Namibia coach Hakkies Husselman has named nine of his teammates from the last Rugby World Cup in his 30-man squad for the 2007 tournament in France. Husselman played three games for Namibia in the 2003 tournament, scoring a try in their defeat by Argentina, but this time around he will be the youngest coach at Rugby World Cup 2007.
Namibia have been drawn in Pool D alongside host nation France, Ireland, Argentina and Georgia with the Irish – albeit without their injured captain Brian O’Driscoll – their first opponents in Bordeaux on 9 September. The side warmed up for the World Cup with a first ever Test against South Africa in Cape Town on Wednesday, a match which ended in a heavy 105-13 loss.
Forwards (16): Skipper Badenhorst, Jacques Burger, Tinus du Plessis, Jané du Toit, Nico Esterhuyse, Hugo Horn, Domingo Kamonga, Uakazuwaka Kazombiaze, Kees Lensing, Herman Lintvelt, Michael Mackenzie, Johannes Meyer, Jacques Nieuwenhuis, Johnny Redelinghuys, Heino Senekal and Marius Visser.
Backs (14): Melrick Africa, Heini Bock, Lu-Wayne Botes, John Drotsky, Du Preez Grobler, Eugene Jantjies, Bradley Langenhoven, Tertius Losper, Deon Mouton, Morné Schreuder, Jurie van Tonder, Piet van Zyl, Emile Wessels and Ryan Witbooi.