Junior Springboks to face Australia

Written by Pierre McLeod (pierre_mackie)

Posted in :Original Content on 10 Jun 2015 at 09:43
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Junior Springbok coach, Dawie Theron has made three changes to his starting lineup to face Australia in tonight’s final pool match at the World Rugby Under-20 Champioship in Calvisano, Italy.

Khanyo Ngcukana who played against Italy in their first match returns on the right wing to replace Grant Hermanus, who moves to the bench and EW Viljoen replace JT Jackson at outside centre.

The final change in the starting lineup sees Sharks flank Dan du Preez drop down to the bench to make way for Jacques Vermeulen.

“We have picked a very competitive side to face the quality Australian outfit. They showed with their two wins against Samoa and Italy that they are a huge threat, especially with the ball in hand, so we will have to work hard to counter their strong points.”

“Our forwards are showing good form and the key for us will be to keep our momentum, reduce the number of errors and to create more opportunities for our backs,” said Theron.

The Junior Springboks are currently joined on log points with Australia in Pool B, but takes the top spot due to a comfortable 32 points difference.

The match starts at 8:30pm and will be televised live on SuperSport.

Junior Springboks:

15 Warrick Gelant 14 Khanyo Ngcukana 13 EW Viljoen 12 Daniel du Plessis 11 Leolin Zas 10 Brendon Thomson 9 Ivan van Zyl 8 Hanro Liebenberg 7 Jean-Luc du Plessis 6 Jacques Vermeulen 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 Dan du Preez 21 Marco Jansen van Vuren 22 Tinus de Beer 23 Grant Hermanus


  • All the games are also streamed live on the Word Rugby U20 website in very good quality: http://www.worldrugby.org/u20/fixtures

  • Comment 1, posted at 10.06.15 09:55:07 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • The forwards r amazing. Defense also also good.

  • Comment 2, posted at 10.06.15 21:12:10 by Julesgr8ter Reply
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  • Thomas needs to stay at tighthead – he gas sungle handedly destroyed australia

  • Comment 3, posted at 10.06.15 21:48:28 by byron Reply

  • Bonus point try in the bag. Sounds like the boys have been really good tonight!

  • Comment 4, posted at 10.06.15 22:06:40 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Big win on the way…46-8 with just under 10 to go…

  • Comment 5, posted at 10.06.15 22:11:00 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Final score 46-13…Baby Boks had 13 men on the field at the end there after 2 yellow cards…

  • Comment 6, posted at 10.06.15 22:25:23 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Geez thats a big win, awesome result for the Junior Springboks 😯

  • Comment 7, posted at 10.06.15 22:36:23 by pierre_mackie Reply
  • That’s a big win.

  • Comment 8, posted at 10.06.15 22:38:42 by GreatSharksays Reply

  • Some more rumours coming out of Cape Town…..apparently PSDT, Marcell Coetsee, Cornal Hendricks and J Goosen top the list of players being sought for Stormers next year……Mitchell says no to Stormers job….

  • Comment 9, posted at 11.06.15 06:17:57 by grant10 Reply

  • @grant10 (Comment 9) : You can have Goosen and Hendricks. Keep on dreaming about the other two. 😈

  • Comment 10, posted at 11.06.15 06:27:10 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 10) : LOL…I wouldnt be concerned Ben, The WPRU are so incapable , they honestly are the biggest bunch of amateurs in the game…..your players are safe, of that I am sure.

  • Comment 11, posted at 11.06.15 06:31:53 by grant10 Reply

  • @grant10 (Comment 11) : Damn, I hope so!

  • Comment 12, posted at 11.06.15 06:50:14 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 10) : Agreed…please let it be…

  • Comment 13, posted at 11.06.15 06:50:41 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Why the heck have we not secured Marcel and PSDT by now? Get Hendricks as well John. No other wing in the country scores as many tries than him. Those assist coaches need to go and get Mitchell as the head coach. PLEASE.

  • Comment 14, posted at 11.06.15 06:54:58 by GreatSharksays Reply

  • Well done boys!

  • Comment 15, posted at 11.06.15 06:55:40 by coolfusion Reply


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