South Africa national under-18 rugby union team

The South African national under-18 rugby union team – often referred to as the South African Schools rugby union team – is the under-18 side of the South Africa national rugby union team.

South Africa
UnionSouth African Rugby Union
Nickname(s)South African Schools
Coach(es)Mzwakhe Nkosi
Captain(s)Jacques Goosen
Team kit
Change kit

The team is selected every year at the conclusion of the various rugby union youth weeks and are predominantly made up from players that played at the Under-18 Craven Week tournament for their respective sides.

Under-19 International SeriesEdit

The South African Schools team doesn't formally participate in any competitions, but they do play matches against either local or international opposition. Since 2012, the South African Under-18 team hosted an International Series (until 2015 known as the Under-18 International Series, since 2016 as the Under-19 International Series), with teams from England, France, Italy and Wales regular competitors in the series. Matches in this series take place at various venues in the Western Cape region.

Head to HeadEdit

Opposition Played Won Drawn Lost % Won
  England 7 5 0 2 71%
  France 7 5 0 2 71%
  Wales 7 6 0 1 86%
Total 21 16 0 5 76%

2012Edit

South Africa's results in the 2012 Under-18 International Series were:[1]

2013Edit

South Africa's results in the 2013 Under-18 International Series were:[5]

2014Edit

South Africa's results in the 2014 Under-18 International Series were:[9]

2015Edit

The results for South Africa and South Africa 'A' in the 2015 Under-18 International Series were:[13]

2016Edit

The results for South Africa and South Africa 'A' in the 2016 Under-19 International Series were:[20]

2017Edit

The results for South Africa in the 2017 Under-19 International Series were:[27]

2018Edit

The results in the 2018 AON Under-19 International Series were:[34]

2019Edit

The results in the 2019 Under-18 International Series were:[41]

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

The South African Schools squad was named for the 2019 Under-18 International Series against Argentina, England, France and Wales.[51][52][53]

2019 SA Schools squad
Name Position School Union
Blaine Golden Prop Glenwood High School Sharks
Bryan le Roux [a] Prop Rondebosch Boys' High School Western Province
Sibusiso Shongwe [a] Prop Jeppe High School for Boys Golden Lions
Okuhle Siyeni Prop Westville Boys' High School Sharks
Jan-Hendrik Wessels Prop Grey College Free State Cheetahs
Jacques Goosen Hooker Selborne College Border
André-Hugo Venter Hooker Grey College Free State Cheetahs
Dylan de Leeuw Lock Paul Roos Gymnasium Western Province
Connor Evans Lock Bishops Diocesan College Western Province
Wandile Hlope Lock Maritzburg College Sharks
Simon Miller Lock St. Alban's College Blue Bulls
George Cronjé Loose forward Grey College Free State Cheetahs
Keketso Morabe Loose forward Welkom-Gimnasium Griffons
Siyemukela Ndlovu Loose forward Northwood School Sharks
Jarrod Taylor Loose forward Selborne College Border
Gideon van Wyk Loose forward Paarl Boys' High School Western Province
Bobby Alexander Scrum-half Paarl Gimnasium Western Province
Jurich Claasens Scrum-half Hoërskool Garsfontein Blue Bulls
Boldwin Hansen Fly-half Hermanus High School Boland
Kian Meadon Fly-half Paarl Boys' High School Western Province
Tyler Bocks Centre Paarl Boys' High School Western Province
Quan Horn [b] Centre Paarl Boys' High School Western Province
Mntungwa Mapantsela Centre Selborne College Border
Henco van Wyk Centre Hoërskool Monument Golden Lions
Geraldo Flusk [b] Outside back Hoërskool Garsfontein Blue Bulls
Keane Galant Outside back HTS Drostdy Boland
Tharquinn Manuel Outside back Stellenberg High School Western Province
Zeilinga Strydom Outside back Hoërskool Garsfontein Blue Bulls
2019 SA Schools 'A' squad
Name Position School Union
Dimakatso Lebelo [c] Prop Hoërskool Waterkloof Blue Bulls
Philip Masango Prop Wynberg Boys' High School Western Province
Rynhardt Rijnsburger Prop Paarl Boys' High School Western Province
Sibusiso Shongwe [a] Prop Jeppe High School for Boys Golden Lions
Gerhard van der Merwe [a] Prop Hoërskool Garsfontein Blue Bulls
Jacques-Lois du Toit [d] Hooker Afrikaanse Hoër Seunskool Blue Bulls
Allister Williams [c] Hooker Paarl Boys' High School Western Province
Lukhanyo Vokozela [d] Hooker Rondebosch Boys' High School Western Province
Teague Loelly Hooker Westville Boys' High School Sharks
Cornelus Rahl Lock Hoër Landbouskool Oakdale SWD
Raynard Roets Lock Hoërskool Garsfontein Blue Bulls
Marco van Rhyn Lock Paarl Gimnasium Western Province
Sisonke Vumazonke Lock Grey College Free State Cheetahs
Jarod Cairns Loose forward Paul Roos Gymnasium Western Province
Renzo du Plessis Loose forward Hoërskool Ben Vorster Limpopo Blue Bulls
Izan Esterhuizen Loose forward Monument High School Golden Lions
Pierich Siebert Loose forward Paarl Gimnasium Western Province
Josh van Vreden Loose forward Selborne College Border
Kabelo Mokheti Scrum-half Jeppe High School for Boys Golden Lions
Daimon O'Connell Scrum-half Selborne College Border
Sihlalo Benge Fly-half Queen's College Border
Jordan Hendrikse [e] Fly-half Glenwood High School Sharks
Quan Horn [b] Centre Paarl Boys' High School Western Province
Joseph Iye Centre King Edward VII School Golden Lions
AJ Johnson [e] Centre Hoërskool Garsfontein Blue Bulls
Tiaan Pretorius [b] Centre Paul Roos Gymnasium Western Province
Jacques Rousseau Centre Paarl Boys' High School Western Province
Nsuku Baloyi Outside back Hoërskool Menlopark Blue Bulls
Sibusiso Javu Outside back Selborne College Border
Sonwabo Sokoyi Outside back Grey College Free State Cheetahs
Indiphile Tyeda Outside back Dale College Boys' High School Border
  • Notes:
  1. ^ a b c d Bryan le Roux was originally named in the South Africa squad, but withdrew through injury. He was replaced by Sibusiso Shongwe, who was promoted from the South Africa 'A' squad and replaced by Gerhard van der Merwe.[52]
  2. ^ a b c d Geraldo Flusk was originally named in the South Africa squad, but withdrew through injury. He was replaced by Quan Horn, who was promoted from the South Africa 'A' squad and replaced by Tiaan Pretorius.
  3. ^ a b Lebelo withdrew through injury after two matches and was replaced by Allister Williams.[53]
  4. ^ a b Jacques-Lois du Toit was injured after the first match and was replaced by Lukhanyo Vokozela.
  5. ^ a b Jordan Hendrikse was injured after the first match and was replaced by AJ Johnson.

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