Namibia confirm squad
Saracens flanker Jacques Burger has been confirmed as Namibia¿s captain for Rugby World Cup in New Zealand.
By Tony Curtis - Twitter: @SkySportsTC
Last Updated: 18/08/11 12:03am
Saracens flanker Jacques Burger has been confirmed as Namibia's captain for Rugby World Cup in New Zealand.
Burger, who impressed as Sarries secured the Aviva Premiership title, is the star name in the 30-man squad for the Namibians, who face Samoa, Fiji, Wales and South Africa in the tournament.
Fellow flanker Jacques Nieuwenhuis is also based overseas, playing in France with Aurillac, with the rest of the squad plying their trade in South Africa and Namibia.
Coach Johan Diergaardt said: "We have blended youth and experience and must not be compared with other Namibian World Cup squads as we are the first to spend more than two years preparing for the tournament."
Namibia failed to collect a single point four years ago - and will face a similarly tough task in New Zealand after being pooled in the 'Group of Death'.
Namibia - Backs: Johannes Bock, Chrysander Botha, Hendirk Dames, Darryl de la Harpe, Ryan de la Harpe, Eugene Janjties, Theuns Kotze, Tertius Losper, Conrad Marais, David Philander, Llelwellyn Winkler, Daniel van Wyk, Mcgrath van Wyk, Willem van Zyl
Forwards: Jacques Burger (capt), Egbertus O'Callerghan, Nico Esterhuyse, Hendrik Franken, Hugo Horn, Uakazuvara Kazombiaze, Rohan Kitshoff, Heinze Koll, Raol Larson, Pieters van Lill, Jacques Nieuwenhuis, Reaud van Neel, Tinus du Plessis, Johannes Redelinghuys, Johannes du Toit, Marius Visser