Under 19s welcomed to the Vodacom Blue Bulls family

Under 19s welcomed to the Vodacom Blue Bulls family

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It’s probably one of the more exciting times of the year at Loftus Versfeld, a time when young men take their first steps towards living out their dreams as professional rugby players.

The Vodacom Blue Bulls welcomed a new group of young talent to the Bulls family at an emotional and inspiring orientation ceremony at Loftus Versfeld on Monday 5 January 2015. The young players, together with their parents and loved ones, soaked up every moment of their official welcome as they were addressed by a host of dignitaries and officials. Those in attendance included: all the under 19 coaching and management staff, head coach Frans Ludeke, CEO Barend van Graan, members of the board of directors, and other members of senior management.

Blue Bulls Company CEO, Barend van Graan talked the youngsters through an overall summary of the brand, and gave them a few wise words of advice, while firmly stressing the importance of studying and education while playing rugby: “There is absolutely no excuse for neglecting your studies during your rugby career, as it is essential that you be prepared for life after rugby as well. We have formed a great partnership with TUKS that is structured to assist our young players to further their education.”

High performance manager Xander Janse van Rensburg, spoke with a wisdom beyond his years as he delivered an inspirational presentation: “There are two types of people in this world. Those that sit back waiting for ‘something’ to happen, and those that go out there and make ‘that something’ happen for themselves.”

The Blue Bulls Company together with the Blue Bulls rugby Union would like to extend a warm welcome to the youngsters, and wish them well as they embark on their rugby careers.

 

VODACOM BLUE BULLS UNDER 19 SQUAD

(Name and Surname, Position, School, Weight, Height)

GAVIN VAN DEN BERG: PROP, PAARL GYM, 120 KG, 1,87 M

DP DU PLESSIS: PROP, AFFIES, 120 KG, 1,96 M

MADOT MABOKELA: PROP, BEN VOSTER, 110 KG, 1,84 M

FRANCO VAN DEN BERG: PROP/HOOKER, RANDBURG, 105 KG, 1,82 M

JAN-HENNING CAMPHER: HOOKER, GARSFONTEIN, 102 KG, 1,86 M

ALANDRE VAN ROOYEN: HOOKER, NICO MALAN, 110 KG, 1,85 M

WYNAND DE NECKER: PROP , OUTENIQUA, 115 KG, 1,86 M

ADRIAN PARSONS: PROP, ST ANDREWS COLLEGE, 125 KG, 1,85 M

ROHAN GOOSEN: PROP, MENLOPARK, 118KG, 1,88 M

JACOBUS HOLTZHAUZEN: PROP, MONUMENT, 108KG, 1,86 M

ASHTON FORTUIN: LOCK/LOOSEFORWARD, SOUTHDOWNS COLLEGE, 107KG, 1,94 M

JD FOURIE: LOCK , DIAMANTVELD, 106KG, 1,98 M

SAM MITCHELL: LOCK , BISHOPS, 110KG, 1,97 M

ELI SNYMAN: LOCK , ST JOHNS COLLEGE HARARE, 108KG, 2,01 M

JUSTIN MEINTJIES: LOOSE FORWARD, MENLOPARK, 100KG, 1,85 M

ARNOLD GERBER: LOOSE FORWARD, MENLOPARK, 97KG, 1,88 M

LUIGY  VAN JAARSVELD: LOOSE FORWARD, MARLOW LANDBOU, 97KG, 1,88 M

DEVON HENSON: LOOSE FORWARD, ST JOHNS COLLEGE, 106 KG, 1,93 M

SVEN VAN NIEKERK: LOCK, BEN VOSTER, 108KG, 2,01 M

DENZEL HILL: LOOSE FORWARD, JEPPE, 102KG, 1,90M

 

