South Africa national under-20 rugby union team

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South Africa U-20
Union South African Rugby Union
Nickname(s) Baby Boks
Coach(es) South Africa Dawie Theron
Team kit
Change kit
First international
 South Africa 108–18 United States United States
(6 June 2008)
Largest win
 South Africa 108–18 United States United States
(6 June 2008)
Largest defeat
 South Africa 7–36 New Zealand New Zealand
(17 June 2010)
World Cup
Appearances 6 (First in 2008)
Best result Champions, 2012

The South Africa national under-20 rugby union team (often referred to as the "Baby Boks") are South Africa's junior team at national level. They have been competing in the IRB Junior World Championship since it began in 2008. The under-20 tournament replaced the previously held Under-19 and Under-21 Rugby World Championships.

The team won the IRB Junior World Championship in 2012, when the tournament was also hosted in South Africa. They beat New Zealand 22–16 in the final in Cape Town.[1]

Players[edit]

For a complete list of every player to have represented the South Africa Under-20 team, see List of South Africa national under-20 rugby union team players.

Current Squad[edit]

The following players were named in an extended training squad prior to the 2015 World Rugby Under 20 Championship.[2]

Props

  • Matthys Basson
  • Njabula Gumede
  • Gunther Janse van Vuuren
  • Ruan Kramer
  • Michael Kumbirai
  • Mogau Mabokela
  • Mzamo Majola
  • Ox Nche
  • Francois van der Merwe
  • Conrad van Vuuren
  • Frans van Wyk

Hookers

  • Ruan Brits
  • Daniel du Plessis
  • Joseph Dweba
  • Frans Steyn
  • Alandré van Rooyen
  • Reinach Venter

Locks

 

Loose forwards

Scrum-halves

Fly-halves

  • Dewald Human
  • Innocent Radebe
  • Ernst Stapelberg
  • Brandon Thomson
 

Centres

Wingers

  • Lorenzo Gordon
  • Jixie Molapo
  • Khanyo Ngcukana
  • André Swarts
  • Arno van Staden
  • Leolin Zas

Full-Backs

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Junior Boks end Baby Blacks' rein". ESPN Scrum. 22 June 2014. Retrieved 22 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "SARU names large group for Junior Bok trials". South African Rugby Union. 25 March 2015. Retrieved 25 March 2015.