Welwitschias’ squad for Leopards encounter announced

WINDHOEK: The senior national rugby squad for the Vodacom Cup clash against Leopards from South Africa has been announced.

The game will commence at 19h00 at the Hage Geingob Rugby Stadium in Windhoek on Saturday.

It will be the Welwitschias’ seventh and final match of the current Vodacom Cup competition.

Namibia lost its previous matches against the Lions (3-53); Pumas (7-61); Down Touch Griffons (28-32); Vodacom Blue Bulls (44-0) and the Falcons (7-45).

They have only won one game throughout the whole series against Assupol Limpopo Blue Bulls (24-17).

The Welwitschias are using the competition as preparation for its participation in the Rugby World Cup in England in September this year.

The team is as follows:

Russel Steven van Wyk (full-back); Johannes Adriaan Tromp (right-wing); JC Greyling (left-centre) (c); Malcolm Moore (left-wing); Shaun Michael Kaizemi (fly-half); Eneill Buitendag (scrum-half); Roderigue Victor (number eight); Thomasau Roberto Forbes (right-flanker); Morten van Kradenburg (left-flanker); Nico Esterhuyse (right-lock); Janco Venter (left-lock); Casper Viviers (tight-head prop); Rathony Reginald Becker (hooker) and Jaco Barry Engels (loose-head prop).