Congratulations to the three Old Greys, George Cronjé (Free State Cheetahs), Jan-Hendrik Wessels (Blue Bulls) and André-Hugo Venter (Western Province), who have been selected for the Junior Springboks U20 squad who will face Argentina, Georgia and Uruguay in the international series.
George Cronje: The SA U20 captain will already be a familiar face to those following domestic rugby in South Africa, as shortly after returning from a stint in France with Clermont’s academy, he made his senior debut for the Cheetahs and has cemented a place as the team’s blindside flank. Cronje will likely play at No 8 for the SA U20 side.
Jan Hendrik Wessels: A schoolboys rugby star who shifted between prop and lock during his days at Grey College in Bloemfontein, Wessels has already gone on to make his senior professional debut for the Bulls. While he has lately been playing club rugby at hooker in the Carlton League, he has been listed in the U20 squad as a prop. Wessels can be destructive when he gets an opportunity to run at defences.
André-Hugo Venter: It can be tough making your way into the rugby world when you are the son of a Springbok. Not so for Andre-Hugo Venter, the son of former Bok flank Andre. While his dad played in the back row, Venter Jnr is a hooker and excelled for Maties in this year’s Varsity Cup, memorably scoring four tries in one game. He recently made his senior professional debut for the Stormers and has been earmarked by coach John Dobson as one of the players capable of filling the space vacated by Springbok incumbent Bongi Mbonambi.
Proud of you gents!
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