I didn’t want Suárez’s shirt or Messi’s shirt, I want yours because I think you’ll be the soccer player of the future. ” Daniele Massaro, Milan legend and player installed for evil in the imaginary of Barcelona since 4-0 of Athens in 1994, surprised everyone last August 2018 at the Levi’s Stadium in San Francisco when he predicted “a top player race” to Riqui Puig, a very small footballer (1.69 meters) from Matadepera who for many Barcelona players represents the symbol of the resistance and permanence of Barça DNA in times where, according to some sectors, it is being abandoned The essence of the Cruyffista game and the supremacy of talent.The promises of Quique Setién in his presentation (“I have shown that if those below push and win, they can play in the first team”), the transfer of Aleñá and the casualties of De Jong and, perhaps, Arthur the Sunday, in addition to the proximity of the Cup, they have generated a scenario now or never for one of La Masia’s latest hopes. Riqui Puig is a footballer who runs the risk of becoming an eternal promise because in August he will turn 21, has not debuted in any of the categories of the National Team and has only had sporadic appearances and nothing significant in the first team since it debuted on December 5, 2018 at the Camp Nou against Cultural Leonesa. Then he played a couple of league games in Huesca and Vigo when Barça already had LaLiga won. Despite the imposition of the voices that consider him a different player, with a high talent and the necessary gene to play for many years in Barça, Riqui Puig does not generate unanimity. Within the club there are also voices that doubt their football growth and consider that players with less marketing like Collado are at their level. Its integration in the costumes of Barça is also not a fairy tale. Some of his first appearances on social networks (he is active on Instagram) generated some crooked gesture in some sacred cow, which he believes should maintain a more discreet profile.Reference of the Barça Juvenil champion of the Youth League, and when 50 games have already been completed in Barça B, the coming months appear as a hinge moment in the career of this player of beautiful driving and acceleration that many compare with Iniesta. Despite the recommendation of a superior such as Patrick Kluivert, director of training football, Riqui Puig has closed in band to the possibility of a transfer. He feels that the only possible ecosystem to succeed is Barça and there he goes, for his chance.
LATEST STORIES Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding It’s unclear when the trial in western Tekirdag province would begin.Enes Kanter, who plays for the New York Knicks, is a follower of a U.S.-based Turkish cleric who the government accuses of masterminding a failed military coup in 2016. Cleric Fethullah Gulen has denied the allegation, but tens of thousands of people suspected of ties to his network have been arrested or fired.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe elder Kanter, a professor, was purged from public service after the coup attempt and detained for five days last summer.Anadolu said the indictment alleges he contacted some 120 suspects with alleged links to Gulen, including dozens who were said to have communicated through an encrypted messaging application. View comments FILE – In this Wednesday, April 25, 2018 file photo, New York Knicks’ Enes Kanter, right, a former Oklahoma City Thunder center, talks with Mark Bryant, left, a Thunder assistant coach, before Game 5 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series between the Utah Jazz and the Thunder in Oklahoma City. Turkey’s official news agency says a court has accepted an indictment charging the father of NBA player Enes Kanter with “membership in a terror group.” Anadolu Agency said Monday, June 18 that an investigation of Mehmet Kanter was completed and prosecutors would seek a conviction and a prison term of five to 10 years at trial. Enes Kanter, who plays for the New York Knicks, is a follower of a U.S.-based Turkish cleric who the government accuses of masterminding a 2016 failed coup. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, file)ISTANBUL — A Turkish court has accepted an indictment charging the father of NBA player Enes Kanter with “membership in a terror group,” the country’s official news agency reported Monday.The indictment followed an investigation of Mehmet Kanter, and prosecutors planned to seek his conviction and a prison term of five to 10 years at trial, Anadolu Agency said.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Late header from Kane gives England 2-1 win over Tunisia Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Enes Kanter, a former Oklahoma City Thunder center, has been a vocal critic of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. His Turkish passport was canceled last year.Prosecutors charged him in December with insulting the president in a series of tweets. They want to try him in absentia and have him sentenced to more than four years in prison, if he is convicted.“Keep my family, innocent people in your prayers,” the basketball player tweeted Monday with the hashtag “DictatorErdogan.” His Twitter account is withheld in Turkey.Under a state of emergency declared in the aftermath of the coup, Turkey has arrested more than 50,000 and sacked some 110,000 people alleged to have infiltrated state institutions for Gulen. The government said the crackdown was needed to fight alleged acts of terror.ADVERTISEMENT
