Springboks

Morne du Plessis hands out Bok jerseys

2016-11-11 14:20
Morne du Plessis (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Former captain and No 8 Morne du Plessis handed out the Springboks' team jerseys ahead of Saturday's Test against England at Twickenham.

Du Plessis handed over the jerseys at the team's hotel in Kensington, London on Friday morning.

The 67-year-old Du Plessis played 22 Tests for the Springboks between 1971 and 1980.

He was also the Springbok team manager when they won the 1995 Rugby World Cup on home soil.

The Boks are unbeaten in their last 12 matches against England, with a 14-14 draw in 2012 the closest the Roses have come to victory.

Overall, the Springboks boast a 23-12 win-loss record, including two draws.

Kick-off for Saturday's clash is scheduled for 16:30 (SA time).

Teams:

England

15 Mike Brown, 14 Marland Yarde, 13 Elliot Daly, 12 Owen Farrell, 11 Jonny May, 10 George Ford, 9 Ben Youngs, 8 Billy Vunipola, 7 Tom Wood, 6 Chris Robshaw, 5 Courtney Lawes, 4 Joe Launchbury, 3 Dan Cole, 2 Dylan Hartley (captain), 1 Mako Vunipola

Substitutes: 16 Jamie George, 17 Joe Marler, 18 Kyle Sinckler, 19 Dave Attwood, 20 Nathan Hughes, 21 Danny Care, 22 Ben Te'o, 23 Jonathan Joseph

South Africa

15 Willie le Roux, 14 Ruan Combrinck, 13 Francois Venter, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 JP Pietersen, 10 Pat Lambie, 9 Rudy Paige, 8 Warren Whiteley, 7 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 6 Willem Alberts, 5 Lood de Jager, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Vincent Koch, 2 Adriaan Strauss (captain), 1 Tendai Mtawarira

Substitutes: 16 Bongi Mbonambi, 17 Steven Kitshoff, 18 Lourens Adriaanse, 19, Franco Mostert, 20, Nizaam Carr, 21, Faf de Klerk, 22, Johan Goosen, 23 Lionel Mapoe

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