Large group invited to Junior Springbok trials camp
Two Vodacom Blue Bulls players, JT Jackson and Tinus de Beer are amongst the three bronze medal winners from last year’s World Rugby Under20 Championship, invited to
a Junior Springbok trials camp in Cape Town next week. Jackson, De Beer (both Vodacom Blue Bulls) and Marco Jansen van Vuren (Xerox Golden Lions) were part
of the 2015 squad which helped the Junior Springboks to third place at the Under20 tournament in Italy and amongst the 56 invited to travel to Cape Town.
The 2016 tournament takes place in Manchester, England in June.
The group will assemble in Cape Town on Tuesday, 29 March and will spend almost a week at a training camp before the squad will be trimmed.
The training squad will be based in Newlands during their sixday stay in the Mother City and will have several planning and onfield training sessions before the allimportant set of matches next Friday at City Park Stadium in Crawford.
Dawie Theron, his management and staff members of SA Rugby’s Rugby Department have been working hard behind the scenes to put the necessary arrangements in place for the squad assembly, training camp and trials.
Theron said he was keen to start with the onfield preparations for the tournament.
“The announcement of the trail group is the culmination of a lot of hard work behind the scenes,”
according to Theron.
“Unfortunately, we will not be able to play training matches this year against the Varsity Cup Dream
team or Argentina. That has resulted in a change in our familiar approach of the past two years or so. However, we are planning several matches against local club sides and hope to finalise those fixtures shortly.”
Vodacom Blue Bulls players called into the camp are:
JanHenning Campher (hooker)
Tinus de Beer (flyhalf)
Aston Fortuin (lock)
Stedman Gans (centre)
Denzel Hill (No 8)
Jaco Holtzhausen (prop)
JT Jackson (centre)
Manie Libbok (flyhalf)
Andell Loubser (wing)
Franco Naude (centre)
Divan Rossouw (wing)
Hendre Stassen (lock)
Eli Snyman (lock)
Gavin van den Berg (prop)
Franco van den Berg (prop)
Luigy van Jaarsveld (No 8)