SA SCHOOLS TEAM
|-||1||1||Lupumlo Mguca||Eastern Province||Daniel Pienaar||17||173||106|
|2||16||2||Jan-Henning Campher||Blue Bulls||Garsfontein||18||182||105|
|18||3||3||Sarel-Marco Smith||Blue Bulls||Eldoraigne||18||190||123|
|19||4||4||Aston Fortuin||Blue Bulls||Southdowns||18||193||110|
|-||6||6||Arnold Gerber||Blue Bulls||Menlopark||18||188||94|
|-||19||7||Junior Pokamela||Eastern Province||Grey HS||18||189||95|
|9||21||9||Marco jv Vuuren||Valke||Transvalia||18||189||90|
|22||10||10||Tinus de Beer||Blue Bulls||Waterkloof||18||177||84|
|23||11||11||Keanu Vers||Eastern Province||Grey HS||18||173||78|
|13||13||Heino Bezuidenhout||Eastern Province||Daniel Pienaar||17||185||88|
|14||14||14||Andell Loubser||Blue Bulls||Menlopark||17||187||83|
|10||22||15||Curwin Bosch||Eastern Province||Grey HS||17||185||80|
|16||2||16||Le Roux Baard||SWD||Outeniqua||18||176||94|
|3||18||18||Ignatius Prinsloo||Free State||Grey College||17||190||120|
|20||7||19||Cobus Wiese||Griquas CD||Upington||17||197||94|
|7||20||20||Victor Maruping||Free State||Louis Botha||18||190||92|
|21||9||21||Embrose Papier||Blue Bulls||Garsfontein||17||172||75|
|15||-||22||Eduan Keyter||Blue Bulls||Affies||18||185||88|
|4||-||-||Jaco Willemse||Western Province||Paarl Gim||18||199||128|
|-||23||-||Nazo Nkala||Griffons||Welkom Gim||18||185||87|
|17||inj||inj||Michel Kumbarai||Blue Bulls||St Alban’s||18||184||109|
|13||15||-||Barend Smit||Pumas||HTS Middelburg||18||184||94|
|17||-||Kenny van Niekerk||KwaZulu-Natal||Glenwood||18||185||105|
FULL FIXTURE LIST
|@Cape Town Stadium||in||Cape Town|
|@Paul Roos Gim||in||Stellenbosch|
|Sat||23/08/2014||12h00||SARU Academy XV||48||29||Italy|
Reports from SARugby.net
SA Schools outplay France in Under-18 Series
At City Park Jaco Coetzee and his SA Schools team elected to play into a strong wind in the first half. They started slowly and preferred a kicking game, while France again dominated territory.
However, the first chance to score fell to SA Schools flyhalf, Curwin Bosch, who was unable to convert his penalty. Bosch later made amends by slotting all four conversions.
France U18 scored the first try of the match when scrumhalf Antione Dupont dummied his way through to score under the posts.
They continued to pressurize the home team, but the South African proved to be dangerous on the counter attack, which later allowed them to score twice from quick turnover ball.
The SA Schools leveled matters when wing Andell Loubser scored after a good piece of individual skill by Bosch, who sent his winger away with a clever inside pass.
Anthony Belleau, the French flyhalf, slotted a penalty which allowed his side to regain the lead at 10-7. A few minutes later the home team fell further behind after a Belleau drop goal.
However, the match swung into South Africa’s favour and the lively Bosch again played a pivot role in the next try, scored by outside centre Barend Smith. Bosch slotted the conversion to hand the SA Schools a slender 14-13 lead at halftime.
Five minutes after the resumption lock Jaco Willemse powered his way over for a well-deserved converted try. The French tried their best but the SA Schools forward kept the pressure on them with some good movements.
Right at the end, Loubser rounded off a good performance for the SA Schools when he dotted his second try after a slick backline movement.
SA Schools – 28: Tries: Andell Loubser (2), Barend Smith, Jaco Willemse. Conversions: Curwin Bosch (4).
France U18 – 13: Tries: Antoine Dupont. Conversion: Anthony Belleau. Penalty: Belleau. Drop goal: Belleau.
SA Schools score impressive win over Wales U18
Earlier in the day, England scored a good win over France and retained their unbeaten status to set up a mouth-watering clash with South Africa when the series concludes in Stellenbosch on Saturday.
The South African Schools team made a number of changes after their opening win against France in Cape Town on Friday and that worked to their advantage and they came out firing from the opening play.
They raced into an early lead courtesy of a well-worked set piece play. Daniel Pienaar THS prop Lupumlo Mguca found himself in space from a line-out move near the Welsh line and his off-load found Southdowns College lock Aston Fortuin who dotted down under the posts in the second minute of play.
