The SA Schools selectors on Friday named two squads of 23 players each to represent the SA Schools and SA Schools A teams in 2022, with Kathleho Lynch and Cobus van Dyk appointed as the respective coaches.
The squads will assemble at Hoër Landbouskool Boland near Paarl on Saturday after the conclusion of the U18 Craven Week, where they will prepare for a match against each other on Saturday, 16 July at Hamilton Rugby Club in Green Point, Cape Town.
The match will kick off at 12:30pm and the respective captains of the two teams will be named later.
The management teams of both squads have also been confirmed. Lynch will be assisted by James Winstanley, while Van Dyk’s assistant will be Lwazi Zangqa.
SA Schools – 15 Michail Damon (Blue Bulls), 14 Alfondso Isaacs (Free State), 13 Litelihle Bester (Sharks), 12 Joshua Boulle (Golden Lions), 11 Joel Leotlela (Lions), 10 Thurlon Williams (Western Province), 9 Steven Nel (Bulls), 8 Sibabalwe Mahashe (Border), 7 Lukas Meyer (Free State), 6 Matthew Fick (WP), 5 JF van Heerden (Free State), 4 Thabang Mpafi (Lions), 3 Zachary Porthen (WP), 2 Luca Bakkes (WP), 1 Sifiso Magwaza (Lions).
Subs: 16 Ethan Bester (Sharks), 17 Ruan Swart (SWD), 18 Casper Badenhorst (Free State), 19 Jack Waterhouse (Sharks), 20 Thomas Dyer (Sharks), 21 Caleb Abrahams (Free State), 22 Stehan Heymans (Bulls), 23 Sha Jehaan de Jongh (WP).
Head coach: Kathleho Lynch (Lions)
Assistant coach: James Winstanley (Eastern Province)
SA Schools A – 15 JT Strydom (SWD), 14 Gino Cupido (WP), 13 Antonio Bruinders (SWD), 12 Alec Mcintyre (Free State), 11 Jameel de Jongh (WP), 10 Bradley Giddy (Free State), 9 Emrique Liedeman (WP), 8 Camden Schoeman (SWD), 7 Wandile Mlaba (Sharks), 6 Max du Pisani (EP), 5 Keanu Coetzee (WP), 4 Daniel Botha (WP), 3 Nic Snyman (Sharks), 2 Christian Everitt (Sharks), 1 Liyema Ntshanga (Sharks).
Subs: 16 Jan Botes (Lions), 17 Willem Loubser (WP), 18 Bradley Stanfliet (WP), 19 Ulrich van der Westhuizen (Lions), 20 Michael Maseti (Border), 21 Onelisiwe Fani (Border), 22 Sesethu Mpaka (Border), 23 Jaden Bantom (Valke)
Head coach: Cobus van Dyk (Bulls)
Assistant coach: Lwazi Zangqa (Border)