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Newly-capped SA Schools team to face England


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content on 9 Aug 2013 at 10:31
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SA Schools coach Chris October has named his team to face England in Cape Town this afternoon, as part of the new International Under-18 Series. The boys received their caps at a ceremony in the Mother City last night.

Paarl Gym number 8 Rikus Bothma captains a side containing just two KZN boys – and as expected, each has the last name “du Preez”. Lock Daniel starts the match in the number 4 jersey, alongside Affies’ monstrous RG Snyman, while flanker Jean-Luc will play off the bench in the number 19 jersey.

Also keep an eye open for tighthead prop Ruan Kramer from Grey College and reserve prop Thomas du Toit from Paarl Boys. Both will be joining the Sharks as under 19s next year.

SA Schools squad to face England:
15. EW Viljoen – Grey College
14. Grant Hermanus – Paarl Gym
13. Warrik Gelant – Outeniqua
12. Daniel du Plessis – Paul Roos Gymnasium
11. Duhan van der Merwe – Outeniqua
10. Brandon Thomson – Ermelo HS
9. Justin Philips – Waterkloof HS
8. Rikus Bothma (c) – Paarl Gym
7. Jacques Vermeulen – Paarl Gym
6. PJ Toerien – Garsfontein HS
5. RG Snyman – Affies
4. Daniel du Preez – Kearsney College
3. Ruan Kramer – Grey College
2. Joseph Dweba –Florida HS
1. Ox Nche – Louis Botha THS
Reserves:
16. Thomas du Toit – Paarl Boys High
17. Francois Steyn – Affies
18. Conrad van Vuren – Nelspruit HS
19. Abongile Nonkontwana – St Albans College
20. Jean-Luc du Preez – Kearsney College
21. Marco van Vuuren – Transvalia HS
22. Dewald Human – Outeniqua HS
23. Jurie Linde – Affies

Here’s some footage from the capping ceremony:



20 Comments

  • RG Snyman replaced JD Schicklering who broke his arm playing for Gimmies.

    Marco van Vuuren comes in for Remu Malan, the Outeniqua scrumhalf

    Sharks have also signed Thomas du Toit the Paarl Boys High 122kg prop.

  • Comment 1, posted at 09.08.13 10:36:41 by slammerboy Reply
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  • @slammerboy (Comment 1) : is that common knowledge?

  • Comment 2, posted at 09.08.13 10:38:17 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 2) : http://www.rugby365.com/article/55461-captain-s-profile-thomas-du-toit

    Have a read a few paragraphs down

  • Comment 3, posted at 09.08.13 10:39:47 by slammerboy Reply
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  • @slammerboy (Comment 3) : oh cool. I didn’t put it in the article cos I thought it was a secret.

    Will update

  • Comment 4, posted at 09.08.13 10:57:43 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 4) : I also thought it was hush hush but clearly not.

    Below is list of the player movements for 2014

    15. EW Viljoen – Grey College – Cheetahs
    14. Grant Hermanus – Paarl Gym – Still at school
    13. Warrik Gelant – Outeniqua – Bulls
    12. Daniel du Plessis – Paul Roos Gymnasium – WP
    11. Duhan van der Merwe – Outeniqua – Bulls
    10. Brandon Thomson – Ermelo HS – Unknown
    9. Justin Philips – Waterkloof HS – WP
    8. Rikus Bothma (c) – Paarl Gym WP
    7. Jacques Vermeulen – Paarl Gym – WP
    6. PJ Toerien – Garsfontein HS – Still at school
    5. RG Snyman – Affies – Bulls
    4. Daniel du Preez – Kearsney College – Sharks
    3. Ruan Kramer – Grey College – Sharks
    2. Joseph Dweba –Florida HS – Unknown
    1. Ox Nche – Louis Botha THS – Cheetahs
    Reserves:
    16. Thomas du Toit – Paarl Boys High – Sharks
    17. Francois Steyn – Affies – Bulls
    18. Conrad van Vuren – Nelspruit HS – Cheetahs
    19. Abongile Nonkontwana – St Albans College
    20. Jean-Luc du Preez – Kearsney College
    21. Marco van Vuuren – Transvalia HS – Unknown
    22. Dewald Human – Outeniqua HS – Bulls
    23. Jurie Linde – Affies – Bulls

  • Comment 5, posted at 09.08.13 11:11:34 by slammerboy Reply
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  • @slammerboy (Comment 5) : interesting. To me, that says that the Bulls are having less success than usual in luring boys from outside the province. WP to have the strongest u19 side next year?

  • Comment 6, posted at 09.08.13 11:19:18 by robdylan Reply
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  • Jean Luc Du Preez on the bench ,those other loosies must be dam good, or one is the captain :lol:

    Who cares the guy will be a Sharks legend some day!

  • Comment 7, posted at 09.08.13 11:21:26 by Talent Reply
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  • @Talent (Comment 7) : Vermeulen and Bothma are very highly rated. Don’t know too much about Toerian. Possible he’s playing the fetcher type role. du Preez is competing with Vermeulen for a place.

  • Comment 8, posted at 09.08.13 11:25:06 by slammerboy Reply
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  • EW Viljoen and Brandon Thomson heading to WP.

  • Comment 9, posted at 09.08.13 11:36:48 by Spanky Reply

     
  • @Spanky (Comment 9) : ah yes

  • Comment 10, posted at 09.08.13 12:13:21 by robdylan Reply
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  • @slammerboy (Comment 5) : Presume JL du Preez will be going to the Sharks.

  • Comment 11, posted at 09.08.13 12:29:37 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 11) : correc

  • Comment 12, posted at 09.08.13 12:33:59 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 12) : oops missed that. Also not sure where Abongile Nonkontwana is off to. Bulls have signed both RG Snyman and Hyron Andrews

  • Comment 13, posted at 09.08.13 12:36:03 by slammerboy Reply
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  • Any idea where Schikerling will be going?

  • Comment 14, posted at 09.08.13 13:57:38 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 14) : He’s staying at WP. Very good player that. Barring injury he will one day wear the Bok jersey

  • Comment 15, posted at 09.08.13 14:00:27 by slammerboy Reply
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  • @slammerboy (Comment 15) : Was hoping he was coming to us, had heard things in that line. Very good player.

  • Comment 16, posted at 09.08.13 14:37:21 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • Thomson going to WP

  • Comment 17, posted at 09.08.13 16:22:11 by Ludz Reply

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  • SA won 19-14 hardly convincing given the gulf between SA schools rugby and that of England. This SA schools side clearly does not represent the best SA schools has to offer

  • Comment 18, posted at 09.08.13 18:52:45 by Saffex Reply

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  • @Saffex (Comment 18) : dude this is the first time these guys have played together in conditions which weren’t conducive to running rugby. This is team will get better. Always happy with the win first up. You expecting SA Schools to put 50 on England?

  • Comment 19, posted at 10.08.13 16:08:47 by slammerboy Reply
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  • @saffex, there is no gulf between England schools and SA schools, only the kak small English schools tour here. The big schools would run our top 5 close. Most of the school boys are playing with men at club level. Did you see the England under20′s. Anyway, our boys have only played one game and won, this England side has played a whole 6 nations

  • Comment 20, posted at 10.08.13 23:25:35 by Grasshopper Reply

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