Mature Baby Boks
BABY Boks coach Chean Roux has decided to go with the tried and tested for the big clash against France for the opening match of the World Rugby U-20 Championship which kicks off in Tbilisi, Georgia today.
In trying to win the tournament for the second time since 2012, Roux has given experienced players such as Mannie Libbock, Curwin Bosch, Ernst van Rhyn, Zain Davids, Stedman Gans and Carl Sadie starting berths.
All these players were part of last year’s tournament in Manchester, where the Baby Boks could only manage a fourth place finish.
Roux said he always knew who he wanted to play and he is banking on a flying start at the tournament.
“The experience the players will bring from last year will certainly be beneficial against France. They know what it is like to play for their country in front of a crowd and to sing the national anthem. Hopefully that experience will filter down to the other players making their debuts,” Roux said.