Namibia vs Canada
4:15am Sunday 13th October
Mark Jones states if they dont end their long wait for a Rugby World Cup win against Canada on Sunday Namibia will have no excuses.
Namibia are currently contesting their sixth World Cup but have to pick up a victory, coming closest at a 17-16 defeat to Georgia four decades back.
A battle between both lowest-ranked states in this seasons championship – with both – presents an opportunity to put an end to that undesirable record, together with Canada having just registered one win in their last 15 World Cup matches.
Its been quite clear that this type of gamers have created a no-excuses environment, explained Jones.
Only because we havent won a match in a World Cup in six tries does not provide you a heavenly right that were likely to win one at this function. We must earn that right.
We have remained in the moment, focusing on our own detail and game, making sure we are the greatest Namibian team we could be.
We wont require any excuses at the conclusion of it because we will leave the pitch knowing we left everything out there.
Canada are convinced the match will proceed regardless of the danger and head coach Kingsley Jones says his side will be ready to cope with the challenging conditions in Kamaishi.
The discussions about a choice of there not being a game, thats something we will deal with when it sounds and, because it stands, we must prepare the emotional side of game, he explained.
Were getting ready for a match, we look forward to the match. The weather states obviously are a factor in our preparations.
We believe the game program in the sport, which will certainly change, but until weve got telling that there wont be a game, we are 100 percent focused and on course and excited about that. Thats the only thing we can do.
Namibia: 15 Johan Tromp, 14 Lesley Klim, 13 Johan Deysel (c), 12 Darryl De La Harpe, 11 JC Greyling, 10 Cliven Loubser, 9 Eugene Jantjies; 1 Andre Rademeyer, 2 Torsten George van Jaarsveld, 3 Johannes Coetzee, 4 Johan Retief, 5 Tjiuee Uanivi, 6 Prince Gaoseb, 7 Wian Conradie, 8 Janco Venter.
Replacements: 16 Louis van der Westhuizen, 17 AJ De Klerk, 18 Desiderius Sethie, 19 Max Katjijeko, 20 Rohan Kitshoff, 21 Damian Stevens, 22 Helarius Axasman Kisting, 23 Chad Plato.
Canada: 15 Patrick Parfrey, 14 Jeff Hassler, 13 Conor Trainor, 12 Ciaran Hearn, 11 DTH van der Merwe, 10 Peter Nelson, 9 Gordon McRorie; 1 Djustice Sears-Duru, two Eric Howard, 3 Jake Ilnicki, 4 Evan Olmstead, 5 Conor Keys, 6 Lucas Rumball, seven Matt Heaton, 8 Tyler Ardron (c).
Replacements: 16 Andrew Quattrin, 17 Hubert Buydens, 18 Matt Tierney, 19 Luke Campbell, 20 Dustin Dobravsky, 21 Jamie Mackenzie, 22 Shane OLeary, 23 Andrew Coe.