Rugby

WP name team for Saracens

2014-11-07 15:01
Juan de Jongh (Gallo Images)
London - The Western Province squad landed here on Friday morning and will be captained by centre Juan de Jongh for their friendly clash against Saracens at Allianz Park on Sunday.

WP coach Allister Coetzee has reminded his players of the importance of the North v South clash.


“It is an important game for us because the message to the players is that we will be representing the Currie Cup champions of South Africa,” Coetzee told Saracens' official website.

“Saracens were last season’s European Cup and Premiership runners-up so we’re know we’ll be up against a team that is well structured.

“Their match-day squad includes numerous players that have done national team duty. We will play the way we have been playing and the intention is to lift our game a notch or two.”

De Jongh and flank Michael Rhodes joined their team-mates in London on Friday after playing two games for the Barbarians in the last week.

They appear ready for the clash starting at 15:00 (SA time) on Sunday. The match will be televised live on SuperSport One.

Teams:

Saracens

15 Ben Ransom, 14 Chris Ashton, 13 Tim Streather, 12 Chris Wyles, 11 David Strettle, 10 Charlie Hodgson, 9 Neil de Kock, 8 Ernst Joubert, 7 Kelly Brown, 6 Jackson Wray, 5 Alistair Hargreaves (captain), 4 Mouritz Botha, 3 Juan Figallo, 2 Jamie George, 1 Rhys Gill


Substitutes: 16 Brett Sharman, 17 Richard Barrington, 18 Petrus Du Plessis, 19 Hayden Smith, 20 Will Fraser, 21 Ben Spencer, 22 Nils Mordt, 23 Duncan Taylor

Western Province

15 Dillyn Leyds, 14 Kobus van Wyk, 13 Juan de Jongh (captain), 12 Jaco Taute, 11 Pat Howard, 10 Demetri Catrakilis, 9 Nic Groom, 8 Sikhumbuzo Notshe, 7 Michael Rhodes, 6 Rynhardt Elstadt, 5 Manuel Carizza, 4 Jean Kleyn, 3 Vincent Koch, 2 Scarra Ntubeni, 1 Alistair Vermaak

Substitutes: 16 Bongi Mbonambi, 17 Oli Kebble, 18 Wilco Louw, 19 Gerbrandt Grobler, 20 Jurie van Vuuren, 21 Louis Schreuder, 22 Kurt Coleman, 23 Michael van der Spuy, 24 EW Viljoen

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