The SA Emerging team to take part in the IRB Nations Cup tournament next month in Romania has been confirmed. The tournament takes place from 5 to 16 June 2007.
Pieter de Villiers is the head coach, Jerome Paarwater his assistant and Peter Maimane the Team Manager.
Team assembly is on Thursday morning at the Southern Sun Newlands, Main Road in Newlands.
The team will depart from Johannesburg to Paris on Friday, 1 June 2007 at 21h35 and returns on 18 June 2007.
The other participating teams are Argentina A, Italy A, Romania, Georgia and Namibia.
The full SA Emerging team is:
Vodacom Blue Bulls
Heini Adams, Marius Delport, Hilton Lobberts, Bandise Maku, Wilhelm Steenkamp
Vodacom Free State Cheetahs
Kabamba Floors, Bevin Fortuin, Jonathan Mokuena
Louis Ludik, Jaco Pretorius, Solly Tyibilika, Heinke van der Merwe, Jano Vermaak
Bradley Barritt, Nikolai Blignaut, Ryan Kankowski, Sangoni Mxoli, Odwa Ndungane, Howard Noble
Vodacom Western Province
Schalk Brits, Tonderai Chavhanga, Peter Grant, Morgan Newman, Ross Skeate, Eddie Andrews.
Pieter De Villiers : Coach
Jerome Paarwater : Assistant-Coach
Peter Maimane : Team Manager
Dr. Ryan Kohler : Team Doctor
Neels Liebel : Conditioning Coach
Wayne Hector : Physiotherapist
Match Day 1 - Tuesday, June 5th
Argentina A vs. Italy A
Georgia A vs. Namibia
SA Emerging vs. Romania
Match Day 2 – Sunday, June 10th
Argentina A vs. Namibia
SA Emerging vs. Georgia
Italy A vs. Romania
Match Day 3 – Saturday, June 16th
Italy A vs. Georgia
Namibia vs. Romania
SA Emerging vs. Argentina A
All teams to have three games: winner will be based on points.
Win 4 points
Draw 2 points
4 or more tries 1 point
Loss by 7 points or less 1 point