Seconds makes debut for SA ‘A’ side

PUBLISHED: November 4, 2004

Investec Stormers and WP wing, Egon Seconds, will make his debut for the South African ‘A’ team in the opening tour game against Argentina ‘A’ in Buenos Aires on Sunday November 7.

The team leaves for Argentina tomorrow for a three match tour, including clashes against Buenos Aires and Argentina Provinces. The next two games take place on November 10 and 13 respectively.

Seconds made his Stormers debut last year against the Cats and has played 10 Super 12 games.

This year he made quite an impact in the Currie Cup competition for WP, scoring 13 tries, including a five-try haul against Griquas in Kimberley. He also achieved another milestone when he played his 50th game for Investec WP.

Coach Rudy Joubert said he was pleased with the preparations for the tour, and that the players have shown great commitment.

“The camp in Johannesburg has shown me that we have players who are committed to representing their country,” said Joubert. “I am really encouraged by the spirit in the camp, which tells me we will be very competitive on this tour.”

All players in the 30-man squad will be in the starting XV in at least one match during the tour.

The team for Sunday is:

15. Conrad Jantjes
14. Egon Seconds
13. Adrian Jacobs
12. Ettienne Botha
11. Odwa Ndungane
10. Andre Pretorius
9. Heini Adams
8. Pedrie Wannenburg
7. Wickus Van Heerden (Captain)
6. Cobus Grobbelaar
5. Albert van den Berg
4. Barend Pieterse
3. Richard Bands
2. Schalk Brits
1. Wessel Roux

16. Lawrence Sephaka
17. Lukas van Biljon
18. Boela Du Plooy
19. Zolani Mofu
20. Norman Jordaan
21. Willem de Waal
22 . Jorrie Muller