England in SA

'Different feel' to Bok camp

2012-06-14 07:49
Bismarck du Plessis (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Springbok hooker and vice-captain Bismarck du Plessis says everything is different in the Springbok camp since Heyneke Meyer took over from Peter de Villiers.

Meyer was named Bok coach in January after De Villiers's contract was not renewed for the 2012 season.

"Everything has changed, nothing is like it was previously. It's like two different worlds," Du Plessis is quoted as saying in Beeld.

"There's not even one lineout call that is still the same. That's quite an adjustment. Every night we have to sit and learn all these new lineout signs - that's the hard part of this new regime," quipped the 28-year-old Du Plessis.

The 43-Test cap hooker views the venue for Saturday's second Test against England - Coca-Cola Park in Johannesburg - as the home of South African rugby and is eager to help his country clinch the three-Test series there, after winning the first Test 22-17 in Durban.

"I watched my first Test with my dad there (in 1992 when the Boks played their first match since re-admission against the All Blacks), and it remains a special place to play rugby."

The clash at Coca-Cola Park kicks off at 17:00 on Saturday.

Teams:

South Africa:


15  Pat Lambie, 14 JP Pietersen, 13 Jean de Villiers (captain), 12 Frans Steyn, 11 Bryan Habana, 10 Morné Steyn, 9 Francois Hougaard, 8 Pierre Spies, 7 Willem Alberts, 6 Marcell Coetzee, 5 Juandré Kruger, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Jannie du Plessis, 2 Bismarck du Plessis, 1 Beast Mtawarira

Substitutes: 16 Adriaan Strauss, 17 Werner Kruger , 18 Flip van der Merwe, 19 Keegan Daniel, 20 Ruan Pienaar, 21 Wynand Olivier, 22 Bjorn Basson

England:


TBA

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