By Dan Lombard
The University of Pretoria’s FNB Young Guns travel to wine country to take on top of log and unbeaten, FNB Junior Maties, in a FNB Young Guns semi-final at the Danie Craven Stadium in Stellenbosch on Monday, 8 April.
Mistakes during the season (losses against the FNB Junior Maties and FNB NWU Young Guns) has made life difficult for the young men from Pretoria but head coach, Dabeon Draghoender, believes that the underdog status bodes his team well.
“There is little pressure on us considering the Junior Maties have had such a dominant season. We cannot fix the past but we can control our future. We can either play the same way as we did against the Junior Maties or we can stick to what we do well and register an unlikely victory in Stellenbosch,” said Draghoender.
The FNB UP-Tuks Young Guns square off against the FNB Junior Maties at the Danie Craven Stadium on Monday, 8 April in Stellenbosch.
FNB UP-Tuks Young Guns: 15. Clyde Lewis, 14. Timothy Allies, 13. Sebastian de Klerk, 12. Edmund Ludick, 11. Runé Lucas, 10. Keagan Johannes, 9. Cornelius Korff, 8. Michael Amiras, 7. Edward Laubscher (c), 6. Damian Walden, 5. Kabasele Nkombua, 4. Dawid Meiring, 3. Barry Viljoen, 2. Janco Uys, 1. Dewald Donald.
Replacements: 16. Keano Hendricks, 17. Nicko Laubscher, 18. Othandwayo Nogqala, 19. Jason Schroder, 20. Dylan Maré, 21. Rudolf Viviers, 22. Ewan Botha, 23. Tyrique Ferris.