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New signing Groom to face England Saxons

Travis PerkinsSponsored by Travis Perkins

New Saints signing Nic Groom will line up against his future Saints colleague Kieran Brookes on Friday night having been named in the South Africa 'A' starting XV to face England Saxons in Bloemfontein.

Scrum half Groom, who currently plays for the Stormers, will link up with the Saints following the conclusion of the Super Rugby season.

The SA ‘A’ team to face the England Saxons in Bloemfontein:

15. Leolin Zas DHL Stormers
14. Travis Ismaiel Vodacom Bulls
13. Francois Venter (vice-captain) Toyota Cheetahs
12. Howard Mnisi Emirates Lions
11. Courtnall Skosan Emirates Lions
10. Garth April Cell C Sharks
  9. Nic Groom DHL Stormers
  8. Nizaam Carr DHL Stormers
  7. Oupa Mohoje (captain) Toyota Cheetahs
  6. Sikhumbuzo Notshe DHL Stormers
  5. Stephan Lewies Cell C Sharks
  4. JD Schickerling DHL Stormers
  3. Vincent Koch DHL Stormers/Steval Pumas
  2. Scarra Ntubeni DHL Stormers
  1. Thomas du Toit Cell C Sharks

Replacements:
16. Malcolm Marx Emirates Lions
17. Lizo Gqoboka Vodacom Bulls
18. Coenie Oosthuizen Cell C Sharks
19. RG Snyman Vodacom Bulls
20. Jean-Luc du Preez Cell C Sharks
21. Piet van Zyl Vodacom Bulls
22. Francois Brummer Vodacom Bulls/Steval Pumas
23. Lukhanyo Am Southern Kings/Cell C Sharks