Titans Rugby’s provincial u16 VKB Rugby Week squad will make their debut at the 2017 VKB Rugby Week, which kicks off on Sunday, the 2nd July 2017 in Frankfort, Free State. Titans will face the Rooibokke from the Pretoria in their opener on Monday, with the two more games on the Tuesday and Wednesday.
This will be the first year that a Titans Rugby u16 team is represented at the VKB Rugby Week. Even though this team is easily one of the youngest teams at the tournament with a number of u15 players in the squad, the tag of underdog will be greatly appreciated as this Titans team will be looking to prove themselves. The u16 VKB Rugby Week will be held from Sunday 2nd July to the 5th July in Frankfort, Free State, at Hoerskool Wilgerivier.
Combined Squad Listing;
|2||Hooker/Prop||Ruan van Staden||Hoerskool Alberton|
|3||Prop||Ian Parsons||St Stithians College|
|4||Lock||Zack De Jager||Hoerskool Florida|
|5||Lock||Yanda Mazantsana||St Stithians College|
|6||Flank||Jared Steyn||Leeuwenhof Academie|
|8||8th Man||Shaun Potgieter||Hoerskool Alberton|
|9||Scrummy||Thylor Paulsen||Hoerskool Marais Viljoen|
|10||Fly-half||Michael Naidoo||Parktown Boys|
|11||Wing||Dimitri Kandilanaptis||Leeuwenhof Academie|
|12||Centre||Eugene van Biljon||Hoerskool Florida|
|13||Centre||Oliver Mayall||Lycée Jules Verne|
|14||Wing||Kenan van Rensburg||Hoerskool Alberton|
|15||Fullback||Donovan Styger||Krugersdorp High School|
|16||Hooker||Collin Parsons||Leeuwenhof Academie|
|17||Prop||Justin van der Sandt||Hoerskool Alberton|
|18||Lock||Deandre Smit||Hoerskool Goudrif|
|19||Fwd Util||Llewelyn Lynch||Parktown Boys|
|20||Bck Util||Maselino Pooe||Parktown Boys|
The captain will be Jared Steyn from Leeuwenhof Academie. Vice Captains will be JC Grundlingh from Noordheuwel and Donovan Styger from Krugersdorp High School.
This u16 team has allot to prove and are dying to get out there and showcase their skills.
– Ben-Piet Lotter
Titans Rugby would like to thank Patrick Ross-Allen (current Lions 7s Coach) who conducted the jersey presentation as well as doing a bit of a talk with the team regarding playing for your teammate and the jersey. The players and parents thoroughly enjoyed it.
Additionally like to thank our sponsors for ensuring that the players and management staff will look their best when they head down to VKB, in no particular order, Cell C, Gliderol Garage Doors, KVA, First Class Projects and Sportlocker.