Celebrated East London rugby coach Phiwe Nomlomo and seven young Buffalo City rugby stars have been selected for the SA Schools and SA Schools A teams, who will do battle with England, Wales, France and Argentina in August.
Phiwe, of Selborne College, will coach the SA Schools A side, where he will be assisted by Wessel du Plessis of Grey College.
Buffalo City will also be exceptionally well-represented on the field.
No fewer than seven schoolboy rugby players have been included in the two SA Schools squads who will contest the U18 International Series starting in August.
The teams will play six international matches, starting on 9 August.
Local players selected for the U18 International Series:
SA SCHOOLS team
Mntungwa Mapantsela, Jarrod Taylor and Jacques Goosen (all from Selborne College)
SA SCHOOLS A team
Indiphile Tyeda (Dale College) and Josh van Vreden, Sibusiso Javu and Daimon O’Connell (Selborne College)
Friday, 9 August 2019 at Paul Roos Gymnasium, Stellenbosch 13.00: SA Schools A vs France Under-18 14.30: England Under-18 vs Argentina Under-18 16.00: SA Schools vs Wales Under-18
Tuesday, 13 August 2019 at Paarl Gimnasium 13.00: SA Schools A vs Wales Under-18 14.30: SA Schools vs Argentina Under-18 16.00: England Under-18 vs France Under-18
Saturday, 17 August 2019 at Hugenote High School, Wellington 12.00: SA Schools A vs Argentina Under-18 13.30: France Under-18 vs Wales Under-18 15.00: SA Schools vs England Under-18