SA Rugby magazine chats to the Affies flank.
KRAUSE ON …
BEING SELECTED FOR THE SA SCHOOLS ACADEMY SIDE IN 2015
‘I was in the shower when the squad was announced and my Affies teammates ran over to tell me! I was surprised and honoured. The rugby was tough, but the experience was phenomenal.’
PLAYING FOR THE BLUE BULLS U16 AND U18 TEAMS IN 2014 AND 2015
‘It was a privilege to be chosen, but also a big adjustment. To go from schools rugby to Craven Week, and then SA Schools, was a massive step up. But it was a great experience as a lot of my school friends played with me at Craven Week.’
WHETHER THERE IS ADDED PRESSURE AS THE SON OF FORMER BULLS FLANK PIET KRAUSE
‘Not at all. From an early age my father said I should do what I want. He put no pressure on me to play rugby, but I know he appreciates it when I do!’
HIS GOALS FOR 2016
‘I’d like the chance to play for the Bulls Craven Week and SA Schools teams this year. I’m also hoping to be accepted to study engineering next year.’
HIS RUGBY HERO
‘I’ve always looked up to Richie McCaw and how he plays.’
EIGHT THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT HIM
– Born in Kimberley in 1998.
– Attended Middelburg Primary School, before moving to Afrikaanse Hoërseunskool (Affies).
– Is in Grade 12 at Affies.
– Also does athletics where he competes in discus and shot-put events.
– Is a koshuis prefect at Affies.
– Has two brothers, one younger and one older.
– Father Piet Krause played Super Rugby for the Bulls.
– Wants to study engineering.
AFFIES 1st XV COACH JACO KOCH
‘Phillip can reach the highest level in rugby if he keeps working hard and stays humble. He trains really hard and is always looking to improve the different aspects of his game. He is an up-and-coming star and I believe the combination of his talent, hard work, coachability, passion for the game and his teammates will take him a long way.’
Sushi and steak.
1967 Mustang GT 500 Shelby.
To travel around the world.
Other teams: Pumas U13, Blue Bulls U16 & U18, SA Schools Academy
By Tyrone Engel