On Friday the 3rd of August the WPRA will be playing against the international French U19 squad, an annual fixture at the WPRA. The WPRA strives in exposing players to high performance environments and part of this process involves competing against players of a high caliber. On Friday our players will be playing against the current best French players in their age group, allowing them to directly evaluate their current ability and performance. This week has been strongly focused on fine tuning execution in the areas of the game that can be easily controlled, and it will be exciting to see how the players perform in these areas.

This game will be live streamed at 16hoo (UTC+2), South African time, we encourage all French supporters and WPRA supporters to join in. Please use the comment section to share opinions and words of encouragement. To make sure that you do not miss this event, go to YouTube and search “Western Province Rugby Academy”, click subscribe and then hit the bell icon to receive notifications when our streams go active. You can find the link here.

With many boys hungry to play in this fixture it has made team selections difficult, below is the team sheet for this fixture:

  1. Tristan Leitch
  2. Tinashe Chaza
  3. Francois Staples
  4. Hamish Dibden
  5. Ross Taylor
  6. MJ Otto
  7. Nathan Solomons
  8. Grayson Maguire (C)
  9. Connie de Jager (VC)
  10. Iwan Lombard
  11. Aiden Masoling
  12. Adriaan Burger
  13. Divan (WPI)
  14. Shaakier Moerat
  15. Mpho Ntsane
  16. Dian Lourens
  17. Josh Cullen
  18. Lewis Ellingham
  19. Kamohelo Chabana
  20. Alex Ratilainen
  21. Sipho Njengenzi
  22. Duane Coertzen
  23. Barney Davies
  24. Luthando Buthelezi
  25. Chaz Bunting
  26. Aaron Zeederberg
  27. Durran (WPI)