South African Rugby League Cape Development

Date: 25/11/14

Denzil Watson and Gamiet Waggie from the Western Cape Rugby Rugby League Association did a development camp in previous disadvantaged area Khayelitsha.

The day went of with great success and several youngsters were introduced to the game for the first time.

Khayelitsha, and other areas similar to it, offers a golden opportunity for rugby league and the success of this day is testament to the hard work being done by the members of WPRLA.

The Western Cape is a recent addition to the fold of SARL, and have been growing from strength to strength, and the Western Cape already hosted the Great Britain and Irish Academic Student Lions in October.

In other news the Rhino’s announced the training group to face the British Community Lions in the upcoming series. The British Community Lions land on Tuesday 25th November and will play three matches while in South Africa.

They first play against a Western Cape Invitational XIII on Friday at Goodwood Stadium in Cape Town before travelling to Gauteng for two test matches against the Rhino’s.

The first test match will be at Groenkloof Stadium on Wednesday the 3rd of December at 6 PM, and the second, and last test match will be Sunday the 7th of December at Pirates Rugby Club in Parkhurst, Johannesburg.

The squad is:

Botha,Theunis [Mpumalanga Panthers], Langenhoven,Lee [Mpumalanga Panthers], Botes,Ronald [Eastern Eagles], Pretoruis,Hein [Northern Bulls], Wells,Rupert [Northern Bulls], [Vice Captain] Coetzer,Jean [North West Warthogs], Van Lille,Carel [Northern Bulls], Terblanch,Jaice [Mpumalanga Panthers], [Captain] De Jager,Pieter [Northern Bulls], Van Der Walt,Tjaart [North West Warthogs], Raubenheimer,Nardus [Northern Bulls], Nel,Jean-Pierre [North West Warthogs], [Vice Captain] Oosthuysen,Jeandi [Mpumalanga Panthers], Erasmus,Ferdie [Eastern Eagles], Hulbert,JP [Mpumalanga Panthers], Burger,Wayne [Mpumalanga Panthers], Joubert,Johan [Northern Bulls], Herbst,Marius [Mpumalanga Panthers], Rhodes,Theo [Eastern Eagles], Viljoen,Marcelle [Eastern Eagles], Van Der Merwe,Dries [Eastern Eagles], Erasmus,Elardus [Mpumalanga Panthers], Nelson,Christo [Mpumalanga Panthers], Van Zyl,Steynberg [North West Warthogs], Mpondo,Siviwe [North West Warthogs], Van Deventer,Ian [Northern Bulls]

Coach :Hendrik Mulder
Assistant Coach: Nico Pretorius
Technical Coach: Brian Greige
Team Manager: John Oosthuysen
Trainer: Addie de Wit
Physio: Jana Oosthuizen
Medic: Trudie Vorster
Bagage Master: Frik V/d Merwe