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SA Schools named for France


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, School Rugby on 10 Aug 2012 at 07:54
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A number of KwaZulu Natal players – as well as one from elsewhere who’s hoping to make a big impact in the black and white next season – have been included in a strong SA schools 23 to take on France in Wellington this evening.

Bulls prop Pierre Schoeman will captain the side, which is participating in a triangular series against tonight’s opponents, England and Wales over the course of the next week. Maritzburg College fullback Jesse Kriel, unfortunately headed for the Bulls next year, will start in his favoured position, with Kearsney centre Sandile Kubeka – who rumour would have it is going to stay in Durban next year – named at 13.

The ubiquitous du Preez twins are there, of course, with Jean-Luc starting at blindside flank and twin brother Daniel named on the bench. The whole family will, I’m sure, be down in the Cape for this one, with elder brother Rob set to captain the Sharks under 19 side against Western Province a day later.

Keep an eye out for tall lock Gideon “Koegies” Keogelenberg, who our sources tell us will be joining the Sharks Academy, from Boland, next year. He starts in the number 4 jersey.

15 Jesse Kriel – KwaZulu-Natal
14 Sergeal Petersen -Eastern Province
13 Sandile Kubeka -KwaZulu-Natal
12 Rohan Janse van Rensburg -Blue Bulls
11 Duhan van der Merwe -SWD
10 Handré Pollard (vice-captain) -Western Province
9 Justin Phillips -Blue Bulls
8 Jano Venter -Pumas
7 Jean-Luc du Preez -KwaZulu-Natal
6 Thabo Mabuza -Blue Bulls
5 John-Dave Schickerling -Western Province
4 Gideon Koegelenberg -Boland
3 Dayan van der Westhuizen -Blue Bulls
2 Malcolm Marx -Golden Lions
1 Pierre Schoeman (captain) -Blue Bulls
Substitutes
16 Chad Solomon -Western Province
17 Ox Nche -Free State
18 Wilco Louw -Boland
19 Abongile Nonkontwana – Blue Bulls
20 Daniël du Preez -KwaZulu-Natal
21 Akhona Sihunu -Border
22 Ryno Eksteen -Blue Bulls
23 Warrick Gelant -SWD



36 Comments

  • I thought Pollard is with the Bulls already.

  • Comment 1, posted at 10.08.12 11:41:53 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 1) : he’s signed to play for them next year, he still has to finish matric yeah…

  • Comment 2, posted at 10.08.12 11:52:49 by Megatron Reply

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  • @Megatron (Comment 2) : Sergeal staying with the Kings,pretty chuffed with that.

    Turned down the Bulls much to everyone’s surprise

  • Comment 3, posted at 10.08.12 12:03:14 by Ludz Reply

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  • @Ludz (Comment 3) : really? that’s fantastic! it could be the rory duncan influence :lol:

  • Comment 4, posted at 10.08.12 12:06:00 by Megatron Reply

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  • @Megatron (Comment 2) : I suppose :mrgreen:

  • Comment 5, posted at 10.08.12 12:06:06 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @Megatron (Comment 4) : esplain?

  • Comment 6, posted at 10.08.12 12:16:11 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 6) : @Megatron (Comment 4) : yep,think it’s Mr Duncan’s influence

    Rob Rory Duncan played for EP and retired at the end of last year I think,he’s now the 1st XV coach at Grey PE,so think he influences some of the boys,2 Queen’s boys also signed with Kings

  • Comment 7, posted at 10.08.12 12:21:13 by Ludz Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 6) : rory came back from europe 2 years ago and played with the Kings and subsequent to that was helping out at the academy, now he is the head coach at Grey High where Serge plays.

  • Comment 8, posted at 10.08.12 12:21:49 by Megatron Reply

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  • @Ludz (Comment 7) : snap!

  • Comment 9, posted at 10.08.12 12:22:29 by Megatron Reply

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  • oh cool – thanks guys.

    Rory’s a KZN boy though, isn’t he?

  • Comment 10, posted at 10.08.12 12:31:11 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 10) : NO! grey high boy!

    like many EP boys :roll: went to the Sharks and played Vodacom Cup in 99 to 2001.

  • Comment 11, posted at 10.08.12 12:37:51 by Megatron Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 10) : nope EP boy,Old Boy of the school he coaches at,Grey old boy. His brother John Duncan is the Queen’s coach,hence the Grey PE-Queen’s earlier this year was dubbed the battle of the Duncans and happy to say John got won the 1st one

  • Comment 12, posted at 10.08.12 12:39:20 by Ludz Reply

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  • @Megatron (Comment 11) : oh really? Did he go to Durbs for club rugby after school?

