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South Africa U20 and England U20 make sweeping modifications for third place play-off

South Africa U20 and England U20 make sweeping modifications for third place play-off


South Africa U20 and England U20 will deliver their World Rugby U20 Championships to a detailed this Friday with wholesale modifications to their beginning XVs of their third place play-off at Athlone Stadium.

Following their 31-12 loss to Eire U20 within the semi-finals, Junior Boks head coach Bafana Nhleko has made eight modifications to his beginning XV – some compelled by way of harm, some not – with centre Damian Markus set to make his first begin of the event.

Likewise, England U20 head coach Mark Mapletoft has made modifications throughout the board, bringing in seven new gamers to his beginning XV to the one which misplaced to France U20 52-31. There has additionally been a positional tinkering within the back-row, with Harlequins’ Chandler Cunningham-South shifting from No.8 to blindside flanker, forcing Nathan Michelow to maneuver to openside flanker.

Nhleko mentioned: “We mentioned at the beginning of the event that we wished to offer everybody a style of Take a look at match rugby.

“We did that, however the accidents and the end result towards Eire have now given us one other alternative to broaden on that, which implies we can have some recent our bodies within the squad to face England.”

Mapletoft mentioned: “That is the final alternative for this group to take to the sector collectively, and I do know they’ll’t wait to offer it their all.

“This has been a improbable studying alternative for this gifted bunch of gamers, and I’m certain the expertise will put them in good stead for the long run.

“Going up towards the hosts on Friday will likely be a problem, however I’ve confidence within the gamers to place in a efficiency that they are often pleased with.”

South Africa U20:
15. Regan Izaks – 3 caps, 0 factors
14. Jurenzo Julius – 4 caps, 10 factors (2 tries)
13. Katlego Letebele (vice-captain) – 6 caps, 10 factors (2 tries)
12. Damian Markus – 4 caps, 5 factors (1 strive)
11. Quewin Nortje – 1 cap, 0 factors
10. Jean Smith – 3 caps, 29 factors (7 conversions, 5 penalty targets)
9. Neil le Roux – 5 caps, 0 factors
8. Corné Beets – 3 caps, 10 factors (2 tries)
7. Hennie Sieberhagen – uncapped
6. Paul de Villiers (captain) – 8 caps, 0 factors
5. Tiaan Wessels – 1 cap, 0 factors
4. Coetzee le Roux – 3 caps, 5 factors (1 strive)
3. Mawande Mdanda – 2 caps, 0 factors
2. Juann Else – 5 caps, 10 factors (2 tries)
1. Phatu Ganyane – 4 caps, 0 factors

16. SJ Kotze – 4 caps, 0 factors
17. Corné Lavagna – 6 caps, 0 factors
18. Zachary Porthen – 4 caps, 0 factors
19. Abulele Ndabambi – 3 caps, 0 factors
20. Gcinokuhle Mdletshe – 6 caps, 0 factors
21. Imad Khan – 7 caps, 16 factors (2 tries, 3 conversions)
22. Litelihle Bester – 1 cap, 0 factors
23. Michael Annies – 4 caps, 0 factors

England U20:
15 Sam Harris (Bathtub Rugby)
14 Cassius Cleaves (Harlequins)
13 Joe Jenkins (Bristol Bears)
12 Rekeiti Ma’asi-White??(Sale Sharks)
11 Alex Wills (Sale Sharks)
10 Connor Slevin (Harlequins)
9 Nye Thomas?(Sale Sharks)
1 Asher Opoku-Fordjour?(Sale Sharks)
2 Craig Wright?(Northampton Saints)
3 Afolabi Fasogbon (Gloucester Rugby)
4 Joe Bailey?(Exeter) *
5 Lewis Chessum (C) (Leicester Tigers)
6 Chandler Cunningham-South (Harlequins)
7 Nathan Michelow (Saracens)
8 Zach Carr?(Harlequins)

16 Nathan Jibulu?(Harlequins)
17 Ethan Clarke?(Harlequins)
18 James Halliwell (Bristol Bears)
19 Finn Carnduff (Leicester Tigers)
20 Tristan Woodman (Sale Sharks)
21 Charlie Bracken (Saracens)
22 Louie Johnson (Newcastle)
23 Joseph Woodward?(Leicester Tigers)



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