Introducing the Internationals …

Now just two sleeps away, today the Grunt introduces the ever popular, and ever thirsty, international flavour to the Cape Town Tens …

A pretty spicy team this year, with a massive reputation (both on and off the field) to live up to, the International team is brought to South Africa to participate in the Tens by the Christina Noble Children’s Foundation (CNCF), a foundation dedicated to serving underprivileged children in both Vietnam and Mongolia.

The CNCF Internationals then …

Isaac “Zac” Feau’nati
A Manu Samoa rugby union international, Zac played Super 14 rugby in for the Hurricanes and Crusaders, and for Bath and London Irish in the UK Premiership. However he is perhaps most famous for playing Jonah Lomu in the hit movie Invictus!!

Chris Sheasby
Starring in England’s famous win in the first ever 7’s World Cup, Chris has played for both the England 7’s and 15’s sides. He played in the Premiership for Harlequins, London Irish and Wasps.

Jim Jenner
A 7’s specialist, Jim played for England and for team Great Britain in the Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur. In a long career he appeared for Worcester and Newcastle in the English Premiership, and in many 7’s tournaments across the globe!

Leon Lloyd
Capped by England against South Africa, and on the 2001 tour to North America Leon played wing and outside centre in the all conquering Leicester Tigers team. He finished his career playing for Gloucester.

David Rees
David is probably best known for his chip and chase which saw him get past Jonah Lomu to score a try for England in a game against New Zealand in 1999. He played his Premiership rugby for Sale, Leeds and Bristol, and was a member of the ‘99 England Rugby World Cup squad.

Justin Marshall
Capped 81 times by New Zealand including as captain, Justin is the most capped scrum half in All Black history. Up until 2005 he played his rugby in New Zealand for Canterbury and Crusaders in the Super 14, he then moved to Europe where he played club rugby in England for Leeds and Saracens, in Wales for Ospreys and in France for T14 side Montpellier.

Scott “Razor” Robertson
An All Black flanker, Scott was capped over 20 times by New Zealand including as part of their 1999 Rugby World Cup squad and played for the unbeaten Super 12 title winning Crusaders team of 2002. He also played his club rugby in France and Japan.

Kieron Dawson
Capped at every level by Ireland, including as part of their 1999 Rugby World Cup squad, Kieron played flanker for Ulster before moving to London Irish in the UK Premiership

Joining the CNCF Internationals from South Africa:
Robbie Fleck, Bob Skinstad, Jake Boer, Hanyani Shimangi and Gcobani Bobo

If you spot one of the above guests wilting in the Cape Town heat, apply ice cold Castle draught immediately …

Justin Marshall in recruiting mode ...