Junior Springbok flyhalf Sacha Mngomezulu is in line to make his Western Province Currie Cup debut against the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein today at 4.45pm.
The 19-year-old son of Daily Voice columnist Nick Feinberg was chosen on the bench as Province prepare for two matches this week – the other one being against the log-leading Pumas on Sunday.
Of his son’s call-up, Feinberg says: “Who would ever have predicted a football junkie like myself spawning a Rugga Bugga? But I’ll take it, super proud... come on Province!”
WP coach John Dobson, meanwhile, made a number of changes to the side that lost 49-3 to the touring British and Irish Lions on the weekend.
In the front row, Andre-Hugo Venter replaces JJ Kotze at hooker.
Flanker Marcel Theunissen, in for Johan du Toit, is the only other change to the pack, while Tristan Leyds returns to the starting lineup in place of Leolin Zas, who moves to the bench.
Of his team announcement for today’s match, Dobson says: “After a bruising game against the British and Irish Lions, we are in for two traditionally difficult away games in a matter of days.
“We came away from the Lions game relatively unscathed from a serious injury point of view.
“This next week is not going to be easy. However, it is a great opportunity for some of our youngsters to get real experience at this level, which is good for our future.”
The Lions host Griquas in today’s other Currie Cup clash at 2.30pm.