The 2018 Draft

The Ruggas Draft in 2016, as well as 2017, was a huge success and in South Africa, we still struggle to agree if South Africa schoolboy rugby produces enough players of quality to feed the various rugby unions of quality and exciting players.

With the proposed cut of the u/19 age group competitions, it is becoming even more difficult to get contracted by the Super Unions while the "Amateur" Unions will be eager to contract the players with little or no income.

The advantage of a draft system where all the unions get a fair opportunity to acquire top talent is exactly that, the talent pool will be spread across all the unions ensuring better competition and all players get a fair opportunity to showcase their talent in a professional environment.

Therefore Ruggas.co.za invited 9 schoolboy rugby experts to join the resident old fart. Agents, coaches and couch experts make up the panel for the 2018 Draft.

The rules are simple:

  1. You have R 10 million to spend.
  2. A minimum of R 300 thousand per player is payable WITH no maximum.
  3. Only schoolboy players 18 and older are available.
  4. Only coaches from a 1stXV school team are available.

Let us start the madness. Any comments, suggestions and yes we accept death threats, complains and bribes also. Please mail us @ draft@ruggas.co.za for all of the above.

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1 Thabiso Mdletshe (Glenwood) Mink Scharink (Paul Roos) T Bezuidenhout (Drostdy HTS) Dewald Donald (Affies) Magnus Muller (Oakdale)
2 D Osewague (Parktown) JJ Kotze (Paul Roos) Gutter Nel (Transvalia) Cullen vd Merwe (Boishaai) Morne Brandon (Monnas)
3 Mthokozisi Gumede (DHS) Hanru Jacobs (Paul Roos) Ruben Westraad (Monnas) Roubert Bester (Boishaai) Gerhard Viljoen (Menlopark)
4 Jordan van Dyk (Garsies) Stephan le Roux (Monnas) Deon Slabbert (Westville) Emile v Heerden (Boishaai) Juan Beukes (Paarl Gim)
5 Laken Gray (Grey High) Adrian Alberts (Boishaai) JJ Rossouw (Paarl Gim) Andrew James (Hilton ) Emanuel Tsutsuka (Northcliff)
6 Alex Skudder (Helpies) Dean Nieuwoudt (Paarl Gim) George Luzolo Glenwood) B v Huysteen (Outeniqua) Justin Muller (Bishops)
7 Franco Schutte (Monnas) Sibu Sangweni (Kearsney) L Luthuli (Glenwood) Henco Beukes (Oakdale) Jarrod Taylor (Selborne)
8 Celimpilo Gumede (DHS) Divan Venter (Menlopark) Wesley Noeth (EG Jansen) Evan Roos (Boishaai) Werner Gouws (Grey Coll)
9 Zihan Coetzee (Monnas) Jaden Hendrikse (Glenwood) Thomas Bursey (Selborne) JG De Bruin (Boishaai) Steyn vd Spuy (Affies)
10 Keagan Johannes (Gars) Jaques Odendaal (Kears) Zander Du Plessis (Grey) Dyllan Pretorius (G/Wood) Juan Mostert (Paul Roos)
11 Zeilinga Strydom (Transvalia) Stravino Jacobs Paarl Gim) Leonard Jacobs (Goudveld) Ethinique Adams (Worcester Gim) Lwandile Menze (DHS)
12 Conan le Fleur (Glenwood) David Kellerman (Paarl Gim) Boitumelo Tstsane (Jeppe) Erik Lambrecht (Boland) Franco Smith (Grey)
13 Rynhardt Jonker (Glenwood) Diego Apollis (Garsies) C Grobbelaar (Drostdy HTS) Stephin Alberts (Affies) Janco Klinck (Oakdale)
14 Tino Swanepoel (Florida) R Engelbrecht (Paul Roos) Hugo Monteiro (Jeppe) Jaden Visagie (Garsies) Brandom Adams (Louis Botha HTS)
15 J Scheepers (Garsies) Richard Kriel (Grey College) FC Du Plessis (Welkom Gim) Trent Sivertsen (Boishaai) Clyde Lewis (Outeniqua)
16 Bandile Lukhuleni (KES) Jaques Thyssen (Glenwood) Dewald Pienaar (Menlopark) Karel Zowitsky (Jeppe) Andre-Hugo Venter (Grey Coll)
17 Ruben Knipe (Helpmekaar) Marcell Nel (DHS) Seth Christian (Rondebosch) Andre Nel (Stirlingh High) Jason Jansen (Stellenberg)
18 Jean Engelbrecht (Helpmekaar) Sphekahle Dube (Maritzburg) Josh Muller (Stellenberg) Rudolph Fourie (Diamantveld) Matthew Wulff (Hudson Park)
19 Ethan Burger (SACS) Niaan Taljaard (Hilton) Werner Coetzee (Glenwood) Arnouw Nel (Graeme Coll) Pierre Uys (Oakdale)
20 Johan Strauss (Rondebosch) Christo Steyn (Welkom Gim) Heinrich Naude (Drostdy) Armin Posthumus (Boishaai) Jean Minnaar (SACS)
21 Georgen Kiewiet (Welkom Gim) Gavin Mills (Boland Landbou) Justin Lambert (Noordheuwel) Mondrey Titus (Durbanville) Estian Heyneke (Rustenburg)