Since the announcement by the Minister of Information alluding to the disappearance of billions of Liberian dollar banknotes and the subsequent announcement of the invitation extended to US Federal Reserve to assist in the investigation, virtually little or nothing has been heard of the outcomes of the investigation.This newspaper in its October 17, 2018 editorial called on the Americans involved with the investigation to release their preliminary findings to give the public a clear picture of what has so far been uncovered. The investigation into the missing billions as well as that involving the said infusion of 25m US dollars commenced since over a month ago. The public, as a result, has been left to speculate which has given rise to conjectures of a conspiracy of theft involving top officials including possibly President Weah himself.Like his predecessor, President Sirleaf, President George Weah did declare an unflinching war against corruption, declaring now was the time for public officials to work in the interest of the Liberian people. But, from all appearances, President Weah, just like his predecessor, was playing to the galley, making promises which they had no intention of keeping.The first real test to President Weah’s resolve came with the submission of a report which he had commissioned on the allegations of bribery of former officials involved in negotiations of the ExxonMobil concession agreement. Since his “Special Presidential Committee” submitted its report recommending restitution of the monies paid to those officials by ExxonMobil, President Weah has since failed to act on the recommendations.Similarly has his reaction been to the missing billions and the US$25 million infusion money. Rather than providing coherent explanations on the missing billions and the US$25 million infusion, officials, it appears, have been hard at work trying to exact a pound of flesh from journalist Philipbert Browne, who initially broke the story of the missing money.Interestingly, the Minister of Information Eugene Nagbe did confirm the story that money went missing just as the Minister of Finance did also but in a series of twists and turns flip-flopping, denying in one breath that any money got missing and yet in another breath, admitting that money did go missing. But as if that debacle was not enough, another was to soon rear its head and that involved the Managing Director of the National Housing Authority, Duannah Siryon.Mr. Siryon’s voice could be clearly heard on a tape recording discussing the solicitation of bribery from a Burkinabé businessman. Several government officials are said to be linked to the bribery deal. And of course all the unsavory details of the deal have been released and posted on social media. Needless to mention, this deal has also claimed the attention of the public and there has been no shortage of suggestions from the public linking our beloved President Weah to this latest scam.This newspaper strongly urges President Weah to step back for a moment and reflect on what has brought us as a nation to where we are today. Officials of his government are behaving as if there is no tomorrow or that there are no lessons learnt from our past as a nation and people that brought to an inglorious end to a 100-yr old oligarchy, a fascist military dictatorship and a bloody civilian cum fascist military dictatorship.The freedoms or whatever little of it being enjoyed by Liberians today was attained through the blood, sweat, tears and suffering of the people with a high cost in lives. The Liberian people as such will never surrender their hard earned rights and freedom to the likes of Monrovia City Mayor Jefferson Koijee who, by his actions and utterances, is clearly doing more harm than good to the image of the George Weah led government and to the public interest.In all this, President Weah must be told or be made to hear the truth. The Liberian people elected him not only because they love him so dearly but because he gave them a lot of reasons to hope and believe that he can fix the problems of the country. It cannot be done by coercing public servants and officials to swear or declare allegiance to the CDC as is currently being done in government institutions.President Weah’s officials appear not to realize that, even if the entire country were to fill