Precocious coral Xamlashe boosts reputation as captain of the Bulls

Coral Xamlashe. (Lee Warren / Garo image)

  • Less than a month after Captaining Tux to the Varsity Cup title, Coral Zamurash will opener a Bulls Currie Cup ship to WP this weekend.
  • Substitute coach Pine Pienar said the decision to appoint him for that role was easy.
  • Xamlashe needs to form part of the Tuks core and somehow continue to support the very inexperienced Bulls23.

Less than a month after Captaining Tuks for the title of this year’s Varsity Cup Sango Xamlashe Write the latest chapter in a fast-growing career after being set up in the Western Province of Loftus Welsfeld as a Bulls skipper for the opening round of the Currie Cup on Saturday.

For Pine Pienard, a substitute coach who had to rely solely on Union’s three major feeder systems (Tux, Junior and Club players), forming a match team with more than 44 players is challenging but interesting. It was a week Not available this week.

Surprisingly, 21 of the 23 who face old enemies will make their debut at the Currie Cup.

However, identifying the man wearing the captain’s armband proved to be one of Pienal’s easiest tasks.

The Bulls mentor said with a smile on Thursday.

“Since coral joined us last week, I was immediately impressed with his pure calm. We clearly watched him during the Varsity Cup and how well he led Tux. I saw it.

“It was a really easy decision.”

Despite the lack of total experience of the Bulls Group, the precocious Xamlashe (22) has benefited from other strong personalities around him, especially last year’s skipper Jaco Labuschagne under the age of 21.

“Coral will definitely have some support,” Pienar said.

“But what I enjoy most about him is his calm. It’s not just about leading a group of men for him, he also focuses on managing and improving his own games. I did.

“He is that typical all-round leader. We are all very much looking forward to seeing him go this weekend.”



15 Richard Kriel, 14 Sebastiaan Jobb, 13 Sango Xamlashe (Captain), 12 Louritz van der Schyff, 11 Kefentse Mahlo, 10 Jandre Burger, 9 Johan Mulder, 8 Jaco Bezuidenhout, 7 Jaco Labuschagne, 6 Henco Beukes, 5 Tiaan de Klerk, 4 JJ Scheepers, 3 Francois Klopper, 2 Werner Fourie, 1 Nolan Pienaar

Alternatives (from): 16 Llewelyn Claasen, 17 Dewald Donald, 18 Mhleli Dlamini, 19 Adolph Visser, 20 Eduan Lubbe, 21 Tiaan Fourie, 22 Kabelo Mokoena, 23 Niel Beukes, 24 Uzile Tele

Western province

15 Sergeal Petersen, 14 Sihle Njezula, 13 Rikus Pretorius, 12 Dan du Plessis, 11 Seabelo Senatla, 10 Abner van Reenen, 9 Paul de Wet, 8 Evan Roos, 7 Johan du Toit, 6 Niel Otto, 5 David Meihuizen, 4 Ernst van Rhyn (captain), 3 Neethling Fouche, 2 JJ Kotze, 1 Ali Vermaak

Alternatives (from): 16 Sazi Sandi, 17 Leon Lyons, 18 Lee-Marvin Mazibuko, 19 Justin Basson, 20 Hacjivah Dayimani, 21 Godlen Masimla, 22 Tim Swiel, 23 Cornel Smit, 24 Jason Alexander, 25 De Wet Marais, 26 Chris Schroider

To make that responsibility a little more manageable is the fact that Xamlashe has a huge Louritz van der Schyff with him in the middle of his Varsity Cup criminal partner.

In fact, Pienaar and co-workers have skillfully turned the backbone of their combination into a winning group of Tuks stars. This is a dynamic that looks like continuity in situations where virtually nothing is found.

“We have Jaco, Werner Foley, Johann Marder, Coral and Lulitz as just a few Tux boys in the group,” he said.

“We actually achieved some form of adjustment in that regard. They have been playing together for quite some time and the synergies really helped us.”

Saturday kick-off is 16:00.

Precocious coral Xamlashe boosts reputation as captain of the Bulls

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