Affies, Centurion dominate Blue Bulls squad

Affies and Centurion have 15 players selected in this year’s Blue Bulls U18 Craven Week squad.

Affies have eight representatives, while Nu Power champions Centurion have seven players selected in the match 22. Garsfontein have three players picked, while Waterkloof (who had 14 players in last year’s Blue Bulls Craven Week squad) and Southdowns have two players in apiece.

There are six survivours from the class of 2011, who were the second strongest best team at the U18 provincial week in Kimberley.

Wing Caswell Khoza and Marcus Kleinbooi, inside centre Rohan Jansen van Rensburg, flank Thabo Mabuza, loosehead prop Pierre Schoeman and reserve front rower Dayan van der Westhuizen will make their second tournament appearances in Port Elizabeth in July.

Blue Bulls U18 Craven Week - 15 Jaco Hayward (Centurion), 14 Marcus Kleinbooi (Affies), 13 Jurie Linde (Affies), 12 Rohan Jansen van Rensburg (Waterkloof), 11 Caswell Khoza (Southdowns), 10 Ryno Eksteen (Affies), 9 Justin Phillips (Waterkloof), 8 Steven Meiring (Affies), 7 Heinrich Viljoen (Affies), 6 Thabo Mabuza (Centurion), 5 Janse van Rensburg (Affies), 4 Hyron Andrews (Garsfontein), 3 Johan Bannink (Garsfontein), 2 Vean Roodt (Centurion), 1 Pierre Schoeman (Affies)
Subs: 16 François Steyn (Affies), 17 Dayan van der Westhuizen (Centurion), 18 Johan Ras (Centurion), 19 Bobby de Wee (Southdowns), 20 George-Lee Erasmus (Centurion), 21 Chad McKay (Centurion), 22 Marquit September (Garsfontein).

Blue Bulls U18 Academy Week - 15 Jade Solomons (Garsfontein), 14 Kwanele Makhitni (St Alban’s), 13 Constant Pretorius (Affies), 12 Brandan Hewitt (Centurion), 11 Jemeel Warnick (Garsfontein), 10 Kobus Marais (Waterkloof), 9 Louis Venter (Affies), 8 Riekert Hattingh (Pretoria-Noord), 7 Craig Elskie (John Vorster), 6 Nathan Smith (Centurion), 5 Abongile Nonkontwana (St Alban’s), 4 Francois Jones (Centurion), 3 Lukas Gouws (Centurion), 2 Reinach Venter (Waterkloof), 1 Xander van Wyk (Waterkloof).
Subs: 16 Ncgako Ralepele (Pretoria Boys’), 17 Jonathan Valema (Wonderboom), 18 Johan van Wyk (Waterkloof), 19 Henry Mphago (Affies), 20 Jose Shaw (St Alban’s), 21 Kyle Leukes (Garsfontein), 22 Jeandré Pitzer (Centurion).