The Sharks Club XV take on The Platteland Club XV

The annual SARU Provincial Club Tournament has been cancelled this year. However, in an effort to retain the passion and interest amongst club players, the KZNRU have organised a fixture against the KZN Platteland Club XV.

The Sharks Club XV, which is made up of club players from in and around Durban, were in the final against the Blue Bulls Club XV at Loftus Versveld in 2015. Then, in 2016, they went on to win their section before taking the overall honours in Kimberley. The Sharks Club XV beat the Griquas 43-24 in the final, and the victory was even more special for the team as they got to do a lap of honour to celebrate their achievement at a Currie Cup game at GROWTHPOINT KINGS PARK. Given their success, it’s encouraging for The Sharks Club XV players to aspire to recreate this victory in 2017.

The Platteland Club XV, which is made up of clubs from Northern KZN, Zululand and Southern KZN, have also done well in their recent competitions. They even managed to beat the more fancied Provincial Club XV and, over the years, have made it to three finals.

Centre, Brandon Bailing, who is part of the team, had the honour of making his Currie Cup debut for the Cell C Sharks in 2017.  In addition to this, Dylan Marcus, Adam Wessels and Royale Mwale were also given the opportunity to play locally and overseas.  So, there is no doubt that representing your province’s club rugby side gives players a better opportunity to further their careers.

The game scheduled to take place on the 14th of October brings together a variety of teams from the local clubs. This opportunity gives players the chance to express themselves at a higher level and encourages them to continue with the game in the hope of achieving greater rugby success.

Sharks Club XV
Forwards
Brad Lange Ethekweni Refractories Amanzimtoti
Chris De Beer Varsity College
Curtleigh Johnson Bidvest Insurance Crusaders
Danny Stokes Ethekweni Refractories Amanzimtoti
Denham Fosteras SA Home Loans Durban Collegians
Ettiene Ries Ethekweni Refractories Amanzimtoti
Fanele Zwane SA Home Loans Durban Collegians
Francois v Zyl SA Home Loans Durban Collegians
Jason De Broise Ethekweni Refractories Amanzimtoti
Jonathan Deighton Land Rover Durban Hillcrest Villagers
Kevin Buck Ethekweni Refractories Amanzimtoti
Lungelo Mthethwa SA Home Loans Durban Collegians
Mike Uppink Ethekweni Refractories Amanzimtoti
Moses Mapande Ethekweni Refractories Amanzimtoti
Ray September Varsity College
Rodger Zondi Varsity College
Wade Elliott D  SA Home Loans Durban Collegians
Backs 
Malcolm Cele Varsity College
Andrew Holland SA Home Loans Durban Collegians
Blake Mingay Varsity College
Chad Fisher Ethekweni Refractories Amanzimtoti
Divan Fick Bidvest Insurance Crusaders
Henkie Groenewald Land Rover Durban Hillcrest Villagers
Jacques Venter SA Home Loans Durban Collegians
Jasper Genis SA Home Loans Durban Collegians
Josh Fourie Varsity College
Merlyn Pieterse Bidvest Insurance Crusaders
Selvan White Bidvest Insurance Crusaders
Simba Kubate  SA Home Loans Durban Collegians
Spa Dube Bidvest Insurance Crusaders
Tony Botha Varsity College
Management/Coaching Staff 
Head Coach Jacques Dean ( SA Home Loans Durban Collegians )
Ass Coach Dusty Noble ( Bidvest Insurance Crusaders )
Ass Coach Kevin van Rensburg ( Ethekweni Refractories Amanzimtoti )
Manager Sabelo Nkosi ( UKZN Durban )
Biokineticest Nosipho Mkhwanazi ( UKZN Durban )
Physio Sumeshen Moodley ( SA Home Loans Durban Collegians )
Convenor/Organiser Juno Fourie ( DRSU President )
The Platteland Club XV
Forwards 
Adriaan Koorts Newcastle Highlanders
Blessing Dlozi Mancosa Empangeni Rhinos
Damian May South Coast Warriors
Danie Vermaak SENTRAAL
Jason Kashula Kapaailand
Juan v Berg South Coast Warriors
Jurie Huyser Vryheid
Khumbu Khoza Vryheid
Lourens Stapelberg South Coast Warriors
Mthoko Nkwayane Newcastle Highlanders
Stefan Hall Pongola
Tian Malherbe South Coast Warriors
Waldo Herbst SENTRAAL
Wandile Sibiya Newcastle Highlanders
Wessel Botha Newcastle Highlanders
Backs 
Charles Dube Sentraal
Gift Mabaso Newcastle Highlanders
Greg Clasen South Coast Warriors
Jaques P Moore South Coast Warriors
Jayden Onckers South Coast Warriors
Jors Danhauser Mancosa Emangeni Rhinos
Juan Els Volksrust
Klippies Pretorius Kapaailand
Max Mkhize Newcastle Highlanders
Nico Smuts South Coast Warriors
Sidney Coetsee Mancosa Empangeni Rhinos
Sipho Dungwa Kapaailand
Thokozani Mduli Mancosa Emangeni Rhinos