South Africa national under-18 rugby union team

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South Africa
Union South African Rugby Union
Nickname(s) South African Schools
Coach(es) Sean Erasmus
Captain(s) Adrian Alberts
Team kit
Change kit

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.

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 Series[edit]

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.

2012[edit]

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

2013[edit]

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

2014[edit]

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

2015[edit]

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

2016[edit]

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

2017[edit]

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

2018[edit]

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

Current squad[edit]

The South African Schools squad was named for the 2018 AON Under-19 International Series against England, France and Wales.[41]

Lionel April and Banele Mthenjane withdrew from the squad due to injuries and were replaced by Thabiso Mdletshe and Lwandile Menze.[42]

2018 South Africa Schools squad

Props

  • Jacobus Agenbag
  • Dewald Donald
  • Hanru Jacobs
  • Thabiso Mdletshe
  • Banele Mthenjane

Hookers

  • Jacques Goosen
  • Jean-Jacques Kotze

Locks

  • Adrian Alberts (c)
  • Lunga Ncube
  • Sibusiso Sangweni
  • Emile van Heerden

Loose Forwards

  • Tristan Dullisear
  • Celimpilo Gumede
  • De Wet Marais
  • Mihlali Mgolodela
  • Keketso Morabe
  • Evan Roos
  • Jarrod Taylor
  • Uzile Tele

Scrum-halves

  • Thomas Bursey
  • Jurich Claasens

Fly-halves

  • Lionel April
  • Juan Mostert

Centres

  • Rynhardt Jonker
  • Muzilikazi Manyike
  • Lwandile Menze
  • Brendan Venter
  • Mnombo Zwelindaba

Wings

  • Stravino Jacobs
  • Wyclef Vlitoor

Fullbacks

  • Darren Hendricks
  • Sibabalwe Xamlashe
(c) denotes team captain.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SA Rugby Results – 2012 SA Schools 2012". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  2. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – South Africa 17-7 France". South African Rugby Union. 10 August 2012. Retrieved 31 March 2016. 
  3. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – South Africa 24-16 Wales". South African Rugby Union. 14 August 2012. Retrieved 31 March 2016. 
  4. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – South Africa 36-29 England". South African Rugby Union. 18 August 2012. Retrieved 31 March 2016. 
  5. ^ "SA Rugby Results – 2013 SA Schools 2013". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  6. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – South Africa 19-14 England". South African Rugby Union. 9 August 2013. Retrieved 31 March 2016. 
  7. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – South Africa 17-13 France". South African Rugby Union. 13 August 2013. Retrieved 31 March 2016. 
  8. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – South Africa 14-13 Wales". South African Rugby Union. 17 August 2013. Retrieved 31 March 2016. 
  9. ^ "SA Rugby Results – 2014 SA Schools 2014". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  10. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – SA Schools 28-13 France U18". South African Rugby Union. 15 August 2014. Retrieved 31 March 2016. 
  11. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – SA Schools 40-15 Wales U18". South African Rugby Union. 19 August 2014. Retrieved 31 March 2016. 
  12. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – SA Schools 22-30 England U18". South African Rugby Union. 23 August 2014. Retrieved 31 March 2016. 
  13. ^ "SA Rugby Results – 2015 SA Schools 2015". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  14. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – South Africa U18 A 29-14 Italy U18". South African Rugby Union. 7 August 2015. Retrieved 31 March 2016. 
  15. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – South Africa U18 42-11 Wales U18". South African Rugby Union. 7 August 2015. Retrieved 31 March 2016. 
  16. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – South Africa U18 A 8-33 England U18". South African Rugby Union. 11 August 2015. Retrieved 31 March 2016. 
  17. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – South Africa U18 12-5 France U18". South African Rugby Union. 11 August 2015. Retrieved 31 March 2016. 
  18. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – South Africa U18 A 20-20 Wales U18". South African Rugby Union. 15 August 2015. Retrieved 31 March 2016. 
  19. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – South Africa U18 23-16 England U18". South African Rugby Union. 15 August 2015. Retrieved 31 March 2016. 
  20. ^ "SA Rugby Results – 2016 SA Schools 2016". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 15 August 2016. 
  21. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – SA Schools A 20-23 Italy U19". South African Rugby Union. 12 August 2016. Retrieved 15 August 2016. 
  22. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – SA Schools 23-17 Wales U18". South African Rugby Union. 12 August 2016. Retrieved 15 August 2016. 
  23. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – SA Schools A 53-14 England U18". South African Rugby Union. 16 August 2016. Retrieved 17 August 2016. 
  24. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – SA Schools 42-3 France U19". South African Rugby Union. 16 August 2016. Retrieved 17 August 2016. 
  25. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – SA Schools A 17-18 Wales U18". South African Rugby Union. 20 August 2016. Retrieved 22 August 2016. 
  26. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – SA Schools 13-12 England U18". South African Rugby Union. 20 August 2016. Retrieved 22 August 2016. 
  27. ^ "2017 U19 International Series". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 9 August 2018. 
  28. ^ "U19 International Series - Match 1, Log". South African Rugby Union. 11 August 2017. Retrieved 9 August 2018. 
  29. ^ "U19 International Series - Match 2, Log". South African Rugby Union. 11 August 2017. Retrieved 9 August 2018. 
  30. ^ "U19 International Series - Match 3, Log". South African Rugby Union. 15 August 2017. Retrieved 9 August 2018. 
  31. ^ "U19 International Series - Match 4, Log". South African Rugby Union. 15 August 2017. Retrieved 9 August 2018. 
  32. ^ "U19 International Series - Match 5, Log". South African Rugby Union. 19 August 2017. Retrieved 9 August 2018. 
  33. ^ "U19 International Series - Match 6, Log". South African Rugby Union. 19 August 2017. Retrieved 9 August 2018. 
  34. ^ "2018 U19 International Series". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 9 August 2018. 
  35. ^ "Aon U18 International Series - Match 1, Stage 1". South African Rugby Union. 10 August 2018. Retrieved 10 August 2018. 
  36. ^ "Aon U18 International Series - Match 2, Stage 1". South African Rugby Union. 10 August 2018. Retrieved 10 August 2018. 
  37. ^ "Aon U18 International Series - Match 3, Stage 2". South African Rugby Union. 14 August 2018. Retrieved 14 August 2018. 
  38. ^ "Aon U18 International Series - Match 4, Stage 2". South African Rugby Union. 14 August 2018. Retrieved 14 August 2018. 
  39. ^ "Aon U18 International Series - Match 5, Stage 3". South African Rugby Union. 18 August 2018. Retrieved 18 August 2018. 
  40. ^ "Aon U18 International Series - Match 6, Stage 3". South African Rugby Union. 18 August 2018. Retrieved 18 August 2018. 
  41. ^ "SA Schools team named for Aon U18 Int'l Series" (Press release). South African Rugby Union. 20 July 2018. Retrieved 10 August 2018. 
  42. ^ "Two changes to SA Schools squad" (Press release). South African Rugby Union. 7 August 2018. Retrieved 10 August 2018. 

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