South African Rugby League

Date: 30/8/13

The Rhino’s first match will be against New South Wales Country League at Bosman Stadium in Brakpan, Gauteng on the 18th of October 2013. The New South Wales Team will also play a Gauteng Combined Clubs side the 12th of October 2013.

Kobus Botha, President of SARL, was very upbeat, saying: “We have the utmost faith in the coaching staff and the players, and trust they will build on the good showing the Student Team did at the 2013 RLIF Student World Cup. South Africa is becoming a force to be reckoned with in the international community and I for one am excited about what the future brings.”

The Management Team for the Senior Rhino Team is as follows:

Rhino Coach: Gerry Gendal
Assistant Coaches: Drikkies Mulder & Gamiet Waggie
Trainer: Ryno Steenberg
Physio: Trudy Vorster
Team Manager: John Oosthuysen

The Training Group is as follows:

1.Martin Meyer (Middelburg Tigers)
2.Allan Kasselman (Tuks Pretoria)
3.Rudolf Prinsloo (Brakpan Bears)
4.Jean Coetzee (Tuks Pretoria)
5.Charl Steenkamp (Tuks Pretoria)
6.Johan Fritz (Middelburg Tigers)
7.Hans du Plessis (Tuks Pretoria)
8.Waldo Nelson (Middelburg Tigers)
9.Deon Kramer (Tuks Pretoria)
10.Shaun Bouwer (Tuks Pretoria)
11.Christo Louw (Tuks Pretoria)
12.Lee Langenhoven (Ermelo Tomahawks)
13.Jean-PierreNel (Tuks Pretoria)
14.Hein Pretorius (Tuks Pretoria)
15.Jannie vd Merwe (Middelburg Tigers)
16.Tjaardt vd Walt (Middelburg Tigers)
17.Dries van der Merwe (Elsburg Fish Eagles)
18.Gerhard de Wet (Tuks Pretoria)
19.Nardus Raubenheimer (Tuks Pretoria)
20.Hannes Engelbrecht (Ermelo Tomahawks)
21.Nicolaas Mallisan (Limpopo Leopards)
22.Steynberg van Zyl (Tuks Pretoria)
23.Dolf van Vuuren (Tuks Pretoria)
24.Adriaan Laidlaw (Tuks Pretoria)
25.Paul van Jaarsveld (Tuks Pretoria)
26.Gideon Fick (Heidelberg Dragons)
27.Manie Loots (Tuks Pretoria)
28.Ian van Deventer (Tuks Pretoria)
29.Elardus Erasmus (Middelburg Tigers)
30.Jonathan Soares (Tuks Pretoria)
31.Stevie Meyer (Bloemfontein Roosters)
32. Marcelle Slabbert (Tuks Pretoria)
33. Siviwe Mpondo, (Tuks Pretoria)
34. Marco Marais (Cape Town Buccaneers)
35. Ryan Espin (Cape Town Buccaneers)
37. Corne Hattingh (Cape Town Buccaneers)
38. Brendan Moodie (Cape Town Buccaneers)
39. Keenan Frans (White Sharks)
40. Warren Louw (White Sharks)

For more information, please visit or like the Facebook Fanpage: