The South African Rugby Union has confirmed that Rohan Janse van Rensburg will replace his Vodacom Blue Bulls team mate Jan Serfontein in the SA Under-20 squad for the Junior World Championship (JWC).
Serfontein, the IRB Junior Player of the Year in 2012 and standout player of last year’s JWC tournament, is currently a member of the Springbok training group, which have just completed a training camp in Durban. Janse van Rensburg represented the SA Schools last year and also attended the SA Under-20’s previous training camp two weeks ago, as a reserve player.
The Junior Springboks travel to France where they will defend their JWC title. The JWC tournament will be held from 5 to 23 June across three venues in France.
Meanwhile, the Junior Springboks wrapped up their on-field preparations with two training sessions on Tuesday in Stellenboch. The morning field session was followed by a contact session in the afternoon against the SARU President’s XV, who will be in action on Saturday in Stellenbosch against Namibia. – Saru