellow team, featuring a Sharks-laden three quarter line, come up against the blue team. Ten reserves will be shared amongst both teams. Piet Lindeque, Heimar Williams and Mandla Dube all start for the yellows, along with loose forward Marcell Coetzee and tighthead prop Nick Schonnet. Representing the blues are livewire flanker Siseko Jafta and fullback Jaco van Tonder, a late addition to the trials squad.

Huge Hilton College winger Emil Schwartz has been named among the backline reserves.

SA Under-20 Trials Teams (Provincial Unions in brackets):
Yellow Team – Ulrich Beyers (Blue Bulls), Courtnall Skosan (Blue Bulls), Piet Lindeque (KwaZulu Natal), Heimar Williams (KwaZulu Natal), Mandla Dube (KwaZulu Natal), Sam Lane (WP), Ricky Schroeder (WP), Marcell Coetzee (KwaZulu Natal), Jean Cook (Free State), Nizaam Carr (WP), Eben Etzebeth (WP), Ruan Venter (Lions), Nick Schonnet (KwaZulu Natal), Bongi Mbonambi (Blue Bulls), Jean Schoeman (Blue Bulls).
Blue Team – Jaco van Tonder (KwaZulu Natal), Clarence Khumalo (WP), Bradley Moolman (Blue Bulls), Kobus Lourens (Leopards), Riaan Britz (Free State), Tony Jantjies (Blue Bulls), Lohan Jacobs (Blue Bulls), Arno Botha (Blue Bulls), Siseko Jaftha (Kwazulu Natal), Gabriel Strydom (Leopards), Carl Wegner (Free State), Jose Julies (Blue Bulls), John Roy Jenkins (Leopards), Jacques Momberg (Blue Bulls), Stephan Kotze (Free State).
Reserves: Backs – Kevin Luiters (Free State), Pieter van der Walt (Blue Bulls), Emil Schwarz (KwaZulu Natal), Sizo Maseko (WP); Forwards – Mashudu Mafela (Leopards), Baksteen van Heerden (Free State), Cornell du Preez (Leopards), Stephan Pretorius (Blue Bulls), Enzo Venter (Lions), Wilhelm van der Slys (WP).


  • Had the pleasure of meeting Ulrich Beyers during the Boxing Day test in durban. Nice chap, friendly or maybe it was because we all were a bit drunk at the end of the day.
    Played and won with the U19 WP side last year and is a pretty good acquisition for the Bulls. wish the sharks signed him up instead.

  • Comment 1, posted at 20.01.11 16:02:30 by Jeremiser Reply
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  • @Jeremiser (Comment 1) : fullback?

    Lots of good’uns there, though… van Tonder, Gouws Prinsloo, Wynand Pienaar, Kieran Goss…

  • Comment 2, posted at 20.01.11 16:13:14 by robdylan Reply
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  • i can see Lindeque and Williams being our future centre pairing… :cool:

  • Comment 3, posted at 20.01.11 16:17:01 by VanWilder Reply

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  • @VanWilder (Comment 3) : yes, me too.

  • Comment 4, posted at 20.01.11 16:35:31 by robdylan Reply
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  • Everytime you blink, Theron’s squad seems to change.
    I think the most interesting selection is Tim Lane’s son Sam at flyhalf. He’s usually a centre. I wonder what his kicking out of hand is like.

  • Comment 5, posted at 20.01.11 16:51:23 by beet Reply
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  • @Jeremiser (Comment 1) : Any idea why Beyers left WP? He looked pretty well set there.

  • Comment 6, posted at 20.01.11 16:52:29 by beet Reply
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  • @beet (Comment 5) : I see Jordaan has disappeared as well… guess he’s with the Blitzbokke

  • Comment 7, posted at 20.01.11 17:58:41 by robdylan Reply
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  • just to say – I love new format :grin:

  • Comment 8, posted at 20.01.11 19:48:20 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 8) : thanks!

  • Comment 9, posted at 20.01.11 20:33:23 by robdylan Reply
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  • Rob
    Did u know there are TWO Shroeder’s at WP and both are scrummies!!
    I think Ricky was WP UWC last year and the other dude, Schreuder was with the SA U20′s! You know the one that’s absolutely pants!! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 10, posted at 20.01.11 20:59:17 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 10) : yes – I don’t know much about Ricky (except that he was in Silver Spoons) but i think Louis is kakka

  • Comment 11, posted at 20.01.11 21:16:26 by robdylan Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 10) : @robdylan (Comment 11) : Schreuder vs Schroeder.
    I apologise in advance for this lame post, but I googled the names to see if they had different meanings. Anyway it turns out their origins are the same, the only difference being Schreuder may also be Dutch.
    Basically it states: This German surname was derived from the Middle German word ‘schroten’ meaning ‘to cut’, and was the name given to a tailor.
    In reality the 2 scrummies / leaders couldn’t be more different in appearance. Schreuder being a fairly tall, skinny, fair complexion, serious character & Schroeder is very short, a little more meat on the bone, dark complexion, friendly always looks he’s enjoying himself.

  • Comment 12, posted at 20.01.11 22:20:59 by beet Reply
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  • Dig the new layout buddy! Looking good!

  • Comment 13, posted at 21.01.11 08:36:00 by PTAShark Reply
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  • Where are the trials – are we allowed to go watch?

    I am sure the format will grow on me…. :sad:

  • Comment 14, posted at 21.01.11 08:41:36 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • @beet (Comment 12) : So it’s the same as Snyman (or Snyders?)

    @Rob – like the new site

  • Comment 15, posted at 21.01.11 12:30:42 by MysticShark Reply
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  • @Just a Fan (Comment 14) : Jan van Riebeeck Hoër… any idea where that is?

  • Comment 16, posted at 21.01.11 13:16:12 by robdylan Reply
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  • @MysticShark (Comment 15) : thanks – so far it’s only Klempie who doesn’t, but he’s generally the exception that proves the rule.

  • Comment 17, posted at 21.01.11 13:16:43 by robdylan Reply
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