Toyota GrassRoots Rugby is a 21 week series. It covers the entire club rugby season and features rugby matches and stories from some of the 600 Rugby Clubs throughout New Zealand.

Type: Sports

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: None

Toyota Grassroots Rugby - Zingisa April - Netflix

Zingisa Nelson April (born 19 June 1990 in Port Elizabeth, South Africa) is a South African rugby union player for the Eastern Province Elephants in the Currie Cup and in the Rugby Challenge. He normally plays as a flanker.

Toyota Grassroots Rugby - Youth / club rugby - Netflix

April played his school rugby at Ithembelihle High School, New Brighton until 2009 under the tutelage of Theo Pieterse, who guided the school to being named the School Team of the Year in 2012. He joined the Eastern Province Academy after high school and represented the Eastern Province U19 side in the 2009 Under-19 Provincial Championship, scoring tries in their matches against Border U19 and Pumas U19 as they won all six of their matches in the regular season. He also started in their semi-final victory over the Falcons U19s and the final, which they lost to Boland U19s. He was a key member for the Eastern Province U21 side over the next two seasons, making eight appearances in both the 2010 and 2011 Under-21 Provincial Championships. April enjoyed a similar season in 2010 than he did in 2009 with the Under-19s; he helped the side to top the log after the regular season and then made it the way to the final, where they were defeated, this time by the Falcons U21s. This was once again the case in 2011, as the side reached the final, which they lost to the Border U21 side in Wellington. He wasn't offered a senior contract by Eastern Province and played amateur club rugby for Spring Rose. He also played sevens rugby for the Eye of the Tiger Academy and later played club rugby in George.

Toyota Grassroots Rugby - References - Netflix