KCOB Top MBA student at Stanford
We were proud to learn of the fantastic achievements by Monde Nkosi, Kearsney’s headboy of 2007. He graduated in June 2017 as one of the top students in his MBA Class at Stanford University in the USA. This meant he was designated an Arjay Miller Scholar, becoming one of the first black South Africans to achieve this prestigious award.
Monde epitomised balance and all-round excellence at Kearsney. Monde came 9th in SA in the National English Olympiad in 2006. He earned Academic Honours Cum Laude in 2007 and matriculated with six distinctions.
Monde represented KZN Athletics in 2005, played 1st team rugby, 1st team basketball (Captain) and 1st team soccer. He was awarded the coveted “Best All-rounder Award ” and the “Ambassador’s Trophy” in Grade 12.
Pictured above: Monde Nkosi with mother Nomsa, wife Nyaki, daughter Nkanyezi and father Phillip
Springbok selection for Dan and Jean-Luc du Preez
Congratulations to Daniel and Jean-Luc du Preez (KCOB 2013) who have been selected to the Bok squad for the World Rugby Championship (18 August to 6 October 2018). Daniel (pictured) is in line to make his Springbok debut while Jean-Luc made his debut against Wales last year and played in the home series against France in June this year. The twins celebrated their 22nd birthdays on Saturday 05 August.
We wish them and all the Boks all the best for the Championship.
Three Kearsney Old Boys in Springbok Squad
Congratulations to the du Preez brothers who play their rugby for the Sharks and have all been selected for the Springbok squad for the June internationals. This is a phenomenal achievement for each player.
Special mention should be made of flyhalf Rob du Preez (2011), pictured, on this occasion as he earns his first Springbok squad selection.
Loose forward, Jean-Luc du Preez (2013) has played in ten Tests for the Boks to date and scored two tries. Dan du Preez (2013), also a loose forward, has represented the national side on three occasions.
The Springboks are due to play a test against Wales in Washington DC on Saturday 02 June and the first of three Tests against England in Johannesburg on 09 June. Of the three players, only Daniel will travel to the USA for the Test against Wales.
We wish the brothers the best for the forthcoming Tests.
KCOB to play for Scotland U20 in World Cup
Congratulations to James Miller (Class of 2016, Pembroke prefect) who has been selected as a back-row forward for the Scotland U20 team for the forthcoming World Rugby U20 Championship 2018. James has been playing for Watsonians based in Edinburgh.
The World Rugby U20 Championship takes place in France between 30 May and 17 June, 2018. Three venues will host the tournament in the Stade Aimé Giral in Perpignan, Stade de la Méditerranée in Béziers and the Stade d’Honneur du Parc des Sports et de l’Amitié in Narbonne.
Pictured – James playing for Watsonian rugby 2018 (ball carrier)
Above: Tyson Andrews has been selected for the SA U16 Water Polo team that will tour to New Zealand for the 15th Pan Pacific Youth Water Polo Festival from 07 to 17 July. He also represents the KZN U18 Currie Cup team.
National honours for U16 water polo players 2018
Congratulations to Tyson Andrews and Wesley Marshall on their SA selections. Tyson has been selected for the SA U16 water polo team that will be touring to New Zealand. He also played in the starting team for the KZN U18 Currie Cup team.
Wesley Marshall has been selected as the non-travelling reserve for the SA U16 Squad. Wesley recently took part in a tournament where he played against the SAU17 team and an international fixture against Zimbabwe U18.
Above: Wesley Marshall has been selected as a non-travelling reserve for the SA U16 Water Polo squad what will tour New Zealand later this year.
Basketball KZN Selections
Four boys were selected to represent the 2018 KZN U18 Basketball team – Preston Barr, Ruben Darby, Levi Donjeany and Liam Turner. Three boys were selected as part of the KZN Coastal team Rabasotho Lenkoe, Dillon Wimbush and Ayoola Morakinyo. Max Hastings -Brown will represent the KZN U16 Team. We wish them all the best for the upcoming tournament being hosted at Kearsney from 23 to 24 March and featuring U18 and U16 teams.
Pictured L-R: KZN UI8 team members are Liam Turner, Levi Donjeany, Ruben Darby, Preston Barr and Max Hastings-Brown will represent KZN U16
Golf KZN Selections 2018
Hayden de Kock (Grade 11, on the right) for the KZN Southern Coastal A team and Charlie Dell (Grade 12) was selected for the KZN Southern Coastal B team. Congratulations!
Du Preez brothers huge prospects for Super Rugby
Daniel and Jean-Luc du Preez (Class of 2013) have been shining lights for the Sharks in the Super Rugby. Jean-Luc, playing at blindside flank in his Super Rugby debut last month, produced a dynamic performance that deservedly earned him the Man of the Match award. He earned the same title in the game against the EP Kings.
Older brother, Robert 22, (Class of 2011, pictured here), playing at flyhalf for the Stormers, has given their fans a lot to smile about. He scored 23 points in the Stormers 33-9 win over the Bulls at Newlands on 27 February.
All three young men have featured for the Junior Springboks and are now exciting prospects for senior rugby.