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School Profile – Lichtenburg

By Hannes Nienaber , in School Profiles , at 8 January 2021 Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

 

It is no surprise that the Hoërskool Lichtenburg situated in a farming community in the North West in the heart of Mielieboerland two most famous rugby exports to date are both tighthead props. The school’s only Springbok is Richard Bands who matriculated in 1992.  

Strong tighthead prop Daan Roux represented the first South African Schools’ side way back in 1974 and is still the only player from Lichtenburg to be capped for the national schools’ side. The hooker Jan de Klerk who packed down next to Roux in the Stellaland scrum of 1974 is one of only a select few players who managed to play in four Craven Week’s (only High School). 

De Klerk was selected for the SA Schools’ side in 1977 but did not get game time in the match against … and therefore was never capped. 

Craven Week Players: André Mulligan (1973), J Groenewald (1973), P van Jaarsveld (1973), J Pretorius (1973), Daan Roux (1973-74), F Rautenbach (1973-74), K du Plooy (1974), A Bronkhorst (1974-75), J le Grange (1974-75), G van Wyk (1974),  Jan de Klerk (1974-77), 

SA Schools’ Player (1): Daan Roux (1974-75).

First Class Players: Richard Bands (1994). 

Springbok Player: Richard Bands. 

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