South Africa President's XV

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South Africa President's XV
Union South African Rugby Union
Founded 2013
Coach(es) Jimmy Stonehouse
Captain(s) Brendon Snyman
Top scorer Carl Bezuidenhout (25)
Most tries Uzair Cassiem (2)
League(s) IRB Tbilisi Cup
2013 Champions

The South Africa President's XV is a South African rugby union team that represented South Africa in the 2013 IRB Tbilisi Cup.[1] They won the tournament, winning all three matches, but did not take part in the 2014 edition.

Previously, an Emerging Springboks team competed in the 2007 and 2008 IRB Nations Cup competitions.

History

The team was created following the IRB's decision to create the Tbilisi Cup, to be held in Tbilisi, Georgia in 2013.[2]

The team consisted of players playing in the First Division (second tier) of the South African domestic Currie Cup competition. First Division players have previously been selected for South African Barbarians teams that played against England during the 2012 mid-year rugby test series.

2013 IRB Tbilisi Cup

The South Africa President's XV emerged victorious at the 2013 IRB Tbilisi Cup with an undefeated record, beating Uruguay, Emerging Ireland and Georgia.[3] Loose-forward Uzair Cassiem ended joint top try scorer with two tries, while fly-half Carl Bezuidenhout ended third in the points scoring charts with 25 points.

Squad

The following squad was named to compete in the 2013 IRB Tbilisi Cup:[4]

Props

Hookers

Locks

 

Loose Forwards

Scrum-halves

Fly-halves

 

Centres

Wingers

Fullbacks

Head Coach

Note: Marius Coetzer, Hoffmann Maritz and Joe Seerane were initially named in the squad, but were replaced by Eduan van der Walt, Stefan Watermeyer and Coenie van Wyk. In addition, Vince Gwavu and Inus Kritzinger were initially named, but not named in the final squad.

See also

References

  1. ^ "SA team joins new IRB event". Sport24. 9 April 2013. Retrieved 11 April 2013.
  2. ^ "Georgia to host IRB Tbilisi Cup in June". International Rugby Board. 9 April 2013. Archived from the original on 27 April 2013. Retrieved 11 April 2013.
  3. ^ "SA President's XV win Tbilisi Cup". IRB. 16 June 2013. Archived from the original on 19 June 2013. Retrieved 17 June 2013.
  4. ^ "Late changes to final SA President's XV squad". Rugby15. 31 May 2013. Archived from the original on 13 November 2013. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
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