WP Rugby Institute Recruits Top Talent for 2013

Thu, 07/02/2013 - 20:18

The prestigious Western Province Rugby Institute has announced its players intake for 2013 with an elite list of former school boy rugby players who wish to further there rugby career and make it a profession. The list boasts names such as Chad Solomon and Affies old boy, Ryno Eksteen, who had SA Schools colours last year, along with the substantial number of Craven Week players.


The objective of the Stellenbosch institute, which was founded in 2007, is to tap into the vast rugby talent pool that exists in the Western Cape and to fill any positional gaps with players from outside the region. They have set in place a one year programme to transform dedicated rugby players from “young boys into rugby playing men.” Apart from being just a one year course, the other unique features of the Institute are that it only accommodates about 50 players and that there is no tertiary study courses directly linked to it.


2013 Roster

Player Position School
Wesley Adonis Prop Paarl Boys
Liam Hendricks Prop Paarl Boys
Janus Myburgh Prop Litchenburg High
Morne Nortje Prop Tygerberg High
Ryan Plasket Prop St Albans College
Nico Steenkamp Prop Waterkloof
Michael van Tonder Prop Paarl Boys
Nathan Gogela Hooker Wynber Boys
Chad Solomon Hooker Paul Roos
Jeandre Augustyn Lock Jan Kriel
Sebastian Ferreira Lock Paarl Boys
Duncan Geldenhuys Lock Ronderbosch
Sebastian Negri Lock Hilton
Jan Uys Lock Paul Roos
Atties van Rensburg Lock Paarl Gim
Janco Venter Lock Windhoek, Nambia
Gareth de Bruin Loose Forward Grey College
Johan de Villiers Loose Forward Boland Landbou
Gareth Ehret Loose Forward Grey High
Dean Hensley Loose Forward Paarl Boys
Steven Meiring Loose Forward Affies
Joe Miller Loose Forward Bishops
Joshua Moon Loose Forward Michaelhouse
Raun Rossouw Loose Forward Paul Roos
Ramone Samuels Loose Forward Paul Roos
Ryno van der Merwe Loose Forward Paarl Boys
Luke van der Smit Loose Forward SACS
DG Wiesse Loose Forward Otji Rugby, Namibia
Jonty Bredell Scrumhalf St Stithians
SP Ferreira Scrumhalf Paul Roos
Ryno Eksteen Flyhalf Affies
Pietre Jordaan Flyhalf Grey College
Alvino Montjies Flyhalf Paul Roos
Wesley Cupido Centre Paarl Gim
Marcus Geldenhuys Centre Paul Roos
Michael Haznar Centre Paul Roos
Jason  Morris Centre Bishops
Michael Mvelase-Julyan Centre Michaelhouse
Divan Visser Centre Otji Rugby, Namibia
Arthur Festus Wing Paarl Boys
Dalen Goliath Wing Paul Roos
Shane Grundlingh Wing Tygerberg High
Francois Botha Fullback Boland Landbou
Calvin Smith Fullback Hilton
Jason Worrall Fullback Paul Roos

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