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Wednesday, 03 August 2011 10:34

Featured Player: SA Schools Captain "Stoney" Steenkamp

Rugby: Meet SA School Captain “Stoney” Steenkamp

TL_901251His inclusion in the South African School rugby team has been the highlight of this career so far and to get the opportunity to lead this team against the French U18’s in a Test match “still feels unreal,” says the captain.

Still Ruan “Stoney” Steenkamp will only truly be satisfied when his Monument Hoer Skool U19’s lift aloft the Beeld Trophy for makro schools.

“It will be the ultimate to win again and to make the whole school proud of us,” say Ruan, who stands at 1.85m and tips the scales around 90kgs.

“To get selected for the SA Schools team and on top that to be chosen as the captain was a huge surprise, but for me and Monnas the highlight is now to win the Beeld Trophy.”

The Wit Bulle have already booked their place in the quarterfinals of the series and will face either EG Jansen or Menlo Park, a match that will take place a few days after the SA Schools team have played the Young French team.

Captain “Stoney” admits that Hoerskool Waterkloof remain Monnas’s biggest obstacle to them realising their goal.

“Kloffies are always a tough side and we expect them to give us difficult match, but there have been many upsets in this year’s tournament which shows that any of the schools can get into the final,” he said.

“What counts in our favour is the pride with which we play and win with, which has become a tradition at Monnas. We have excellent coaches who want the guys to perform.”

Ruan was recently snapped up by the Golden Lions and has already started dreaming about playing in the Green and Gold.

“I want to be a professional rugby player, but if it doesn’t work out, I would want to go somewhere and be a farmer,” he said.

“I love the outdoors and enjoy the farm, but first I want to put everything in to being a Springbok.”

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