EP Kings Currie Cup Head Coach, Robbi Kempson, has announced his team to take on the Windhoek Draught Welwitschias in the fourth round of the 2016 Currie Cup competition in Namibia on Saturday.
Kempson has had to make a number of changes to his squad as a number of his starting players received call ups to the SA U20 training camp.
Up front Liam Hendricks comes down from the Southern Kings structures to replace Nicolaas Oosthuizen at loosehead prop, while SF Nieuwoudt moves up off the bench to flank in place of JP Jonck, who is out with a facial injury.
Sintu Manjezi takes on the captaincy in place of Jeremy Ward, while Jacques Engelbrecht comes in from the Southern Kings squad at 8th man in place of Junior Pokomela.
At the back, Davron Cameron takes up position at scrumhalf in place of Franswa Uekermann, while JP du Plessis comes in from the Southern Kings for Ward at inside centre.
Kempson said he was expecting a tough match against the Namibian team.
“It is going to be a tough game as we both currently sitting at the bottom of the log, but we are hoping for a positive result,” he said.
“The Welwitschias are especially good in their counter attack so we will need to remain focused throughout the game,” he said.
Kempson said the team had been working hard through the week.
“We are really fortunate that we have been able to secure the services of some of the Southern Kings players for our match against Namibia in the absence of our U20 players,” he said.
The game will be played at the Hage Geingob Stadium, Windhoek at 16:00 local time on Saturday, 30 April.
- Liam Hendricks
2. Warrick Venter
3. Louis Albertse
4. Tazz Fuzani
5. Cornell Hess
6. SF Nieuwoudt
7. Sintu Manjezi (Capt)
8. Jacques Engelbrecht
9. Davron Cameron
10. Simon Bolze (VC)
11. Lindelwe Zungu
12. JP du Plessis
13. Somila Jho
14. Athenkosi Mayinje
15. Courtney Winnaar
16. JP Jamieson
17. Vukile Sofisa
18. Philip du Preez
19. Stephan Zaayman
20. Chuma Faas
21. Sphu Msutwana
22. Yaw Penxe