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.
The KZN T20 Schools’ Final was played at the Maritzburg Oval last night between Kearsney and Hilton. Hilton won the toss and put Kearsney in to bat. Kearsney managed 88 all out, with Patrick McGrath top-scoring with 29.
In reply Hilton were on 38/5 in the 11th over and the game was in the balance. Hilton finished 11 short on 77/9. Kearsney’s best bowler was captain Brad Porteous who returned figures of 3-8 in 4 overs with 2 maidens.
On the road to the final, Kearsney beat Clifton College by 93 runs in an emphatic T20 Coastal final at Sahara Kingsmead Stadium, following an excellent semi-final win over Glenwood.
Kearsney will now represent the Dolphins franchise at the national T20 tournament in Potchefstroom from 19 to 21 March, against the winners of the five other provincial T20 tournaments.