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Namibia announce RWC squad

Head coach Phil Davies roped in three players under the age of 21, while the squad has an average age of 26.

Head coach Phil Davies at a joint training session with his team and the Springboks. Picture: Facebook Namibia Rugby Union.

JOHANNESBURG - The Springbok's African counterparts, Namibia, have announced their 31-man squad to take part in the 2015 Rugby World Cup and it includes 14 players that have been involved in the world cup before.

Saracens loose-forward, Jacques Burger will lead the side in England and is one of four members of the current squad, including with Johnnie Redelinghuys, Tinus du Plessis and Eugene Jantjies, who will feature in their third tournament.

Head coach Phil Davies has roped in three youngsters under the age of 21, while the squad has an average age of 26 and an average of almost 20 test caps per player.

Namibia returned to Windhoek following a four-day camp in Durban where they held joint training sessions with the Boks before announcing their final team for the six-week-long showpiece.

The Namibia squad:

Forwards:

Johannes Coetzee, AJ de Klerk, Jaco Engels, Raoul Larson, Johnnie Redelinghuys, Casper Viviers, Louis van der Westhuizen, Torsten van Jaarsveld, Janco Venter, Tjiuee Uanivi, Renaldo Bothma, Jacques Burger, Wian Conradie, Leneve Damens, Tinus du Plessis, Rohan Kitshoff, PJ van Lill

Backs:

Eneill Buitendag, Eugene Jantjies, Damien Stevens, Theuns Kotzè, Darryl de La Harpe, Johan Deysel, JC Greyling, Danie van Wyk, Conrad Marais, David Philander, Heinrich Smith, Russell van Wyk, Chrysander Botha, Johan Tromp

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