SA Rugby u/20 Alignment Day Invited Surprised


The first SA Rugby u/20 Academy Alignment day will take place today in Johannesburg as Bafana Nthleko start his preparations for the 2023 national u/20 season.

Rassie Erasmus said that “The Junior Springboks had a fantastic year last year under the leadership of Bafana, and they will soon get their preparations underway for the 2023 edition of the World Rugby U20 Championship which will be hosted in the Western Cape in June and July."

According to informed sources players from Western Province and Cheetahs were not invited as they will play a match in Bloemfontein and are therefore not available.

Known players that were invited are:

Cell C Sharks: Meno Barnard, Pathu Ganyane, Dian Heunis, Ethan Hooker, Jorenzo Julius, Coetzee le Roux Jannes Potgieter, Luca Ribbens, Jean Smith.

Lions: Stian de Bruyn, Shah-Jeehan De Jong, Sam Francis, Marno Grobbelaar, Layton Horn, SJ Kotze, Siba Mahashe, Bronson Mills, Thabang Mphafi, Thurlon Williams.

Vodacom Blue Bulls: Caleb Abrahams, Corne Beets, Juan Else, Regan Isaacs, Corne Lavagna, Neil le Roux, Katlego Letebele, Mawande Madanda, Gcino Mdletshe, Abulelele Ndabambi, Quewin Nortje, Hanno Theunissen, JF van Heerden, Ghudian van Reenen, Neels Volschenck, Compion von Ludwig, Liam Koen, PA van Niekerk, Johan Lombard.