The SARU national selectors have called up UP-Tuks lock Jannes Kirsten as replacement for Marvin Orie who will miss the three-match tour of the SA Under-20 training squad to Argentina because of injury.
The SA U20’s travel to Buenos Aires on Wednesday.
Orie, who captained the SA U20 hopefuls in their training matches earlier this year, has been ruled out of action for up to three months after he suffered a broken leg on Monday while playing for UP-Tuks against Maties in the Varsity Cup final in Stellenbosch.
The former Tygerberg High School pupil was the leading candidate to captain the SA U20 team during the Junior World Championship in France.
Kirsten has also represented the Vodacom Blue Bulls in the Vodacom Cup competition.
Brief profile of Jannes Kirsten:
Date of birth: 1 December 1993
Pace of birth: Johannesburg
High school: Afrikaans Hoërskool, Pretoria
Tertiary Education: University of Pretoria