Several rugby players from Merensky High School were selected for various Limpopo schools’ rugby teams set to compete during the upcoming school holidays.
The most anticipated schools’ rugby tournament which is the mainstay of school boys’ rugby in South Africa is the 2022 U/18 Craven Week, set to take place at Rondebosch Boys’ High School in Cape Town. This prestigious tournament will commence from the 3rd until the 9th of July.
The U/16 Grant Khomo Week will be held from the 26th of June until the 9th of July in Kimberley. The U/18 Academy Week tourney will be held in the same time frame as the U/18 Cravenweek, from the 3rd until the 9th of July. The Academy Week will be held in Wellington this year.
It is no secret that the Merensky First rugby team is on a roll this year and remain undefeated in all of their matches, home and away, and has made the play-offs which is set to take place at Merensky High School after the June, July school holiday.
It is thus no surprise to see no less than six of their players selected for Limpopo’s U/18 Craven Week team. These players are Johan van den Heever (hooker), Carl Dohse (scrumhalf), Philip Ludick (flyhalf), Clifford Ledwaba (wing), Tirelo Mashapa (prop) and Letlotlo Mohlala (wing).
The players selected for Limpopo’s U/18 Academy Week side are Mahlatse Semosa (wing), Reese Coetzee (centre), Henro Delport (eigthman), Tian Viljoen-Krügel (flanker), Jonathan Kruger (flanker) and Waldie Haasbroek.
The players from Merensky who were included in the U/16 Grant Khomo team are Byron Hendricks (scrumhalf), Molatelo Thoka (hooker), Ofentse Mauwane (fullback), Caleb Mokgalaotse (wing) and Hardus Terblance (eigthman).
Several players were also included in the u/18 and U/19 VKB team which will be comepeting in the Reitz Week in the Free State as well as for the U/16 Noordvaal team. These players are Neil van Vuuren (centre), Nyakala Sethaba (flank), Divan Pietersen (prop) and Samuel Phalani (lock).
The Merensky players included in the Noordvaal-side are Ethan Maritz (flank), Ulrich Maré (centre), Phetogo Shubane (flyhalf), JJ Goosen (flank) and Ruan Marcos (prop).