THE U.15 TEAM
Front: Neil Delport, Duan Gubitz, Chandler Demos, Danie Potgieter, Wicus Swart and Andru Miller.
Middle: De Marco Meyer, Dawie van Heerden, Pieter Engelbrecht, Jerome Stander, Jabus Erasmus, Khabelo Mabotja and JeCe Swart (coach).
Back: Jason Janse van Rensburg, Jan Naudé, Tiaan Tönsing, Duan Rossouw, Ebertes Schnettler, Vian Diedericks, Gerhardus Fourie, Ruan van der Schyff, Thato Phalane, Zander Steyn and Thomas Joubert (coach).
On an ice cold Saturday morning, 24 June, the Plasie u.15 rugby team challenged their Ellisras opponents in the Limpopo semi-finals at Frikkie Meyer High School in Thabazimbi.
The odds were definitely against the Plasies, seeing that Ellisras were on the winning streak for the past two years.
At half-time, the score board reflected a 7-0 lead for Ellisras. After an inspiring team talk by the two coaches, Messrs Thomas Joubert and JeCe Swart, the Merensky boys ignited and once again answered the call. In the second half Neil Delport scored a try, while Danie Potgieter added two tries. Andru Miller coverted one goal, to bring the score to 17-10 when the final whistle blew.
This promising team from Plasieland will play against Ben Vorster in the Limpopo finals, scheduled for Saturday, 29 July, at HTS Tom Naudé in Polokwane.