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Five Boks in Namibian squad to face SA XV

Five Springboks have been selected for the Namibian Invitational team to take on a South African XV in Windhoek on Friday, 29 May.

Fullback Jaco van der Westhuizen, winger Tonderai Chavhanga, centre Meyer Bosman, flyhalf Derick Hougaard and replacement centre Wayne Julies have been called up by Namibian coach John Williams for this game.

The squad is further strengthened by experienced Super 14 players in Rory Kockott, Duane Vermeulen, Nico Breedt, David de Villiers and Richardt Strauss.

Namibia will be captained by former Bulls and Sharks prop Kees Lensing, while loose forwards Jacques Burger and Jacques Nieuwenhuis were members of their World Cup squad in 2007.

Blue Bulls Ruan Vermeulen (prop) and Julies and Lions lock Anton van Zyl are on the bench.

Other Namibians in the squad are wing Llewellyn Winckler and replacements Hugo Horn (hooker), Johnny Redelinghuys (prop), Jurie van Tonder (scrumhalf) and Chrysander Botha (fullback).

Namibian Invitation XV:

Jaco van der Westhuizen

Tonderai Chavhanga

Frikkie Welsh

Meyer Bosman

Llewellyn Winckler

Derick Hougaard

Rory Kockott

Jacques Burger

Duane Vermeulen

Jacques Nieuwenhuis

Nico Breedt

Dawid de Villiers

Kobus Calldo

Richardt Strauss

Kees Lensing (captain)


Hugo Horn

Johnny Redelinghuys

Ruan Vermeulen

Anton van Zyl

Wayne Julies

Jurie van Tonder

Chrysander Botha

This story was sourced from IOL.