There are five changes to the DHL Western Province U19 team to face the Cell C Sharks U19 at Brookside on Saturday.
Coach Nazeem Adams’ team will be looking for their fourth consecutive victory of the season in their match against the visitors from Durban which kicks off at 12h30 on Saturday.
There are three changes in the backline with Sako Makata getting an opportunity on the left wing and outside centre Lubelo Scott linking up in midfield with Lyle Hendricks who shifts to inside centre.
In the forward pack Regardt du Plessis starts at openside flank in place of the injured Charl Serdyn, while in the front row Reece Bezuidenhout starts at loosehead prop in a rotational switch.
Adams said that the key for his team will be to build on the promising start they have made to their campaign.“We have come through three tough games, but the Cell C Sharks U19 will pose another significant challenge for us.
“The players know that we can lift our game in a number of areas, so hopefully we can make another step up on Saturday,” he said.
DHL Western Province U19: 15 Marco Labuschagne, 14 Mike Mavovana, 13 Lubelo Scott, 12 Lyle Hendricks, 11 Sako Makata, 10 Wian van Zyl, 9 Labib Kannemeyer, 8 Muller Uys, 7 Shaine Orderson, 6 Regardt du Plessis, 5 BJ Dixon, 4 Salmaan Moerat (captain), 3 Sazi Sandi, 2 Schalk Erasmus, 1 Reece Bezuidenhout.
Replacements: 16 Daniel Jooste, 17 Leon Lyons, 18 Adam Neethling, 19 Jesse Johnson, 20 Alex Halverson, 21 Deon Carstens, 22 Francke Botha, 23 Nathan Nkutu.