Junior Springbok coach Dawie Theron has included six Sharks players in his latest SA Under 20 training squad, with the select group of 34 players set to gather in Cape Town next week for a training camp.
Sharks under 19 skipper Rob du Preez continues to establish himself as the de facto understudy to Handre Pollard, with only those two names included as fly halves. The Sharks are well-represented at scum half too, with Hanco Venter and Stefan Ungerer both making the latest cut. Outside centre Tyler Fisher makes up the Sharks back contingent.
Up front, prop Marne Coetzee and hooker Morne du Plessis have both been included.
Here’s the full squad, courtesy of SA:
Fullbacks: Cheslin Kolbe, Tim Swiel (DHL Western Province)
Wings: Seabelo Senatla (Toyota Free State Cheetahs), Luther Obi, Sylvian Mahuza (Leopards)
Centres: Jan Serfontein, Dries Swanepoel (Vodacom Blue Bulls), Justin Gedult, JP Lewis (DHL Western Province), Tyler Fisher (KZN)
Flyhalves: Handrè Pollard (Vodacom Blue Bulls), Robert du Preez (KZN)
Scrumhalves: Kirshwin Williams (MTN Golden Lions), Hanco Venter, Stefan Ungerer (KZN)
Loose Forwards: Leneve Dames, Roelof Smit, Ruan Steenkamp (all Vodacom Blue Bulls), Albertus Smit (MTN Golden Lions), Jurie van Vuuren (DHL Western Province)
Locks: Dennis Visser, Irnè Herbst, Jacques du Plessis, Marvin Orie (all Vodacom Blue Bulls)
Props: Justin Forwood, Andrew Beerwinkel, Neethling Fouchè (all Vodacom Blue Bulls), Luan de Bruin (Toyota Free State Cheetahs), Marnè Coetzee (KZN), Sti Sithole (DHL Western Province)
Hookers: Jacques du Toit (Toyota Free State Cheetahs), Devon Martinus (MTN Golden Lions), Mornè du Plessis (KZN), Freddie Kirsten (DHL Western Province)Tweet