Richard Ferguson

U19 team sees SA Schools star included


Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Currie Cup, Lions, Original Content, Sharks on 26 Aug 2011 at 13:18
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The U19’s face a lively Lions U19 outfit at Coca Cola Park tomorrow, after suffering a few bad losses over the last few weeks and will be hoping to pick up some momentum going into the second half of the junior Currie Cup season.

The team sees the inclusion of SA Schools player Siyabonga Tom, who will be a much needed goal kicker for the team as well, after performing well for Glenwood High School this year and at Craven week a few weeks ago. He joins another school boy star Robert du Preez in the backline.

According to our resident junior rugby expert, beet, Ruan Allerston had a good game against the Leopards last week and we hope he kicks on in this match and towards the end of the season.

The U19 team:

15. Keelin Bastew, 14. Heinrich Arendse, 13. Andrew Holland, 12Ruan Allerston, 11. Siyabonga Tom, 10. Robert du Preez, 9. Ivan Ludick, 8. Guy Alexander, 7. Khaya Majola, 6. Jason Klaasen, 5. Wade Elliot, 4. Stephan Lewies, 3. Allan Dell (Capt). 2. Franco Marais, 1. Simon Kerrod.

Reserves: 16. Senzo Mtshali, 17. Nicolaas van Dyk, 18. Stephan Deyzel, 19. Ernst Ladendorf, 20. Alwyn Janse van Vuuren, 21. Nicol Linde, 22. Riaan van Zyl, 23. Janco Tiedt



23 Comments

  • Not a bad side ,khaya majola looks like a good prospect ,andy holland is a good outside center similar in playing style to conrad smith . The Du Preez kid is great except for his kicking which needs work !Senzo Mtshali is a dynamite hooker -powerfull,just a litle on the short side.

  • Comment 1, posted at 26.08.11 13:49:42 by Talent Reply
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  • I wonder if Tyler Fisher was considered for this game. I thought he’d definitely be in the mix this season.

    Well done to Tom on his selection.

    Our u19 team desperately need a win out of this game to keep their faint semi-final hopes alive.

  • Comment 2, posted at 26.08.11 13:52:57 by beet Reply
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  • @beet (Comment 2) :

    I am correct in stating that Tom is the kicking wing, hey?

  • Comment 3, posted at 26.08.11 13:56:00 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @beet (Comment 2) : is this siyabonga tom kid one of the Eastern Cape’s finest poached by Glenwood?

  • Comment 4, posted at 26.08.11 15:32:21 by Megatron Reply

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  • Who was teh SA school team scrummie who played before the Boks game against France I think?

  • Comment 5, posted at 26.08.11 15:34:49 by Ice Reply
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  • @Megatron (Comment 4) : Yes Megatron. He told me that himself and 2 of his Glenwood 1st team mates come from PE and knew Mbhembe growing up.

    However before you go off with that ugly P-word, please bear in mind that he did not start playing rugby until he arrived at Glenwood – I got that info off the Glenwood website a while back.

  • Comment 6, posted at 26.08.11 15:39:36 by beet Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 3) : Yes he was the Glenwood kicker and did the kicking for KZN Schools at Craven Week. His place kicking is not of a high standard though. He has had some good days but generally I think he hovers around the 50% mark.

    Glenwood now have an ace goalkicker named Potgieter, who recently joined the school after representing the Valke at Craven Week where his success rate was over 90%. Like Tom, he is still in gr.11.

  • Comment 7, posted at 26.08.11 15:42:23 by beet Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 5) : It was the SWD player Percy Williams. Perhaps not his best game against France but he stood out at Craven Week for 2 years in a row. He’s a tough little player and a good ball carrier.

    Interesting story I heard about him is that at a point during this year, he decided that he wasn’t doing well enough in matric and so requested to be dropped down to grade 11.

  • Comment 8, posted at 26.08.11 15:47:08 by beet Reply
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  • @beet (Comment 8) : Is he that tiny little okie of aboutr 1,56m?

  • Comment 9, posted at 26.08.11 15:50:18 by Ice Reply
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  • @beet (Comment 7) :

    Are you saying that Tom is still in Grade 11 and will play next year as well?!

    That is amazing..

  • Comment 10, posted at 26.08.11 15:52:51 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 9) : Yes, he boxes several categories above his weight :mrgreen:

  • Comment 11, posted at 26.08.11 15:56:53 by beet Reply
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  • @Megatron (Comment 4) : Its amazing how far some are willing to travel for a good education.

  • Comment 12, posted at 26.08.11 16:09:26 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @beet (Comment 6) : rubbish! if he is there on a bursary, did they give it to him because he is cute?

  • Comment 13, posted at 26.08.11 16:17:07 by Megatron Reply

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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 12) : glenwood can’t be even compared to Muir College man, relax.

  • Comment 14, posted at 26.08.11 16:20:33 by Megatron Reply

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  • @Megatron (Comment 14) : How many boys are there at Muir College?

  • Comment 15, posted at 26.08.11 16:23:49 by beet Reply
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  • @beet (Comment 15) : I was about to ask if Michael Killian was Muir College’s most famous rugby product then I googled it and saw that one of my favourite rugby players, a Springbok, attended the school. He played for EP for a while and then moved up to Transvaal where he replaced John Robbie as first choice. Who is he?

  • Comment 16, posted at 26.08.11 16:28:14 by beet Reply
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  • @beet (Comment 16) :

    Wasn’t Robbie replaced by Garth Wright at Transvaal all those years back?

  • Comment 17, posted at 26.08.11 16:44:58 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 17) : Spot on Rich.

  • Comment 18, posted at 26.08.11 16:50:42 by beet Reply
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  • @Megatron (Comment 14) : Wow they named a college after Dick, is it a rugby academy or something like Intec / Damelin?

  • Comment 19, posted at 26.08.11 16:54:22 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @beet (Comment 18) : i saw garth at the gym about a month ago, sensible man.

  • Comment 20, posted at 26.08.11 16:56:03 by Megatron Reply

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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 19) : i can’t help it if you’re ig’nant :grin:

  • Comment 21, posted at 26.08.11 16:57:05 by Megatron Reply

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  • @Megatron (Comment 20) :A sensible and good man. Is he back in PE these days? The guy that does the commentary on the live streaming games sounds a bit like him.

  • Comment 22, posted at 26.08.11 17:15:53 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @beet:still remember the try he scored vs the nz cavaliers back in 1986 @ ellispark.( He was still at ep when he made the bok team for the unofficial test series in ’86).

  • Comment 23, posted at 26.08.11 20:35:36 by bergshark Reply

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