in CDC party membership forms and became members of the CDC, the problems of the country would not just disappear. This newspaper recalls the history of the National Democratic Party of Liberia (NDPL) and how it attempted to foist itself on the Liberian people through outright coercion, thuggery and naked oppression.This newspaper recalls the notorious NDPL Task Force marauding around Monrovia and beating up people. This newspaper also recalls the notorious Charles Taylor, NPFL thugs and their chants “anybody that say they don’t like Ghankay, we will treat you like a dog!” The Liberian people nevertheless endured and they are here. But where are they now who once threatened to treat people like dogs? Gone as though they were never ever here!President Weah should take a cue from this. History will judge him very harshly and treat him very unkindly should he continue along this trajectory. His officials are clearly misleading him on so many scores and he has to be able to recognize that. He must take charge and lead and not be led instead. Let him visit Bentol and Gbalatuah and see once luxurious palaces now being vigorously reclaimed by nature.Better still, let President Weah visit Tuzon and Arthington and see the homes of Presidents Doe and Taylor (respectively) and reflect. Like them, his slew of ongoing construction projects could befall a similar fate somewhere down the road and he, too, could be visited by the same troubles our leaders always inflict on themselves by virtue of their power, arrogance and unbridled greed.But President Weah can avoid such a fate. He must take charge, lead by example and let others follow. Should he however fail to take charge and lead, others will likely take charge and lead him to an unknown and undesired fate.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Security Sector Reform ProgrammeHaving received the analysis of the needs assessment that was conducted by a United Kingdom mission earlier this year, President David Granger has outlined that the revived Security Sector Reform Programme (SSRP)President David Granger along with UK Minister of the Caribbean James Duddridge (right) and British High Commissioner to Guyana Gregory Quinn following the meeting on Tuesday eveningwill focus on enhancing the Guyana Police Force.Updating media operatives on a meeting he had with the British officials, the Guyanese Head of State noted that the analysis done examined the security needs of the country with a view of restoring some form of security cooperation before Guyana and the UK.However, Granger noted that strengthening the Police Force and policing activities on the whole was the main concern of his Administration, so the SSRP would be centred on this.“The main thrust of the SSRP would be improving the Police Force, improving law enforcement particularly in terms of interdicting the serious crimes such as gun running, narco trafficking and other forms of criminality such as murders, executions – and also looking at strengthening the CID (Criminal Investigations Department),” the President stated.The analysis report was handed over to the President by UK Minister of Africa, Caribbean and Overseas Territories, James Duddridge, who is currently on a familiarisation tour in the Caribbean as part of Britain’s renewed efforts to strengthen relations with the Caribbean Region.During a meeting with British Prime Minister David Cameron in September last year, President Granger requested that the multimillion-dollar Reform Programme be revived. But, before the Programme can kick into effect, a new assessment had to be done since the security sector in Guyana has changed significantly since the last assessment was done.The assessment was completed in the first quarter of the year. The analysis that was prepared by the UK assessment mission focused on the current state of the local security sector and contains an action plan going forward as well as how the UK Government could assist in executing the plan.However, British High Commissioner to Guyana Gregory Quinn noted that the Guyana Government would consider the report and then say what areas it wanted the UK to help with.“This is not a case of us producing a report and saying ‘this is what you’re going to do and this is when you’re going to do it and this is how you’re going to do it’. It’s ‘here is the situation, we’re here to help you on this and we’ll come and to talk to you, after you digest the report, to see what the next steps are in terms of what we can do,” Quinn explained at a press briefing on Tuesday.Moreover, Minister Duddridge added that the UK stood ready to help the Guyanese Government to carry out some of the actions advised in the analysis and have expertise on hand to assist. Additionally, he pointed out that international partners were also there to help since the UK may not be readily available as it related to proximity and availability of resources among other areas.
