Junior Springbok Coach Hoping His Teams Preparations Gain Momentum

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Junior Springboks are preparing for the  World Rugby U20 Championship in France from 30 May to 17 June and  they will resume for the  second training,in the Stellenbosch camp on Tuesday.

Their coach Chean Roux is hoping that his team preparations will gain momentum when they get together for the second training. This will be the second of three four-day training camps which will end on Friday.

Dian Schoonees and Heinrich Brendel , who are the two new loose forwards, have been invited to the camp, while flyhalf Lubabalo Dobela will join the squad after missing the first camp due to injury.

Sango Xamlashe and Tyrone Green have also been forced to withdraw due to ankle and knee ligament injuries respectively.

“The main objectives of the first camp were to get to know the players and to expose them to the way we want to play, and we are looking to build on that this week,” said Roux.

“We would like to take a step up in terms of the intensity of our training sessions, and since most of the players are familiar with our structures and what we expect, our target this week is to build momentum.

“Our opening match against Georgia in the World Rugby U20 Championship is in 12 weeks’ time, and we have a limited number of training days during that time, so it is vital that we do as much as possible at our training camps.”

The Junior Springboks have been drawn in Pool C at the World Rugby U20 Championship with Georgia, Ireland and France.