Baby Boks get skipper back
21 Jun 2012
SA U20 head coach Dawie Theron has made three changes to his starting line-up that will face New Zealand in the Junior World Championship final.
Up front, captain and flank Wiaan Liebenberg returns to the run-on XV after struggling with a wrist injury. As a result, star openside flank Shaun Adendorff, who’s been nominated for the IRB Junior Player of the Year award, falls out.
In the backline, wing Raymond Rhule comes in for Paul Jordaan, who’s out with a hamstring injury. Outside centre Kobus van Wyk will make his first tournament appearance as he replaces William Small-Smith, who’s sidelined with a leg injury.
Baby Boks – 15 Dillyn Leyds, 14 Raymond Rhule, 13 Kobus van Wyk, 12 Jan Serfontein, 11 Tshotsho Mbovane, 10 Handre Pollard, 9 Vian van der Watt, 8 Fabian Booysen, 7 Pieter Steph du Toit, 6 Wiaan Liebenberg, (c), 5 Ruan Botha, 4 Paul Willemse, 3 Maks van Dyk, 2 Mark Pretorius, 1 Steven Kitshoff.
Subs: 16 Franco Marais, 17 Allan Dell, 18 Oliver Kebble, 19 Braam Steyn, 20 Shaun Adendorff, 21 Abrie Griesel, 22 Tony Jantjies, 23 Travis Ismaiel.