ABSA u19 Currie Cup – Week 6 teams & results

Of interest this weekend is that HTS Middelburg’s reliable scrummy Rowan Gouws starts for the Sharks while regular captain Ayron Schramm is ruled out by injury and flu. The strong Free State team’s starting lineup includes Limpopo sprinter Arno van Staden who came off the bench last weekend to score two tries in the win against the Leopards. Glenwood’s Corne Vermaak who’s had off the field issues to take car of also finds a spot on the bench this weekend. Outeniqua’s powerful no.8 Dian Koen is at long last called on to be a reserve for WP. Two really good hookers go head to head when Pieter Jansen (EG Jansen, Golden Lions) takes on JP Jamieson (Kingswood/Grey PE, EP Kings). The Lions regular flyhalf Shaun Reynolds (Goudveld) is out meaning that Jameel Warnick of Garsfontein steps in. He will be up against the versatile Jason Baggott who usually plies his trade at scrumhalf

1 Mzamo Majola Westville 1 Ox Nche Louis Botha
2 Jordan Meaker Kearsney 2 Reinach Venter Waterkloof
3 Ruan Kramer Grey College 3 Gunther jv Vuuren Monument
4 Johan du Toit Swartland 4 Johan Grundlingh Transvalia
5 Hyron Andrews Garsfontein 5 SJ Roux Boland Landbou
6 Andre de la Rey Westville 6 Willandre Kotzenberg HTS Middelburg
7 Jean-Luc du Preez Kearsney 7 Junior Burger Duineveld
7 Daniel du Preez Kearsney 8 Jasper Wiese Upington
9 Rowan Gouws HTS Middelburg 9 TJ Goddard Tygerberg
10 Innocent Radebe St Stithians 10 Darren Barron Paarl Gim
11 Philip Marais Welkom Gim 11 Lorenzo Gordon Oakdale
12 Merlyn Pieterse Port Natal 12 Andre Swarts Grey College
13 Marius Louw Grey College 13 Stephen Rautenbach Grey College
14 Malcolm Cele Greytown 14 Arno van Staden Pietersburg
15 Joshua Bragman Hartlepool, Eng 15 Gerrie Labuschagne Die Anker
16 Wesley White Bishops 16 Heinrich de Jongh Garsfontein
17 Cameron Holenstein Michaelhouse 17 Johan Kotze Grey College
18 Mthunzi Moloi Kearsney 18 Hendri Storm Outeniqua
19 Wian Vosloo Klerksdorp 19 Nardus Erasmus Waterkloof
20 Mitch Lingeveldt Paul Roos 20 Christiaan Erasmus Nelspruit
21 Matt Reece-Edwards Kearsney 21 Carel Durow Grey College
22 Brad Ellse Westville 22 Corne Vermaak Glenwood
23 Johan Heunes Richards Bay 23 Chrisjan Roux Grey College
1 Kyle Whyte Rondebosch 1 Xander van Wyk Waterkloof
2 Martin Wipplinger Grey College 2 Francois Steyn Affies
3 Francois vs Merwe HJS Paarl BH 3 Matthys Basson Boland Landbou
4 Johan Momsen Paarl Gim 4 Jason Jenkins St Albans
5 FP Pelser Witteberg 5 RG Snyman Affies
6 Charlton Jonas HJS Paarl BH 6 Menzi Nhlabathi Nelspruit
7 Luke Stringer Rondebosch 7 Calvonn Allison Affies
8 Rikus Bothma Paarl Gim 8 Hanro Liebenberg Drostdy
9 Brendon Nell Paarl Gim 9 Ivan van Zyl Affies
10 Ernst Stapelberg Framesby 10 Dewald Human Outeniqua
11 Grant Hermanus Paarl Gim 11 Duhan vd Merwe Outeniqua
12 Daniel du Plessis Paul Roos 12 Toko Maebane Ben Vorster
13 Jarryd Sage Wynberg 13 Peet Schoeman Marlow
14 Dewald Naude HJS Paarl BH 14 Jixie Molapo Ben Vorster
15 Adriaan Carelse Hottentots-Holl 15 Wyatt Murphy Paarl Gim
16 Hanno Snyman Oakdale 16 Jan van der Merwe Pretoria BH
17 Mihlali Mtongana Dale 17 Njabula Gumede Maritzburg College
18 Lebohang Mdakane Treverton 18 Johan van Wyk Waterkloof
19 Ruan du Preez Die Brandwag 19 Burger van Niekerk HJS Paarl BH
20 Dian Koen Outeniqua 20 Martin Groenewald Grey HS
21 Damian Stevens HJS Paarl BH 21 Theo Maree Ben Vorster
22 Brandon Thomson Ermelo 22 Simon Bolze Queens
23 Ryan Oosthuizen Paarl Gim 23 Jurie Linde Affies
1 Arnout Malherbe Transvalia 1 David Murray St Andrews
2 Pieter Jansen EG Jansen 2 JP Jamieson Kingswood/Grey HS
3 Clinton Theron Florida 3 James Beyl Marlow
4 Estian Enslin EG Jansen 4 Gerrit Huisamen Grey HS
5 Matthew le Roux HJS Paarl BH 5 Sintu Manjezi St Andrews
6 Derik Bezuidenhout Affies 6 CJ Velleman Grey HS
7 Dylan Vlok Monument 7 Tyler Paul St Andrews
8 Vernon Peterson Paul Roos 8 Wynand Grassmann Despatch
9 Johan Esterhuizen Monument 9 Kewan Gibb Queen’s
10 Jameel Warnick Garsfontein 10 Jason Baggott St Andrews
11 Ronald Brown Montagu 11 Lindelwe Zungu Piet Retief
12 Gerdus vd Walt Monument 12 Vincent Moss Grey HS
13 Xander Cronje EG Jansen 13 Luan Nieuwoudt Nico Malan
14 Godfrey Ramaboa KES 14 Martin Keller DF Malan
15 Kobus Engelbrecht EG Jansen 15 Malcolm Jaer Die Brandwag
16 CJ Conradie Monument 16 Dylan Domony Selborne
17 Marius Greyvensteyn EG Jansen 17 Mathew Jackson Westville
18 Roelof Diedericks Garsfontein 18 Thembelihle Yase Cambridge
19 Divan Jonck Centurion 19 Elandre vd Merwe Brandwag
20 George-Lee Erasmus Garsfontein 20 Mihlali Nchukana Dale
21 Jade Solomons Garsfontein 21 Jason Vers Union
22 James Campbell Kempton Park 22 Julio Abels Union
23 Arne van Rensburg Garsfontein 23 Cameron Hertz Kingswood