22 Darren Fortuin (Outeniqua) Shaun Baxter (Drostdy HTS) J v Rensburg (Selborne) Sebastian de Klerk (Boland) Jan Strydom (Oakdale)
23 Bingo Ivanesevic (Bishops) R vd Westhuizen (Paul Roos) Claude Jacobs (Marlow) Joaquin Taute (Oakdale) Ravin Smith (Brackenfell)
Head Coach Reg Hammond (Jeppe) Johan du Plessis (Garsies) Derek Heiberg (Glenwood) Ryno Combrinck (Paul Roos) Tjaart vd Walt (Monnas)
Forward Dietloff Coetzee (Helpmekaar) Jeremy McLaren (Westville) Rudi Dames (EG Jansen) Grant Bell (Clifton) Jaco Kok (Transvalia)
Back Shaun Jackson (Helpmekaar) Andre Tredoux (Boishaai) Dean vd Watt (EG Jansen) Therlow Pietersen (Stellenberg) Jaco Dames (Diamantveld)
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1 Banele Mtjenjane (Nelspruit) Brendon Pawson (Monnas) Jason Cloete (KES) Brailon Brandt (Garsies) Jordon Clarke (Glenwood)
2 Keano Hendriks (Oakdale) Jason Alexander (Wynberg) Janco Uys (Affies) Jason Cornelius (Nelspruit) Eduan Swart (Oos Moot)
3 D Bredenkamp (Drostdy HTS) Pieter Maritz (Oakdale) Henty Beukes (Hilton) H Agenbach (Grey College) Wian Otto Nelspruit)
4 Dumisa Ngcivana (Grey PE) S Bezuidenhout (Boland) Hannes Gous (Oakdale) lunga Ncube (Glenwood) Devan Nel (Volkskool GR)
5 Husayn Banzi - Welkom Gim Ridge Snelling (Selborne) Michael Amiras (Helpies) Robin Brooks (Affies) Deon Slabbert (Westville)
6 Khanya Jada (PBHS) J Buitendag (Garsies) Tristan Dullisear (Monnas) Hendri du Toit (Nico Malan) Troy Mynhardt (Selborne)
7 N Mchunu (Maritzburg) Thys Kitshoff (Boland) Mark Etzebeth (Paarl Gim) De Wet Marais (Grey) Christian Roebert (St Andrews)
8 Siseko Mvenya (St Albans) Matthew Cordy (Paul Roos) Kwezi Dlamini (Stirling High) Junior Snyman (Garsies) Jan Dagutat (Affies)
9 Gareth Schreuder (Hilton) William Rose (Bishops) Ross Braude (Grey Coll) Bernard vd Linde (Menlopark) Dilano Williams (Jim Fouche)
10 Nivan Petersen (S/Berg) Charl Janson (Paarl Gim) Muzi Manyike (Jeppe) Lionel April (Hermanus) Regardt Roets (Affies)
11 Tokolla Molotsi (KES) JP de Kock (Welkom Gim) Jason Scheepers (Affies) J Oosthuizen (Grey PE) Joe Jonas (Glenwood)
12 M Zwelindaba (Selborne) Brendan Venter (Paul Roos) Douw Scheepers (Monnas) Dylan Schwartz (EG Jansen) Zack Boonzaaier (Helpies)
13 Mpumelelo Mdluli (SALSEN) Franco Pienaar (Transvalia) Brendon Katzke (Waterkloof) Julian Bogner (Waterkloof) M Mapantsela (Selborne)
14 Jarrod Ramsay (Selborne) Wycliff Vlitoor (Grey) Dean Lategan (Monnas) Trevino Gordon (Oakdale) Chae Rouilon (SA LSEN)
15 Siyanda Cele (Glenwood) Darren Hendricks (Boland) S  Xamlashe (Selborne) C Willemse (Garsies) Jason Freeman (Monnas)
16 Reevan Strydom (Wor Gym) Justin Cupido (Stellenberg) Chris Enslin (St Stithians) Corne Slabbert (Grey High) Jannie Visser (Duineveld)
17 Sibusiso Shuze (Marais Viljoen) De Wet Wolhuter (Boishaai) Brendon Pawson (Monnas) Basi Malesu (St Andrews) Luthando Woji (Wynberg)
18 David Courie (Bishops) Divan Meyer (Transvalia) Masivuye Mafenyana (Dale) Bame Malesu (St Andrews) Ruben Coetzer (Helpmekaar)
19 Uzile Tele (Hudson Park) George Cronje (Grey Coll) Mihlali Mgolodela (Rondebosch) JW Human (Hermanus) Simon Dinisio (Parktown)
20 Inga Halu (Wynberg) CJ van Rensburg (Drostdy) Louwan Horn (Boishaai) Marcelle Mombers (Menlopark) Kevin Ngwenya (SALSEN)
21 Aphelele Madaka (Hermanus) Derick Jooste (Oakdale) Luciano Elias (Drostdy) Jaco Nel (Marlow) P Simamane (Maritzburg)
22 Jaques Marthinus (Daniëlskuil) Nkondlo Radebe (Maritzburg) Jean Roux Glenwood) Mikyle Vraagom (Milnerton) LJ du Preez (Grey PE)
23 Cohen Jasper (Drostdy HTS) Robbie Koenig (Kearsney) Nolan Coetzee (Noord Kaap) Stefan Smit (Nelspruit) Johan Minnaar (Bothaville)
Head Coach Phiwe Nomlomo (Selborne) Oloff Bergh (Boland Landbou) Wessel du Plessis (Grey College) Sean Erasmus (Boishaai) Renier de Villiers (Drostdy HTS)
Forward Faizel Adam (Durbanville) Rocky Truter (Noordheuwel) Jaco Koch (Affies) Alan Miles (Grey High) Ryno vd Merwe (Garsies)
Back Katleho Lynch (Parktown) Scott Matjie (DHS) Mzwaki Nkosi (KES) Abe Smith (Nico Malan) Pieter Rossouw (Paarl Gim)
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