SA Schools joy for Kearsney trio

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks on 30 Jul 2012 at 09:40
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Four boys from KwaZulu Natal schools – three of them from Kearsney College – have been named in a 28-man SA Schools squad to play again England, Wales and France next month.

Bulls and Affies prop Pierre Schoeman will captain the side, with Baby Bok wünderkind, WP flyhalf Handre Pollard named as his deputy. The Bulls have by far the most individual representatives in the squad, with 9.

Former Bok scrumhalf Robert du Preez’s twin sons, Jean-Luc and Daniel, have both been included, along with schoolmate Sandile Khubeka, who shone at inside centre for the KZN team at Craven Week. The fourth KZN representative is Maritzburg College’s Jesse Kriel.

Unfortunately, the Sharks are unlikely to profit much from these selections, at least not in 2013. The du Preez brothers will still be at school next year, while Kriel has already committed his future to the Bulls. It’s not known at this stage whether Khubeka will continue his career with the Sharks next year.

Aidon Davis (Eastern Province)
Daniel du Preez (KwaZulu-Natal)
Jean-Luc du Preez (KwaZulu-Natal)
Francois Esterhuizen (Boland)
Nicolaas Janse van Rensburg (Blue Bulls)
Gideon Koegelenberg (Boland)
Wilco Louw (Boland)
Thabo Mabuza (Blue Bulls)
Malcolm Marx (Golden Lions)
Ox Nche (Free State)
Abongile Nonkontwana (Blue Bulls)
JD Schickerling (Western Province)
Pierre Schoeman (Blue Bulls – captain)
Chad Solomon (Western Province)
Dayan van der Westhuizen (Blue Bulls)
Jano Venter (Pumas)

Ryno Eksteen (Blue Bulls)
Warrick Galant (SWD)
Rohan Janse van Rensburg (Blue Bulls)
Jesse Kriel (KwaZulu-Natal)
Sandile Khubeka (KwaZulu-Natal)
Jurie Linde (Blue Bulls)
Matjikinyane Molapo (Blue Bulls)
Sergeal Petersen (Eastern Province)
Justin Phillips (Blue Bulls)
Handre Pollard (Western Province – vice-captain)
Akhona Sihunu (Border)
Duhan van der Merwe (SWD)

Team Manager: David Coert (Boland)
Head Coach: Chris October (Western Province)


  • Anyone know if any of the other boys named in the team signed for the sharks?

    (It should be a Bulls 28 man squad…) 😉

  • Comment 1, posted at 30.07.12 09:51:17 by VanWilder Reply
  • @VanWilder (Comment 1) : Gideon Koegelenberg is the way

  • Comment 2, posted at 30.07.12 10:22:03 by Ludz Reply
  • Matjikinyane Molapo is a Limpopo Blue Bulls boy though,very impressive at Craven Week,was part of a very impressive backline there

  • Comment 3, posted at 30.07.12 10:27:00 by Ludz Reply
  • @Ludz (Comment 2) : oh yes – that’s right. Lock forward?

  • Comment 4, posted at 30.07.12 10:34:51 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 4) : yep that 1.99 kid

  • Comment 5, posted at 30.07.12 10:46:41 by Ludz Reply

  • @Ludz (Comment 5) : let’s hope he grows some… Sharks are a little short of 2m+ locks.

    Although that Tucker kid is a beast. How did he play on Friday, Ludz?

  • Comment 6, posted at 30.07.12 10:48:31 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 6) : haha,I wasn’t in George on Friday Rob,was in EL

  • Comment 7, posted at 30.07.12 12:09:58 by Ludz Reply

  • @Ludz (Comment 7) : ag of course! I am nowhere this morning!

  • Comment 8, posted at 30.07.12 12:10:51 by robdylan Reply
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