Bosch back for SA Schools

Curwin Bosch will start at fullback for SA Schools against England in Stellenbosch on Saturday.

The Grey High star, who featured prominently from flyhalf in the victory over France, will shift to the last line of defence to accommodate the Blue Bulls' Thinus de Beer who grabbed 20 points in the demolition of Wales on Tuesday.

There are a couple of changes from the side who did duty earlier this week, with injuries and the rotation policy coming into play. Junior Pokomela, the breakaway Eastern Province loose forward, will get his first start on the flank, while Jan-Henning Campher continues his rotation with Le Roux Baard at hooker.

Among the backs, Marco Janse van Vuuren has won his battle with Embrose Papier and will wear the No 9 jersey, while the centre combination of JT Jackson and Heino Bezuidenhout has been retained after impressing against the Welsh.

Outeniqua High School's Eduan Zandberg will become the third captain of the week when he leads the team out against England.

The English should prove stern opposition in Stellenbosch after cruising to a 23-6 win over France in George on Tuesday.

SA Schools – 15 Curwin Bosch (Grey HS, Eastern Province), 14 Andell Loubser (Menlo Park HS, Blue Bulls), 13 Heino Bezuidenhout (Daniel Pienaar HS, Eastern Province), 12 JT Jackson (Oakdale, South Western Districts), 11 Keanu Vers (Grey HS, Eastern Province), 10 Thinus de Beer (Waterkloof HS, Blue Bulls), 9 Marco Janse van Vuuren (Transvalia HS, Valke), 8 Edmund Rheeder (Klerksdorp HS, Leopards), 7 Junior Pokomela (Grey HS, Eastern Province), 6 Arnold Gerber (Menlo Park HS, Blue Bulls), 5 Eduan Zandberg (c) (Outeniqua HS, South Western Districts), 4 Aston Fortuin (Southdowns College, Blue Bulls), 3 Sarel-Marco Smith (Eldoraigne HS, Blue Bulls), 2 Jan-Henning Campher (Garsfontein HS, Blue Bulls), 1 Lupumlo Mguca (Daniel Pienaar HS, Eastern Province).
Subs: 16 Le Roux Baard (Outeniqua HS, South Western Districts), 17 Ngonidzashe Chidoma (Northwood HS, KwaZulu-Natal), 18 Ignatius Prinsloo (Grey College, Free State), 19 Kobus Wiese (Upington HS, Griquas), 20 Victor Maruping (Louis Botha THS, Free State), 21 Embrose Papier (Garsfontein HS, Blue Bulls), 22 Eduan Keyter (Afrikaans Seuns HS, Blue Bulls), 23 Jerry Danquah (Queens College, Border).

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