Young rug­by play­ers im­press at tour­na­ment

Graaff-Reinet Advertiser - - Sport -

GRAAFF-REI­NET — Af­ter a se­ries of tri­als, a U.15 rug­by te­am was se­lected from the schools in the cen­tral Ka­roo a­rea.

Whi­le u­su­al­ly ri­vals at school der­by days, the boys ca­me to­get­her to form a ta­len­ted te­am who play­ed at the Eas­tern Pro­vin­ce sub-u­ni­on rug­by tour­na­ment in A­li­wal North this past wee­kend.

The te­am was ma­na­ged by Chris­to­pher Fe­lix of U­ni­on High and co­a­ched by Mi­che­al Hec­tor of As­her­vil­le and Hen­ry G­reen of Mid­de­land Se­con­da­ry School.

The te­am who play­ed are as fol­lows:

Bo­wen Lang­me­ad, Ju­ni­or Du­be, Re­nal­do Wel­man, Khwe­zi Si­mon (VC), B­rett Am­ster­dam, Mack Ru­bid­ge, Wil­li­am Kays­ter and Ri­ver Ca­rey from U­ni­on High; Cal­vin Bart­man from S­pan­dau; Re­nier S­wa­ne­poel, Chris­to­pher Ia­kay, Ni­co­las Gro­bler, Cal­vin Swarts, Die­ter Ber­tram (Cap­tain), C­had Sap­toe, Gers­haw Prins and Ru­ben van der Mer­we from Ho­ër Volk­skool; Chris­ti­aan Vor­ster and Pie­ter Eras­mus from Ho­ër­skool Mid­del­burg; Sit­hem­ba Blauw from Mid­de­land Se­con­da­ry School; Win­ston K­ris­mis from As­her­vil­le and Ro­ze Da­mans from CDT.

Ac­cor­ding to the te­am’s ma­na­ger, Chris­to­pher Fe­lix, the boys per­for­med ex­cep­ti­o­nal­ly well, be­a­ting the Joe G­qa­bi In­vi­ta­ti­o­nal te­am 36-7 and on­ly nar­ro­w­ly lo­sing to a very strong PE Cen­tral te­am 24-19 in the last mi­nu­tes of the ga­me.

Graaff-rei­net and Mid­del­burg can be very proud of the­se young play­ers.

The U.15 rug­by play­ers from Graaff-rei­net and sur­roun­ding dis­tricts.

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