With the Varsity Shield starting a week prior to that of the Varsity Cup, we bring you the UKZN squad that will take part in this inaugural tournament.
The side is to be coached by Beans Bateman, a man that brings with him experience that is worth gold. He will be assisted by the young Dylan Campbell.
Bateman started his coaching career at the Pietermaritzburg varsity in 1988, and went onto bigger things quickly, moving to College Rovers in ’93 and taking them to Moor Cup Champs a few times and going to the Club Champs. He also coached the Wildebeest side for a few years. Campbell is a young 23 year old who will hoping to make the most of his chance to learn from such a great mentor.
Bateman will have a bunch of his former schoolboys that he coached at Maritzburg College in his ranks as he takes on the challenge of Varsity Shield.
This is what the jersey will look like for their first match on Monday:
Herewith the squad:
Props: Kurt Schonert, Mazisi Ostrich, Luciando Santos, Marc Colia, Avuma Ndongeni, Dayne Smith.
Hookers: Justin Meanwell, Nico Du Plooy, Mondli Ndaba, Dane Whitehorn
Locks: Gerrit Fourie, Chris Ndlovu, Chris Maas, Tinashe Bopoto.
Loose Forwards: Leon Stevens, Kyle Ross, Bobby Warnock, Andre Greyvenstein, Garren Holdsworth, Absolom Mumba, Bayanda Mbambo
Scrumhalves: Calvin Channing, Zander Engelbrecht, Ruhan Smit, Nick March, Chris Kritzinger.
Flyhalves: Peter Grunow, Sipho Evans, Wessel Booysen.
Centres: Kurt Mavrodaris, Willem Rheeder, Troy Chiocchetti, Jake Adam, Tyron Brown.
Wings: Jaco Potgieter, Louis Nondela, Gareth Borchardt, Lwazi Ngcungama, Ricky Chirengende.
Fullbacks: Kirsten Jones, Spa Dube.
Head Coach: Beans Bateman
Assistant Coach: Dylan Campbell
Manager: Shane Le Breton
Thanx must go to Rory Bremner for helping from within the setup at UKZN.Tweet