Promising Junior Springbok and Sharks Under 21 tighthead prop, Nick Schonert was advised by Springbok Jannie du Plessis to get as much game time as possible at tighthead, in order to develop his potential. This influenced his decision to move to Bloemfontein, and join the Shimlas. The fact that Kwazulu Natal only have a side in the Varsity Shield probably added impetus to his decision to move.
Age: 21 years – 20 September 1991
Vital Statistics: (H) 189 cm (W) 118 kg
Nick was born in Durban, and attended Maritzburg College and then started his tertiary education at the Sharks Academy. He decided to move to the University of the Free State in 2013 and will run out for Shimlas in the Varsity Cup.
- 2007 – Kwazulu - Natal u/16 (Coca Cola Grant Khomo Week).
- 2008 – Kwazulu - Natal u/18 (Coca Cola Craven Week).
- 2009 – Kwazulu - Natal u/18 (Coca Cola Craven Week), Sharks (ABSA u/19 Competition).
- 2010 – Sharks (ABSA u/19 Competition)
- 2011 – Sharks (ABSA u/21 Competition), Sharks XV (Vodacom Cup), Junior Springboks (IRB Junior World Championship).
- 2012 – Sharks (ABSA u/21 Competition), Sharks XV (Vodacom Cup), Sharks (Vodacom Super 15).