Celimpilo Gumede

Celimpilo Gumede
08
Jul
2000

Celimpilo Gumede

At only 20 years of age, Gumede is very much still a work in progress, yet the big flank forward – he is 1.90m tall and weighs 107kg – is a dynamic ball carrier and a most exciting future prospect. Another Junior Springbok representative from 2019, who also gained back-to-back SA Schools selection (2017-18), Gumede...
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Celimpilo (Mpilo) Gumede
08
Jul
2000

Celimpilo Gumede

Another Junior Springbok representative from last year, this big, young loosie hails from Zululand, where he attended Umfolozi Primary and Nuwe Republiek in Vryheid, before completing his high school career at DHS. Gumede represented SA Schools back to back (2017-18) and at only 20 years of age is still a work in progress, but a...
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Evan Roos
21
Jan
2000

Evan Roos

Evan Roos joined the Cell C Sharks with Emile van Heerden from Paarl Boys High. Born in Cape Town 20 years ago and initially educated at Affies in Pretoria, Roos represented WP Schools at Craven Week, and gained selection for SA Schools in 2018. He attained cult status at Boys High for a 50-metre try...
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Jeandre Labuschagne
07
Jul
1999

Jeandre Labuschagne

Hailing from Newcastle in Northern KZN, Labuschagne was schooled at Maritzburg College and arrived at The Sharks Academy three years ago with no playing contract. The young second-rower nevertheless knuckled down hard to make the most of his opportunities – like the spectacular try that he scored, in conjunction with lock colleague JJ van der...
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Phepsi Buthelezi
30
May
1999

Phepsi Buthelezi

Even though he has operated mostly off the bench in the Rainbow Cup SA tournament, a bright future is envisaged for the 22-year-old loose forward prodigy. A classic rags-to-riches tale saw this congenial young man from Hluhluwe, in the heart of Zululand, progress from humble beginnings as a Durban Collegians U15 club player in 2014...
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