The coach of the Junior Springboks, Bafana Nhleko, made some significant changes regarding the first match against Uruguay. Captain George Cronje will start eighth this time when South Africa host Los Pumitas M20 in the second round of the U20 International Series in Stellenbosch next Wednesday from 9.55, a match that can be enjoyed live on ESPN 2.
Only four will be the players who will continue in their positions on Wednesday: Quan Horn, Canan Moodie, Tyler Bocks and Sasko Ndlovu. On the other hand, Ethan James will move from the center to one of the ends and Reinhardt Ludwig will be in the second row. While Cronje was a substitute 29-10 win over Los Teritos at Markötter Stadium last Friday, Hendrikse will make his debut for the Junior Springbok as he did not participate in the opening match.
“We have seen how well Argentina played against Georgia and it is clear that we will have to be at the top of our game if we want to beat them. They are clearly here to play, but we also have some goals that we want to achieve against them and one of them is to play good rugby and get the victory, “said the captain of the South African youth team.
Junior Springboks: 15. Quan Horn; 14. Canan Moodie, 13. Henco van Wyk, 12. Tyler Bocks, 11. Ethan James; 10. Jordan Hendrikse, 9. Bradley Davids; 8. George Cronje (ch), 7. Siya Ningiza, 6. Sasko Ndlovu; 5. Reinhardt Ludwig, 4. Simon Miller; 3. Corne Weilbach, 2. Andre-Hugo Venter, 1. Jan-Hendrik Wessels.
Substitutes: Jacques Goosen, Nolan Pienaar, Sibusiso Shongwe, Raynard Roets, Rynard Mouton, Nico Steyn, Sacha Mngomezulu, Mnqobi Mkhize, Dylan de Leeuw, Izan Esterhuizen, Kian Meadon and Dalvon Blood.