SA U18 coach Katleho Lynch praised his squad for the way in which they turned disappointment into happiness after they finished the U18 International Series on a high note against England.
A second-half comeback attempt from the SA U18 team was not enough to prevent an International Series-opening defeat to France U18 in Durbanville on Tuesday.
Loose forward Xola Nyali will captain the South Africa U18 team in the International Series opener against France at Stellenberg High on Tuesday afternoon.
The South African U18 team will face their age-group counterparts from France and England in Durbanville and Paarl near Cape Town when the annual U18 International Series kicks off next month.
The undefeated SA U18s edged England in a thrilling conclusion to the U18 International Series in Paarl on Saturday.
The SA U18s are the only unbeaten team left in the U18 International Series after victory over France on Tuesday, while England broke the SA A side’s hearts with a last-gasp win.
Fleet-footed SA U18 fullback JC Mars bobs and weaves his way past several England defenders during an U18 International Series clash in Paarl.
The two SA School sides know which buttons to push as they prepare for the next round of matches in the U18 International Series, scheduled to take place in Paarl on Tuesday.
Pretoria-born fullback Johan Wasserman steps in as translator during a post-match interview after France beat the SA U18 A side in Paarl on Friday.
Zachary Porthen and Camden Schoeman, who led the SA Schools teams last month, will again wear the captain’s armbands when the two SA U18 sides open the International Series against England and France in Paarl on Friday.