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SA Academy, schools teams to play French U18s
August 04, 2011
The SA Academy team for 2011 will take on the French U18s in the curtain raiser to the Castle Tri-Nations match between the Springboks and Australia in Durban on the 13 August at 2:15pm.

Meanwhile the SA Schools team will play a second international friendly against the touring French in Port Elizabeth in the curtain raiser match in preparation of the Springbok’s clash against the All Blacks at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on the 20 August.

Golden Lions flanker Willie Newman will captain the SA Academy team which includes the talented DHL Western Province centre paring of Edwin Sass and John Kotze. The Eastern Province and Golden Lions U18 Academy teams makes up the bulk of the 22-man squad while the successful WP under-18 Academy team boasts four players in the squad.

The SA Academy Team will be coached by the Blue Bulls U18 Academy coach Bart Schoeman while Griquas’ Joseph Jafta was named as his assistant. Dean Moodley (KwaZulu-Natal) will act as the team manager of the SA Academy side for 2011.

Meanwhile Golden Lions U18 captain Ruan Steenkamp will captain the SA Schools team which includes nine players that competed in the final match of the Coca-Cola Under-18 Craven Week at GWK Park in Kimberley in July. DHL Western Province U18 winger Jean Paul Lewis was added to the SA Schools team after Free State U18 winger Ruwellyn Isbell injured his clavicle and required surgery. The Grey College winger is expected to be out of action for up to eight weeks.

The SA Schools Team will be coached by the Pumas U18 coach Poerie van Rooyen while Eastern Province’s Kenneth Joseph was named as the assistant coach. Gert Tsotetsi (Valke) was named as the Team Manager of the SA Schools side for 2011.

SA Schools Team for 2011:

Backline:

Dries Swanepoel (v/c) Free State
Jaco van der Walt Golden Lions
Jan Serfontein Free State
Nhlanhla Hlongwane Free State
Percey Williams South Western Districts
Jean Paul Lewis Western Province
Sean Robinson Blue Bulls
Siyabonga Tom KwaZulu Natal
Timothy Swiel Western Province
Tyler Fisher KwaZulu Natal

Forwards:

Andrew Beerwinkel Boland
Eugene Le Maitre Golden Lions
Irne Herbst Blue Bulls
Jacques du Plessis Pumas
Leneve Damens Free State
Marne Coetzee Blue Bulls
Morne du Plessis Blue Bulls
Philip du Preez Golden Lions
Pierre Schoeman Blue Bulls
Ruan Steenkamp (captain) Golden Lions
Sikumbuzo Notshe Western Province
Thabo Mabuza Blue Bulls

Head Coach: Poerie van Rooyen (Pumas)
Assistant coach: Kenneth Joseph (Eastern Province)
Team Manager: Gert Tsotetsi (Valke)

SA Academy Team for 2011:

15. Lorenzo Baaitjies (Eastern Province)
14. Gideon Meiring (Golden Lions)
13. Edwin Sass (Western Province)
12.John Kotze (Western Province)
11. Suprise Mayekiso (Golden Lions)
10. Dalton Kannemeyer (Western Province)
9. Cyprial Mkhabela (KwaZulu Natal)
8. Niklaas Rossouw (Boland)
7. Malcolm Marx (Golden Lions)
6. Willie Newman (Golden Lions)
5. Armand du Preez (Eastern Province)
4. Stefan Vermeulen (Golden Lions)
3. Bart le Roux (Eastern Province)
2. Chadley Wenn (Boland)
1. Matthew Jones (KwaZulu Natal)

Substitutes:

16. Hewson Petersen (Western Province)
17. Siwa Mandlakhe (Eastern Province)
18. Luan de Bruin (Blue Bulls)
19. Tienie Burger (Free State)
20. Balunga Mbangi (Eastern Province)
21. Damian Engledoe (Boland)
22. Linden Rhode (South West Districts)

Head Coach: Bart Schoeman (Blue Bulls)
Assistant coach: Joseph Jafta (Griquas)
Team Manager: Dean Moodley (KwaZulu Natal)

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