Absa Wildeklawer Sport: international stars in the making

The Absa Wildeklawer Sport tournament will feature rugby, netball and soccer this year, creating future professional sportsmen and women.

The Wildeklawer Sport Tournament has produced many South African sport stars over the years. Many of these stars have become international players. The tournament will be bigger and better this year, adding soccer to its repertoire.

Read the full press release about the tournament here:

Here is a list of international rugby stars that have come through the ranks through the years:

1 Braam Steyn Paul Roos Gimnasium 2009-10 Italy
2 Cornell du Preez Framesby 2009 Scotland
3 Paul Willemse Monument 2010 France
4 Pierre Schoeman Affies 2011-12 Scotland
5 Leneve Damons Grey College 2011 Namibia
6 Jaco van der Walt Monument 2011 Scotland
7 Awie Thompson Grey College 2012 Namibia
8 Duhan van der Merwe Outeniqua 2012-13 Scotland
9 Mike Andrade Grey College 2014 Portugal
10 Damian Stevens Paarl Boys’ High   Namibia


Duhan van der Merwe during Scotland training by Getty Images