Boland Announce Youth Week Squads

“Oh, what a feeling !”  HTS Drostdy and Boland full-back Keane Galant dives over
under the crossbar for one of the Donkeys’ tries in their 22-38 defeat against
Affies at Wildeklawer on Thursday 2 May 2019. (photo: Renier de Villiers)

After the Union Weekend at Riversdale from 31 May to 1 June, the Boland selectors have finally released the names of the players to represent the province in the Craven and Academy Weeks at Grey College in Bloemfontein from 1 to 6 July 2019.

As usual, the majority of the players come from HTS Drostdy of Worcester, ten of those players are included, although Hermanus, on nine, are right behind them.  The remaining 27 come from seventeen different schools.

It is somewhat surprising that Swartland and Hugenote, two of the usual heavyweights in the province, have only four caps between them.

Craven Week: 15. Keane Galant (HTS Drostdy), 14. Hugo Mostert (HTS Drostdy), 13. Roann Jansen (HTS Drostdy), 12. Bradley Alexander (Groenberg), 11. Wayne Plaaitjies (Worcester Gym), 10. Boldwin Hansen (Hermanus), 9. William Baron (Charlie Hofmeyr), 8. JP van der Westhuizen (Vredendal), 7. Joshua Smith (HTS Drostdy), 6. SJ Herholdt (Hermanus), 5. Tarek Smith (Hermanus), 4. Renier Viljoen (HTS Drostdy), 3. Albert Bruwer (Robertson), 2. Wynand du Plessis (HTS Drostdy), 1. Benicio Kamfer (HTS Drostdy). Replacements: 16. Marcel Pheiffer (Overberg), 17. Tiaan Hechter (Hermanus), 18. Fernnin Arendse (Swartland), 19. Gysbert du Preez (HTS Drostdy), 20. Danel Franse (Overberg), 21. Gilton Mangena (New Orleans), 22. Nathan Engelbrecht (Hopefield), 23. Jayden van Wyk (Bergrivier).

Academy Week: 15. Jumile Lucas (Hermanus), 14. Ruthan Valentyn (Klein Nederburg), 13. Jacquin Kerr (Grabouw), 12. Caylo Markus (Schoonspruit), 11. Brian Zake (Worcester Gym), 10. Carlton Pietersen (HTS Drostdy), 9. Justin Henning (HTS Drostdy), 8. Rob Hatem (Hopefield), 7. Jaco Strijdom (Piketberg), 6. Elzane Philander (Groenberg), 5. Marlo Bester (Swartland), 4. Nathan Wilson (Hugenote),       3. Tanner van Tonder (Hermanus), 2. Heini von Wielligh (Vredendal), 1. Estean Herman (Swartland). Replacements: 16. Sean Castle (Hermanus), 17. Anrich Hugo (New Orleans), 8. Mouhamed Diop (Hermanus), 19. Sarel Herbst (Charlie Hofmeyr), 20. Rowan Heneke (Swartberg), 21. William Thorpe (Hermanus), 22. Willsley Banies (Piketberg), 23. Cornel Engelbrecht (Weston).

Grant Khomo: 15. Nayron Solomons (HTS Drostdy), 14. Keano Philander (Hugenote), 13. Percy Basson (HTS Drostdy), 12. Glenlen Tromp (Ceres Sec), 11. Juan Colling (HTS Drostdy), 10. Henru Wilkenson (HTS Drostdy), 9. JP Snell (HTS Drostdy), 8. JJ Groenewaldt (Bredasdorp), 7. Ghidian van Rheenen (Worcester Gim), 6. Pieter Haman (HTS Drostdy), 5. Danston Cloete (Worcester Gym), 4. JC de Leeuw (HTS Drostdy), 3. Michael Ryan (HTS Drostdy), 2. JP Bekker (Hopefield), 1. JP Swanepoel (HTS Drostdy) Replacements: 16. Abre Griessel (HTS Drostdy), 17. Shaun Phillips (Hugenote), 18.  Pravin Padayachie (Hugenote), 19. Aswill Dampies (Weltevrede Sec), 20. Ruben Tharrat (Swartland), 21. Uchean Jacobs (Worcester Gim), 22. Romeal Swart (Swartland), 23.Phillip Basson (Worcester Gim)

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