From SARugby.net
The DHL Western Province Under-19 side on Saturday kept their unbeaten run in the Absa Under-19 Provincial Championship A-Division on track with a hard-fought 16-11 win over nearest rivals Vodacom Blue Bulls to open up a five point lead on the log standing.

The Blue Bulls, the defending champs, are still second on the log after their closest rival, Toyota Free State lost 9-7 to the Cell C Sharks.

In the other match played this weekend, EP Kings shocked the Xerox Golden Lions, beating the home side 18-8 at Ellis Park.

A summary of the main results are:

Xerox Golden Lions 7 (7), EP Kings 18 (8)

An early try to the hosts seemed to pave the way for an expected victory, but they were outplayed by the Kings, who scored late in each half to seal the win.

Their first was scored by CJ Velleman, who now top the try scoring stats in the competition, having dotted down five times in six matches.

It was a tight match with few chances, but the Kings just played the big moments better and deserved the win.


Golden Lions (Under-19) 7 (7). Try: Fred Bezuidenhout. Conversion: Kobus Engelbrecht.
EP Kings (Under-19) 18 (8). Tries: CJ Velleman, Lindelwe Zungu. Conversion: Malcolm Jaer. Penalties: Jaer (2)

DHL Western Province 16 (6), Vodacom Blue Bulls 11 (3).

