Jacobs to start for Valke against Elephants
The Valke have picked a flyhalf that hasn't played any club or
representative rugby this year to steer their ship out of stormy
waters when they meet the Mighty Elephants in a Currie Cup first
division clash in Kempton Park on Saturday.
Former Springs and Brakpan player Jonathan Jacobs has been given
the No 10 jersey, taking over from Gido Horn who played in the
first two Vodacom Cup games and Petri Kunz who played in the
compulsory friendly against Griquas.
The Valke have recalled former UJ scrumhalf Haas Snyman, who was
injured against Griquas, and centre Franco Booysen, who missed the
last game through injury.
The young Heidelberg flyer GD Kotze, who is a sevens specialist,
starts on the right wing in his maiden first-class game, adding
pace to the already quick Valke three quarters.
Kempton Wolves lock Martin Lombard has also forced his way back
in the side while Liebrecht Gericke finds himself back on the
The front-row and loose-forwards are unchanged from the last
match against the Pumas.
Valke team: Tsepo Kokoali, GD Kotzé, Franco Booysen, Corné Uys,
Wensley Mbanje, Jonathan Jacobs, Haas Snyman, Bovril de Bruin
(capt), Bradley Fortuin, Reg Muller, Porra Knoetze, Martin Lombard,
Lourens Grobler, Tango Gatya, KP du Plessis.
Replacements: BBHefer, Jaques George, Eves Bashiya, Liebrecht Gericke, Alvandré
Maart, Clinton Kayser, Dieter de la Porte.