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) Lance Sendin /
Sean Erasmus (S.A. 'A')
Captain(s) Salmaan Moerat /
Louritz van der Schyff (S.A. 'A')
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]

Current squad[edit]

On 21 July 2016, the selectors named a 26-man South African Schools squad to play internationals against Wales, France and England, as well as a 26-man South African Schools 'A' squad to play against Italy, England and Wales:[27]

2016 South African Schools squad

Props

  • Reece Bezuidenhout
  • Nathan McBeth
  • Johan Neethling
  • Sazi Sandi

Hookers

Locks

Loose Forwards

  • Khwezi Mafu
  • Khanya Ncusane
  • JC Pretorius
  • Charl Serdyn
  • Muller Uys

Scrum-halves

Fly-halves

Centres

Wings

  • Emilio Adonis
  • Muller du Plessis
  • Mike Mavovana

Fullbacks

Utility backs

  • Sihle Njezula
2016 South African Schools 'A' squad

Props

  • Cabous Eloff
  • Keagan Glade
  • Gugu Nelani
  • Mornay Smith

Hookers

  • Schalk Erasmus
  • Dylan Richardson

Locks

  • Christopher Havenga
  • Jaco van Tonder
  • Juan van der Mescht
  • Ruan Vermaak

Loose Forwards

  • Francke Horn
  • Jessie Johnson
  • Athi Magwala
  • Ryno Pieterse
  • Dian Schoonees
  • Mark Snyman

Scrum-halves

  • Zinedine Booysen
  • Sanele Nohamba

Fly-halves

  • Lubabalo Dobela
  • Tyrone Green

Centres

  • Sieclo Tole
  • Louritz van der Schyff (c)

Wingers

  • Janco van Heyningen
  • Tadendaishe Mujawo

Fullbacks

  • Abner van Reenen

Utility backs

  • Austin Davids
  • Cameron Huffke
  • Ayabonga Oliphant
(c) denotes team captains

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. ^ "Moerat and Van der Schyff to lead SA Schools teams". South African Rugby Union. 21 July 2016. Archived from the original on 22 July 2016. Retrieved 22 July 2016. 

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