  • Comment 13, posted at 10.08.12 12:39:28 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 13) : Wildebeest…

  • Comment 14, posted at 10.08.12 12:51:39 by Megatron Reply

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  • @Megatron (Comment 14) : ah yes… I knew it :)

  • Comment 15, posted at 10.08.12 12:56:43 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Megatron (Comment 14) : sounds like you guys are doing a better job of holding onto your schoolboys… wish we could do the same

  • Comment 16, posted at 10.08.12 12:57:12 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 16) : ja, i was explaining to a friend the other day who asked me “why so many of my friends support the sharks” and i told her if you look in the past a LOT of boys from our schools have gone to the sharks to start/forge professional careers when EP/Border was beset with maladministration problems. the likes of rory d, kaunda ntunja, solly t, brent, luke, kanko, keegan, kockerot…not forgetting that the franchise was once known as the “coastal sharks” and played games in EL too.

    at least now we seem to be keeping some of them…

  • Comment 17, posted at 10.08.12 13:04:11 by Megatron Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 16) : surely you guys should secure the twins,considering their older bro is already a Shark

  • Comment 18, posted at 10.08.12 13:04:44 by Ludz Reply

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  • @Megatron (Comment 17) : Are you mates with Kaunda?

    Man, that oke is VERY bitter about the Sharks…

  • Comment 19, posted at 10.08.12 13:19:38 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Ludz (Comment 18) : I’m confident we will, but every time I ask the question I get told “back off, they’re still in standard 9″ :)

  • Comment 20, posted at 10.08.12 13:20:08 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 19) : yep, big mates, known him since childhood…families still live a few blocks from each other.

    well, i don’t know the details of his experience @ the sharks and why he left for free state..

  • Comment 21, posted at 10.08.12 14:19:07 by Megatron Reply

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  • @Megatron (Comment 21) : I keep getting into these unintentional scraps with the guy… like yesterday when he said something about how the Boks should pick Kolisi ahead of Coetzee because of his greater physicality… I mean, WTF???

  • Comment 22, posted at 10.08.12 14:41:21 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 22) : hehehe it’s not bias against the sharks, he actually likes and punts kolisi a lot…even i told him last year to watch marcelle properly but he is sold on siya… :lol:

  • Comment 23, posted at 10.08.12 14:57:26 by Megatron Reply

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  • Sad about Kriel leaving for the Bulls ,that kid has star written all over him .

  • Comment 24, posted at 10.08.12 15:04:54 by Talent Reply
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  • @Megatron (Comment 23) : my argument here tends to get lost in the noise… I’m all for bigging up Siya because he’s a great young player with a huge future. But to feel you have to denigrate Marcell in the process kind of proves the point, to me…

  • Comment 25, posted at 10.08.12 15:23:21 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 25) : he didn’t denigrate him, he suggested that siya brings the physicality the boks will need against the argies, now when debating with a person who is dead-set in their views it is always advisable to keep calm and just bring the facts :grin: that’s what i always do with Bav…

  • Comment 26, posted at 10.08.12 15:35:53 by Megatron Reply

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  • @Megatron (Comment 26) : like the fact that Marcell has dominated Siya on every single occasion they’ve gone head to head? I tried to raise that one…

  • Comment 27, posted at 10.08.12 15:43:39 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 27) : define “dominate”…man on man or on output for his team?

  • Comment 28, posted at 10.08.12 16:09:25 by Megatron Reply

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  • @Megatron (Comment 28) : I’d happily defend Marcell on both scores…

  • Comment 29, posted at 10.08.12 16:12:54 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 27) : that’s not a “fact” that’s an assertion or even an opinion based on what you saw.

  • Comment 30, posted at 10.08.12 16:16:13 by Megatron Reply

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  • @Megatron (Comment 30) : you’re saying facts aren’t relative? :)

    Ok, that wasn’t serious… so tell me. How do we objectively (and factually) measure up one player against another? Just stats?

  • Comment 31, posted at 10.08.12 16:23:34 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 31) : in as much as i don’t expect Bav to be objective in his assessment on marcelle, i’ve learnt to do the same with you :lol: ;-)

  • Comment 32, posted at 10.08.12 16:45:03 by Megatron Reply

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  • Didn’t Rory Duncan also play lock at the Free State prior to leaving for Europe?

  • Comment 33, posted at 10.08.12 17:18:33 by JustPlainSHARK Reply

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  • @Megatron (Comment 32) : haha… yes

  • Comment 34, posted at 10.08.12 17:21:18 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Megatron (Comment 32) : I have many faults, but excessive objectivity is not one of them

  • Comment 35, posted at 10.08.12 17:22:21 by robdylan Reply
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  • @JustPlainSHARK (Comment 33) : yes he did, in fact he was captain of the cheetahs before he went to japan…

  • Comment 36, posted at 11.08.12 02:24:47 by Megatron Reply

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