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Baby Boks named for Semi


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :In the news on 17 Jun 2008 at 19:36
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SA U20 coach Eric Sauls has named his team for the IRB World Junior Championship semifinal clash against England tomorrow evening at Cardiff in Wales (22h10 SA time).

www.sarugby.net.

South Africa advanced to the semifinals of the inaugural tournament with victories over USA, Scotland and Samoa.

Sauls said his team was ready for a big challenge from England, who has been in great form during the pool stages.

“England finished top of Pool C and they managed to beat a very good Australian team along the way. We dominated against the USA and Scotland and I think the tough match against Samoa (16-11) was just what we needed and it came at the right stage of the tournament.

“The knock-out stage is what really matters and the boys fully understand that. We have worked hard on our decision-making, which I think will be a key factor tomorrow,” said Sauls.

New Zealand meets Wales in the other semifinal at Newport.

The SA U20 team vs. England:

15. Wilton Pietersen
14 Cecil Afrika
13. Stefan Watermeyer
12. Robert Ebersohn
11. Lionel Mapoe
10. Francois Brummer
9. Francois Houghaard
8. Gerrit-Jan van Velze (captain)
7. Thiliphaut Marole
6. Johan van Deventer
5. Cornell Hess
4. Martin Muller
3. Frederick Kirsten
2. Henri Bantjes
1. Corne Fourie

Reserves

16. PJ van Vuuren
17. Wiehahn Herbst
18. Sobelo Nhlapo
19. Ralph Koster
20. Dewaldt Duvenhage
21. Josias Ebersohn
22. Stephan Dippenaar

Supersport will show the match live from 22h10 (SA time) on SS1.

The IRB’s website has extensive coverage of the tournament with audio and video material available for download, as well as images from all games. Visit www.irb.com and follow the link to the Media Centre for details. You can also visit the home of SA Rugby on the Internet for regular updates at www.sarugby.co.za.



25 Comments

  • Flanker Marole is the only KZN player in the starting lineup. The Bulls have 8

  • Comment 1, posted at 17.06.08 19:39:28 by robdylan Reply
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  • Wiehann Herbst is probably a good one for the future. Already 110kg and he’s still under 20.

    One of ours, of course.

    I’m not as excited about Sobelo Nhlapo, though… 1.95 is probably a little short for a lock. Then again, that’s the same height as Rory Duncan, innit?

  • Comment 2, posted at 17.06.08 19:41:29 by robdylan Reply
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  • Go Bokkies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Comment 3, posted at 17.06.08 19:48:37 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 3) : Yeeha! Still trying to figure out if it’s gonna be on tv here

  • Comment 4, posted at 17.06.08 19:52:03 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 2) :
    Tell us more about Herbst Rob.

    Sharks? Possie?

  • Comment 5, posted at 17.06.08 19:54:28 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 4) :

    It is being shown in SA. SuperRugby announced it today.

  • Comment 6, posted at 17.06.08 19:56:22 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Big Fish (Comment 5) : Yes hooker

  • Comment 7, posted at 17.06.08 19:56:52 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 7) :
    Thanks Rob.

    The name-calling is uncalled for though.

  • Comment 8, posted at 17.06.08 20:02:33 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 6) : You didn’t read the article

  • Comment 9, posted at 17.06.08 20:05:37 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 9) :

    it was after paragraph three :lol:

  • Comment 10, posted at 17.06.08 20:13:12 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 10) : I’m gonna start merging paragraphs

  • Comment 11, posted at 17.06.08 20:19:37 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 11) :

    Hehehe

    Hey i have just been searching the net. If the match is being shown in the UK it is certainly a well kept secret. :sad:

  • Comment 12, posted at 17.06.08 20:43:35 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 12) : They are definitely showing the other one

  • Comment 13, posted at 17.06.08 21:29:08 by robdylan Reply
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  • Aah..I see Francois Hougaard is starting. Wondered why I didn’t see him in Bulls squad for Sat.

    Martin Muller of the Convicts is supposed to be one to look out for in the future…they say he is in the mould of a Bakkies Botha..

    Dippenaar didn’t crack the nod to start? :roll:

  • Comment 14, posted at 17.06.08 22:21:15 by Villie Reply
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  • Watch out for the Poms wing, Myles Benjamin. I saw a bit of him playing for Worcester this year and the guy is a serious try scorer. Looks an extremly good prospect!

  • Comment 15, posted at 17.06.08 22:22:06 by Villie Reply
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  • Hi Villie!!
    Mary says thanks for posting the parcel…at last she has anew laptop & we are communicating again!!
    I hope our “Babes” can pull this one off..it will be real :cool: for them :!:

  • Comment 16, posted at 17.06.08 22:27:07 by Me2 Reply

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  • @Villie (Comment 14) : Convicts?

  • Comment 17, posted at 17.06.08 22:30:30 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 17) : Yeah Rob…Wee Pee aka Kwaggas aka Convicts (those stripes look like prison uniforms!! :lol: :lol:

  • Comment 18, posted at 17.06.08 22:51:49 by Villie Reply
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  • @Me2 (Comment 16) : No problem Me2….I’m pleased it arrived ok. Post over here is generally reliable and quick!

  • Comment 19, posted at 17.06.08 22:53:54 by Villie Reply
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  • Moer die Pommetjies!

  • Comment 20, posted at 18.06.08 06:56:44 by bryce_in_oz Reply

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  • Anyone find out if it’s been broadcast in UK? So far I carent find it. :evil:

  • Comment 21, posted at 18.06.08 11:22:16 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

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  • @ra-cheltjie de’ be-er (Comment 21) : ekke ookie

  • Comment 22, posted at 18.06.08 11:23:55 by robdylan Reply
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  • @ra-cheltjie de’ be-er (Comment 21) : Surely so… even we are lucky enough to be getting the replays :wink:

  • Comment 23, posted at 18.06.08 11:27:36 by bryce_in_oz Reply

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  • What’s the senior Poms up to in NZ? 4 players being investigated by police for some hotel ‘incident’. :roll:

  • Comment 24, posted at 18.06.08 11:30:48 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

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  • @bryce_in_oz (Comment 23) : There will be highlights, but only one semi (Wales) to be shown live. So far…..

  • Comment 25, posted at 18.06.08 11:31:55 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

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