DHL Western Province u/20 Change Six For Trip To Pretoria


There are six changes to the DHL Western Province U20 starting line-up for their encounter with Vodacom Bulls U20 in Pretoria on Saturday. The two sides will meet in a North-South clash at Loftus Versfeld, which kicks off at 11h00 on Saturday.

There are four changes in the forward pack and two in the backline, along with a positional switch. Up front prop, Christopher Pittaway joins Zachary Porthen and hooker Luca Bakkes in the front row, while there is an all-new lock pairing of Michael Mutombo and Adam de Waal. Jamie Ricketts comes into the loose trio and will link up with skipper Paul de Villiers and No.8 Camden Schoeman.

Bruce Sherwood makes his first start at outside centre, with Jared Africa moving out to the wing and Christoff de Bruyn at fullback.

DHL Western Province U20 Head Coach Norman Jordaan said that his team are looking forward to the challenge in Pretoria.

“While we did not get the win we were looking for, there were some very encouraging signs in the first half last week and we want to build on that.

“We have some very exciting players coming into the mix this week and we know it will have to be a big effort from all 23 players if we are to get the result at Loftus Versfeld,” he said.

DHL Western Province u/20: 15 Christoff de Bruyn, 14 Jared Africa, 13 Bruce Sherwood, 12 Damian Marcus, 11 Thaaqib Ryland, 10 Ulrich Wahl, 9 Imad Khan, 8 Camden Schoeman, 7 Jamie Ricketts, 6 Paul de Villiers (captain), 5 Adam de Waal, 4 Michael Mutombo, 3 Zachary Porthen, 2 Luca Bakkes, 1 Christopher Pittaway. Replacements: 16 Tian Vorster, 17 Jason Johnson, 18 Mhleli Khuzwayo, 19 Hennie Sieberhagen, 20 Carlos da Costa, 21 FC Fourie, 22 Joshua Africa, 23 Graeme Waldeck.