Rugby

Boom leads Free State against Junior Boks

2017-04-06 07:28
Boom Prinsloo (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - A Free State XV side to take on the Junior Springboks in Bloemfontein on Saturday has been named.

The Free State team is coached by MJ Smith, brother of Cheetahs Super Rugby coach, Franco.

Flank Boom Prinsloo captains the side which features several players with Super Rugby experience.

The Junior Springboks, who are gearing up for the World Rugby U20 Championship, started their preparations with a 31-21 defeat to Griquas in Kimberley on Wednesday.

Saturday’s clash at Shimla Park is scheduled for 15:00.

Free State XV team:

15 Michael van der Spuy, 14 JW Jonker, 13 Ali Mgijima, 12 William Small-Smith, 11 Rayno Benjamin, 10 Ryno Eksteen, 9 Ruan van Rensburg, 8 Steven Meiring, 7 Junior Pokamela, 6 Boom Prinsloo (captain), 5 Hilton Lobberts, 4 Justin Basson, 3 Stephan Kotze, 2 Joseph Dweba, 1 Danie Minnie

Substitutes: 16    Abri Coetzee, 17 Kevin Stevens, 18 Sibabalo Quma, 19 Ntokozo Vidima, 20 Phumzile Maqondwana, 21 JP Smith, 22 Jarik van Der Walt

Standby players: 23 Muller Joubert, 24 Sechaba Matsoele

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