Junior Springboks coach Chean Roux has made just two changes to the starting lineup for their second U20 Championship match against Georgia in Rosario on Saturday.
Both changes come in the loose trio, after vice-captain Francke Horn’s tournament was brought to a premature end by a shoulder injury.
Captain Phendulani Buthelezi switches from flanker to No 8 in place of Francke Horn – who returned home – while Gumede and Richardson have both been brought into the team as flanks.
With Horn’s replacement, Janko Swanepoel (lock), only arriving in Argentina on Friday, Roux named 12 replacements on the bench – of which eight will be allowed to take the field.
Roux said his charges were ready for a physical onslaught against Georgia, who they last met in the U20 International Series in Paarl in April, winning 58-10.
‘We have played against Georgia two years in a row now and they are definitely physical,’ Roux said.
‘They have probably the best scrum at U20 level, and we need to be ready for that. But we know what to expect from them, and we are looking forward to the challenge.’
Junior Springboks – 15 Vaughan Isaacs, 14 Angelo Davids, 13 Marnus Potgieter, 12 Rickus Pretorius, 11 Caleb Dingaan, 10 James Mollentze, 9 Jaden Hendrikse, 8 Phendulani Buthelezi , 7 Celimpilo Gumede, 6 Dylan Richardson, 5 Emile van Heerden, 4 JJ van der Mescht, 3 Asenathi Ntlabakanye, 2 Fezokuhle Mbatha, 1 Dian Bleuler.
Subs: 16 Dameon Venter, 17 Kudzwai Dube, 18 Keagan Glade, 19 Thabiso Mdletshe, 20 Elrigh Louw, 21 Jaco Labuschagne, 22 Thaakir Abrahams, 23 Sanele Nohamba, 24 Sibusiso Sangweni, 25 Mnombo Zwelendaba, 26 David Coetzer, 27 David Kriel.
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