In west central Alberta, shortly after noon yesterday, a multi-vehicle crash involving a tractor trailer unit with a load of dynamite closed Highway 40, about 50 kilometers south of Grande Cache.The RCMP believes the driver of a southbound pickup may have caught the shoulder of the highway, lost control of his vehicle, crossed the centre line and slammed into the northbound semi.Emergency crews used the jaws-of-life to extricate the driver and lone occupant of the pickup, but he did not survive the crash.- Advertisement -The driver of the semi was not injured, nor was the driver of another southbound pickup, who avoided the collision by driving into the ditch.Police say, given the nature of the crash, the inert explosive chemical being carried by the semi did not pose an imminent risk but, as a precationary measure they evacuated the area and set up a wide safety perimeter around the crash site. The highway was closed for about eight hours while the load was transferred to another truck and the crash site cleared of debris.Advertisement Police are still withholding the name of the dead pick-up driver and are also taking witness information calls at the Grand Cache detachment number…1-780-827-3344. —
FVAC hit the beach!It began Saturday at Templemore where Mark Connolly had assembled his senior squads targeting particular events in the months and importantly running on the grass. Mission accomplished!Sunday morning it’s off to Pollan Beach, Ballyliffin the scene of the Coastal Challenge each Easter Saturday.Well 60 young athletes assembled at Valley conditions ideal the journey to the Inishowen penninsula ahead and a great training day was had by all – a swim and a picnic thrown in for good measure. Meanwhile back at Valley track and field athletes going through their paces so all in all a really positive 2 days . A big thank you to the coaches at both locations and the parents who invariably are part of the team .Into the season ahead now schools cross country a trip to Mulladuff early October and a home venue at Castlefinn before we head into Ulster.ATHLETICS: PATSY McGONAGLE’S FINN VALLEY AC NEWS was last modified: September 24th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
Coleman is captain again.Seamus Coleman is captain courageous again as James McClean and Shane Duffy keep their places in the Republic of Ireland’s starting 11 to face France today (kick off 2 pm).Martin O’Neill has just announced his team and keeps his faith in the team that beat Italy 1-0 last Wednesday.The team is:Randolph, Coleman, Duffy, Keogh, Ward, Brady, McClean, Hendrick, McCarthy, Murphy, Long. The French side is:Starting XI: Lloris, Evra, Rami, Koscielny, Sagna, Kante, Griezmann, Payet, Matuidi, Pogba, Giroud.Meanwhile, manager Martin O’Neill has a had a swipe at the ticket allocation for today’s crunch game.The Republic were initially allocated just 3,500 tickets for the game, but the Football Association of Ireland have managed to have that raised to 4,500. Still, in the 59,000 capacity Stade de Lyon they will be massively outnumbered.“The ticket allocation is something I do have a gripe about,” said O’Neill. “It’s totally disproportionate for a stadium of this size and this brilliance.“For us, or any team that was going to be playing in the round of 16 here, to be allocated less than 5,000 tickets is, I think, pretty unfair, honestly.“I’m quite sure a few gentlemen round about the place wouldn’t necessarily agree, but I think it is.“It’s totally disproportionate, and not just because it’s us. It would be for any side.” #COYBIG! COLEMAN IS CAPTAIN AGAIN AS DUFFY AND McCLEAN START was last modified: June 26th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
CHARITY: The Alzheimer’s Society of Ireland (Donegal Branch) are holding a unique charity event at Extreme Adventure in Letterkenny. The charity who work tirelessly to help those suffering with Alzheimer’s disease are holding a fun walk/run on the 24th of October 2015 and they want you to help!They need people with a big heart who enjoy a bit of fun and exercise to simply complete the 6km course by either walking or running it and to fill out a sponsorship card to help the charity. The course at The Old Foundry in Letterkenny, which is suitable for any kind of fitness level will take participants across fields, over bales, through streams and woods and of course they must tip toe their way through a little mud as well!!!If you love a challenge or you and friends would like do something different on a Saturday morning, then this event is for you.Call Alistair today on 0876417676 for more information or to pick up your sponsorship card.Pre-register for the event by Saturday the 17th of Oct by simply texting Mud followed by your name & address to 087 641 7676 CHARITY FUN RUN IN AID OF ALZHEIMER’S SOCIETY AT EXTREME ADVENTURE was last modified: October 12th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:FeaturesnewsNotices
