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Top juniors invited to 2024 rugby alignment camps

By SA Rugby , in Rugby | Featured Rugby | News , at 2023-12-14 Tags:

DIVAN FULLER, in action earlier this year at the Craven Week in George. Photo: Frans Lombard/Actionpix

Two groups of 23 players have been invited to attend under-20 alignment camps in Stellenbosch and Pretoria in January to kickstart the preparations for the SA Rugby Academy and Junior Springbok season.

The first camp, which includes Vodacom Bulls, Toyota Cheetahs, Sharks, and DHL Western Province players, will be hosted at the Stellenbosch Academy of Sport from Monday, 15, to Friday, 19 January.

The second camp will be hosted a week later at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria, from Monday, 22, to Friday, 26 January, and will feature players from the Vodacom Bulls, Lions, Sharks and DHL Western Province.

Ten of the players have been included in both groups as the Junior Springbok coaches look to cast their net as wide as possible to identify the top uU20 players in the country, while a bunch of 2023 Junior Springbok players have also been included in the squads.

The purpose of the camps is to prepare the players for the demands of Junior Springbok rugby and to align their skills with the strategic objectives of the national team.

Players invited to the U20 Alignment Camps

Stellenbosch camp: Liam Koen, Mbasa Maqubela, Ruan Swart, JF Van Heerden (all Vodacom Bulls), Tylor Sefoor (Toyota Cheetahs), Litelihle Bester, Thomas Dyer, Batho Hlekani, Jurenzo Julius, Sphephelo Mbonambi, Nicolas Snyman (all Sharks), Luca Bakkes, Josh Boulle, Grant De Jager, Adam De Waal, CJ Erasmus, Divan Fuller, Andre Goedhals, Joel Leotlela, JC Mars, Asad Moos, Ezekiel Ngubeni, Zachary Porthen (DHL Western Province).

Pretoria camp: Caleb Abrahams, Casper Badenhorst, Keanu Coetzee, Michail Damon, Jaco Grobbelaar, Alfondso Isaacs, Liam Koen, Mbasa Maqubela, Juan Smal, Ruan Swart, JJ Theron, JF van Heerden, PA van Niekerk (all Vodacom Bulls), Reno Hirst, Sibabalwe Mahashe, Thabang Mphafi, Haashim Pead, Thurlon Williams (all Lions), Litelihle Bester, Batho Hlekani, Jurenzo Julius (all Sharks), Luca Bakkes, Zachary Porthen (both DHL Western Province)

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