Friday, May 8, 2009

Test Match: Jaguars to meet Namibia

Namibia v Argentina 'A' in Buenos Aires

The Namibians (The Welwitschias) travel to Buenos Aires to meet the Jaguars (Argentina 'A') in a test friendly. The Namibians are preparing for their international programme which includes games against South Africa (before the Lions arrive). For the Jaguars this match will give them a warm-up before their CONSUR A and World Cup matches coming up in May, and later, for their matches in the Churchill Cup.

These teams met for the first time during the 2007 IRB Nations Cup held in Romania. Argentina 'A' won comfortably 47-13. The Namibians have also faced the full strength Pumas during the 2003 Rugby World Cup in Australia. They lost that one as well, 14-67.

GWC Rugby Rankings do not apply.

Prediction: Argentina 'A' will be too slick, winning by 25 points.


Argentina 'A'
15 Lucas González Amorosino
14 Mauro Comuzzi (capitán)
13 Juan Pablo Estelles
12 Horacio San Martín
11 Gonzalo Camacho
10 Santiago Fernández
9 Agustín Figuerola
8 Tomás Leonardi
7 Leonardo Senatore
6 Mariano Galarza
5 Genaro Fessia
4 Carlos Cáceres
3 Juan Figalli
2 Agustín Creevy
1 Felipe Betolli
16 Lucas Vignau
17 Guillermo Roan
18 Tomás Roan
19 Alejandro Campos
20 Martín Landajo
21 Benjamín Urdapilleta
22 Martín Bustos Moyano
Head Coach: Santiago Phelan

15 Tersius Losper
14 David Philander
13 Julian Botes
12 John Drotsky
11 Lwellyn Winckler
10 Jaco van Zyl
9 Jurie van Tonder
8 Pieter Jan Van Lille
7 Tinus du Plessis
6 Jacques Nieuwenhuis
5 Julian Botha
4 Wacka Kazombiaze
3 Marius Visser
2 Shaun Eterhuisen
1 Kees Lensing (Capt.)
16 Hugo Horn
17 Huata Veii
18 Eugene Forbes
19 Desmond Haihambo
20 Colin de Koe
21 Jacky Bock
22 Tinus Venter
Head Coach: John Williams


  1. Good day..

    My brother, Julian Botes, playing for Namibia, his surname was written and spelt incorrectly. If you would please be so kind as to fix this error.

    Botes family