5 changes to Baby Bok side for England

June 11, 2012
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Junior Springboks coach Dawie Theron made five changes to his starting team for their crucial pool B clash against England in the Cape Town Stadium on Tuesday.

With Ireland also still in the hunt, the result of this clash could determine the group winner and subsequent semi-finalist of this pool in the IRB Junior World Championship 2012.

Theron recalled fullback Dillyn Leyds and wings Paul Jordaan and Pat Howard to his backline and Shaun Adendorff and Fabian Booysen to his loose trio, with his midfield, halfbacks and tight five from the convincing victory over Italy remaining intact.

Wiaan Liebenberg will again lead the side from the side of the scrum.

Theron expressed his excitement for this crucial clash.

“We have all of our current squad fit and ready to play, so I could pick a team I believe can take us past England and into the final four of the competition. We’ve recovered well from the Italy match, but realise that England will be a different opponent, both physically and mentally.”

With both teams needing a bonus point and a win to edge out Ireland, Theron is expecting an all action affair at the fast surface of the Cape Town Stadium.

“We need to score tries and try and get the bonus point and England will have to do the same, so one expects a match with two positives sides playing attacking rugby. This mean that we will have to attack well, but even defend better, as England have shown that they are a team that can score tries.”

Liebenberg also expected no favours from their opponents.

“They can spoil our party, but this will be a very determined and motivated Junior Bok team that will take the field. We have everything to lose, so defeat is not an option for us. We gained good momentum from the win against Italy and now need to use that to get past England.”

Team vs England (Tuesday 12 June 2012, kick-off 18h45):

15. Dillyn Leyds (Western Province)

14. Paul Jordaan (KZN)

13. William Small-Smith (Vodacom Blue Bulls)

12. Jan Serfontein (Vodacom Blue Bulls)

11. Pat Howard (DHL Western Province)

10. Handrè Pollard (DHL Western Province)

9.  Vian van der Watt (MTN Golden Lions)

8. Fabian Booysen (MTN Golden Lions)

7. Wiaan Liebenberg (Vodacom Blue Bulls, captain)

6. Shaun Adendorff (Vodacom Blue Bulls)

5. Ruan Botha (MTN Golden Lions)

4. Paul Willemse (MTN Golden Lions)

3. Oliver Kebble (DHL Western Province)

2. Jason Thomas (Vodacom Blue Bulls)

1. Steven Kitshoff (DHL Western Province)

Reserves:

16. Mark Pretorius (MTN Golden Lions)

17. Allan Dell (KZN)

18. Pieter Steph du Toit (KZN)

19. Braam Steyn (KZN)

20. Abrie Griesel (Vodacom Blue Bulls)

21. Tony Jantjies (Vodacom Blue Bulls)

22. Tshotsho Mbovane (DHL Western Province)

23. Maks van Dyk (KZN)

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64 Comments

  1. avatar Duiwel says:
    June 11th, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    No excuses.
    good luck.
    :boks:

  2. avatar JT_BOKBEFOK! says:
    June 11th, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    would be a great win if they can pull it off – I doubt they can but hell I will be watching!!

  3. avatar DavidS says:
    June 11th, 2012 at 7:03 pm

    They haven’t beaten England in years… iterally since the days when PDV and Boland dude coached them…

    England has had the baby Boks’ number since like 2006…

    I am hoping we upset them but have little hope…

  4. avatar DavidS says:
    June 11th, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    Two Lions locks BTW

    Both excellent and both with Super Rugby exp.

    Hope we keep them.

  5. avatar bryce_in_oz says:
    June 12th, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    Aussies throwing away their campaign…

    Mistake after mistake gifting the French possession…

    Baby Boks are going to have to take some inspiration from their seniors for this… they’re against it big time…

  6. avatar JT_BOKBEFOK! says:
    June 12th, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    Much better from the Bokkies after 15min but a few glaring weaknesses in their game:
    #9 is way to slow with a double movement before the pass.
    rucks not controlled at all
    Kebbel getting moered at the scrum

    Poms – very loose with their passing keeping the bokkies in the game.

  7. avatar JT_BOKBEFOK! says:
    June 12th, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    Babyboks LO sucks so far!

