Du Preez twins to start against Samoa

Written by Pierre McLeod (pierre_mackie)

Posted in :Original Content on 5 Jun 2015 at 18:46
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Junior Springbok coach Dawie Theron has made eight changes to his team, four to his starting XV and four to his bench, to face Samoa at the Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi Stadium in Parma Italy on Saturday.

Grant Hermanus, the only change amongst the backs, will make a run-on debut on the right wing. Changes amongst the forwards include Joseph Dweba at hooker, Jason Jenkins at lock and Dan du Preez joining his twin brother Jean-Luc on the flank.

The four changes on the bench include, Mzamo Majola at prop, Hyron Andrews at lock, Jacques Vermeulen at flank and EW Viljoen at fullback.

“The changes are all part of our process to manage the players effectively during the tournament. There is a short turnaround time between matches and we must make use of our full squad.”

“We expect Samoa to be very physical against us. They were competitive and very physical against Australia and we can expect the same on Saturday. They are also prepared to run the ball from anywhere so we will have to be on our guard with our defense”, added Theron.

The match will be live on SuperSport, kick-off is at 6:30pm.

Junior Boks:
15 Warrick Gelant 14 Grant Hermanus 13 JT Jackson 12 Daniel du Plessis 11 Leolin Zas 10 Brandon Thomson 9 Ivan van Zyl 8 Hanro Liebenberg (c) 7 Jean-Luc du Preez 6 Dan du Preez 5 RG Snyman 4. Jason Jenkins 3 Thomas du Toit 2 Joseph Dweba 1 Ox Nche


16 Jan van der Merwe 17 Mzamo Majola 18 Frans van Wyk 19 Hyron Andrews 20 Jacques Vermeulen 21 Marco Jansen van Vuren 22 Tinus de Beer 23 EW Viljoen


  • Hopefully some of them can catch and pass

  • Comment 1, posted at 05.06.15 19:32:48 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • Obviously talking about the team and not the twins. What I saw against Italy wasn’t exactly awe inspiring from a Samoan perspective.

  • Comment 2, posted at 05.06.15 19:35:07 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • @Spirit of Rugby (Comment 2) : yeah Boks played most of the rugby, let’s just hope it was the nerves. A bit over eager at stages especially in that 1st halfprob lost out on 3/4 tries.

  • Comment 3, posted at 05.06.15 19:49:20 by pierre_mackie Reply
  • Bulls lost against the rebels by 1 point. Woo-hoo another weekend without the it irritating fans gloating.

  • Comment 4, posted at 06.06.15 09:22:40 by coolfusion Reply

  • @coolfusion (Comment 4) : If they really wanted to gloat they could always point out to you that they have just lost 4 away games, but come the end of the season they are still going to end higher up on the log than your team.

  • Comment 5, posted at 06.06.15 09:28:13 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 5) : Yes and if we think we were robbed by a thieving convict inbred, ref/TMO combination look at the Bulls game.
    This one goes past incompetence outright dishonesty.

  • Comment 6, posted at 06.06.15 12:27:38 by The hound Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 5) : Because ending 9 instead of 10 means anything? That just gets you more punishment oh and my team beat the team that beat them. With a brand new coach with players supensions and who knows what else. They were on top of the conference and where are they now. We at least showed an improvement instead of becoming consistently worse.

  • Comment 7, posted at 06.06.15 15:24:55 by coolfusion Reply

  • @The hound (Comment 6) : Nit once but 2 games in a row!

  • Comment 8, posted at 06.06.15 15:25:47 by coolfusion Reply

  • @coolfusion (Comment 7) : are you suggesting there was an improvement in THAT Rebels game last week??? đŸ™„

  • Comment 9, posted at 06.06.15 17:09:56 by Feather Reply

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  • @Feather (Comment 9) : In general. Last week was a relapse.

  • Comment 10, posted at 06.06.15 17:34:47 by coolfusion Reply

  • South Africa 33 – 3 Samoa

    50 minutes.

  • Comment 11, posted at 06.06.15 19:40:27 by Ben Reply
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  • Comment 12, posted at 06.06.15 20:17:10 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 12) : Did you get to watch? I assume they were better than in the first game…

  • Comment 13, posted at 06.06.15 23:24:19 by pastorshark Reply
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  • I see that the Baby Blacks only just won against Argentina via a penalty 2 minutes before the end…

  • Comment 14, posted at 06.06.15 23:26:16 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 13) : I only saw bits and pieces towards the end.

  • Comment 15, posted at 07.06.15 05:51:28 by Ben Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 14) : 5 minutes before the end. Close game.

  • Comment 16, posted at 07.06.15 05:52:06 by Ben Reply
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