Boks in UK

Boks to play under closed roof

2013-11-08 15:22
Millennium Stadium (AFP)
Cape Town - The Millennium Stadium roof will be closed for Saturday's Test between Wales and the Springboks.

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The weather in Cardiff has been miserable all week, with similar wet and windy conditions forecast for Saturday.

Bok coach Heyneke Meyer earlier this week said he would like for the roof to remain open as he wanted his team to be tested by difficult conditions.

However, Wales' assistant coach Rob Howley told the SA Rugbymag website that the roof will be closed. He said the decision rests with Wales and that they would exercise their right to close it.

Kick-off is at 19:30 (SA time) on Saturday.



15 Leigh Halfpenny, 14 George North, 13 Jonathan Davies, 12 Scott Williams, 11 Liam Williams, 10 Rhys Priestland, 9 Mike Phillips, 8 Toby Faletau, 7 Sam Warburton (captain), 6 Dan Lydiate, 5 Alun Wyn Jones, 4 Bradley Davies, 3 Adam Jones, 2 Richard Hibbard, 1 Gethin Jenkins

Substitutes: 16 Ken Owens, 17 Paul James, 18 Scott Andrews, 19 Luke Charteris, 20 Justin Tipuric, 21 Lloyd Williams, 22 James Hook, 23 Ashley Beck

South Africa:

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Substitutes: 16 Adriaan Strauss, 17 Gurthrö Steenkamp 18 Coenie Oosthuizen, 19 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 20 Siya Kolisi, 21 Ruan Pienaar, 22 JJ Engelbrecht, 23 Willie le Roux

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