Rugby

Deaf Springbok squad named

2013-11-04 10:21
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Cape Town - The South African Deaf Rugby Invitational squad to tour KwaZulu-Natal during March 2014 has been announced.

In a statement released to the media, the South Africa Deaf Rugby Union (SADRU) said it believes the squad has the potential to develop into a force to be reckoned with in the international deaf rugby world.

“We are extremely excited at the enormous potential in this squad, and look forward to a successful tour. SADRU is grateful to the KZN Rugby Union who has expressed its support for this tour,” said SADRU President Tim Stones.

Mark Barnard (KZN) and Charl Bonthuys (WP) were selected as captain and vice-captain respectively.

South Africa Deaf Rugby Invitational squad:

2014 KZN tour

Forwards:

Charl Bonthuys – Front Row (WP) (vice-captain)
Sanele Ngwane – Front Row (KZN)
Byron Windt – Front Row (KZN)
Herbert Trollip – Lock (Gauteng)
Wikus van Vollenstee – Lock (Gauteng)
Andre Mostert – Flank (WP)
Heindrich van Rooyen – Flank (WP)
Niel van der Westhuizen – No 8 (Gauteng)
Terence Parkin – No 8 (KZN)
Gert Carstens – Front Row (WP)
Dennis Conroy – Front Row (Gauteng)
Johan Liebetrau – Front Row (Free State)
Gerhard Alfred Swart – Front Row (WP)
Andre Engelbrecht – Flank (Gauteng)
Glen Keyser – Lock (KZN)
Sanele Zulu – Flank (KZN)
Paul Kloppers – Number 8 (WP)

Backs:

Mark Barnard – Scrumhalf (KZN) (captain)
Glentin Huisamen – Flyhalf (WP)
Leon Willemans – Wing (WP)
Andre Daniel du Toit – Centre (Gauteng)
Waldo Moolman – Centre (Gauteng)
Enoch Bailey – Wing (WP)
Geliano Andrews – Fullback (WP)
Ryno Strydom – Centre (WP)
Martin Gous – Centre (WP)
Jerry Maquthu – Wing (KZN)
Romeel Jaftha – Fullback (Gauteng)
Xolani Mabulu – Scrumhalf (KZN)
Ivan Pienk – Flyhalf (Gauteng)
Quentin Erasmus – Centre (Gauteng)
Peter Abrahams – Fullback (WP)

Team officials:

SADRU Patron:  Joost van der Westhuizen
SADRU President and Team Manger:  Tim Stones
SADRU Team Interpreter:  To be confirmed
SADRU Secretary/Assistant Team Interpreter:  Shelley Buckle
SADRU Coaches:  Kyle Bowe-Taylor, Luther van der Merwe
SADRU Sports Psychologist:  Dr Leon van Niekerk

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