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Impressive look to World XV

05th June 2014 11:18

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RORY KOCKOTT CASTRES HEINEKEN CUP

Starts: Rory Kockott

Nick Mallett has selected a World XV that includes five South Africans for this weekend's clash with the Boks.

Wynand Olivier, Rory Kockott, Alistair Hargreaves, Juandré Kruger and Craig Burden will take on their home country in Saturday's one-off fixture.

Also included in the XV is James O'Connor, who joins fellow Australians Drew Mitchell and Matt Giteau in the line-up, with New Zealanders Rene Ranger and Hosea Gear completing the backline.

Up front there's a back-row of Mamuka Gorgodze, Steffon Armitage and Roger Wilson, who wears number eight, while Carl Hayman and Sona Taumalolo are either side of hooker Burden.

World XV: 15 James O'Connor, 14 Drew Mitchell, 13 Rene Ranger, 12 Wynand Olivier, 11 Hosea Gear, 10 Matt Giteau, 9 Rory Kockott, 8 Roger Wilson, 7 Steffon Armitage, 6 Mamuka Gorgodze, 5 Alistair Hargreaves, 4 Juandré Kruger, 3 Carl Hayman, 2 Craig Burden, 1 Sona Taumalolo.
Replacements: 16 Andrew Hore, 17 Schalk Ferreira, 18 Pat Cilliers, 19 Joe Tekori, 20 Alexandre Lapandry, 21 Jimmy Cowan, 22 François Trinh-Duc, 23 Benson Stanley.

Date: Saturday, June 7
Kick-off: 17:00 local (16:00 BST)
Venue: Newlands, Cape Town
Referee: George Clancy (Ireland)
Assistant referees: Lourens van der Merwe (South Africa), Quinton Immelman (South Africa)
Television match official: Deon van Blommestein (South Africa)
Timekeeper: Albert Mocke (South Africa)
Assessor: Lyndon Bray (New Zealand)

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