Koch leads Royal onslaught

Wilhelm Koch will captain the Royal XV when they take on the British & Irish Lions this Saturday.

Koch skippers a team laden with Griquas players including halfbacks Sarel Pretorius and Naas Olivier. Eleven Griquas players in all have been named in the starting XV while four Leopards players make up the numbers.

Only one Pumas player in reserve scrumhalf Jacques Coetzee made the match 22.

Royal XV – 15 Russell Jeacocks, 14 Egon Seconds, 13 Deon van Rensburg, 12 Hanno Coetzee, 11 Bjorn Basson, 10 Naas Olivier, 9 Sarel Pretorius, 8 Jonathan Mokuena, 7 Devon Raubenheimer, 6 Wilhelm Koch (c), 5 Jacques Lombaard, 4 Rudi Mathee, 3 Bees Roux, 2 Rayno Barnes, 1 Albertus Buckle.
Subs: 16 Pellow van der Westhuizen, 17 Stef Roberts, 18 Rynard Landman, 19 RW Kember, 20 Jacques Coetzee, 21 Riaan Viljoen, 22 Jovan Bowles.