Dan du Preez replaces brother

Dan du Preez will start at blindside flank for the Junior Boks in their last World Rugby U20 Championship game against France on Saturday.

In one of four changes to the pack for the third place play-off, Du Preez comes into the starting lineup ahead of his twin brother Jean-Luc, who drops to the bench. Openside flank Jacques Vermeulen also returns to the side ahead of Rikus Bothma. 

Loosehead prop Mzamo Majola and hooker Jan van der Merwe replace Ox Nche and Joseph Dweba respectively, leaving Thomas du Toit as the only survivor from the front row that started in the semi-final against England last Monday.

There's also one change to the backline, where Malcolm Jaer takes over the right wing duties from Khanyo Ngcukana.

The match will be broadcast from 6:25pm on SuperSport 1.

Junior Springboks – 15 Warrick Gelant, 14 Malcolm Jaer, 13 EW Viljoen, 12 Daniel du Plessis, 11 Leolin Zas, 10 Brandon Thomson, 9 Ivan van Zyl, 8 Hanro Liebenberg (c), 7 Dan du Preez, 6 Jacques Vermeulen, 5 RG Snyman, 4 Jason Jenkins, 3 Thomas du Toit, 2 Jan van der Merwe, 1 Mzamo Majola.
Subs: 16 Joseph Dweba, 17 Ox Nche, 18  Frans van Wyk, 19 Abongile Nonkontwana, 20 Jean-Luc du Preez, 21 Marco Jansen van Vuren, 22 Tinus de Beer, 23 Grant Hermanus.

Photo: Roger Sedres/Image SA 

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Mariette Adams