Van Rensburg replaces Matthews in Junior Boks JWC squad

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  • Team to resume final JWC preparations from Sunday in Stellenbosch


Versatile Vodacom Blue Bulls midfielder Rohan Janse van Rensburg has replaced his injured provincial team mate Duncan Matthews (wing) in the Junior Springboks squad for 2014 IRB Junior World Championship.


New Zealand will stage the 2014 JWC for the first time from 2 to 20 June in Auckland. Matthews was ruled out of action due to a back injury.


The powerfully built Van Rensburg will play in his second JWC for the Junior Boks after representing the South Africa Under-20 squad last year in France. His versatility means he is equally at home at both inside and outside centre as well as on the wing.


His official inclusion means the Junior Springboks now travel to New Zealand with four players who have previous JWC experience under the belt.


Team captain Handré Pollard (fly half) will play in his third JWC event, while Jesse Kriel (fullback) and Aidon Davis (number eight) also played in France last year.


Squad to assemble for final JWC preparations


Meanwhile the 28-man Junior Boks squad will assemble in Stellenbosch on Sunday to complete their JWC preparations.



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