Craven, Academy and Grant Khomo Weeks


During the holidays, some of our Rugby boys participated in the Craven Week, Academy Week and Grant Khomo Week tournaments.
Craven Week and Academy Week
Nine of our Rugby players participated in the U18 Craven Week and Academy Week at St Stithians from 17 to 22 July.
U18 Craven Week:
Phendulani Buthelezi, Lwandile Menze, Sanele Nohamba, Cham Zondeki and Celimpilo Gumede
U18 Academy:
Tonderai Ndudzo, Luthando Buthelezi, Sean Barnes and Kamvelihle Fatyela
The Week got off a great start with the announcement that Phendulani Buthelezi, our Rugby Captain and Head Prefect, had been appointed as Captain of the KZN U18 Sharks team for Craven Week!  We are so proud of Phepsi and delighted that his exceptional leadership skills are being recognized. He also featured in on SuperSport 1, on a rugby programme called FirstXV; he did us proud on the programme, handling it like a professional.  Well done, Phepsi!

Phepsi on TV
Phepsi on TV

Phendulani on TV
Both teams had a good week, with the Sharks Craven team playing in the finals for the first time since 1990.
The results were as follows:
Craven Week:
vs Blue Bulls              53-33
(Phendulani Buthelezi, Sanele Nohamba and Cham Zondeki each scored a try; Sanele converted 5 tries, kicked a penalty over and was appointed Man of the Match)
Sanele is Man of the Match!
Sanele is Man of the Match!

vs SWD Eagles           65-26
(Phendulani Buthelezi scored two tries and was selected Man of the Match; Celimpilo Gumede scored 1 try and Sanele Nohamba converted 2 tries)
Phepsi is Man of the Match
Phepsi is Man of the Match

vs Golden Lions         18-45
(Cham Zondeki scored a try and Sanele Nohamba put away two penalties)
Academy Week:
vs SWD Eagles           46-7
(Luthando Buthelezi scored 3 tries and Sean Barnes scored 1)
vs Western Province   36-50
(Tonderai Ndudzo and Kamvelihle Fatyela scored a try each)
vs Free State             29-38
(Luthando Buthelezi scored two tries)
Grant Khomo Week
Two of our U16 Rugby players, Darren Booysen and Jaydian Cedares, played in the Grant Khomo Rugby Week at Grey College, Bloemfontein from 10 to 14 July.  Our Head of Rugby, Scott Mathie, was the Coach.  They had a very successful tournament, winning all three of the games they played.
Their results were as follows:
vs Western Province   15-14
vs Namibia                    46-13
vs Golden Lions           32-29
Congratulations to all the players   – Phendulani, Sanele, Celimphilo, Cham, Lwandile, Tonderai, Luthando, Sean and Kamvelihle and Darren, Jaydian and Mr Mathie!

Phendulani Buthelezi

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