“The Boys Have To Keep Their Feet On The Ground” – Katleho Lynch


The South African u/18 team know which buttons to push as they prepare for the next round of matches in the U18 International Series, which are scheduled to take place in Paarl on Tuesday.

The SA U18 side started with a strong performance as they beat England by 40-24 on Friday and will play France (15h30), with both matches taking place at Paarl Gimnasium.

Katleho Lynch, coach of the SA U18s, lauded his players for their victory but warned them to stay grounded as they prepare to face the tricky French side.

“It was a great day at the office after a good week and the boys played extremely well against England,” said Lynch.

“It was also nice to score some maul tries and James Winstanley (assistant coach) needs to take some credit for that, especially as we’ve not had a lot of time together to prepare as a team, and it was good to see the work done we’ve done in that short space of time come into play.

“There were some good individual performances, but as a collective, the boys did the job. There is still a lot of work and analysis to be done though, and the boys have to keep their feet on the ground and we look forward to the match against France.”