Fly half Thinus de Beer kicked the easy conversion and was involved again seven minutes later when the Waterkloof High School pivot slotted a good penalty kick.
De Beer converted his second of the afternoon when good follow-up play by Menlo Park winger Andell Loubser resulted in a try for Daniel Pienaar THS midfielder Heino Bezuidenhout.
The flyhalf also kicked penalties in the 19th, 22nd and 29th minute of the half as Wales found it difficult to halt the South African attacks legally.
The SA Schools side enjoyed territorial advantage and had most of the possession as well, with a fourth minute penalty by Davy Jones the only answer the Welsh had in the first half.
The second half started in spectacular fashion when local Outeniqua High School lock Eduard Zandberg raced 50 meters down the touchline with the run resulting in a try for Garsfontein High School scrumhalf Embrose Papier. De Beer converted and at 33-3, it was all over bar the shouting.
There was more for the locals to get excited about as SWD midfielder JT Jackson rounded off a fine counter-attack started way back in the SA Schools half. Jackson, who hails from nearby Oakdale Agric in Riversdale, ran a great support line and was rewarded for that. Again De Beer converted.
De Beer was then yellow carded for a late tackle and this gave Wales the breathing space they needed to regroup. They attacked well in this period, applying pressure and enjoyed much better field position.
Centre Owen Watkin scored under the sticks, dancing inside the South African defence and flanker Josh Middelton scored after the buzzer went to give Wales something to build on for the final series of matches in Stellenbosch on Saturday.
South African Schools 40 (26). Tries: Aston Fortuin, JT Jackson, Embrose Papier, Heino Bezuidenhout. Conversions: Thinus de Beer (4). Penalties: De Beer (4).
Wales (Under 18) 15 (3). Tries: Owen Watkin, Josh Middleton. Conversion: Davy Jones. Penalty: Jones.
England U18 hand SA Schools first defeat in four years
England dominated territory and possession in the first 25 minutes and they used most of their try-scoring chances, which forced them onto the front foot early on. England wing Roti Segan scored the first try in the first ten minutes after scrumhalf Will Homer spread the ball out wide, which allowed Segan to use his pace to outsprint two defenders for a 7-0 lead.
England lock Joe Batley scored their second try two minutes later after another fantastic pass out wide, which allowed them to take advantage of an overlap. SA Schools fullback, Curwin Bosch, however, managed to reduce the gap to 14-3 with a penalty.
But England’s impressive attacking play saw them secure their third try of the half a few minutes later after outside centre Max Clarke gathered an effective pass and forced his way through two defenders to stretch their lead to 19-3.
Centre Harry Mallinder had a chance to extend their lead further in the 25th minute, but his penalty attempt went wide.
SA Schools wing Keanu Vers, however, scored a vital try for the hosts four minutes before half time after an encouraging attacking display in which they retained possession and applied pressure on England. With momentum on their side they spread the ball to the left wing and Vers dived underneath an England defender to score their first try of the match and reduce the deficit to 19-8.
England continued their fine form two minutes into the second half by winning a lineout steal in SA’s red zone, which flank Sam Underhill capitalised on to sprint to the tryline for their fourth try of the match and a 24-8 lead.
Vers, however, hit back in the 43rd minute with his second try after the SA Schools team gathered a loose ball and passed the ball to Vers, who used his pace to touch down. This reduced the score to 24-15.
The try bolstered the home team’s confidence on attack and they again put together phases and worked their way into England’s 22. The visitors’ lock Kieran Treadwell received a yellow card for playing the ball on the ground, but the hosts were unable to take advantage of the extra player as unforced errors cost them on a few occasions.
England flyhalf Rory Jennings, meanwhile, added three points to his team’s score with a penalty in front of the posts in the 55th minute to build up a 27-15 lead.
The SA Schools team, however, fought their way back into the match in the last 10 minutes with centre JT Jackson scoring their third try following a fantastic run up the wing by Vers, who handed off after drawing two defenders. Bosch converted to reduce the gap to 27-22 with six minutes to go.
This, however, was short-lived as the visitors slotted over a penalty in the next run of play to take a 30-22 lead.
The hosts had an opportunity to reduce the gap to one point with a late try, but Ver’s pass failed to find the support player two minutes from time, which secured England the eight-point victory.
In the earlier matches the SARU Regional Academy XV registered a 48-29 victory against Italy and Wales pipped France 10-9 in a hard-fought encounter.
SA Schools 22 (8) – Tries: Keanu Vers (2), JT Jackson. Conversions: Curwin Bosch (2). Penalties: Curwin Bosch.
England 30 (19) – Tries: Roti Segan, Joe Batley, Max Clarke, Sam Underhill. Conversions: Rory Jennings (2). Penalties: Harry Mallinder (2).