Baby Boks named for England

2011-06-17 10:48
Dawie Theron (File)
Padova - South Africa Under-20 coach Dawie Theron has named his team to take on England in their final Pool C match at the 2011 IRB Junior World Championship, at the Stadio Plebsicito in Padova on Saturday. Kick-off is at 20:10 SA time.

England and South Africa have met twice in the semi-finals of the IRB Junior World Championships, as well as in last year’s playoff match for bronze in Argentina. The Baby Boks lost both semi-final matches against the English, but secured the bronze medal in Rosario when they beat England last year.

Jaco Taute, who recently joined the squad as an injury replacement for Craig Barry, has been selected at fullback in one of five changes made to the starting line-up from the team that beat Ireland 42-26 in Treviso on Tuesday. The Baby Boks defeated Scotland 33-0 in their opening match played in Padova on June 10.

Theron has recalled scrumhalf Pieter Rademan to the starting 15 in place of Lohan Jacobs. Rademan, a former SA Schools captain, will partner flyhalf Johan Goosen.

Flank Siyamthanda Kolisi will start his second match of the tournament and teams up with Nizaam Carr and Arno Botha as the loose trio. Hooker Bongi Mbonambi returns to the starting team in place of Michael van Vuuren as does prop Juan Schoeman, who takes over at loosehead from Stephan Kotze.

“We are playing England for the top honours in our Pool, so there’s naturally going to be plenty of tension and excitement building up to this fixture which is great,” said Theron.

“We’ve managed to achieve maximum points without playing too much rugby during our matches against Ireland and Scotland, and England also earned bonus point victories against both those sides in the tournament.

“They’ve got skilful players across the park and will test us for 80 minutes. We are going to have to be sharp in our execution and our discipline will have to be right up there. We’ve defended well by only leaking two tries, and our structures will have to once again be up for the challenge of containing a team who have not been afraid to play an expansive game.

“We pretty much expecting them to continue that trend on Saturday, which is why we’ll have to defend well, and execute our own opportunities which comes our way. It’s a guaranteed semi-final ticket for winners, so we hope to the successful team on the evening.”

South Africa:
15 Jaco Taute, 14 Courtnall Skosan, 13 Bradley Moolman, 12 Francois Venter, 11 Wandile Mjekevu, 10 Johan Goosen, 9 Pieter Rademan, 8 Arno Botha (captain), 7 Siyamthanda Kolisi, 6 Nizaam Carr, 5 Eben Etzebeth, 4 Ruan Venter, 3 John Roy Jenkinson, 2 Bongi Mbonambi, 1 Juan Schoeman1

Substitutes: 16 Michael van Vuuren, 17 Nic Schonert, 18 Jean Cook, 19 Cornell du Preez, 20 Lohan Jacobs, 21 John Welthagen, 22 Paul Jordaan


Hurricanes remain unbeaten

2015-03-27 10:18


Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
Live Video Streaming
  • Blitz
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @00:00
  • SS1
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @01:00
  • SS2
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @02:00
  • SS3
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @03:00
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Love 2 Meet

Got something you'd like to get off your chest? Got a burning desire to air an opinion? If so, be sure to sign-up on Sport24's FORUM!

Latest blogs

Sharks centre Frans Steyn has been found NOT GUILTY of a dangerous tip-tackle against the Chiefs. Your thoughts?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

Newsletters Sign up for the Morning Glory, Super 15 and Soccer newsletters

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

Mobile Sport24 on your mobile phone - WAP, alerts, downloads, services

Forum Have your Say on Sport24's brand new Forum!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

Blogs Yes your opinion counts. Get it out there

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.