Namibia makes a few enforced changes from the team released on 08 August 2023 to play Chile on Saturday the 12th in Valparaíso.
Louis v/d Westhuizen will now start at 2 and take on the role as Vice Captain with stand-by player Lodewikus Jacobs joining the team on Friday. This comes after Torsten van Jaarsveld’s bicep muscle injury during Tuesday’s training session.
Ruan Ludick has been selected to replace Tjiuee Uanivi at 5 after suffering lower back muscle strain in the match against Uruguay and not recovering sufficiently for a tough encounter against Chile.
“Despite changes and the past weekend’s game the team remains upbeat and positive going into the last match on tour. This is great preparation and testing the depth of our squad going forward”. – Allister Coetzee (Namibia Head Coach)