Emirates Lions flyhalf Jordan Hendrikse is with out doubt one of many family names presented by Bafana Nhleko in his maiden squad as SA U20 (Small one Boks) coach.
Hendrikse headlines Small one Boks selection
Hendrikse has been one of many revelations of the South African leg of the Rainbow Cup to this level, with the 19-365 days-dilapidated earning a Man of the Match award in his first launch for the Lions in a slender home loss to the Stormers, earlier than following that up with one other commanding performance in opposition to the Vodacom Bulls, with the Lions handing them their first defeat, final week on the Emirates Airline Park Stadium.
One of the most gamers to win
Hendrikse will now construct piece of a extraordinarily titillating Small one Boks aspect, which aspects the likes of rising stars George Cronje, who plays as an eighthman for the Cheetahs, scrumhalf Bobby Alexander who has performed a sterling role for Maties on this 365 days’s Varsity Cup, extremely rated aged SA Colleges openside flank Siyembukela Ndlovu who has since signed with the Lions.
The community moreover aspects the titillating Sharks duo of hooker Jacques Goosen who performed SA Colleges for two years in a row, together with captaining the aspect in 2019, which still makes him the final SA Colleges captain. The a form of young Shark to discover about out for is aged Maritzburg College pupil Siyambuka Ningiza. Whose stock continues to upward thrust with each and every passing season.
Ningiza makes the Small one Boks aspect with out having made any earlier national aspect at some level of his high college profession, the assign he changed into a unhurried bloomer on to the scene. The 19-365 days-dilapidated had battled hurt on each and every occasion of a name as much as a college national team training camp, and now the East London-born blindside flank, who made his arrangement to KZN by the usage of Port Rex Technical High Faculty, could be chomping on the bit to make an impact the assign it issues basically the most.
Gamers ruled out thru hurt
Nhleko moreover bemoaned the inability of gamers similar to Sharks utility relieve Mntungwa Mapantsela, WP’s free ahead Keke Morabe, Lions and aged SA Colleges prop Okuhle Siyeni who were all ruled out due to the hurt.
Talking about his squad to the SARU web pages, Nhleko said.
“I’d love to congratulate the gamers who maintain been chosen,” said Nhleko. “It’s a immense different for them to make their label by contributing to the team and our performance.
“We imagine now we maintain a successfully-balanced squad and are inflamed to discover about them originate on the discipline.”
Nhleko added: “Your complete boys labored arduous, and the community received on actually successfully, which always makes selection hard.
“But now that there’s readability on the squad, we no longer sleep for turning our focal level to the worldwide sequence.”
Nhleko’s squad aspects 10 gamers who are u19, out of the 28-man checklist, with one of many shock exclusions being WP free ahead Jarrod Taylor who has battled with hurt this 365 days.
Rotund squad checklist:
Bobby Alexander (DHL Western Province, scrumhalf)
Dalvon Blood (DHL Western Province / SA 7s, fullback)
Tyler Bocks (Lions, centre)
George Cronje (Toyota Cheetahs, No 8)
Dylan de Leeuw (DHL Western Province, lock)
Izan Esterhuizen (Lions, flank)
Curwin Gertse (Cell C Sharks, flit)
Blaine Golden (Cell C Sharks, prop)
Jacques Goosen (Cell C Sharks, hooker)
Jordan Hendrikse (Lions, flyhalf)
Ethan James (DHL Western Province, centre)
Reinhardt Ludwig (Vodacom Blue Bulls, lock)
Simon Miller (DHL Western Province, flank)
Mnqobi Mkhize (Cell C Sharks, centre)
Sacha Mngomezulu (DHL Western Province, flyhalf)
Canan Moodie (Vodacom Blue Bulls, centre)
Rynard Mouton (Vodacom Blue Bulls, flank)
Siyemukela Ndlovu (Lions, flank)
Siyambuka Ningiza (Cell C Sharks, flank)
Nolan Pienaar (Vodacom Blue Bulls, prop)
Raynard Roets (Vodacom Blue Bulls, lock)
Sibusiso Shongwe (Lions, prop)
Nico Steyn (Lions, scrumhalf)
Zeilinga Strydom (Lions, centre)
Henco van Wyk (Lions, centre)
Andre-Hugo Venter (DHL Western Province, hooker)
Corne Weilbach (DHL Western Province, prop)
Jan-Hendrik Wessels (Vodacom Blue Bulls, prop)