  8. avatar JT_BOKBEFOK! says:
    June 12th, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    Babyboks have thrown the kitchen sink at these poms and now it looks like they are running out of ideas :-(

    30min and still 0-0

  9. avatar JT_BOKBEFOK! says:
    June 12th, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    eng 3-0 sa :-(
    35min

  10. avatar bryce_in_oz says:
    June 12th, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    Reply to JT_BOKBEFOK! @ 7:05 pm:

    And like their seniors they do not counter-ruck, lose too much of their ball… and they’re making too many mistakes…

    Bok’s are refusing their PK’s and going for BP tries only… if England were smarter they should have been playing their game in the Bok half and pressurising for PK win…

    I’d rather see the Bok’s win this on points than lose it trying to get a BP…

    Extend the lead on the board and England good have gotten desperate and made mistakes…

    SH U20 sides are crap this year despite S15 experience…

    As for this commentator… someone please shut-him-up!

  11. avatar bryce_in_oz says:
    June 12th, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    Jordaan doing all the tackling on both wings, all the contesting in the rucks and the only penetrative attacking…

  12. avatar JT_BOKBEFOK! says:
    June 12th, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    Reply to bryce_in_oz @ 7:25 pm:

    same here – a win 1st, worry about BP when in the lead!

    Jordaan having a great game! Scrums and LO a disgrace, no concentration :shake:

  13. avatar bryce_in_oz says:
    June 12th, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    Number 8 for the Boks hasn’t a clue what’s potting in the LO
    ‘s… so why do they continue throwing to him?

  14. avatar Boertjie says:
    June 12th, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    Reply to JT_BOKBEFOK! @ 7:05 pm:

    Seriously: I’ve been watching, is there
    ANY 9 that does NOT do the double
    movement when he passes?
    Not sure about Genia, did not see the ABs.
    I played first team 9 in st.8 and can’t remember doing
    a double pass.

  15. avatar Boertjie says:
    June 12th, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    Reply to JT_BOKBEFOK! @ 7:33 pm:

    Not watching myself, but saw this Jordaan
    dude earlier. Very good “all-round” wing.

  16. avatar bryce_in_oz says:
    June 12th, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    Reply to JT_BOKBEFOK! @ 7:33 pm:

    Missing their captain too… but otherwise out-muscled (as per norm) at the break-down and set-pieces…

    So much for two S15 locks…

    Miracle they only 3 behind…

  17. avatar JT_BOKBEFOK! says:
    June 12th, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    Reply to Boertjie @ 7:35 pm

    at least he is not kicking every ball :whistling:
    9′s are weak, thinking of the s15 and none come to mind that do not run a few meters to the 10 before passing :bangheadt:

  18. avatar JT_BOKBEFOK! says:
    June 12th, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    Reply to bryce_in_oz @ 7:37 pm:

    not out muscled IMO but out numbered – they just don’t protect the ball enough, Ireland were all over SA last week and yet they did not learn from it!

  19. avatar JT_BOKBEFOK! says:
    June 12th, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    Reply to Boertjie @ 7:37 pm:

    he is actually a 13 but is having a good one today at wing. Against Ireland he could do no right!

  20. avatar JT_BOKBEFOK! says:
    June 12th, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    Reply to bryce_in_oz @ 7:37 pm:

    England will take charge now – all they have to do is play it wide – they have nothing to fear from the babyboks out wide. All goes down the middle!

  21. avatar bryce_in_oz says:
    June 12th, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    Niiiiiccccccccceee!!!!

  22. avatar JT_BOKBEFOK! says:
    June 12th, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    As I say that the Bokkies break the defense and score a beauty!! :wave:

  23. avatar bryce_in_oz says:
    June 12th, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    Here we goooo!!!!

  24. avatar JT_BOKBEFOK! says:
    June 12th, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    all of a sudden the Bokkies on fire! :wave:

    another try! 14-6
    48th minute

  25. avatar bryce_in_oz says:
    June 12th, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    Adendorf has been the pick of the loosies… come-on now!

  26. avatar JT_BOKBEFOK! says:
    June 12th, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    Bokkies are fired up and things starting to go their way.

