Mohoje named South Africa A skipper

Bok flank Oupa Mohoje will captain South Africa A in their two-match series against the England Saxons.

Mohoje's Cheetahs teammate, centre Francois Venter, has been appointed vice-captain.

'Oupa has natural leadership ability and is one of the few players in the squad who knows what it means to be a national player,' said SA A coach Johan Ackermann. 'I’m looking forward to working with him and Francois over the next fortnight as we bring together a young and exciting squad.'

Meanwhile, the squad has been bolstered by the addition of two forward replacements from the Blue Bulls.

Springbok back rower Arno Botha returns to national colours after two seasons plagued by injury and is joined by emerging lock Jason Jenkins. Jenkins comes into the squad following the promotion of Franco Mostert to the Springbok squad, while Botha adds depth to the back row.

SA A take on the England Saxons on Friday at the Free State Stadium in Bloemfontein (19:10) and a week later at Outeniqua Park in George.

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