South Africa make 14 modifications for second Check in opposition to Wales
Skilled lock Eben Etzebeth, who will earn his 99th cap in Saturday’s conflict, is the one member of the XV that started the Springboks’ 32-29 success in Pretoria final weekend to retain his place.
Nienaber has named a fresh-looking facet that features two uncapped gamers in exterior again Kurt-Lee Arendse and quantity eight Evan Roos.
South Africa coach Jacques Nienaber has made 14 modifications to his beginning line-up for the second Check in opposition to Wales in Bloemfontein.
Leicester-bound World Cup-winner Handre Pollard returns at fly-half instead of the out-of-form Elton Jantjies and takes over the captaincy from Siya Kolisi.
Former world participant of the 12 months Pieter-Steph du Toit can also be again within the staff after recovering from a shoulder damage.
Hooker Malcolm Marx, prop Vincent Koch and utility again Damian Willemse are the one different gamers who had been concerned final week to be included within the newest squad, with all three named among the many replacements.
Prop Ntuthuko Mchunu, lock Ruan Nortje, utility ahead Deon Fourie and scrum-half Grant Williams are additional potential debutants from the bench.
Nienaber mentioned: “We mentioned from the outset that we wanted to strike a stability between giving our proficient younger gamers a possibility to indicate what they’ll do at worldwide stage, and profitable.
“If one appears to be like on the stability between gamers who’ve performed at this stage and people who have carried out constantly nicely for his or her franchises and golf equipment, I feel we’ve a pleasant stability on this squad.
“Wales confirmed final week that they’re fighters and may go for the total 80 minutes and we expect nothing totally different from them this week.
“This may definitely be a great check for the youthful gamers within the group to measure themselves in opposition to a few of the finest gamers in Wales.”
Wales pushed the world champions laborious in an exciting contest final week solely to be overwhelmed by a Willemse penalty from the ultimate kick of the sport.
Nienaber mentioned: “Wales will definitely acquire confidence from their efficiency final week, and I’ve little question they’ll really feel aggrieved by the truth that they misplaced out so narrowly, so we all know we’ve to supply a top-class efficiency to win this weekend.
“They’re a staff that maintain going till the ultimate whistle, so we anticipate them to push us to the restrict, however we all know what our requirements are as a staff, and each participant is aware of what is anticipated of him.
“It’s undoubtedly going to take a full 80-minute effort to win the match and, if we do nicely, hopefully the consequence will deal with itself.”