The SA Rugby U19 and Under 21 Championship moves to Bloemfontein this weekend when the junior teams of the Free State Cheetahs and Cell C Sharks meet at Xerox Shimla Park in week five action.
Perennial stars at junior level, the Free State Under 21s have suffered three losses in their four matches to date and currently occupy second last position in the seven team log, while the Cell C Sharks Under 21s, with two wins, are sitting in third spot.
Coach Donald Ngwenya has selected two SA Schools stars, Phendulani Buthelezi (DHS) at eighthman and loosehead Prop Brendan Schwulst (Glenwood) starting off the bench for the Cell C Sharks Under 19 match against Free State on Saturday at 11:00.
They are further bolstered by the inclusion of rookie flyhalf Ruben van Blerk, previously at the Cheetahs Academy who recently came down to Durban and will be making his debut for the Sharks against his old franchise .
The Under 21 match kicks off is at 12:30.
|The Cell C Sharks u/21s
|1||Jordan Els||16||Samuel Swanepoel|
|2||Franco Botha||17||Ngoni Chidoma|
|3||Pierre van der Walt||18||Cornelius Otto|
|4||Rikus Zwart||19||Marco Palvie|
|5||William Squires||20||Tony Botha|
|6||Michael Meyer (c)||21||Gareth Simpson|
|7||Bandisa Ndlovu||22||Matthew Kriel|
|The Cell C Sharks u/19s
|1||Gugu Nelani||16||Cornelius van der Vyver|
|2||Cornor Botha||17||Brendon Schwulst|
|3||Edward Davids||18||Calvin Zandamela|
|4||Ruan Fourie||19||Ruan Botha|
|5||Stiaan Basson||20||Donavan Grant|
|6||Christoff Brendel (c)||21||James Bruce|
|7||Matthew Hamilton||22||Sibabalwe Mzanywa|
|8||Phendulani Buthelezi||23||Heinrich Kroon|
|10||Ruben van Blerk|