Vodacom Bulls U20 expect tough WP battle

The Vodacom Bulls Under-20 side is bracing themselves for a tough SA Rugby Under-20 Championship encounter when they take on their DHL Western Province counterparts at DHL Newlands on Friday. 

Following their emphatic 56-8 victory over Toyota Free State U20 last weekend, the Tshwane-based side will go into the match with their tails up, hoping to retain their spot at the top of the log table. 

The rivals from the Cape will be equally charged after they too claimed a powered 65-0 win over Eastern Province U20 a week ago.

Once again, the Vodacom Bulls U20 side will be led by Rynard Mouton as the captain. 

Vodacom Bulls U20 head coach, Wessel du Plessis said: “The players showed what they are capable of with the dominant performance that was produced against the Toyota Free State U20 side last week. This week we have been working on improving even further on the things we did well, while rectifying areas that need tweaking. 

“It will be a tough match against DHL Western Province. They have also had some good performances, especial their result from last week. We expect them to come hard at us, and we will need to be equal to the task.”

The match in Cape Town will kick-off at 12h00. 

The Vodacom Bulls U20 side to take on DHL Western Province U20 is: 


Jandre Burger
Tharquin Manuel
Canan Moodie 
Niel Beukes 
Bayanda Ngubane 
FC du Plessis
Tiaan Fourie 
Cameron Hanekom 
Willie Potgieter 
Rynard Mouton – Captain 
Ruan Delport

Raynard Roets 
Sebastian Lombard 
Keagan Potgieter 
Cebo Dhlamini 


Gideon Serfontein 
Tielman Nieuwoudt 
Ntokozo Hlope 
Hardus Rothmann 
Chulumanco Mfakadolo 
Johan Muller 
Sonwabo Sokoyi 
Geraldo Flusk 
Eric Basson