Category: EPCR Challenge Cup

Strong team for Zebre

Eben Etzebeth is out with a rib injury but there are still 7 World Cup Boks in the squad with 6 starting.

Corne Rahl starts in place of Eben with Gerbrandt Grobler on the bench. Ethan Hooker starts at 12 with Francois Venter moving to the bench. Good to see Grant Williams back on the bench.


Eben rested against the Dragons

Dave Williams (or Neil Powell) has made just two rotational changes to the starting lineup – James Venter and Jaden Hendrikse swaps with Tinotenda Mavesere and Grant Williams. However Dan Jooste, Coenie Oosthuizen, Le Roux Roets, Lionel Cronje and Rohan Janse van Rensburg all move onto the bench. Eben Etzebeth is rested for this match. On that topic hopefully this plus the following three weeks counts towards Eben’s mandatory break.


Three debutantes vs. Oyonnax

Plum has kept the same back line, but has made some changes in the pack with Corne Rahl swapping with Eben Etzebeth. Tino Masevere gets his first start in an international competition with Diego Appollis and Eduan Keyter likely making their debuts in the second half. Khwezi Mona comes onto the bench in place of Joel Hintz (who has looked very uncomfortable in the last two games).