The Baby Boks take on Ireland in their second match of the 2011 IRB Junior World Championship which takes place in Treviso tonight, with kick off at 20h10 South African time, which will be televised on SuperSport.
The team sees nine changes from the squad that faced Scotland in the opening game of the tournament, which the Boks won 33 – 0. This is expected as the matches are quite close together and this gives all the members of the squad a chance to get some game time. The strongest possible match 22 will be required when they face England in the last of their pool matches.
The Natal interest in the backline, Paul Jordaan, has been demoted to the bench to allow Bradley Moolman a chance to play at outside centre, while Nic Schonert also sees himself on the bench. Ex-Glenwood boy John Roy Jenkinson gets to start this match after coming from the bench in the game against Scotland.
We wish the team all the best for their match tonight.
South Africa – Ulrich Beyers, Courtnall Skosan, Bradley Moolman, Francois Venter, Wandile Mjekevu, Johan Goosen, Lohan Jacobs, Arno Botha (c), Cornell du Preez, Nizaam Carr, Eben Etzebeth, Ruan Venter, John Roy Jenkinson, Micheal van Vuuren, Stephan Kotze.
Replacements: Bongi Mbonambi, Nic Schonert, Jean Cook, Siyamthanda Kolisi, Pieter Rademan, John Welthagen, Paul JordaanTweet