  27. avatar bryce_in_oz says:
    June 12th, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    Booysen hond-kak… 5th miss-tackle covering mid-field…

  28. avatar bryce_in_oz says:
    June 12th, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    Reply to JT_BOKBEFOK! @ 7:50 pm:

    England’s passing is pretty good though on attack…

  29. avatar JT_BOKBEFOK! says:
    June 12th, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    Reply to bryce_in_oz @ 7:56 pm:

    a hate being right – JT_BOKBEFOK! @ 7:42 pm:

  30. avatar bryce_in_oz says:
    June 12th, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    Wooo-hooo!

  31. avatar JT_BOKBEFOK! says:
    June 12th, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    Reply to JT_BOKBEFOK! @ 8:00 pm:

    ok as I say that ANOTHER TRY!! :wave:

  32. avatar bryce_in_oz says:
    June 12th, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    Awesome and now their pick-n-go game is getting better too!

  33. avatar JT_BOKBEFOK! says:
    June 12th, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    Reply to bryce_in_oz @ 8:05 pm:

    how different a team looks when on the front foot! :applause:

  34. avatar JT_BOKBEFOK! says:
    June 12th, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    what a gorgeous stadium!! Would love to see some Stormers/WP games played there!! :whistling:

  35. avatar JT_BOKBEFOK! says:
    June 12th, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    YEEEEEEES!!!!!! #6 deserved that try!! BP try!!!

    What a turn around!! :wave: :support:

  36. avatar bryce_in_oz says:
    June 12th, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    How about that…

    Centres and Ayandorf going nuts!!!

  37. avatar JT_BOKBEFOK! says:
    June 12th, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    now win it – don’t want to lose from here :oops:

  38. avatar JT_BOKBEFOK! says:
    June 12th, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    Even Kitzhof having a good game!

  39. avatar JT_BOKBEFOK! says:
    June 12th, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    even the scrums have turned around and SA dominating now :Dawie:

  40. avatar bryce_in_oz says:
    June 12th, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    Reply to JT_BOKBEFOK! @ 8:11 pm:

    And finally we’re seeing pacey-powerful pick-n-drives from an RSA team… up the middle, sucking in defenders and then swinging it to backs at pace…

  41. avatar JT_BOKBEFOK! says:
    June 12th, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    Reply to bryce_in_oz @ 8:15 pm:

    however even when the ball goes wide it hardly goes past 13! All attack coming via the centers!

  42. avatar JT_BOKBEFOK! says:
    June 12th, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    MOM the SA #6 or Jordaan.

  43. avatar bryce_in_oz says:
    June 12th, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    Reply to JT_BOKBEFOK! @ 8:15 pm:

    I just need England to close the gap to 1-12pts :wink:

  44. avatar JT_BOKBEFOK! says:
    June 12th, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    BWAHAHAHA SA win a scrum against the head!! :support:

  45. avatar bryce_in_oz says:
    June 12th, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    Reply to JT_BOKBEFOK! @ 8:17 pm:

    Yep… or whoever is there to take it up again…

    Tough one… reckon Jordaan still just in front for keeping the Bokkies in the game with his cover tackling…

  46. avatar JT_BOKBEFOK! says:
    June 12th, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    probably semis:
    NZ vs Wales
    SA vs Argentina

    France unlucky to lose out to NZ

  47. avatar bryce_in_oz says:
    June 12th, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    Stoked to be playing the Argies in the semi’s… even though they are unbeaten… I’d rather play them than the Kiwi’s or Wales (to a lesser degree)…

  48. avatar JT_BOKBEFOK! says:
    June 12th, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    BRILLIANT!! BRILLIANT!!
    Go Bokkies – you made us proud!! up to the 2nd half I did not think you could do it but BRILLIANT!!

    :support:

  49. avatar Boertjie says:
    June 12th, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    Am I glad I started watching 2nd half!
    :support: :beer:
    Super showing by the youngsters.

