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Wednesday, 27 March 2013 11:59

Rugby: 23 Players To Look Out For This Season

The Rugby season is just about to move in to top gear as hundreds of players descend on the many Festivals and tournaments throughout the country.


oxWith so much talent on display it is going to take a mammoth effort from all to stand out and be counted and stake a claim to represent their provinces at Craven Week later this season or better yet get noticed by a scout and signed up with a franchise.

With the old adage that you only as good as your last match, we all realise that the field is wide open for anyone who has the right balance of passion and skill to get a spotlight shined on them and pave the wave for a bright future in the sport.

These festivals will be one of the few opportunities that scouts will get to see such a feast of talent at one sitting and all will be hoping to see that rare gem running out on to the park. We are looking at discovering many more names as this season unfolds.

Here are 23 players who we think, based on their 2012 form could be ones to watch this season. How many others can you add to the list? Let us know!



 15. Warrick Gelant (Outeniqua)

14. Matjikinyane Molapo (Ben Vorster) 

13. Jurie Linde (Affies)

12. Innocent Radebe (St Stithians)

11. Duhan van der Merwe (Outeniqua) 

10. Ernst Stapelberg (Framesby) 

9. Justin Phillips (Waterkloof) 

8. Reinhardt Arndt (Grey College) 

7. Jean-Luc du Preez (Kearsney) 

6. Marius Louw (Grey College)

5. JD Schikerling (Paarl Gim) 

4. Hyron Andrews (Garsfontein) 

3. Johan van Wyk (Waterkloof) 

2. Vean Roodt (Centurion)  

1. Ox Nche (Louis Botha) 




16. EW Viljoen (Grey College)

17. Dewald Human (Outeniqua)  

18. Remu Malan (Outeniqua)  

19. Ayron Schramm (Kearsney) 

20. Rudolf Snyman (Affies)

21. Matthys Basson (Boland Landbou)

22. Francois Steyn (Affies) 

23. Frans van Wyk (Monument


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