SA Students to take on EP Kings and Namibia
June 11, 2012

The South African Students team to take on the EP Kings in Port Elizabeth and Namibia in Windhoek has been named. They will play a friendly against the Eastern Province Kings on 19 June before taking on Namibia in an international fixture on 23 June 2012. The squad will assemble in Port Elizabeth on Saturday, 16 June 2012.

No players from the Varsity Cup winning University of Pretoria’s Tukkies team has been considered, due to a match between Tuks and College Rovers (called the Champions' Challenge) to be played on Friday 22 June at Mr Price Kings Park (kick-off 17h00).

North West University’s Joubert Engelbrecht will only play in Windhoek, as he is a member of the SA Barbarians (North) team to face England on 19 June and his place for the match against the Kings will be taken by Howard Mnisi (Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University).

The squad is:

Forwards: Fanie van der Walt (No 8, University of Free State), Justin Wheeler (flanker, University of Johannesburg), Helmut Lehmann (flanker, University of Stellenbosch), Sam Mbombo (flanker, University of Stellenbosch), Siyanda Ndlovu (lock, North West University), Marnus van Huysteen (lock, University of Johannesburg), Hugo Kloppers (lock, University of Stellenbosch), Stephan Hamman (prop, University of Stellenbosch), John Roy Jenkins (prop, North West University), Wesley Chetty (prop, University of Cape Town), Niel Rautenbach (hooker, University of Cape Town), Francois du Toit (hooker, University of Johannesburg).

Backs: Andrè Smith (fullback, University of Stellenbosch), Rian Arends (winger, University of Witwatersrand), Joe Seerane (winger, North West University), Mark Hodskiss (University of Stellenbosch), Joubert Engelbrecht (centre, North West University)/Howard Mnisi (centre, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University), Andrè Kemp (flyhalf, University of Stellenbosch), Francois du Toit (flyhalf, University of Free State), Pieter Rademan (scrumhalf, University of Free State), Rudy Paige (scrumhalf, University of Johannesburg), Divan van Zyl (utility back, University of Johannesburg).

Management:

Head coach: Chean Roux (University of Stellenbosch), Assistant coach: Fana Elliott (University of Fort Hare), Assistant coach: Brent Janse van Rensburg (Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University), Team Manager: Mobi Dick (University of Johannesburg), Logistics Manager: Jimmy Potgieter (University of Johannesburg), Conditioning coach: Warren Adams (University of Stellenbosch), Team Doctor: Pierre Viviers (University of Stellenbosch), Physiotherapist: Tanya Green (University of Stellenbosch), USSA Rugby Representative: Bongo Nontshinga (Walter Sisulu University of Technology).