Big blow for Baby Boks
The SARU national selectors have called up UP-Tuks lock Jannes Kirsten as replacement for the injured Marvin Orie.
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 South Africa Under-20 training squad to Argentina because of injury.
The South Africa Under-20s travel to Buenos Aires on Wednesday.
Orie, who captained the South Africa Under-20 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 South Africa Under-20 team during the Junior World Championship in France.
Kirsten has also represented the 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