In Cape Town, DHL Western Province opened up a five point margin in the log standings by beating nearest rival, the Vodacom Blue Bulls, 16-11. It was a tight match with each side only scoring one try apiece.

The reliable boot of Ernst Stapelberg again helped the home side to keep their unbeaten run intact as he scored 11 points to take his season tally to 81. This is almost double the number scored by Arno Kotze (49), who is in second place on the point scoring log.

Stapelberg kicked two penalties in the first half to give his side a 6-3 lead at the break. A successful conversion of Daniel du Plessis’ early second half try and a third penalty gave the home side a 16-3 advantage.

Duhan van der Merwe scored for the visitors with ten minutes to play, but the Blue Bulls could not muster another score that would have saved the match.

The visitors did well in the first half after Dewald Human was yellow carded, but could not close the gap in the second.


WP (Under-19) 16 (6). Try: Daniel du Plessis. Conversion: Ernst Stapelberg. Penalties: Stapelberg (3).
Blue Bulls (Under-19) 11. Try: Duhan van der Merwe. Penalties: Simon Bolze, Dewald Human.

Cell C Sharks 9 (9), Toyota Free State 7 (7)

It was a low-scoring affair in Durban on Friday, where the home side secured a much needed win against Free State, one of the form teams in the competition.

The Sharks could not score any tries, but had in Innocent Radebe a reliable goal-kicker who slotted all three penalties on offer.

The Free State kicker, Andre Swarts, unfortunately missed with two attempts in the second half that could have altered the result.


Cell C Sharks (Under-19) 9 (9). Penalties: Innocent Radebe (3)
Toyota Free State (Under-19) 7 (7). Try: Gunthwer Janse van Vuuren. Conversion: Darren Baron

•In the B-Division, Boland beat Griquas 26-10, Limpopo Blue Bulls opened their participation in the competition with a 11-10 win over SWD in Polokwane, the Steval Pumas dropped a 15-46 to Valke and Down Touch Griffons beat Border 47-38.

Group A
WP U19 5 5 23
Blue Bulls U19 5 3 17
Free State U19 5 3 16
Sharks U19 5 2 11
EP Kings U19 6 2 10
Golden Lions U19 5 2 8
Leopards U19 5 1 7


  1. At least the Cheetahs is winning on u.19-level.
    Very glad to see Corne Vermaak there.
    If only that little tiger Ethan Sias can get a chance on scrumhalf, the Cheetahs will be a much bigger force to reckon with. Add to that EG’s flyhalf of last year (Potgieter who is doing duty at u.21-level) and we will have a team that can compete with WP – and beat the Bulls again.

  2. Hope the boys can do the business as they are a talented bunch but the coaching leaves a lot to be desired.I see that now the S15 rugby is a thing of the past,Jake is more visible and hopefully can impart some of his vast knowledge. At present the game plan is non-existent . The Doops are solid boys and instead of standing off as dummy runners, must be given as much ball as possible to get ”go forward ball”. Cut mistakes down to a minimum and play in Free State’s half. Not rocket science. No Chris Lines?? Must be injured as he is one that has put his hand up so far this season.When and where is this game taking place?

  3. @Buffel: 3pm Kingspark.

    Lines been incredible, what a player – and yes, sadly, he is injured.

    They playing a 10 at 15 today, I am not so sure about the move, I have watched him play and he seems short on gas.

    The Doops can’t be expected to do everything, it makes it to obvious for the defensive side, not to mention, they get tired. They need to be able to rely on the other 13 players on the field to do their jobs too.

    The problem, from what I have seen, is not the running and ground making, but rather lack of thinking – running from own try-line, not passing, not lookign for space, no pick and drive – basically, just not thinking properly on the field.

    But this is a very talented team – if they can win today, it could be the start of a solid season – lose and that is that

  4. I was told that they were playing a stormer against province then it all changed-game plan that is. They all have the potential to make the play off’s.

