SA school’s international fixtures kick-off on Friday
KwaZulu-Natal has six players selected following the Craven Week trials held during July – Kearsney College’s Sbu Sangweni; Lunga Ncube, Rynhardt Jonker and Thabiso Mdletse from Glenwood and DHS’ Celimpilo Gumede and Lwandile Menze.
Notable inclusions are Rynhardt Jonker, the son of referee Marius Jonker, and Brendan Venter, the son of former Springbok centre of the same name, who attends Paul Roos.
Western Province have 10 of the 30 players in the squad, Border have six players, Free State three, the Golden Lions and Blue Bulls two apiece and the Griffons, Pumas and Boland one each.
Confirming the quality of rugby played at the Standard Bank Kearsney Easter Rugby Festival, 12 players in the SA Schools squad played at this year’s festival held at Kearsney at the start of the rugby season.
Friday, August 10 (at Boland Landbou)
14:15 – England vs France
16:00 – SA Schools vs Wales
Tuesday, August 14 (at Stellenberg)
14:15 – Wales vs England
16:00 – SA Schools vs France
Saturday, August 18 (at SACS)
12:15 – France vs Wales
14:05 – SA Schools vs England
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