Junior Boks ring the changes

Junior Boks coach Dawie Theron has made sweeping changes for the second match against Argentina on Saturday.

Theron has retained only five players from the starting XV who managed to edge Los Pumitas 25-22 in the first test, while he has also opted to make two positional changes.

Tighthead prop Thomas du Toit, Jason Jenkins (lock), Leolin Zas (left wing), Daniel du Plessis (inside centre) and JT Jackson (outside centre) will all start in their second tour match, while Dan du Preez moves from No 8 to flank and Grant Hermanus has reverted to fullback.

Hanro Liebenberg will return to the starting lineup at the back of the scrum and will also take over the captaincy from Rikus Bothma.

Theron said the changes are part of the rotation plan to give each player some game time on tour.

'This tour is our last opportunity to have a close look at some combinations and to experiment with aspects of our game plan.

'We worked extremely hard in training to try and rectify our errors. Argentina gave us a huge wake-up call and I'm glad the players responded very positively to that,' said Theron.

Junior Boks – 15 Grant Hermanus, 14 Khanyo Ngcukana, 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 Hyron Andrews, 4 Jason Jenkins, 3 Thomas du Toit, 2 Jan van der Merwe, 1 Mzamo Majola.
Subs: 16 Joseph Dweba, 17 Njabulo Gumede, 18 Ruan Kramer, 19 Abongile Nonkontwana, 20 Rikus Bothma, 21 Marco Jansen van Vuuren, 22 Ernst Stapelberg, 23 Michael Jaer.

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