Welwitschias, Bulls Teams Named

The Windhoek Draught Welwitschias have made four changes to their team to face the Blue Bulls in Windhoek on Saturday.

PJ van Lill and wing Conrad Marais and flyhalf Theuns Kotze are out due to injury, while Jaco Engels comes in for Johnny Redelinghuys at prop.

David Philander who recently returned from Poverty Bay in New Zealand, comes in at wing, while Renaldo Bothma of the Leopards comes in at eighth man, and Heinrich Smit moves from centre to flyhalf.

The rest of the team is the same to the one that beat Western Province 30-28 last weekend.

The Blue Bulls have also announced their team which will be captained by flanker Jono Ross.

It includes three Springboks in Bjorn Basson, Piet van Zyl and Werner Kruger in the starting lineup and another in hooker Bandise Maku on the bench.

The main sponsor of Saturday’s match is Windhoek Draught while the match is being presented by FNB Namibia.

Saturday’s match kicks off at 16h00 at the Hage Geingob Stadium and tickets are available through Computicket at Shoprite and Checkers for N$200 for the main stand and N$50 for the open stands.

The teams are as follows:

Windhoek Draught Welwitschias

Jaco Engels, Rathony Becker, Andre Schlechter, Mune Tjiueza, Morne Blom, Rohan Kitshoff (captain), Tinus du Plessis, Renaldo Bothma, Arthur Bouwer, Heinrich Smit, David Philander, Johan Deysel, Darryl de la Harpe, Johan Tromp, Chrysander Botha.


DG Wiese, Johnny Redelinghuys, Shaun du Preez, Awie Thompson, Thomasau Forbes, Ebiell Buitendag, Divan Visser.

Blue Bulls:

Jurgen Visser, Travis Ismaiel, William Small-Smith, Ulrich Beyers, Bjorn Basson, Jacques Louis Potgieter, Piet van Zyl, Jacques Engelbrecht, Jacques du Plessis, Jono Ross (captain), Grant Hattingh, Paul Willemse, Werner Kruger, Bongi Mbonambi, Morne Mellet.

Substitutes: Bandise Maku, Basil Short, Christiaan du Bruin, Marvin Orie, Rudy Paige, Burger Odendaal, Ryan Nel, Clyde Davids, Roelof Smith, Sampie Mastriet, Juan Schoeman.

Source : The Namibian