The International Exchange Reunion Friendly match being played is between all International Exchange Players from South Africa that travelled to the UK, USA, Ireland, Lithuania, Norway, Australia, New Zealand, France Spain, Zambia and Zimbabwe and players from those countries that came to South Africa and played for clubs and provinces in South Africa like Jaguars, Young Lions, Wentworth, Tygerberg, Raiders and other clubs like Crusaders, Collegians, and Old Boys. Over 150 players and officials from both sides of the globe since 1998, have been on exchange and played in various countries and this game is a tribute to all those that participated.
The teams will play against a Young Lions Old Boys team and also against balanced teams made up of all the players present. The Tentative Teams are as follows:
Team A (Name TBC)
Team B (Name TBC)
Young Lions Old Boys
|1. Ntsika Daka||1. Elton Fynn||1. Ashley Ball (TBC)|
|2. Mthoko Jali||2. Msizi Mkhize||2. Bob Mahari (Conf)|
|3. Thulani Ngidi||3. Zolani Faba||3. Bruce Sanders (TBC)|
|4. Nerijus Maciliu||4. Jonas Macilkus||4. Edlyn Serge (Conf)|
|5. Siyanda Ndlovu||5. Auryn Murray||
5. Chris Ndlovu (Conf)
|6. Thabani Sangweni||6. Charles Mndaweni||6. Steve Boikanyo (Conf)|
|7. Jimmy Baloyi||7. Mitch Tarryn||
7. Byrone Hoskins (Conf)
|8. Mduduzi Madondo||8 Biza Majokweni||8. Brendon Barnes (TBC)|
|9. Ntso Mkhwanazi||9. Menzi Ngidi||9. Mario Fenner (Conf)|
|10.Collin Mbongwa||10.Linas Naujalis||
10.Cole Gordon (TBC)
|11.David Khanyile||11.Ginas Medvedas0||
11.Michael Johnson (TBC)
|12.Paul Shiels||12.Dovydas Taujanskas||12.Robin Baxter (TBC)|
|13.Kris Finneran||13. Senzo Sibiya||13.Marc Augustus/GT (TBC)|
|14.Phumlanie Mnguni||14.Chester Mbekela||14.Uri Lochenberg (Conf)|
|15.Prince Mofokeng||15.Sizwe Zondo||
15.Kaya Memela (Conf)
|16.Fidel Nyabusha||16.Dali Ndebele||16.Elton Aplegren (TBC)|
17.Garron Nicholson (TBC)
|18.Michael van der Merwe||18.Sean Chigumbura||18.Grenv Dolphin (TBC)|
|19.Vuyo Matomela||19.Aubrey Mkhize||
19.Quentin Andrews (TBC)
|20.Zipho Zwane||20.Ricardo Abrahams||
20.Barry Brown (TBC)
|21.Kirk van Niekerk||21.Sphathiseni Dube||21.Mighty Ndlovu(TBC)|
|22.Anton Zulu||22.Kirsten Block||22.Vijorn Solomons (TBC)|
|23.Anele Mahaye||23.||23.Elton Luyt (TBC)|
|24.Sam Muyisarara||24.Joren Malan||
|25.Tinashe Toriro||25.Kudzai Mashawe||25.|
|26. Simba Kabatebate||26.Waldo Herbst (TBC)||26.|
|27. Angus Mcdonald (TBC)||27.Bryce Moon (TBC)||27.|
|28. Bradley Moses (TBC)||28.||28.|
|1. Carel Nel||1. Donald Ngwenya||1. Clinton Isaacs|
|2. Lincoln Xaba||2. Quentin Reynolds||2. Trevor Barnes|
|3.||3. Sandile Ngwenya||3. Mark Marais(Manager)|
Most of the Young Lions players have yet to confirm their attendance at this stage.
For more info contact Richard De Jager firstname.lastname@example.org
Players who would have loved to be at the Game:
Shaun Van Wyk, Tommy Van Wyk, Benjy van Der Byl, Marco, Charles Emslie, George Tossel, Rodney Prince, Nolan Pienaar, Vincent Gwavu, Jody Rose, Sidney Tobias, David Schoonberg, Tiny (Wentworth), Evan Wildey, Karolis Navickas, Eirik Lei, Marty Millar, Didi Andrews, Peter McNay, Danny Platt, Rocky, Nicky Finlay, Ryan Walsh, Richard Ngubo, Ryan De La Harpe, Sphephelo Mayaba, Thabiso Mngomezulu (Kabila), Marco Pierre van Eden, Rory Binder, Paul Kendall, Shaun Ruwers, Chris Dale, Paul Roxborough, and all the boys that came to South Africa and that travelled to the UK, New Zealand, Australia, Spain, USA and France that I haven’t mentioned.
Many players and officials who have also been on exchange have not been included and some of the players that are on the lists above were not officially on exchange but have volunteered their services for this game (Around 10 Players Maximum).
There will also be many high profile officials from the Sharks like Trevor Barnes, Clinton Isaacs and Andre van Wyk with Burton Hufkie (TBC), Quentin Reynolds (TBC), Donald Ngwenya, Piet Herbst, Len Anderson, Mlungisa Dube, Pius Mnikathi, Teddi Adams and officials from SA Rugby like Oregan Hoskins and at least one staff member will be present, as well as Sharkbite TV. All the Old Young Lions players and officials and KZN Vets will be present as well. Referee and touch judges + First aid will be supplied by KZN Rugby Union and Discovery.
A meal will be served to all players and officials at the game (60 – 100 people) afterwards, sponsored by Stihl SA and SR Debentures.
An updated list of players and coaches will be posted and altered over the next few weeks until GAME DAY.