Craven Week Capping Ceremony

The annual Craven Week capping ceremony at Loftus Versfeld is a dream moment for many young players, as it’s often seen as taking the first steps towards a career playing the sport that he loves.

A group of 22 players gathered at Loftus Versfeld on the evening of Thursday 26 June, to part take in their official capping ceremony. These young men were treated to an inspiring evening that will live in their memories for a long time to come.

Werner de Beer, Coordinator High Performance, Schools and Amateur Rugby, kicked off the evening with a few words welcoming the team and their families. The 2013 Absa Currie Cup Captain, Jono Ross, then addressed the youngster, and as always, spoke from the heart and shared a little about himself, the team and the structures.

 The players were also addressed by a host of high profile dignitaries, which included: Louis Nel (President of the Blue Bulls Rugby Union), Andre van der Westhuizen (CEO of Enrista, the teams main sponsor), Xander Janse van Rensburg (High Performance Manager of the Blue Bulls Company), and Ferdi Niemand (Chairman of the Blue Bulls High Schools Association).

The squad including management:

  1. Michel Kumbarai
  2. Jan-Henning Campher (Capt)
  3. Sarel-Marco Smit
  4. Ashton Fontuin
  5. Ettienne Matthys
  6. PJ Toerien
  7. Juandre Michau
  8. Eduan Lubbe
  9. Embrose Papier
  10. Thinus de Beer (V/Capt)
  11. Andell Loubser
  12. Franco Naude
  13. Stedtman Gans
  14. Connery Poole
  15. Eduane Keyter
  16. Janco Henning
  17. Loyola Qinela
  18. Rohan Goosen
  19. Arnold Gerber
  20. Justin Meintjies
  21. Eddie Fouche
  22. Ruan de Beer

Head Coach: Pieter van Wyk

Team Manager: Oefentse Moeng

Assistant Coach: Jan Mollenze

Conditioning: Mark Nichols

Physiotherapist: Anita van der Lingen

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Jun 27, 2014