Windhoek - Loose-forward Tinus du Plessis
will miss Namibia’s match against the French Barbarians in Toulon on Friday.
Du Plessis was injured in training last
week in Colwyn Bay, Wales but was included in the starting line-up for the
second match of their Northern Hemisphere tour subject to a fitness test.
The 39-Test veteran went for a run on Tuesday
afternoon and still had discomfort in his left calf. It was decided to pull him
out of the match-23 and allow him more time to recover ahead of the Test
against Portugal on November 22. Du Plessis’ progress will be monitored on a
His place in the starting line-up will be
taken by Morne Blom, who moves from the lock position to the side of the scrum,
with Stefan Neustädt coming in at lock. Neustädt's position on the replacement
bench will be filled by hooker, DG Wiese, who will get his first opportunity of
Namibia will not award Test caps for the
match against the French Barbarians who will be coached by former France coach
The Namibian team to face the French
Barbarians in Toulon is:
15. Russel van Wyk, 14. Danie Dames, 13. JC
Greyling, 12. Darryl de la Harpe, 11. Malcolm Moore, 10. Theuns Kotze, 9. Ryan
de la Harpe, 8. PJ van Lill, 7. Morne Blom, 6. Rohan Kitshoff (captain), 5.
Tjiuee Uanive, 4. Stefan Neustädt, 3. Andre Schlechter, 2. Torsten van
Jaarsveld, 1. Jaco Engels
Substitutes: 16. Rathony Becker, 17.
Johnnie Redelinghuys, 18. Casper Viviers, 19. DG Wiese, 20. Thomasua Forbes,
21. Eneill Buitendag, 22. Shawn Kaizemi, 23. David Philander