Select players on merit - Chester
March 8, 2000
World Cup-winning winger Chester Williams says while he wholeheartedly supports moves to increase the number of black players at the lower levels of South African rugby, he was concerned about the pitfalls of elevating players too quickly.
Cats team - 15-Kobus Engelbrecht; 14-Chester Williams, 13-Grant Esterhuizen, 12-Mac Masina, 11-Thinus Delport; 10-Louis Koen, 9-Werner Swanepoel; 8-Andre Vos (captain), 7-Andre Venter, 6-Piet Krause, 5-Victor Matfield, 4-Jannes Labuschagne, 3-Willie Meyer, 2-Leon Boshoff, 1-Marius Mostert. Substitutes: 16-Jannie van der Walt, 17-Hennie le Roux, 18-Jimmy Powel, 19-Torros Pretorius, 20-Johan Ackermann, 21-Pierre Ribbens, 22-Delarey du Preez.
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