The South African Rugby Union (SARU) on Thursday confirmed the SA Universities squad to play against Namibia in Windhoek on Saturday 4 May.
Chris Rossouw of Maties will coach the team and his assistants are Brent Janse van Rensburg (NMMU) and David Manuel (UP-Tuks).
Included in the squad are several players who played for the SA U20 Junior World Championship-winning team in 2012, as well as a number of Springbok Sevens representatives.
The team was selected from the leading players in the Varsity Cup and Varsity Shield competitions this year.
Only Stephan “Os” Hamman of Maties remained from the SA Universities squad of last year that played under coach Chean Roux.
Tuks flanker Shaun Adenforff was a stalwart for the Junior Springboks last year during the successful JWC in Cape Town, while Clayton Blommetjies (Tuks), Kevin Luiters (Shimlas), Hoffman Maritz (NWU- Pukke) and Ryan Nel (Maties) have played for the Springbok Sevens team.
The squad assembles in Cape Town on Saturday 27 April for their week long preparations camp.
The SA Universities squad to play against Namibia on 4 May in Windhoek:
Shaun Adendorff, Courtnall Skosan, Clayton Blommetjies, Mbongeni Mbonambi, Willie du Plessis, Basil Short (all University of Pretoria), Martin Ferreira, Mzwanele Zito, Timothy Agaba, Dwayne Kelly, Justin van Staden, Howard Mnisi, Roy Godfrey (all NMMU), Teboho Mohoje, Kevin Luiters, Nic Schonert (all University of Free State), John-Ronald Esterhuizen (University of Johannesburg), Hoffman Maritz (North West University), Alistair Vermaak, Stephan “Os” Hamman, Reniel Hugo, Ryan Nel, Helmut Lehmann (all Stellenbosch University), Mthetheleli Fuzani (University of the Western Cape).
Head coach: Chris Rossouw (Maties)
Assistant coaches: Brent Janse van Rensburg (NMMU) and David Manuel (UP-Tuks)
Team doctor: Dr Phatho Cele (SARU)
Physiotherapist: Anuerin Robyn (SARU)
Strength and Conditioning coach: Warren Adams (SARU)