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DHL WP U19 change up front

PUBLISHED: August 10, 2017



There are three changes to the tight five in the DHL Western Province U19 team to face Eastern Province U19 in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.

Coach Nazeem Adams’ team will be looking for their fifth consecutive victory of the campaign in the match which kicks off at 13h00 at Kemsley Park on Saturday.

In the front row, hooker Daniel Jooste and prop Adam Neethling both get an opportunity to start with Liam Larkan, Leon Lyons and Sazi Sandi providing cover on the replacements bench.

Jesse Johnson will partner captain Salmaan Moerat at lock with BJ Dixon ruled out through injury.

There are two changes in the backline with a fit-again Christian Geutang on the wing and Branden de Kock at scrumhalf, with Labib Kannemeyer among the replacements.

Adams said that in order to continue their unbeaten run, his team will have to be sharp in Port Elizabeth.

“It is always tough to travel to Port Elizabeth and win so we are in for another major test this weekend.

“The players are excited to go there and execute what we have worked on in training this week,” he said.

DHL Western Province U19: 15 Marco Labuschagne, 14 Christian Geutang, 13 Lubelo Scott, 12 Lyle Hendricks, 11 Sako Makata, 10 Wian van Zyl, 9 Branden de Kock, 8 Muller Uys, 7 Shaine Orderson, 6 Regardt du Plessis, 5 Jesse Johnson, 4 Salmaan Moerat (captain), 3 Adam Neethling, 2 Daniel Jooste, 1 Reece Bezuidenhout.
Replacements: 16 Liam Larkan, 17 Leon Lyons, 18 Sazi Sandi, 19 Bernard Jansen, 20 Alex Halverson, 21 Labib Kannemeyer, 22 Francke Botha, 23 Boet Heyl.