SA U18s ready for series

2012-08-06 16:34
Handré Pollard (File)
Cape Town - The University of the Western Cape (UWC) will host the final two fixtures of the Under-18 International Series on Saturday 18 August featuring South Africa’s best schoolboy rugby players against their counterparts from England, Wales and France, SARU confirmed on Monday.

The SA Schools squad assembled on Sunday at the Stellenbosch Academy of Sports and they will have daily training sessions at the Paul Roos rugby fields.

The young South Africans will get their preparations underway on Monday. Two sessions are scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday, while the capping ceremony is also set for Wednesday, 8 August in the Paul Roos Clubhouse.

Meanwhile, France arrived on Sunday in Cape Town and they will be followed by England and Wales who land in the Mother City on Tuesday.

The Under-18 sides of England and Wales will kick off the series on Friday, 10 August at the Hugenote High School in Wellington at 15:00 and this encounter will followed by the clash between the SA Schools and France at 17:00.

On Tuesday, 14 August the teams travel to the picturesque Outeniqua Park in George for the second round of matches featuring England versus France and the SA Schools up against Wales.

Four days later UWC, which successfully hosted 15 matches of the recently held Junior World Championship (JWC), will welcome the next generation of future Junior Springboks when the SA Schools tackle England in the feature match at 12:45 on Saturday, 18 August.

Blue Bulls prop Pierre Schoeman will captain the South African schoolboys and his vice-captain is the SA Under-20 JWC winning flyhalf Handré Pollard.

The confirmed fixtures and venues for the SA Schools’ internationals are:



Kick-off times


Friday, 10 August

England U18 vs. Wales U18

SA Schools vs. France U18



Hugenote High, Wellington

Tuesday, 14 August

England U18 vs. France 18

SA Schools vs. Wales U18



Outeniqua Park, George

Saturday, 18 August

France U18 vs. Wales U18

SA Schools vs. England U18



UWC Sports Stadium, Bellville

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