  5. I see that the sharks have moved Louw from flank to centre, and have done the opposite with Esterhuizen. Really can’t see the reason for both moves, as both players are great at their prefered positions.

  6. @Griffon: I saw Louw when the Charkies played against the Bulls. In my opinion he won’t make it as a loosie. Too small. He didn’t grow since U/18. Genes are catching up. How many small sixes make it in pro rugby? Can really only think of 2 in SA. The reality is if he doesn’t make it at centre he won’t make the cut. Martin Groenewald, Bulls no 6, was a big lock at school. When I saw him play against the Charkies I was surprised at his size. Definitely to small for a lock. Also smaller than Allison, the no 7 for the Bulls U/19. Just about the right size for a no 6.

  7. I haven’t watched as many Sharks u19 games as I would have liked but have to give credit to Daniel du Preez for filling in at 8. Had some good tight carries and urgency. Also the balance seemed good with big hearted Andre de la Rey at 6 and JL du Preez at 7. The pack of forwards really laid the foundation for the hard-fought 9-7 win. Meaker is a pleasure to watch throw a ball into the lineout. His accuracy level is unmatched. As soon as White came on, he missed his jumper. Ruan Kramer has a lot of heart and is a good carrier. The same can be said of Johan du Toit.

    IMHO the Sharks u19 let down was the backline. Inny was not at his best as a team player. His linking with players outside him wasn’t good. Pieterse at 12 struggles to read the game and Louw at 13 was nothing to write home about. I rated No.9 Gouws last year. I thought he would be first choice this year for u19. He didn’t have the tidiest of games but he at least reads the situations and makes decisions based on whats going on in front of him. Would like to see Cele add a few kgs – he did’t look half bad.

    The Sharks left points on the field. They had some good sustained redzone chances.

    FS missed an easy penalty near the end which would have sealed victory. They looked like they really missed Reynolds at 10. Their backs looked good whenever they kicked ball ahead and chased but horrible when they had to use ball in hand. The fullback Gerrie Labuschange is/was a star 7’s play but had a lousy performance at 15. Their forwards also poor in the contact. I suspect it was an offday for what is usually a good team.

    Not pretty but a very good win for the Sharks in the end.

  8. Totally agree Beet we were poor. But Sharks deserved the win. These are proud boys and they’ll bounce back. Thought our Defence was outstanding. Seeing as the Sharks had 70% posession.

  9. Great game of rugby between the u19 WP and Bulls sides. D Du Plessis had another great game and is always a pleasure to watch. Both 8’s performed well and put in some huge hits on each other. WP fullback also looked incredibly dangerous. Bulls could have won this one, let themselves down with silly errors in the red zone.

  10. @tredoux@fsrugby.co.za: Regtig iets om koppe omhoog te hou en dit is so n verloor is sleg maar dit kan die manne net weer op hulle tone hou. Ek het vandag jou no4 slot van volgende jaar ontmoet pragtige seun groot en kliphard, speel baie soos n jong bakkies hy het die hoogaangesrewe Eg-manne laat les op se.

  11. Great win for our EP u19s this weekend in Joburg. Nice to get an away win after they narrowly beat us in PE. Andre’s boys in Uitenhage next week. Should be a good one

  12. @RBugger I agree – Bulls should have won, was a bit unlucky with two tries not awarded and many lost opportunities with small errors. Du Plessis’ try was a great piece of brilliant play. Thought the Bulls no 8 outshadowed Rikus Bothma as Liebenberg was good in all facets of play – very versatile player (strong carrier, made turnovers, good line-out option and made hard hits). Will be interesting to see what will happen on Loftus in 2 weeks time.

  13. @Nemo: I am not actually sure why The Jurie Linde try was not given, looked good to me.

    I think Liebenburg will go further than Rikus, he has more size and a bit more pace too. Looks to be getting better and I was impressed. Havin said that, in this particular game, I think the spoils were shared between the two. Rikus was busy and played an instrumental part in the Du Plessis try. Both very good players, would like to see Rikus lose a bit of weight, would help his rugby


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