I am happy that we could do that. Our discipline was good and we kept to the structures we wanted. We defended well, created a lot of chances and finished them off.
The South African Under-20 side beat a University of the Western Cape team 65-7 in a match at the Markötter Stadium in Stellenbosch on Friday night. They led 31-0 at half-time.
The match was part of the SA Under-20s preparation for the Junior World Championship in France in June and part of UWC's preparation for the Varsity Cup.
The SA Under-20 coach Dawie Theron expressed his satisfaction with the performance of his national training squad.
The Baby Boks scored eleven tries and many of them came of well-worked structured play, something Theron was looking for this early in their campaign. This was the squad’s first match of their 2013 season.
Theron said: “We had a couple of objectives for this match. We have been together five days now, and so we wanted to put out early markers of excellence. I am happy that we could do that. Our discipline was good and we kept to the structures we wanted. We defended well, created a lot of chances and finished them off.”
Theron gave most of his squad of 35 a run and with matches against Maties and UCT to follow next week, the coach will see all the players in camp in a match situation.
He said: “I am pretty happy on where we are at this stage of our season, but the reality is that a lot of hard work still lies ahead."
SA Under-20 Scorers:
Tries: Luther Obi, Jacques du Plessis 2, Jan Serfontein 2, Ruan Steenkamp, Dries Swanepoel, Tyler Fisher, Eugene Le Maitre, JP Lewis 2.
Cons: Handré Pollard 3, Robert du Preez, Tim Swiel.
SA Under-20: 15 Cheslin Kolbe, 14 Luther Obi, 13 Justin Gedult, 12 Jan Serfontein, 11 Seabelo Senatla, 10 Handré Pollard, 9 Hanco Venter, 8 Ruan Steenkamp, 7 Jacques du Plessis, 6 Albertus Smit, 5 Marvin Orie (captain),4 Irne Herbst, 3 Luan de Bruin, 2 Jacques du Toit, 1 Sti Sithole
Replacements: Tim Swiel, Seabelo Senatla, Luther Obi, Dries Swanepoel, JP Lewis, Tyler Fisher, Robert du Preez, Hanco Venter, Stefan Ungerer, Leneve Dames, Roelof Smit, Jurie van Vuuren, Dennis Visser, Justin Forwood, Andrew Beerwinkel, Neethling Fouché, Marnè Coetzee, Devon Martinus, Mornè du Plessis, Freddie Kirsten.
Referee: Quinton Immelman
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