FOUR young sevens rugby players, one from EP and three from South Western Districts, face an anxious wait following an under-17 SA sevens rugby camp in Stellenbosch at the weekend.
Marlow Agricultural player Peet Schoeman joined SWD players Warrick Gelant, Duhan van der Merwe and Remu Malan, all of Outeniqua High, at the camp which involved 20 players. Now they must wait to hear if they have made the SA team for the Australia Youth Olympics in January. The team will play as an u-18 side.
The selectors will also name two non-travelling reserves.
The final squad will assemble on January 8 in Stellenbosch before flying out from Cape Town to Australia on January 12.
According to former Springbok sevens player Marius Schoeman, who will coach the team, the large group of 30 players was identified at the Coca-Cola u-16 Grant Khomo Week, as well as the recent @tlantic u-18 interprovincial sevens.
Schoeman said: "This squad forms part of the Saru Elite Player Development programme which aims to identify, develop and monitor promising young players.
"Even if they don't end up playing sevens, the experience will still be of great value to them and ultimately benefit South African rugby."