Prop Lensing to lead Namibia
By Tony Curtis
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Former Leeds Tykes prop Kees Lensing will captain Namibia at the World Cup.
Former Leeds Tykes prop Kees Lensing will captain Namibia for their World Cup campaign in France.
The 29-year-old powerhouse played 13 times for the Tykes in their ill-fated 2005-2006 season - with Lensing leaving Headingley after the club were relegated from the Premiership despite having signed a three-year contract.
Lensing was snapped up by the Sharks and has been in impressive form in the Super 14s and Currie Cup.
Lensing is joined in the squad by seven other players from South Africa's domestic competition, with Skipper Badenhorst, Marius Visser, Piet van Zyl, Jacques Burger, Jane du Toit, Jacques Nieuwenhuis and Hugo Horn providing the much-needed experience to the Namibia squad.
Namibia, who will play up warm-up games against South African Students and the Springboks, have been drawn against hosts France, Ireland, Argentina and Georgia for the World Cup.
Namibia squad - Backs: Melrick Africa, Heinrich Bock, Lu-Wayne Botes, John Drotsky, Du Preez Grobler, Eugene Jantjies, Bradley Langenhoven, TC Losper, Deon Mouton, Morne Schreuder, Jurie van Tonder, Piet van Zyl, Emile Wessels, Ryna Witbooi.
Forwards: Skipper Badenhorst, Jacques Burger, Tinus du Plessis, Jane du Toit, Nico Esterhuyse, Hugo Horn, Domingo Kamonga, Uakazuwaka Kazombiaze, Kees Lensing, Herman Lintveldt, Michael Mackenzie, WM Meyer, Jacques Nieuwenhuis, Johnny Redelinghuys, Hendrik Senekal, Marius Visser.