Phendulani Buthelezi will lead a new-look Junior Springbok team in their second U20 International Series match against the Namibia XV on Saturday.
The Junior Springboks will face Georgia, Argentina and a Namibian XV as part of their preparations for the World Rugby U20 Championship in Argentina in June.
A conflict between the professional and amateur arms of Namibian Rugby could put the nation’s participation at the World Cup in jeopardy.
The Namibia Rugby Union has raised over R900,000 to cover the cost of three Currie Cup First Division teams’ trips to Windhoek.
Namibia beat Kenya to qualify for the 2019 World Cup, where they will join the All Blacks, Springboks, Italy and repechage winner in Pool B.