Footage of Evan Roos' schoolboy days show he has always been a freakish beast
By Rugby Onslaught

Footage of Evan Roos’ schoolboy days show he has always been a freakish beast

Evan Roos might be the hottest name in South African, and maybe even World Rugby, at the moment, but the 22-year-old has been on the radar for many ever since his school days.

The Stormers No8 scooped more or less every award going in the United Rugby Championship last week before a try scoring performance in the final as his side triumphed over the Bulls.

While there are plenty of highlights of the immense season the explosive loose forward has had, SuperSport recently shared a video of the No8 back in his school days for Paarl Boys’ High School, and it is equally as impressive.

The video sees Roos score a try from his own half against Paarl Gimnasium, where almost the entire team try and lay a hand on the No8 and fail miserably as he powers towards the line. This run was like prime Pierre Spies, who Roos has been compared to on occasion, and Springboks fans will not complain if he replicates runs like that in a green jersey in the way Spies did.

Take a look at the try:

Roos was also rewarded for his superb form this season with his first call up to the South Africa squad ahead of their three Test series against Wales in July.

This is the squad:
Thomas du Toit (Cell C Sharks)
Steven Kitshoff (DHL Stormers)
Vincent Koch (Saracens)
Frans Malherbe (DHL Stormers)
Ntuthuko Mchunu (Cell C Sharks)
Ox Nche (Cell C Sharks)
Trevor Nyakane (Racing 92)

Joseph Dweba (Bordeaux)
Malcolm Marx (Kubota Spears)
Bongi Mbonambi (Cell C Sharks),

Lood de Jager (Sale Sharks)
Eben Etzebeth (Cell C Sharks)
Salmaan Moerat (DHL Stormers)
Ruan Nortje (Vodacom Bulls)
Marvin Orie (DHL Stormers)

Loose forwards:
Pieter-Steph du Toit (Toyota Verblitz)
Marcell Coetzee (Vodacom Bulls)
Siya Kolisi (Cell C Sharks)
Elrigh Louw (Vodacom Bulls)
Evan Roos (DHL Stormers)
Kwagga Smith (Yamaha J├║bilo)
Jasper Wiese (Leicester Tigers)

Utility forwards:
Rynhardt Elstadt (Toulouse)
Deon Fourie (DHL Stormers)
Franco Mostert (Honda Heat)

Faf de Klerk (Sale Sharks)
Jaden Hendrikse (Cell C Sharks)
Herschel Jantjies (DHL Stormers)
Grant Williams (Cell C Sharks)

Johan Goosen (Vodacom Bulls)
Elton Jantjies (NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes)
Handre Pollard (Montpellier Herrault),

Lukhanyo Am (Cell C Sharks)
Damian de Allende (Munster)
Andre Esterhuizen (Harlequins)
Jesse Kriel (Cannon Eagles)

Outside Backs:
Aphelele Fassi (Cell C Sharks)
Warrick Gelant (DHL Stormers)
Cheslin Kolbe (Toulon)
Willie le Roux (Toyota Verblitz)
Makazole Mapimpi (Cell C Sharks)

Utility Backs:
Kurt-Lee Arendse (Vodacom Bulls)
Damian Willemse (DHL Stormers)