Bhasera eyes Lions career

HARARE - Tight head prop Stephen Bhasera is hoping to outdo himself during his training stint with the Xerox Golden Lions Under-19 Currie Cup squad.

The former Falcon College headboy is part of an enlarged squad that has been selected for the Gauteng union with the aim of making the final Under-19 side at the end of the month.

The strong ball carrier was a revelation as captain for the Zimbabwe Under-18 Craven Week team in South Africa last year.

So much so that his performances saw commentators brand him the next Tendai ‘Beast’ Mtawarira.

Apart from that, the front rower attracted interest from a number of several top unions in South Africa and it seems the Golden Lions Under-19 side could be Bhasera’s launching pad into a Super Rugby career.

“I am just enjoying my time here and hoping to make the most of it,” Bhasera said.

“I played for Zim at the U18 Craven Week last year and that's where I got noticed by a few unions and the Lions offered me a chance.”

The 19-year-old has represented Zimbabwe at the annual Craven Week tournament from Under-13 level right up to Under-18.

Meanwhile, in the Northern Region Super League, Old Georgians continued their rampaging start with a 28 -12 win over Old Hararians at the weekend.

The Brandon Jordan inspired result saw OGs amass 15 points following three wins from their last three games.

Harare Sports Club is in second place having plundered 203 points and conceded 23 points en route to winning their opening three games of the season.

Mutare are third place, Old Johannians Rugby Club fourth, Police fifth and Old Hararians are sixth.

Elsewhere, Lomagundi College will host the Under-14 national rugby trials on May 22. The Under-16 and Under-18 trials will be held at Falcon College on May 22 and 23.

The youth teams will be looking forward to return to South Africa for the 2015 Craven Week rugby tournaments.

The Under-14 tournament will run at Hoerskool Rob Ferreria in White River, Mpumalanga from the June 29 to July 3.

The Grant Khomo Week for the Under-16s will take place at the Bridgton Sports Grounds in Oudtshoorn.

Paul Roos Gymnasium, who will be celebrating their 150 year anniversary, will host the Under-18 Craven Week from July 13 – July 18 in Stellenbosch.

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