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SA U20 ready for French onslaught

By Hannes Nienaber , in News , at 1 August 2020 Tags: , , ,

The SA Under-20 training squad will be looking for an improved performance against their French counterparts when the two sides meet again on Saturday afternoon at the Saldana Bay Rugby Club. The kick-off is 16h00.

France U20 won the first encounter 15-10 on Tuesday in Velddrif thanks mainly to a stronger performance in the second half, when they outscored the home team by two tries to one.

Both teams are using the two-match series as preparation for the IRB Under-20 World Championships later this year in Wales.

SARU President, Oregan Hoskins, and Johan Prinsloo (CEO) will both attend the match. The SA youngsters will be captained by hooker PW van Vuuren.

The South African U20 team:

15. Wilton Peterson, 14. Vanon Willis, 13. Mlindazwe Nqoro, 12. Stefan Watermeyer, 11. Oscar Mfundice, 10. Divan Koze, 9. Dewaldt Duvenhage, 8. Justin Wheeler, 7. Yassir Hartzenberg, 6. Tilliphatu Maroele, 5. Cornell Hess, 4. Berend Botha, 3. Lourens Adriaanse, 2. PW van Vuuren (captain), 1. Corne Fourie. Replacements: Jean Jacques Rossouw, Sabela Nhlapo, Johan van Deventer, Clayton Steward, Charl Weideman, Benardo Botha, Robert Ebersohn, Robert Kruger, Bennie Geldenhuys, Coenie van Wyk, Herson Amell, Henry Bantjies, Lisle Clarke, Cameron Jacobs, Maphelo Mpondo and Mzwanzele Zito.

Issued by SA Rugby

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