Pumas Rewrite History

Francois Kleinhans (Glenwood 2009) was part of the Pumas Rugby Institute team that rewrote Carling Currie Cup history on Saturday 25 June 2022.
In a historic battle of ultimate underdogs, the Pumas maximised their maiden finals appearance by outscoring the hosts, Griquas Rugby – G.W.R.U. by three tries to one in front of a capacity crowd of 8,500 to capture the crown jewel of South African rugby.
Congratulations to Francois Kleinhans (Glenwood 2009) that was part of the Pumas Rugby Institute team that rewrote Carling Currie Cup history.
Francois started his time at Glenwood in 2005, coming from Dirkie Uys Primary. During his time at Glenwood Francois had many outstanding rugby moments!
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β€’ Member of the 1st Rugby XV (Honours)
β€’ Member of the Sharks U19 Currie Cup Team
β€’ Member of the KZN U18A Rugby Team
β€’ Participant in 2009 Craven Week Rugby
At Glenwood, Francois was described as an exceptionally likable, friendly, and courteous young man with a lively personality and a sense of fun which enabled him to relate easily to his peers.
Academically Francois was very capable.
Already at school Francois had a great passion for Rugby and combined with his exceptional talent, he excelled in the sport at the Craven Week he came close to being selected as a SA Schools’ Rugby player but later achieved an outstanding accolade to be chosen for the Sharks U19 Currie Cup Squad of 2009. This for someone still at school is an amazing achievement.
His whole school career was characterised by playing brilliant rugby. In 2007 and 2008 respectively he played in the Craven Week and he was selected for the U16 and U19 SA Green Squad sides.
Francois was also a member of the prestigious Glenwood 1st XV that won the Sanix World Schools’ Rugby Tournament in Japan in 2008.
2010 – 2016 he played for the @SharksRugby XV and in 2017 he joined the Pumas. He also played for South Africa Under 20 in the 2011 IRB Junior World Championship.
Francois’ natural talent, good sense of humour, and genuine concern for others have ensured him a successful rugby career!
Good luck with your future endevours on and off the field Francois!
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