South Africa “A” coach Johan Ackermann included four forwards with Test experience – captain Oupa Mohoje, Nizaam Carr, Stephan Lewies and Vincent Koch – in his starting team for tomorrow’s match against the England Saxons in Bloemfontein (7.10pm).
Two more Bokke – Coenie Oosthuizen and Piet van Zyl – are on the bench.
Of his selection, Ackers says: “I think we have a brilliant mix of experienced players who have tasted what Test rugby is all about and exciting youngsters who will be pushing for higher honours in the coming seasons.”
SA “A” Team: Leolin Zas, Travis Ismaiel, Francois Venter, Howard Mnisi, Courtnall Skosan, Garth April, Nic Groom, Nizaam Carr, Oupa Mohoje (captain), Sikhumbuzo Notshe, Stephan Lewies, JD Schickerling, Vincent Koch, Scarra Ntubeni, Thomas du Toit. Bench: Malcolm Marx, Lizo Gqoboka, Coenie Oosthuizen, RG Snyman, Jean-Luc du Preez, Piet van Zyl, Francois Brummer, Lukhanyo Am.