28 June 2012 A South African-led research team working on Australopithecus sediba, the 2-million-year-old human ancestor recently discovered in South Africa, have published new findings on what our early ancestors ate that are causing a stir in scientific circles. It’s clear that these hominins didn’t brush their teeth on the morning nearly two-million years ago when they fell into a sinkhole not far from present-day Johannesburg. Remains of their meal have been found in plaque in their teeth. The 1.9-million year old Australopithecus sediba, found in South Africa’s Cradle of Humankind by professor Lee Berger of Wits University in 2008, reveal that these hominins ate parts of trees, shrubs or herbs. Berger, Reader in Human Evolution and the Public Understanding of Science at the Institute for Human Evolution at Wits, led the team, comprising nine leading scientists from across the globe, that published the latest findings on Australopithecus sediba.A (very) long-overdue trip to the dentist … While examining the teeth of the two individuals so far excavated, Berger noticed stains or plaque on the teeth – tartar or calculus, a mineralised material that forms on teeth. “In this plaque, the scientists found phytoliths, bodies of silica from plants eaten almost two-million years ago by these early hominins,” the research team said in a statement this week. The well-preserved teeth were analysed in different ways. Dental micro-wear analyses of the tooth surfaces and high-resolution isotope studies of the tooth enamel were conducted. “We have a very unusual type of preservation in this instance as the state of the teeth was pristine,” said Peter Ungar, distinguished professor of anthropology at the University of Arkansas and the scientist responsible for conducting the dental micro-wear studies of the teeth. Multi-disciplinary research team The research was published in the online edition of the prestigious journal Nature on Wednesday, and will appear in the 5 July print edition. The main author is Amanda Henry of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Germany, a specialist in dental calculus and tartar. Other specialists on the multi-disciplinary team included dental micro-wear specialists, isotopic specialists and phytolith researchers – scientists who study the physical remains of ancient plants. “We have been very lucky to bring together such a diverse group of talented individuals to conduct this study,” said Henry. Using the isotope analysis, the dental micro-wear analysis and the phytolith analysis, the researchers “closed in on the diet of these two individuals, and what they found differs from other early human ancestors from that period. “The micro-wear on the teeth showed more pits and complexity than most other australopiths before it. The phytoliths gave an even clearer picture of what the animals were consuming, including bark, leaves, sedges, grasses, fruit and palm,” the statement reads. Animal that took advantage of forest resources Tests were conducted on the surrounding sediments in the area, to ensure the samples from the plaque were really part of the diet, and not contamination from elsewhere. “By testing the sediments in which the hominid was buried we can be sure that the phytoliths in the calculus were not from post-depositional contamination,” said professor Marion Bamford from the Bernard Price Institute for Palaeontology at Wits, who worked on the phytolith analysis. “These findings tell us a really nice story about these two individuals. We get a sense of an animal that looked like it was taking advantage of forest resources,” adds Ungar. “This kind of food consumption differs from what has been seen in evidence from other australopiths. They come out looking like giraffes in terms of their tooth chemistry. A lot of the other creatures there were not eating such forest resources.” The finding has been creating great excitement in the scientific world. Bark … not expected “The find is unprecedented in the human record outside of fossils just a few thousand years old. It is the first truly direct evidence of what our early ancestors put in their mouths and chewed – what they ate,” said Berger. “I found the evidence for bark consumption the most surprising,” said Berger. “While primatologists have known for years that primates, including apes, eat bark as a fallback food in times of need, I really had not thought of it as a dietary item on the menu of an early human ancestor.” Matt Sponheimer, a Professor at the University of Colorado, Boulder, who worked on the isotopic research, explains: “The results suggested a different