Junior teams locked and loaded for finals

The Vodacom U21 Blue Bulls head coach, David Manuel, has stuck to most of his regular combinations in naming his match day squad that will do duty against the Xerox U21 Golden Lions in the SA Rugby U19 Championship final at DHL Newlands on Saturday, 27 October 2018.

 

Manuel opted to include three players that did duty for the Currie Cup team with lock Ruan Nortje being drated into the starting team while lock Hendre Stassen and utility back Manie Libbok will be called upon from the bench.

 

Kick-off is at 13:00 with the match being televised live on Super Sport 201.

 

Vodacom U21 Blue Bulls: 15. Andell Loubser, 14. Cameron Hufke, 13. Stedman Gans, 12. Wian van Niekerk, 11. Xolisa Guma, 10. Fiela Boshoff, 9. Ginter Smuts, 8. Dylan van der Walt, 7. Ewart Potgieter, 6. Jaco Bezuidenhout, 5. Ruan Nortje, 4. Ewan Coetzee, 3. Mornay Smith, 2. Johan Grobbelaar (c), 1. Dewald Maritz.

 

Replacements: 16. Werner Fourie, 17. Simphiwe Matanzima, 18. Denver Prins, 19. Hendre Stassen, 20. JC Pretorius, 21. Lian du Toit, 22. Manie Libbok, 23. Erich Cronje.

 

It is much of the same for the Vodacom U19 Blue Bulls as head coach, Nollis Marais, has only made two changes for their clash against the Cell C U19 Sharks in the SA Rugby U19 Championship final at DHL Newlands on Saturday, 27 October 2018.

 

Prop Wiehan Bezuidenhout and lock Louis Meiring will start while Dewald Donald and Xavier Haupt will take their places on the bench.

 

Kick-off is at 11:00 with the match being televised live on Super Sport 201.

 

Vodacom U19 Blue Bulls: 15. Ruben Beytell, 14. Sebastiaan Jobb, 13. Marnus Potgieter, 12. Jay Cee Nel, 11. Rune Lucas, 10. Vaughen Isaacs, 9. Ruhan Viviers, 8. Carl Els, 7. Jaco Labuschagne (c), 6. Philip Potgieter, 5. Janko Swanepoel, 4. Louis Mering, 3. Keanu Prinsloo, 2. Llewellyn Classen, 1. Wiehan Bezuidenhout.

 

Replacements: 16. Janco Uys, 17. Dewald Donald, 18. Xavier Haupt, 19. Orateng Koikanyang, 20. Romeo Eksteen, 21. Luke Rossouw, 22. Andrew Kota, 23. Gerrit du Preez.

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