Nine Craven Week players
Hoërskool Outeniqua of George have picked a powerful team to take part in the Easter Festival at Kearsney this year.
Certainly that is what the teams history says, for 16 of the 22 players have played representative rugby - 15 for South Western Districts and one for Boland last year - Dian Koen, who was at Hermanus High School last year.
South Western Districts had a really good and exciting side at Craven Week in Port Elizabeth last year and eight of that side are in this year's Outeniqua side, which gives them nine Craven Week players all told. The 2012 Craven Week players are Stefaan Grundlingh, Geor Malan, who is this year's captain, Remu Malan, Dewald Human, Duhan van der Merwe, Warrick Gelant, Douw Schoeman and Leighton Eksteen - plus Koen. Four of these players were chosen for the South African Sevens team - Malan, Human, Gelant and the speedster Van der Merwe who was the top try-scorer at the 2012 Craven Week.
That is not all Dirk Oosthuizen was in the South Western Districts Under-19 side and Gregory Nel in the Academy side. Four have played for South Western Districts at the Grant Khomo Week - Marné Botha, Wynand de Necker, Le Roux Baard and Eduard Zandberg who was also chosen for South Africa's elite Under-16 squad.
There is talent in this side.
They will have a chance to warm up against Tygerberg at the Brackenfell Rugby Day,
Outeniqua team for Kearsney: 1 Stefaan Grundlingh, 2 Marné Botha, 3 Wynand de Necker, 4 Hendri Storm, 5 Eduard Zandberg, 6 Geor Malan (captain), 7 Lian van Schalkwyk, 8 Dian Koen, 9 Remu Malan, 10 Dewald Human, 11 Duhan van der Merwe, 12 Warrick Gelant, 13 Douw Schoeman, 14 Leighton Eksteen, 15 Hennie Barnard, 16 Le Roux Baard, 17 Gregory Nel, 18 Dirk Oosthuizen, 19 Christopher Roelfse, 20 Stephen Terblanche, 21 Corné de Klerk, 22 Dirk Barnard