Valke u/20 Humiliated by Lions u/20


The Valke u/20 hosted the Lions u/20 on Friday at the NWU Vaal Kampus in the first of three matches in the opening round of the u/20 SA Rugby Cup, and were humiliated losing 73-03.

As with the Eastern Province in 2022, it was clear that the other teams could and will use their third choice of players whenever they play against the hapless Valke u/20. Unfortunately, the Valke team is only good for a rugby academy or two who can post that their players are playing u/20 Currie Cup Rugby. It is useless to humiliate boys with dreams in their eyes.

The Lions u/20 scored 11 tries to the 1 of the Valke u/20 and already led 38-00 at the halftime break.

Valke u/20: Try: Kristoff Smith. Conversion: Danny Van Staden.
Lions u/20: Tries: S J Kotze, Rf Schoeman (2), Sibabalwe Mahashe, Layton Horn, Keagan Smith (3), Asemahle Nongogo (2), Riaan Swart. Conversions: Sam Francis (7), Thurlon Williams.

Valke u/20: 15. Slade Jacobs, 14. Kevin Mukandila, 13. Armand Viljoen, 12. Natie Jansen Van Rensburg, 11. Junior Muyambo, 10. Jordan Jordaan, 9. Kristoff Smith, 8. Eely Pieters, 7. Dumpie Gouws, 6. Kwagga Nel, 5. Werner Griessel, 4. Aqeel De Bruyn, 3. Dylan Du Plessis, 2. Bonginkosi Ntsele, 1. Ox Ngema. Replacements: 16. Francios Odendaal, 17. Juan Ryan, 18. Michael Ryan, 19. Langes Corneluis, 20. Jono Jacobs, 21. Jaundre Nel, 22. Danny Van Staden, 23. Ryno Williamson.

Lions u/20: 15. Janeil Losper, 14. Asemahle Nongogo, 13. Kelly Mpeku, 12. Bronson Mills, 11. Keagan Smith, 10. Sam Francis, 9. Layton Horn, 8. Thabang Mphafi, 7. Christopher Sjoblom, 6. Sibabalwe Mahashe, 5. Daniel Botha, 4. Luan Taylor, 3. RF Schoeman, 2. Marno Grobbelaar, 1. S J Kotze (c). Replacements: 16. Riaan Swart, 17. JP Swanepoel, 18. Stian de Bruyn, 19. Lodewyk Prins, 20. Willem de Waal, 21. Liam Rowan, 22. Thurlon Williams, 23. Shah-Jehaan De Jongh, 24. Lindani Dweba