  50. avatar JT_BOKBEFOK! says:
    June 12th, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    NZ will want revenge against the Welsh :twisted:

    Possible final:
    SA v NZ the way it is supposed to be ;-)

  51. avatar JT_BOKBEFOK! says:
    June 12th, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    However – it must be said that the minista of spot will not be happy with only 2 POC’s in that team :fishing:

  52. avatar Boertjie says:
    June 12th, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    Reply to JT_BOKBEFOK! @ 8:39 pm:

    And the No8 playing like Spies.
    :twisted:

  53. avatar Kevin_rack says:
    June 12th, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    What good news to wake up too! Well done boois now go onto win the comp

  54. avatar Boertjie says:
    June 12th, 2012 at 11:13 pm

    Reply to Kevin_rack @ 10:44 pm:

    Fill us in a bit if you don’t mind:
    You in OZ?
    Originally from where?
    Etc.

  55. avatar Kevin_rack says:
    June 13th, 2012 at 5:21 am

    Reply to Boertjie @ 11:13 pm: Lived in Muizenberg with a small ship running aground in Madagascar for 6 months, 6 months in Egypt then UK for a loooong time, all around the world with a few 6 month trans african trips and then landed in Sydney by luck.

    If my plan works, in 3 years it will be 3 months South Africa, 3 months travel anywhere and 6 months Sydney for werk.

    The only place I have not been to in SA is Bloem. Watched rugby every other major venue in South Africa, Paris, London, Cardiff(new and old), Murrayfield, Sydney(both), Queensland etc…

    Is that enough?
    Rugby is my porn, behind the screen in the middle of the night while every body sleeps. Having wet dreams about McCwaw getting totalled by any one.

    I could tell you about my 2 bike crashs, 5 car right off’s, been bottled in the eye, nearly getting eaten by hippos, malari, train surfing, having more scars than most people have tatoos. But thats personal.

    Now for the Baby Bok replay on http://www.youtube.com/user/QueenslandRedsHQ

  56. avatar bryce_in_oz says:
    June 13th, 2012 at 6:24 am

    Reply to Kevin_rack @ 5:21 am:

    Those guys at QLDRedsHQ don’t miss a beat when up-loading youtube vids… must rarely sleep!

    As per your question the other day… Jordaan, Serftontein and the impressive captain Small-Smith are the next breed of centres coming through as can be seen above…

  57. avatar bryce_in_oz says:
    June 13th, 2012 at 6:35 am

    Reply to bryce_in_oz @ 6:24 am:

    Replay not up yet…

  58. avatar JT_BOKBEFOK! says:
    June 13th, 2012 at 7:09 am

    Reply to bryce_in_oz @ 6:35 am:

    he has not uploaded any U20 games so far so doubt he will do it.

    How long will it take before he is taken off youtube?

  59. avatar bryce_in_oz says:
    June 13th, 2012 at 7:11 am

    Reply to JT_BOKBEFOK! @ 7:09 am:

    Yep I doubt it too… he just does the senior tests… high-lights will be on the IRB site once they get over the loss…

  60. avatar JT_BOKBEFOK! says:
    June 13th, 2012 at 7:16 am

    Reply to bryce_in_oz @ 7:11 am:

    hehehe :twisted:

    I must say the commentators on Sky after the game were very complimentary to the Bokkies and going on about how good a performance it was against a VERY Strong pom side. Better side on the day yadayadayada…

    :bowdown:

  61. avatar bryce_in_oz says:
    June 13th, 2012 at 9:10 am

    Reply to JT_BOKBEFOK! @ 7:16 am:

    Well the old Pom commentator was absolutely terrible during the game…

  62. avatar Boertjie says:
    June 13th, 2012 at 9:57 am

    Reply to Kevin_rack @ 5:21 am:

    Sure – that’s “personal.”
    :wink:
    Thanks!

  63. avatar Methos The French Stormer says:
    June 13th, 2012 at 10:31 am

    Kevin_rack

    Did you play rugby?

    Cheers

  64. avatar Kevin_rack says:
    June 14th, 2012 at 5:04 am

    Reply to Methos The French Stormer @ 10:31 am: only at school and college and as soon as I found drinking and its outcomes well there went rugby.

    The lie of the bigger they are the harder they fall is a crap when you only weigh 65kgs. Having 100kg’s chasing and catching you is not fun.

    You wont understand

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