Attention: You are using an outdated browser, device or you do not have the latest version of JavaScript downloaded and so this website may not work as expected. Please download the latest software or switch device to avoid further issues.

News > Sports > Watch: A catch up with the Founders Blitzbokke

Watch: A catch up with the Founders Blitzbokke

After sharing a short piece on a Founders contingent building in the Blitzbokke training squad, we decided to check-in with James Murphy (2013F), Wes White (2013F) and Mervano Da Silva (2014F).

23 Feb 2021
Written by Steven Riches
Sports
James Murphy teaching Wesley White a thing or two about sevens.
James Murphy teaching Wesley White a thing or two about sevens.

At the beginning of February Wesley White (2013F) and Mervano Da Silva (2014F) were offered a trial with the Springbok 7s squad.

Wesley and Mervano represented the Academy side in several friendly games over the past month. 

They are joined in the national 7s set up by James Murphy (2013F)

Wesley previously had successful stints in the USA and the UK, representing the US Collegiate 7s side on a few occasions.

All the best going forward.

As one can tell, there is a strong Founders connection in the training set up. We decided to catch up with the 3 Founders ODs in the squad to get an idea of how things are going while also looking back to their time at Bishops. 

 

 

Similar stories

Bird to face the Eagles

Congratulations to Jonathan Bird (2019G) on his selection for the Cricket South Africa Emerging Squad More...

Bishop's 3rd XV rugby team of 1951
A unique record worthy of recognition

P154 of March 2012 Archives: The Bishop's 3rd XV rugby team of 1951 achieved a unique record playing some dozen matches … More...

The OD Golf Club hosts its first event

Cole Cruickshank (2015G) took home the first OD Golf Club championship of the year; hosted on Sunday 28 March 2021, at t… More...

A Fireside chat with two Springboks

Our friends in the UK hosted an online discussion between two former Springboks, Francois Louw (2003W) and Dugald Macdon… More...

James Murphy teaching Wesley White a thing or two about sevens.
Watch: A catch up with the Founders Blitzbokke

After sharing a short piece on a Founders contingent building in the Blitzbokke training squad, we decided to check-in w… More...

Most read

Bird to face the Eagles

Congratulations to Jonathan Bird (2019G) on his selection for the Cricket South Africa Emerging Squad More...

Hendry (Hennie) Andrews
Henry Andrews 1965-2021

Hendry (Hennie) Andrews, who was a Bishops Prep staff member for 32 years, passed away suddenly on the 13th of April 2021. More...

Mark Shuttleworth (1991W)
Mark Shuttleworth: Interview

Mark Shuttleworth (1991W) sat (virtually) with Sumit Sharma to discuss his life's work and legacy; with some compelling insights. More...

Have your say

 
This website is powered by
ToucanTech