The South African Students Sevens team that will play in the 2012 World Students Games in Brive, France has been named. The side will be coached by Ian Campbell-McGeachy from Stellenbosch University, with Barry McDonald, also from Maties, the Team Manager. The squad will assemble in Johannesburg on 7 July.
The SA Students Sevens squad is:
1. Philip de Wet (NWU-Pukke)
2. Thando Ndondo (Fort Hare)
3. Ryan Nell (Maties)
4. Robbie van Schalkwyk (Shimlas)
5. Hayden de Villiers (Maties)
6. Priuer de Jager (Maties)
7. André Smith (Maties)
8. Garth van Rayner (Fort Hare)
9. Jamba Ulenga (Shimlas)
10. Jerome Pretorius (UP-Tuks)
11. Howard Mnisi (NMMU)
12. Joe Seerane (NWU-Pukke)
Coach: Ian Campbell-McGeachy (Maties) Team Manager: Barry McDonald (Maties) USSA representative: Bongo Nontshinga (Walter Sisulu University) Physiotherapist: Greshne van Wyk (Maties)
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