MAURICE WHITE: SCRUMHALF, OAKDALE LANDBOU, 90 KG, 1,79 M

STEPHAN ENSLIN: SCRUMHALF, HTS MIDDELBURG, 83 KG, 1,83 M

KEANEN TARENTAAL: SCRUMHALF, OUTENIQUA, 70 KG, 1,78 M

DALE HENDRICKS: FLYHALF, AFFIES, 77 KG, 1,78 M

RUBEN DE VOS: FLYHALF, MUIR COLLEGE, 73 KG, 1,75 M

TINUS DE BEER: FLYHALF, WATERKLOOF, 87 KG, 1,78 M

ARNO MAREE: FLYHALF, GARSFONTEIN, 98 KG, 1,86 M

CONEREE POOLE: CENTRE / WING, GARSFONTEIN, 88 KG, 1,78 M

ANDRI COOPER: CENTRE / FLYHALF/FULLBACK , PAARL GYM, 98 KG, 1,86 M

FRANCO NAUDE: CENTRE , GARSFONTEIN, 97 KG, 1,87 M

JT JACKSON: CENTRE , OAKDALE LANDBOU, 97 KG, 1,89 M

RUAN DE BEER: CENTRE / WING / FULLBACK , MENLOPARK, 89 KG, 1,84 M

DIVAN ROSSOUW: CENTRE / FULLBACK , WINDHOEK GYMNASIUM, 86 KG, 1,87 M

JERRY DUNQUA: WING , QUEENS COLLEGE, 93 KG, 1,76 M

CURTLEY PRINS: WING , OUTENIQUA, 89 KG, 1,82 M

CHIPISU MAHASHA: WING , BEN VOSTER, 80 KG, 1,83 M

NKOSIKHONA CECIL NTEBE: WING , PEARSON, 90 KG, 1,86 M

CORNE DE KLERK: FULLBACK , OUTENIQUA, 105 KG, 1,91 M

BRENDAN OWEN: FULLBACK , ST ANDREWS COLLEGE, 86 KG , 1,89 M

KURT WEBSTER: FLYHALF, DHS, 72KG, 1,74M

 

 

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Jan 05, 2015

(7) Under 19s welcomed to the Vodacom Blue Bulls family

  1. Knap gedaan jong manne. Geluk met julle BB kontrakte. Gaan en gee julle beste en maak ons trots!
  2. Bring die 0/19 beker terug na waar hy hoort.

  3. Mense ondersteun 'n wenspan! Daar is egter klein goedjies wat die bestuur ook kan doen. Ek woon op 'n koue wintersaand 'n Curriebekerwedstryd ten duurste by met my vrou en kinders. Geen koffie te koop in die koue nie, maar wel roomys!

    Skrik wakker en maak dit aangenaam vir mense om Loftus te besoek. Die kaartjie pryse per wedstryd is ook heeltemal te duur as 'n mens jou gesin wil uitvat. Op die ou einde bly jy by die huis ek kyk die wedstryd op die TV.
  4. gravatar Honibal says:
    Ek mis die volgende seuns in die groep:
    Juvan Stimie (Hakker/Flank)
    Heinrich du Plessis (Vaskop en Loskop)
    Chrismar Ras (Agsteman)
    Emile le Roux (Skrumskakel)
    Juandre Rossouw (Senter)

    Hulle is seker nie daar nie omdat hulle nie in 'n elite skool is/was nie.

    Dis jammer dat die talent verlore moet gaan.

    Sterkte en groete Werner. Hoop jou juniors presteer verder as 0/19 en 0/21 vlak.
  5. gravatar Mark says:
    Hoe oud is Xander Janse van Rensburg? Ek wil graag 'n maatstaf hê vir "wisdom beyond his years".
  6. gravatar Rudi says:
    Mark,

    Xander Janse van Rensburg is relatief jonk en onervare. Ek skat hom van sien so digby 29 jaar oud.

    Ek weet hy het 'n Regsgraad maar het nooit as prokurower of advokaat praktiseer nie, so sy gebrek aan die praktiese uitvoering van regskennis sowel as sy gebrek aan gesonde kommunikasie met betrekking tot die hele kontrakteringsopdrag, skiet geweldig tekort.

    Sedert Ian Schwartz saam met Heineke Meyer Bokke toe is, het die Bulls en Blou Bulle darem 'n geweldige aantal senior speler verloor, en persoonlik plaas ek baie blaam daarvoor, voor Xander se deur.

    Die Bulle kan sekerlik heelwat beter doen as Xander, in sy sleutelposisie.
  7. gravatar Savage says:
    Hoekom is Embrose Papier nie op die lys nie ?

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