Sharks duo Fezokuhle Mbatha and JJ van der Mescht will make their first appearances for the Junior Springboks after being named in a 28-man touring squad for matches against England and Wales.
The Junior Springboks produced a powerful second-half showing to hammer the Namibian XV 50-8 in Cape Town on Saturday.
Junior Boks coach Chean Roux has named six capped players in his 28-man squad to face Georgia in the first warm-up match in Paarl on Tuesday.
Wandisile Simelane will start on the wing in one of six changes to the Junior Springboks’ XV to face France in the U20 Championship on Thursday.
Junior Boks flyhalf Damian Willemse has been ruled out for four to six weeks with a knee injury that he suffered in the win against Ireland.
Junior Springboks coach Chean Roux says his team benefited from playing Scotland, Wales and England on their recent tour. DYLAN JACK reports.
Junior Boks coach Chean Roux has named an experienced lineup for their warm-up game against Scotland in Edinburgh on Friday. All six players who were members of the 2017 U20 Championship squad are in the starting line-up, while there are a further four players who played in the second warm-up against Georgia in Stellenbosch. Fullback Gianni Lombard, outside centre Wandisile Simelane,… Read more →
The Junior Springboks will kick off their World Rugby U20 Championship campaign against Georgia in Perpignan on 30 May. The encounter, which will be hosted at Stade Aimé Giral at 18:30 (SA time), is the opening match of the tournament, World Rugby announced on Wednesday. Chean Roux’s team, who have been drawn in Pool C, will play their two remaining… Read more →