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Josh Strauss

Josh Strauss

Josh Strauss is set to make his debut for Scotland on Wednesday as he has been named as a replacement for the Rugby World Cup match against Japan in Gloucester. Fellow South African WP Nel has been named in the starting line up for this match.


Scotland: 15 Stuart Hogg, 14 Tommy Seymour, 13 Mark Bennett, 12 Matt Scott, 11 Sean Lamont, 10 Finn Russell, 9 Greig Laidlaw, 8 David Denton, 7 John Hardie, 6 Ryan Wilson, 5 Jonny Gray, 4 Grant Gilchrist, 3 WP Nel, 2 Ross Ford, 1 Alasdair Dickinson
Replacements: 16 Fraser Brown, 17 Ryan Grant, 18 Jon Welsh, 19 Richie Gray, 20 Josh Strauss, 21 Henry Pyrgos, 22 Peter Horne, 23 Sean Maitland.


A more comprehensive article will follow later.

9 Responses to Rugby World Cup 2015: Scotland – Josh Strauss on the bench against Japan

  • 1

    Congratulations Josh Strauss!

  • 2

    This is not the normal format for threads but have very limited time and just wanted to get the news out ASAP.

  • 3

    2 @ Bullscot:
    No worry, I changed it somewhat.. and it suffices!

  • 4

    wp mc nel gaan vir beast pap scrum as hulle teen mekaar speel

  • 5

    Saw this on another site:
    3 – Test caps for Scotland
    2 – Test starts for Scotland
    46 – Super Rugby caps for the Cheetahs
    9 – Super Rugby tries for the Cheetahs”
    That’s a bit odd what about all the games he’s played and tries he has scored for Edinburgh which is in the country he is actually representing and the reason he is representing Scotland?
    Also in same article: “Strauss, the No 8 who captained the Golden Lions to the Currie Cup title in 2011, followed a similar path after signing for Gloucester in 2012.” – it was actually Glasgow he signed for in 2012 and still is in contract with, again the reason he is now able to play for Scotland – surely the author Simon Borchardt (who I presume is a professional) should check his facts before publishing Pondering

  • 6

    Japan have made 6 changes to their team for this match:
    1. Keita Inagaki

    2. Shota Horie

    3. Hiroshi Yamashita

    4. Luke Thompson

    5. Justin Ives

    6. Michael Leitch

    7. Michael Broadhurst

    8. Amanaki Lelei Mafi

    9. Fumiaki Tanaka

    10. Harumichi Tatekawa

    11. Kenki Fukuoka
    12. Yu Tamura

    13. Male Sau

    14. Kotaro Matsushima

    15. Ayumu Goromaru


    16. Takeshi Kizu

    17. Masataka Mikami

    18. Kensuke Hatakeyama

    19. Shinya Makabe

    20. Shoji Ito

    21. Hendrik Tui

    22. Atsushi Hiwasa

    23. Karne Hesketh

  • 7

    skotland met 30 punte

  • 8

    @ smallies:

    Coming from the high of their victory against the Boks, I think the Scots will beat them quite comfortably. Pity the Japanese don’t have the full week to soak in their achievement. It would’ve put them in a much better frame of mind for their next game.

    But, I think they would fancy their chances against Samoa and the USA. Having beaten them regularly in the Pacific Cup the last few years, I believe they targeted those two games and Scotland from the start in their quest to reach the quarter finals.

    What a pity it would be if they were to lose out of a 1/4 final spot and SA to go through ahead of them, because of the 2 BP’s that they (the Boks) got in the loss against the Japanese. For some reason I cannot see the Japanese score BP’s even if they were to win two more matches.

  • 9

    5 @ Bullscot:
    Borchard used to “write” on Voldy’s site.

    If memory serves me correctly, he was never the most diligent when checking facts.

    The degree with which anyone is a “professional” in his work is always subjective.


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