Namibia head coach Allister Coetzee has named his match-day 23 to play Uruguay in Lyon on Wednesday, with seven changes to his starting XV from their last game against France. Prop Johan Coetzee and wing Gerswin Mouton are the only players to have started all four matches for Namibia at Rugby World Cup 2023.

1 Jason Benade
2 Torsten Van Jaarsveld
3 Johan Coetzee
4 Adriaan Ludick
5 Tiaan De Klerk
6 Prince Gaoseb
7 Tjiuee Uanivi (c)
8 Richard Hardwick
9 Damian Stevens
10 Tiaan Swanepoel
11 JC Greyling
12 Danco Burger
13 Alcino Izaacs
14 Gerswin Mouton
15 Cliven Loubser

16 Louis van der Westhuizen
17 Desiderius Sethie
18 Haitembu Shifuka
19 PJ Van Lill
20 Adriaan Booysen
21 Max Katjijeko
22 Jacques Theron
23 Andre van der Bergh

  • Head coach Allister Coetzee has made seven personnel changes to his starting XV from their last game against France, with four in the forward pack and three in the back-line.
  • Johan Coetzee and Gerswin Mouton will be the only two players to have started all four matches at this tournament.
  • There are 14 survivors in the match-day team from their 26-18 loss against Uruguay, including nine in the starting XV – Adriaan Ludick, Prince Gaoseb, Damian Stevens, Tiaan Swanepoel (pictured), Danco Burger, Gerswin Mouton, JC Greyling Richard Hardwick and captain Tjiuee Uanivi.
  • Tjiuee Uanivi will captain Namibia for the fifth time after leading the team against Uganda and Kenya in 2016, and against Italy and South Africa at RWC 2019.
  • Gerswin Mouton has scored Namibia’s only RWC try at this tournament, and is one of only five players to have made a line-break, with two against Italy in the opening round.
  • If used off the bench, PJ van Lill will play his 12th Rugby World Cup match moving to outright second on Namibia's all-time list – only Eugene Jantjies has played more games with 14.