Namibia reveal experienced team for Canada clash
TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: 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’s final Pool B game of 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 makes his third World Cup 2019 start, as Helarius Axasman Kisting, who impressed in his absence against the All Blacks, drops to the bench.
Eugene Jantjies, pictured, starts at scrumhalf instead of the diminutive but lively scrumhalf Damian Stevens, who kicked three penalties from three against the All Blacks and is also named among the replacements.
Lock Tjiuee Uanivi is the only player from either Namibia or Canada to have played every minute of his side’s World Cup 2019 campaign so far.
— Namibia Rugby (@namibia_rugby) October 9, 2019
Namibia: 15 Johan Tromp, 14 Leslie Klim, 13 Johan Deysel (captain), 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 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.
Date: Sunday, October 13
Venue: Kamaishi Recovery Memorial Stadium, Kamaishi City
Kick-off: 12.15 (23.15 Canada-Eastern time Saturday, October, 12; 03.15 GMT; 05.15 Namibia time)
Referee: Paul Williams (New Zealand)
Assistant referees: Pascal Gaüzère (France), Federico Anselmi (Argentina)
TMO: Marius Jonker (South Africa)