DHL Western Province U21 will head into their final league fixture of the SA Rugby U21 Championship on Sunday aiming to secure a spot in the final.
They will face Xerox Golden Lions U21 in a game that kicks off at 13h45 on Sunday at Emirates Airline Park in Johannesburg, with a place in the final against Vodacom Blue Bulls U21 on the line.
Head Coach Jerome Paarwater’s team need a bonus-point win or a victory by 37 points or more to move past the host team into second place to secure a final berth.
Flank Marcel Theunissen is back to captain the team, following their convincing 47-28 victory against Toyota Free State U21 last week.
Paarwater said that his team know exactly what they need to do to secure a place in the final and will give it everything in Johannesburg on Sunday.
“It is a simple equation for us, we need a dominant performance in order to qualify for the final.
“The players will certainly not lack for motivation and we are looking forward to the challenge up in Johannesburg,” he said.
DHL WP U21: 15 Juan Mostert, 14 Chris Grobbelaar, 13 Mnombo Zwelendaba, 12 Waqar Solaan, 11 Angelo Davids, 10 Christopher Schreuder, 9 Dylan Alexander, 8 Jarrod Taylor, 7 Marcel Theunissen (captain), 6 Thys Kitshoff, 5 Dylan de Leeuw, 4 Simon Miller, 3 Dandre Degenaar, 2 Andre-Hugo Venter, 1 Dian Bleuler.
Replacements: 16 JJ Kotze, 17 Rynhardt Rijnsburger, 18 Joshua Muller, 19 Xavier Haupt, 20 Tyrone Maritz, 21 Liam Kloosman, 22 Brendan Venter, 23 Keenan Williams.