Cape Town - SA Schools coach
Lance Sendin on Friday called for a big improvement from his team in
their final Under-19 International Series match against England at City
Park Stadium in Crawford on Saturday as they look
to finish the tournament with a win.
The SA Schools team
went down against Wales and France in their first two matches, while
England come off a 14-12 defeat against Wales, so both sides will be
determined to bounce back strongly.
stressed the importance of an improved performance on attack especially
ahead of Saturday's match, which will bring down the curtain on the
annual U19 tournament.
"The emphasis in camp
since Wednesday has been to learn from our mistakes and to prepare as
well as possible for the clash against England," said Sendin.
"There was an
improvement in our defence against France, and we need to build on that
on Saturday, but we also need to capitalise on our point-scoring
chances, as that has been lacking in our game.
"We obviously worked
on all the facets of our game at training in the last few days, but
there was a big focus on our attack and game management in particular.
"As a team we need to
take a collective responsibility for our performance and decisions on
the field. The onus is on us to correct things this week."
Sendin made four
changes to his starting team for Saturday's clash.
Kick-off is at 14:00,
while France will face Wales at 12:15.
Both matches will be broadcast
live on SuperSport 5.
15 Qamani Kota, 14 Kennedy Mpeku, 13 Diego Appollis, 12 Rikus Pretorius, 11 Muller du Plessis, 10 Stephan van der Bank, 9 Jaden Hendrikse, 8 Travis Gordon (captain), 7 Henco Martins, 6 Mark Snyman, 5 Cristen van Niekerk, 4 Juan van der Mescht, 3 Asenathi Ntlabakanye, 2 Fezokuhle Mbatha, 1 Jordan Clarke
Substitutes: 16 Morne Brandon, 17 Ruhann Greyling, 18 Nkosikhona Masuku, 19 Keagan Glade, 20 Banele Mthenjane, 21 Celimpilo Gumede, 22 Phendulani Buthelezi, 23 Dylan Richardson, 24 Vian Fourie, 25 Sanele Nohamba, 26 Christopher Schreuder, 27 Conan le Fleur, 28 Yanga Hlalu