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Maritzburg College rugby team and more for 8pm SA time kick-off

The Maritzburg College first XV are set to take on Eltham College at 8pm (SA time) in the first match of their tour to England and Wales.

This tour update is brought to you by official tour operators, the Howick-based Bundu Bashers Travel.

desdot photography feature image of (from left) Kaide Morsink, head coach Cameron Fraser,Kent Goedeke and Payton Elliot putting the final touches together in the tour party’s last training session on Goldstones before flying out on Saturday evening.

Here’s what head coach Cameron Fraser told KZN10.com earlier today.

“The flight was tiring, a bit strenuous, we arrived in England just after 2pm yesterday and proceeded to Eltham College where the boys were hosted out, and we had a training session this morning.

 

 

“Their side was unbeaten last year and obviously their side today has a lot of juniors, like us; they played a match on Saturday, their third of the English season.

“Our players are in a transition phase, they have been playing cricket and water polo, we have had to make do and had two training sessions per week.

“The weather here has been a bit drizzly, but it’s dried up now, so just overcast and cool.

“The boys have been in good spirits, and started playing touch rugby virtually the moment we arrived, apart from a few having a touch of gastro, while our blindside flank Brannon Webster has been feeling nauseous and won’t be in the starting XV; Chris van Heerden takes his place.

Maritzburg College hooker Junior Mndaweni at last Wednesday’s final training session on Goldstones before departure. Photo desdot photography

 

“The boys are looking forward to playing in front of what we believe will be quite a large contingent of Old Boys, and it’s an amazing opportunity for them to show what Maritzburg College rugby is all about on the international stage.

“We have requested that rolling subs be allowed, so we will be able to call on the entire number of our tour players if needs be – that’s why we have 10 on the bench.”

MARITZBURG COLLEGE STARTING XV vs ELTHAM COLLEGE

1. Cebo Dlamini
2. Junior Mndaweni
3. Tristan Trollip
4. Wandile Hlophe
5. Campbell van Rooyen
6. Malwande Dlangalala
7. Brannan Webster
8. Henrico Corbett
9. Henry Trodd
10. Sven Zunckel
11. Khwezi Hadebe
12. Jarred Hendrikz
13. Philani Simamane (c)
14. Kaid Morsink
15. Anele Nzimande
Bench
16. Reece Wilken
17. Athi Matsheke
18. Travis van Aardt
19. Thabo Mbatha
20. Chris van Heerden
21. Michael King
22. Payton Elliot
23. Kent Goedeke
24. Reece Price
25. Matt Zunckel
Age-groups of players 
* The boys indicated in the brackets as U18 but in Grade 11 are still eligible to play in 2020.
1. Cebo Dlamini (U18 but Gr 11)
2. Junior Mndaweni (U17)
3. Tristan Trollip (U17)
4. Wandile Hlophe (U18 but Gr 11)
5. Chris van Heerden (U17)
6. Malwande Dlangalala (U18)
7. Brannan Webster (U18)
8. Henrico Corbett (U17)
9. Henry Trodd (U17)
10. Sven Zunckel (U18)
11. Khwezi Hadebe (U17)
12. Jarred Hendrikz (U18)
13. Philani Simamane (U19)
14. Kaid Morsink (U17)
15. Anele Nzimande (U18)
16. Reece Wilken (U17)
17. Travis van Aardt (U18)
18. Athi Matsheke (U18)
19. Campbell van Rooyen (U17)
20. Michael King (U17)
21. Thabo Mbatha (U17)
22. Matt Zunckel (U17)
23. Payton Elliot (U17)
24. Kent Goedeke (U17)
25. Reece Price (U17)

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1 Comment

  1. Tony Field on 19 Sep 2019 at 10:39 am

    An awesome afternoon of old boy camaraderie and a great evening of entertaining rugby!
    Well done College on opening the tour with a good win.

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