Springboks

Andre Venter hands out Springbok jerseys

2018-06-15 21:21
Rassie Erasmus, Siya Kolisi, Andre Venter and Beast Mtawarira (Gallo Images)

Bloemfontein - Former loose forward Andre Venter presented the Springboks with their match-day jerseys on Friday afternoon.

The Boks were busy preparing for Saturday’s second Test against England at the Free State Stadium.

The 47-year-old Venter made 66 appearances for the Springboks and also played in the 1999 Rugby World Cup, where South Africa finished third.

He has been in a wheelchair in recent years after being struck down by a degenerative syndrome of the central nervous system called transverse myelitis. He is a successful businessman and also a motivational speaker.

The Boks currently have a 1-0 lead in the three-Test series having won last Saturday’s first Test in Johannesburg 42-39.

Saturday's Test kicks off at 17:05.

Teams:

South Africa

15 Willie le Roux, 14 S'bu Nkosi, 13 Lukhanyo Am, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Aphiwe Dyantyi, 10 Handre Pollard, 9 Faf de Klerk, 8 Duane Vermeulen, 7 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 6 Siya Kolisi (captain), 5 Franco Mostert, 4 RG Snyman, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Bongi Mbonambi, 1 Tendai Mtawarira

Substitutes: 16 Akker van der Merwe, 17 Steven Kitshoff, 18 Thomas du Toit, 19 Jean-Luc du Preez, 20 Sikhumbuzo Notshe, 21 Ivan van Zyl, 22 Jesse Kriel, 23 Warrick Gelant

England

15 Elliot Daly, 14 Jonny May, 13 Henry Slade, 12 Owen Farrell (captain), 11 Mike Brown, 10 George Ford, 9 Ben Youngs, 8 Billy Vunipola, 7 Tom Curry, 6 Brad Shields, 5 Maro Itoje, 4 Joe Launchbury, 3 Kyle Sinckler, 2 Jamie George, 1 Mako Vunipola

Substitutes: 16 Luke Cowan-Dickie, 17 Joe Marler, 18 Harry Williams, 19 Mark Wilson, 20 Nathan Hughes, 21 Ben Spencer, 22 Danny Cipriani, 23 Denny Solomona

Springbok team photograph (Gallo Images)

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