SA U20s team to represent South Africa at World Rugby u20 Championships

SA U20s team to represent South Africa at World Rugby u20 Championships

Junior Springbok coach Chean Roux has named his team to compete at the World Rugby U20 Championship in Tbilisi, Georgia, with Ernst van Rhyn as captain, and eight players amongst the chosen 28 have played in the same tournament last year.

Van Rhyn, Curwin Bosch, Kwenzo Blose, Carlű Sadie, Zain Davids, Stedman Gans, Manie Libbok and Embrose Papier were all members of the Junior Springbok team that finished fourth in the World Rugby U20 Championship in Manchester in 2016.


The Junior Springboks will face France, Georgia and Argentina in the pool stages of the international spectacle in Tbilisi, which runs from 31 May to 18 June. The team will depart for Georgia on Thursday, 25 May.  

Junior Springbok squad for the World Rugby U20 Championship

Juarno Augustus


DHL Western Province

Loose forward


Kwenzo Blose*

Toyota Free State Cheetahs

Prop

Curwin Bosch*

Cell C Sharks

Flyhalf/Fullback

David Brits

DHL Western Province

Centre

Jean-Luc Cilliers

Xerox Golden Lions

Flyhalf

Zain Davids*

DHL Western Province

Loose forward

Francois de Villiers

Cell C Sharks

Scrumhalf

Stedman Gans*

Vodacom Blue Bulls

Centre

Johan Grobbelaar (vice-captain)

Vodacom Blue Bulls

Hooker

Wikus Groenewald

DHL Western Province

Prop

Daniel Jooste

DHL Western Province

Hooker

Rewan Kruger

Toyota Free State Cheetahs

Scrumhalf

Manie Libbok*

Vodacom Blue Bulls

Flyhalf/Fullback

Gianni Lombard

Xerox Golden Lions

Fullback

Len Massyn

Xerox Golden Lions

Loose forward

Lee-Marvin Mazibuko

DHL Western Province

Prop

Salmaan Moerat                   

DHL Western Province

Lock

Reinhard Nothnagel

Xerox Golden Lions

Lock

Embrose Papier*

Vodacom Blue Bulls

Scrumhalf

Yaw Penxe

EP Kings

Winger

Carlű Sadie*

DHL Western Province

Prop

Wandisile Simelane

Xerox Golden Lions

Centre/Wing

Hendre Stassen

Vodacom Blue Bulls

Lock

Gerhard Steenekamp

Vodacom Blue Bulls

Prop

Ruben van Heerden

Vodacom Blue Bulls

Lock

Damian Willemse

DHL Western Province

Flyhalf

Nama Xaba

DHL Western Province

Loose forward

Ernst van Rhyn* (captain)

DHL Western Province

Loose forward

*denotes 2016 World Rugby U20 Championship player

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