Namibia coach puts faith in experience for Sunday’s RWC clash against Canada
KAMAISHI – Namibia coach Phil Davies has opted for an experienced starting XV as he prepares for his team's match against Canada at Kamaishi Recovery Memorial Stadium on Sunday.
In the Welwitschias’ final Pool B game of Rugby World Cup 2019, the experienced Darryl de La Harpe, who will win his 51st cap, lines up in the No 12 jersey alongside captain Johan Deysel, who has shaken off a knock and moves to outside centre.
First-choice flyhalf Cliven Loubser is fit after suffering an ankle injury and he makes his third RWC 2019 start.
Loubser’s replacement in the previous game against New Zealand’s All Blacks, Helarius Axasman Kisting, drops to the bench.
Eugene Jantjies starts at scrumhalf instead of Damian Stevens, who kicked three penalties from three against the All Blacks and is also named among the replacements.
Namibia team: 15 Johan Tromp, 14 Leslie Klim, 13 Johan Deysel (capt), 12 Darryl de la Harpe, 11 JC Greyling, 10 Cliven Loubser, 9 Eugene Jantjies, 8 Janco Venter, 7 Wian Conradie, 6 Prince Gaoseb, 5 Tjiuee Uanivi, 4 Johan Retief, 3 Johannes Coetzee, 2 Torsten George van Jaarsveld, 1 Andre Rademeyer.
Replacements: 16 Louis van der Westhuizen, 17 AJ De Klerk, 18 Desiderius Sethie, 19 Max Katjijeko, 20 Rohan Kitsoff, 21 Damian Stevens, 22 Helarius Axasman Kisting, 23 Chad Plato.
African News Agency (ANA)