SA U20 coach Dawie Theron has announced his squad to attend a training camp and play two matches against Argentina during the course of the two weeks, starting 10 April 2012. The squad consists of 42 players, made up of both U20 and U19 players, and will be the last preparations ahead of the IRB Junior World Championship taking place in Cape Town later this year.
The Baby Boks will play Argentina at the Markotter Stadium on 14 April and at the Danie Craven Stadium on 21 April. There will also be a midweek match, where the team will be made up of mostly U19 players, and this match will take place on 17 April, also at the Markotter Stadium.
Certain players have not been included in the squad due to either their involvement in the Super Rugby tournament or injury, but they will be considered for the final squad selection. They include William Small Smith (Bulls), Johan Goosen (Free State), Ruan Botha, Ettiene Oosthuizen and Paul Willemse (all Lions), Paul Jordaan (Sharks) and Steven Kitshoff (Western Province).
We would like to congratulate all players, but in particular the group of six from the Sharks, with Alan Dell, Franco Marais, Braam Steyn, Khaya Majola, Nicolaas van Dyk and Pieter Steph du Toit making the grade. We look forward to big things from this group of players, who are sure to make an impact later on this year in Currie Cup.
The SA U20 training squad is (provincial union followed by name and surname):
Abrie Griesel, Hendrik van Wyk, Jan Serfontein, Jason Thomas, Marzuq Maarman, Jaco Visagie, Rudi van Rooyen, Shaun Adendorf, Tony Jantjies, Travis Ismail, Wian Liebenberg, Jacques du Plessis (U19), Andrew Beerwinkel (U19), Leneve Dames (U19), Marvin Orrie (U19), Neethling Fouche (U19), Ruwellyn Isbell (U19).
Kevin Luiters, JJ de Klerk, Hlanhla Hlungwane (U19).
Fabian Booysen, Marais Schmidt, Mark Pretorius, Ruan Venter, Vian van der Watt, Harold Vorster (U19).
Allan Dell, Franco Marais, Braam Steyn, Khaya Majola, Nicolaas van Dyk, Pieter Steph du Toit.
Cobus Nel, Dean Hammond, Dillyn Leyds, Lungelo Chonco, Patrick Howard, Rayn Smid, Kobus van Wyk, Stephan Coetzee, Tshotsho Mbovane, John Ben Kotze (U19).Tweet