Keeping The Form

Fresh off their 52-13 win over Free State at Hollywoodbets Kings Park last weekend, the Cell C Sharks travel to Kempton Park to take on the Valke in their SA Under 20 Cup clash.

Continuing their unbeaten form in the competition to date is the main focus and they will be looking for a bonus point victory over the team lying last in the seven team table.

The Valke have conceded nearly 50 points per game so far and are struggling, but the Cell C Sharks Under 20s can’t let any sense of complacency set in when the teams meet on Saturday at 1pm, at Barnard Stadium.

Coach JP Pietersen is a happy man, having lead the team to its position on the log where they have no yet been defeated.

“We’re pretty stoked with our results so far, but the job is not done yet,” he warns.

“We have a good group of players who have the buy-in of what we want to achieve as a team and much of the success behind the team comes from the fact that we have a group of leaders who have taken ownership of their role and they drive the standards.

“That’s been a massive part of our success so far. They’re playing well and there’s nice cohesion, the defence has also been good, which all contributes.

“The Valke away this week is all about keeping focus, it’s one game at a time and it’s a game we have to win with a bonus point to remain on target for a home final.”

Cell C Sharks Under 20s

1. Dylan Willis
2. Marnus Winter
3. Ulrich Walker
4. Thomas Dyer
5. Luca Ribbens
6. Tobyn Visser
7. Kevin Tshituka
8. Alethwa Buthelezi
9. Christian Els
10. Stephan Heymans
11. Spha Ngcobo
12. Ethan Hooker (C)
13. Jurenzo Julius
14. Themba Sibisi
15. Hakeem Kunene

16. Ethan Bester
17. Robert Everson
18. Dian Heunis
19. Dylan Moore Boyle
20. Khumo Ntutha
21. Ian de Fouw
22. Jean Smith
23. Ryan Manuel