diet than we have found in other early hominins, and were rather like what we find in living chimpanzees. We were not expecting Sediba to look unlike Australopithecus and Homo as various researchers have suggested affinities to one genus or the other, or both.”New hominin species In 2010, Berger and his colleagues unveiled the 2008 find, an entirely new hominin species. In September 2011, the almost complete hand skeleton of sediba was unveiled, together with the brain, hip, foot and ankle. Five papers detailing the findings and analysis of the discovery were published in the prestigious journal Science. The very evolved hand with a long thumb, like a human, with long arms like an ape, indicate that sediba was bipedal but also able to climb. The hand also suggests that sediba was capable of tool manufacture and use. The advanced pelvis and long legs suggest it was able to stride and possibly even run like a human. Sediba has been described as a “transitional species” between Australopithecus africanus and either Homo habilis or Homo erectus. Other animal fossils have been found with the sediba bones – sabre-toothed cats, hyenas, antelopes, mice, birds and snails. Sediba is a Sotho word for a well or a spring; the species was so named because it was hoped that “a great source of information will spring from the fossils”. Source: City of Johannesburg
27 May 2015A motivated Junior Springbok squad flew out of Cape Town to Italy yesterday where they will compete in the World Rugby Under-20 Championship.The South Africans are among the firm favourites in the tournament after coming so close to beating England in a pulsating final last June in Auckland, New Zealand.The set off for this year’s instalment of the tough under-20 championship buoyed by a good 2-0 away series victory over Argentina.A fit and well-conditioned squad of 28 players, they will attempt to become only the second South African team to lift the U20 championship crown, and follow in the footsteps of the triumphant side of 2012.On Tuesday, the team completed their home preparations for the three-week long competition with a strenuous workout in Stellenbosch, before attending the traditional capping ceremony later in the evening.Apart from the trials, the squad’s training camp of six weeks included two training matches against the Western Province Rugby Institute, a thrilling successful clash against a star-studded Varsity Cup Dream Team plus an away series against the formidable Los Pumitas.Coach Dawie Theron said the squad were excited and looking forward to getting to Italy after the long and intensive training camp.“The boys are rearing to go and we have a great team spirit,” said Theron. “They are in a very good conditioning shape and I am pleased with the amount of work we have done at our training base in Stellenbosch.”The added it was important to approach the tournament in a good, positive mind- set. According to him, the tour to Argentina played a huge part in their mental preparation for the annual showpiece.“We simulated our training and travelling activities according to our Italy tournament programme, so that we can ensure all of them have a proper understanding of the rigorous time that await them in Italy.“This is a well-balanced squad, with powerful forwards and really quick backs, so the coaching staff are really looking forward to seeing them play against quality opposition. We go there with high expectations but fully aware that we will have to work extremely hard during a very competitive tournament,” said Theron.The South Africans open their fixture list on Tuesday, 2 June when they will be in action against hosts Italy in the Stadio San Michele in Calvisano. Next up is Samoa on Saturday, 6 June in Parma before they return to Calvisano for their last Pool B match against Australia. The playoffs are scheduled for 15 and 20 June.The Junior Bok forwards for the championship are:Hyron Andrews (Sharks)Rikus Bothma (Western Province)Dan du Preez (Sharks)Jean-Luc du Preez (Sharks)Thomas du Toit (Sharks)Joseph Dweba (Free State Cheetahs)Njabulo Gumede (Blue Bulls)Jason Jenkins (Blue Bulls)Hanro Liebenberg (Blue Bulls – captain)Mzamo Majola (Sharks)Ox Nche (Free State Cheetahs)Abongile Nonkontwana (Blue Bulls)RG Snyman (Blue Bulls)Jan van der Merwe (Blue Bulls)Frans van Wyk (Western Province)Jacques Vermeulen (Western Province)The Junior Bok backs for the championship are:Tinus de Beer (Blue Bulls)Daniel du Plessis (Western Province)Warrick Gelant (Blue Bulls)Grant Hermanus (Western Province)JT Jackson (Blue Bulls)Malcolm Jaer (EP Kings)Marco Jansen van Vuren (Golden Lions)Khanyo Ngcukana (Western Province)Brandon Thomson (Western Province)Ivan van Zyl (Blue Bulls)EW Viljoen (Western Province)Leolin Zas (Western Province)Source: News24Wire