Taking Confidence

After a morale-boosting victory against the Eastern Province U/19 in Port Elizabeth last Saturday, the Cell C Sharks U/19 will look to build on the momentum from that match, when they play the Leopards U/19 tomorrow.  The match will take place on the KP 2 field at Growthpoint KINGS PARK at 12h30.

With seven matches completed in the competition, the team still have a chance to qualify for the last four and will be boosted by the inclusion of lock JJ van der Mescht and flank Pendulani “Pepsi” Buthelezi, who recently did duty for SA Schools.

The injury to captain Hendrik Brendel has necessitated a positional swop amongst the loose-trio with Pendulani Buthelzi wearing the number 8 jersey and amongst the locks JJ van der Mescht ireplaces the injured Calvin Zandamela.

Injuries have had an influence on the team’s campaign so far, but head coach Donald Ngwenya believes in his young players and is still hopeful for a strong finish.

Cell C Sharks U/19
1 Gugu Nelani 16 Cornelius van der Vyver
2 Cornor Botha 17 Tiaan de Jager
3 Edward Davids 18 Hendrik Prinsloo
4 JJ van der Mescht 19 Matthew Hull
5 Stiaan Basson 20 Matthew Hamilton
6 Dominic Rivalland 21 James Bruce
7 Jacques Ackerman 22 Hluma Zondani
8 Pendulani Buthelezi 23 Craig Hunt
9  Izak Burger (c)
10 Xavier Swartbooi
11 Emilio Adonis
12 Keegan Haman
13 Sibabalwe Mzanywa
14 Luyanda Mngadi
15 Marthinus Holtzhausen