The Vodacom Bulls under-20 clash against the Cell C Sharks under-20 initially scheduled for Friday, 03 March 2023 has been re-scheduled for Saturday 04 March 2023. The fixture will remain at the Hollywoodbets Kings Park with the new kick-off time set for 12h00 midday.
The re-scheduling was necessitated as a result of the visiting Vodacom Bulls side suffering with sever gastroenteritis. Under-20 Head coach, Wessel Du Plessis said: “We have had 11 players and one member of the management staff come down with some serious gastro and this has unfortunately left us men down,”
“Even though we now have to remain in Durban for an extra day, we are not completely perturbed by the changes because we are a side that is always improvising and adapting. We must look to persevere through this,”
“I am most pleased by how the team isn’t a deviating from our ambitions and this will only be a minor blip as we look to strengthen our momentum in the competition. We can only grow stronger and more hungrier to win.”
VODACOM BULLS UNDER-20 STARTING XV: 1. Corné Lavagna, 2. Juann Else, 3. Mawande Mdanda, 4. Lukas Meyer, 5. JF van Heerden, 6. Neels Volschenk (c), 7. Ghudian van Reenen, 8. Corné Beets, 9. Neil le Roux (vc), 10. Compion Von Ludwig, 11. Munashe Dukuswa, 12. Philip-Albert Van Niekerk, 13. Katlego Letebele, 14. Alfondso Isaacs, 15. Regan Izaks
VODACOM BULLS UNDER-20 IMPACT SQUAD: 16. Juanre Breitenbach, 17. Mbasa Maqubela, 18. Johan Louw, 19. Gino Mdletshe, 20. Cayno February, 21. Caleb Abrahams, 22. Liam Koen, 23. Lilitha Matsiliza, 24. Juan Smal, 25. Juan Smal, 26. Kobus Janse Van Rensburg
MANAGEMENT: Head Coach – Wessel Du Plessis, Assistant Coach – Ofentse Moeng, Technical Advisor and Team Manager – Prieur Le Grange, Logistics Manager – Tshepo Mashigo, Strength and Conditioning – Limbi Seyani, Team Doctor – Dr Gerhard Louwrens, Physiotherapists – Claudette Eckard & Darryn Berry