SSL Festival – Match #3 – Stellenberg 1stXV vs Waterkloof 1stXV – Noord/Suid 2017

The third match of the 2020 School Sports Live festival between Waterkloof and Stellenberg at the 2017 Noord/Suid Festival hosted at Waterkloof will be screened "live" this afternoon at 15h00. You can follow the action on SSL channel.

Waterkloof came into the match after a massive hiding by Grey College (18-73) three weeks earlier, a win against Goudveld (59-19) a week later would not have done anything for their morale before they hosted the 2017 Noord/Suid Festival. Although Stellenberg did not start their season with a bang this team would go down as one of their most successful in their short history.

The end of the first half saw the two teams divided by only five points. Two tries in the last three minutes secured a win with the last try scored 30 seconds after time was up. An exciting finish to a great game.

Waterkloof Squad: 15. Gideon Peters, 14. Sean du Plooy, 13. Jandre Pretorius, 12. Ruan Allers, 11. PJ Krugell, 10. Ulrich Maritz, 9. Giovan Snyman, 8. Ewan Visser, 7. Wikus Lindeque, 6. Gustav de Jager, 5. Wihan de Beer, 4. Ruben Kotze, 3. Gerrit Visser, 2. Ruben Veldman, 1. Bradley McGeer

Waterkloof dominated the Blue Bulls u/18 Craven Week that year with Gerrit Visser, Ruben Kotze, Gustav de Jager, Giovan Snyman, Ulrich Maritz and Ruben Veldsman selected. Ulrich Maritz is currently contracted at the Blue Bulls Rugby Union.

Stellenberg: 15. Ryan Brown, 14. Angelo Davids, 13. Corne van Romburgh, 12. Steph Marais, 11. Roche Malan, 10. Ryno Marais, 9. Jaques van Biljon, 8. Andre Hanekom, 7. Johan vd Merwe, 6. AJ Rossouw, 5. Erik Vermeulen, 4. Janko Swanepoel, 3. Nicko Loubscher, 2. Josh Muller, 1. Jason Jansen.

Angelo Davids and Janco Swanepoel made the 2017 u/18 Craven Week squad while Corne van Romburgh and Jaques van Biljon made the u/18 Academy Week squad. Nivan Petersen who was not in the starting line-up also made the u/18 Academy Week squad.

Angelo Davids made his debut for the Blitzboks in 2019 after representing he represented the South African Academy side in various tournaments during 2018 and 2019. Janko Swanepoel was selected for the South African National u/20 team to represent South Africa at the u/20 World Championship in 2020 and is currently contracted by the Blue Bulls Rugby Union.