The squads assembled at Hoër Landbouskool Boland, Paarl this week after the conclusion of the SA Rugby U18 Craven Week held at Rondebosch Boys’ High School, Cape Town.
Border had a disappointing Craven Week where they lost two out of the three matches.
The 18-year old Mahashe was the only player to be selected for the SA Schools starting line-up.
“It has been a dream of mine since grade 8 to play for the SA Schools team.
“Last year, I made the SA U18 squad but hours after I received the news, the tour to Georgia was cancelled [because of the pandemic] before I could even earn my first cap for the side.
“Being selected for the SA Schools again means the world to me because many people doubted I would make it.
“One of the reasons being my diminutive size,” he said.
“They said I was small to be an eight-man and because I had started the season very slowly — I was not at my best — I had to work hard at training and put in extra hours working on the little things that I lacked because people thought the wheels would come off,” he said.