Rugby Squad Ready for Senegal

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By Carlos Kambaekwa

WINDHOEK

Following last weekend’s 45-6 heavy defeat at the hands of the visiting Western Province team, it’s back to the drawing board for the dejected Namibian Rugby Fifteen this weekend.

The Welwitchias open their assault in Pool A of the 2011 African World Cup qualifiers against Senegal in Dakar, on Saturday.

Namibia is pitted against the unknown Senegalese team and neigbours Zimbabwe in Pool A and the John Williams-led team is widely tipped to cruise past both its opponents en route to its 4th successive appearance at rugby’s biggest showpiece, to be hosted by New Zealand in 2011.

Coach John Williams cracked the whip and dropped five players who were included in the squad against Western Province last weekend.

The centre pair of Luwayne Kotzee and JP Meyer as well as scrumhalf Colin de Koe have been cold shouldered while young lock Eugene Forbes and fellow youth international Desmond Haihambo (flank) have been both deemed surplus to requirements for the West African safari.

The Namibian travelling entourage reads as follows:
Johannes Hermanus Redelinghuys
Hugo Horn
Johannes Albertus du Toit
Uakazuvara Kazombiaze
Deon Pieters
Jacques Nieuwenhuis
Pieter Jan van Lill
Tinus Du Plessis
Eugene Anthony Jantjies
Melrick John Africa
Ryan Carter Witbooi
Hendrik Mathys Van Zyl
Bradley Cornell Langenhoven
Arie Deon Mouton
Tertius Claude Losper
Hauta Tjikuzu Veii
Ivan Gaya
Ockert Cornelius Du Plessis
Gawan Peter Esterhuizen
Elrich Wilbur Jansen
David Glen Philander
John Heinrich Drotsky
Management
Gregory Olivier
John Steven Williams
John Robert Diergaardt
Johannes Louw
Jacobus Jacobs
Randall Elton Louw
Carel Petrus Kruger

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