Baby Boks get Serfontein

Jan Serfontein, the player of last year’s under 20 World Championship, will head the baby Boks defence in France.

Serfontein and Kings wing Sergeal Petersen are two Super Rugby regulars to make Dawie Theron’s squad and brilliant flyhalf Handre Pollard is another to play in a second successive tournament.

Theron’s squad lost a three-match series 2-1 to Argentina in Argentina.

Serfontein, Petersen and Western Province’s Cheslin Kolbe did not play in those matches.

Bulls loose forward Ruan Steenkamp is captain.

Serfontein and Pollard are the only two squad members from last year’s winning unit.

The Baby Boks play France, England and the USA in Pool A.

Baby Boks squad:

Props: Andrew Beerwinkel (Blue Bulls), Marne Coetzee (KZN), Luan de Bruin (Free State), Devon Martinus (Golden Lions), Sithembiso Sithole (WP)
Hookers: Ockert du Toit (Free State), Michael Willemse (WP). Locks: Jacques du Plessis (Blue Bulls), Irne Herbst (Blue Bulls), Jannes Kirsten (Blue Bulls), Dennis Visser (Blue Bulls)
Loose forwards: Ruan Steenkamp (Blue Bulls, c), Aidon Davis (EP Kings), Kwagga Smith (Golden Lions), Roelof Smit (Blue Bulls)
Scrumhalves: Stefan Ungerer (KZN), Hanco Venter (KZN), Percy Williams (Golden Lions).
Flyhalves: Handré Pollard (Blue Bulls), Robert du Preez (KZN).
Centres: Jan Serfontein (Blue Bulls), Dries Swanepoel (Blue Bulls), Justin Geduld (Springbok Sevens).
Wings: Luther Obi (Leopards), Sergeal Petersen (EP Kings), Seabelo Senatla (Springbok Sevens).
Fullbacks: Cheslin Kolbe (WP), Sylvian Mahuza (Leopards).