THE delightful flyhalf that is Shakur La Douce on tomorrow’s Big Show vs Glenwood on Dixons:
“Thanks for asking me sir; yes we’ve still got that positive vibe since the 40-35 over the Red Black & White (Maritzburg College last Saturday).
“The atmosphere at Van Heerdens during that KZN derby was great. Playing in front of big crowds is something I have aspired to since I was a rugby-crazy little boy.”
Featured image: DHS playmaker Shakur La Douce – watched closely by School kicking coach Lyle Matthysen – has the complete game to keep Glenwood guessing.
- They may not be at Van Heerdens Saturday but that won’t stop the DHS boys from getting behind their team!
“This week’s preparation hasn’t been easy. We have done a lot of running and the coaches have also prepared us mentally to make sure… We are ready to take on Glenwood… we know we are.
“We are 100% mentally ready to beat Glenwood. We have the players and the gameplan. Mr Scott Mathie (DHS head coach) has a plan for Glenwood… ”
- DHS first XV captain & number 8 Mpilo Gumede is on Dixons at Glenwood Saturday.
A final word from a fine young man: “Thanks again sir… It’s going to be a special day for DHS and Glenwood.”
Well said, young man… Whatever the result, the most important thing to remember is that sport is an educational tool… it teaches life skills like no other.
So, what is the philosopher’s stone going to reveal? Yes, it’s the Glenwood/DHS muscle-up on Dixons Saturday? Who among the Glenwood/DHS set will come out on top? Who among these great Durban, KZN and South African schools will stamp their colours on the pages of history?
Green Machine vs Blue & Gold… Kick-off 13h55.
FNB Classic Clash – tune in at 13h50 on SuperSport 10 or search on YouTube.
OK, okay this is my special indulgence…
Shakur La Douce, Sandile Patrick Valentino Dube, Sanele Someleze Nohamba… DHS men surely have the names, the monikers, that take the innocent straight to Hip Hop and House, hey Jackal?
“Before the unknowing (not Jackal) discover that the theatres of KZN10 schoolboy rugby are a better bet if one hopes to nail down these colourful characters in the Blue & Gold family.
Fortunately for you, dear KZN10 supporters, I know you would have been miffed if I’d started the story with my *piffery musings. I was going to ask that you please be patient… Like a meticulously planned pre-match warm-up from your favourite conditioning coach, I was going to say, “Have courage, I’m gradually building up to views a’La Douce…
- Sandile Patrick Valentino Dube… DHS Über Alles… 2017 DHS captain & SA Schools’ Pepsi Buthulezi.
To continue – The name Valentino is an Italian baby name… well, In Italian the meaning of the name Valentino is: Brave & strong. Now that’s more like the Sandile Patrick Valentino Dube I know… one of the most passionate DHS fans and sports coaches you’re ever likely to discover.
- DHS first XV, Sharks U18 Craven Week & SA Schools 9 Sanele Nohamba thrilled KZN10 crowds last year.
THE 2017 DHS, Sharks U18 & SA Schools scrumhalf & Player of the 2017 Craven Week Sanele Nohamba was instrumental in the Hamba la (the polite translation means to “Go Away”) of many teams last year.
Let’s see if who’s going to deliver a polite Hamba la tomorrow.
Oh ye long-suffering KZN10 readers, the sorely-earned instinct borne of avoiding rabid loose forwards tells me I’d better shut up.
So, will the even more evocative Shakur La Douce do the same for DHS should the Sharks U18 Academy Week flyhalf (selected just yesterday) conjure up the intoxicating potion of skill sets he so vividly demonstrated in School’s more-than-impressive 45-30 win over the Red Black White on Van Heerdens last Saturday?
It’s all for the taking.
# Jackal Ntakuseni Tshikosi is a former Michaelhouse first XV player with a great sense of humour.
* The word (lol) “piffery”… Don’t Google – I made it up. Why? Easy answer, dear reader… ‘cos it sounded good…