Rugby squad for Argentina match announced

10 Jun 2015 17:40pm
WINDHOEK, 10 JUN (NAMPA) – Welwitschias coach Danie Vermeulen has made six changes and one positional switch to the team that defeated Tunisia over the weekend for Friday’s Nations Cup opener against Argentina’s Jaguars in Bucharest.
The Welwitschias beat Tunisia 22-14 in Nabeul, Tunisia.
The national rugby team played Tunisia as part of their preparation for the International Rugby Board's (IRB) Rugby World Cup, which takes place in the United Kingdom from 18 September to 31 October this year.
Namibia is currently on a three-week tour in preparation for the Rugby World Cup.
Footage provided to Nampa by Supersport shows Vermeulen speaking to members of the media before the group's departure to Romania from Tunisia over the past weekend.
“Starting off the tour with a win is always a positive, and we should also remember we have lots of players not released by their respective clubs and provinces,” he said.
The coach also told the media in Tunisia it is all about the players learning and adapting and hopefully improving and staking their claim in the World Cup squad.

The team is:

15. Johan Tromp
14. Russell van Wyk
13. Danie van Wyk
12. JC Greyling
11. David Philander
10. Theuns Kotzè
9. Eugene Jantjies
8. PJ van Lill (Capt)
7. Janco Venter
6. Thinus du Plessis
5. Nico Esterhuyze
4. Uanive Tjiuee
3. Johannes Coetzee
2. DG Wiese
1. Casper Viviers


16. Rathony Bekker
17. Johnny Redelinghuys
18. AJ de Klerk
19. Leneve Damens
20. Thomasau Forbes
21. Eneill Buitendag
22. Shawn Kazemi
23. Heinrich Smit