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Baby Boks lose skipper

2012-06-12 16:49


Cape Town - Junior Springboks coach Dawie Theron was forced to make two late changes to his team for Tuesday's crucial pool B clash against England at Cape Town Stadium.

Regular captain and flanker Wiaan Liebenberg did not recover in time from a wrist injury picked up at training and replacement flyhalf Tony Jantjies withdrew due to a sore knee.

Liebenberg’s place will be taken by Pieter Steph du Toit, with Khaya Majola replacing his KZN team-mate on the bench. Centre William Small-Smith, the regular vice-captain, will now lead the team.

Jantjies will be replaced by Marais Schmidt.

In one of the first matches of the day, Ireland beat Italy 41-12 at Cape Town Stadium, which means the Baby Boks must get a bonus-point win against England if they are to reach the semi-finals.

The revised team vs England (Tuesday 12 June 2012, kick-off 18:45):

15. Dillyn Leyds (Western Province) 14. Paul Jordaan (KZN) 13. William Small-Smith (Blue Bulls, captain) 12. Jan Serfontein (Blue Bulls) 11. Pat Howard (Western Province) 10. HandrĂ© Pollard (Western Province) 9.  Vian van der Watt (Golden Lions) 8. Fabian Booysen (Golden Lions) 7. Pieter Steph du Toit (KZN) 6. Shaun Adendorff (Blue Bulls) 5. Ruan Botha (Golden Lions) 4. Paul Willemse (Golden Lions) 3. Oliver Kebble (Western Province) 2. Jason Thomas (Blue Bulls) 1. Steven Kitshoff (Western Province)

Substitutes: 16. Mark Pretorius (Golden Lions) 17. Allan Dell (KZN) 18. Khaya Majola (KZN) 19. Braam Steyn (KZN) 20. Abrie Griesel (Blue Bulls) 21. Marais Schmidt (Golden Lions)/Tony Jantjies (Blue Bulls) 22. Tshotsho Mbovane (Western Province) 23. Maks van Dyk (KZN)
 
Latest results form the IRB Junior World Championship on Tuesday:

Ireland 41-12 Italy
Argentina 17-12 Scotland
France 31-7 Australia
Wales 74-3 Samoa

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