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Maritzburg College rugby team ready for tour to England

In a few days’ time a squad of 25 eager Maritzburg College rugby players are departing for a two-week tour to England and four testing matches that will be an early measure of where the players and the first team group stands ahead of the 2020 domestic season in South Africa.

The men in Red Black and White have their last training session on Goldstones from 3pm to 5pm this Wednesday before jetting off to London at the weekend.

Martin Ashworth feature image: Maritzburg College first XV scrumhalf Henry Trodd will be aiming to create and exploit space in England.

“What we would like to achieve with the tour is to try out different combinations with the available players,” Maritzburg College first XV head coach Cameron Fraser told KZN10.com

 

Maritzburg College’s SA Schools lock forward Wandile Hlope will be eager to get into the opposition in the same fashion as he did during the domestic season.

 

“And also to create an environment where our senior players can positively influence and assist with the growth of our junior players.

“We wish to also promote the College brand and boost the international awareness of Maritzburg College abroad.

“In the ideal world our goal is 4 perfect efforts to create a solid performance platform for 2020.”

 

Maritzburg College first XV right winger Kaid Morsink will be looking to employ his electrifying pace & hunger for tries to good effect in England.

 

BIG GAMES ON TOUR 

“Millfield (18 September) and Oakham (24 September) will be our toughest opposition, as they collectively fielded 3 England U18 players this season,” Cameron added.

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I am sure that all of you valued KZN10 supporters join KZN10.com website and social media in wishing the boys in Red Black & White everything of the best across the sea and safe return on September 28.

 

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#REDBLACKWHITE TOUR FIXTURES

Match 1: Eltham College near London 16 Sept

Match 2: Millfield School near Bath 18 Sept

 

Maritzburg College’s first XV flanker Brannan Webster will be looking to deny the opposition in England.

 

Match 3: Christ College Brecon near Cardiff 21 Sept

Match 4: Oakham School near London 24 Sept

 

The calm and collected Maritzburg College first XV flyhalf and goalkicker Sven Zunckel will be looking for further success in England.

 

MARITZBURG COLLEGE TOUR

Team

  1. Cebo Dlamini (LHP)
  2. Junior Mndaweni (HK/LHP)
  3. Tristan Trollip (THP)
  4. Wandile Hlophe (LK/FL)
  5. Chris van Heerden (LK/FL)
  6. Malwande Dlangalala (FL)
  7. Brannan Webster (FL)
  8. Henrico Corbett (8/FL/HK)
  9. Henry Trodd (SH)
  10. Sven Zunckel (FH)
  11. Khwezi Hadebe (LW)
  12. Jarred Hendrikz (IC/FB)
  13. Philani Simamane (OC)
  14. Kaid Morsink (RW/IC)
  15. Anele Nzimande (FB/FH)
  16. Reece Wilken (HK)
  17. Travis van Aardt (THP)
  18. Athi Matsheke (LHP/THP)
  19. Campbell van Rooyen (LK/FL)
  20. Michael King (8/FL)
  21. Thabo Mbatha (LK/FL)
  22. Matt Zunckel (LW/OC)
  23. Payton Elliot (SH)
  24. Kent Goedeke (FH)
  25. Reece Price (IC)

    The Maritzburg College first XV’s adaptable Henrico Corbett can play at number 8, flank and hooker.

    Staff

Head Coach: Cameron Fraser

Assistant Coach: Renard le Roux

Tour Manager: Ryan Kyle (admin & organisational)

Kevin Smith: Director of Rugby (College Rugby representative and administration)

Biokineticist: Jason Greeff (treatment and rehab of injuries)

 

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8 Comments

  1. Mike Lind on 9 Sep 2019 at 11:00 pm

    Hoping to get to some of their games. Pity they are not playing Clifton College in Bristol.

    • Jono Cook on 10 Sep 2019 at 12:25 am

      Mike I’m sure my brothers are too!

    • Jonathan Cook on 10 Sep 2019 at 10:43 am

      Hi Mike the Christ College, Brecon match that’s not too far from Bristol is it?

  2. Sean Parker on 9 Sep 2019 at 8:23 pm

    Could we have the times of all four games. I would love to come to a few games and support

    • Jono Cook on 10 Sep 2019 at 12:27 am

      Sean perhaps head coach Cameron Fraser could help with this one.

    • Jonathan Cook on 10 Sep 2019 at 10:45 am

      Hi Sean I’ll be posting a separate website story today listing the match times and venues.

  3. Annelien on 9 Sep 2019 at 7:47 pm

    Soooooo soooooo
    proud of every one in the team. And to my nieces son Henrico….Keep doing what you doing.

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