Boks in UK

CJ replaces Mtawarira

2012-11-10 14:18
CJ van der Linde (Gallo)
Cape Town - CJ van der Linde, capped 73 times for the Springboks, will start at loosehead prop against Ireland in Dublin on Saturday following the late withdrawal of Tendai Mtawarira from the Test.

Heinke van der Merwe, who has played in one Test for the Springboks in 2007, will take Van der Linde’s place on the bench.

The decision to withdraw Mtawarira is a precautionary measure after he had a recurrence of mild heart palpitations on Saturday morning.

Mtawarira has been admitted to hospital for observation on Saturday morning. A decision on his continued participation on the tour will be taken at a later stage.

Updated Springbok team to face Ireland in Dublin is:

 

Position

Name

Province

Test Caps

15

Zane Kirchner

Vodacom Blue Bulls

21

14

JP Pietersen

The Sharks

45

13

Jaco Taute

MTN Golden Lions

2

12

Jean de Villiers (captain)

DHL Western Province

81

11

Francois Hougaard

Vodacom Blue Bulls

24

10

Pat Lambie

The Sharks

17

9

Ruan Pienaar

Ulster, N-Ireland

60

8

Duane Vermeulen

DHL Western Province

4

7

Willem Alberts

The Sharks

17

6

Francois Louw

Bath, England

14

5

Juandré Kruger

Vodacom Blue Bulls

5

4

Eben Etzebeth

DHL Western Province

8

3

Jannie du Plessis

The Sharks

39

2

Adriaan Strauss (vice-captain)

Toyota FS Cheetahs

18

1

CJ van der Linde

MTN Golden Lions

73

Subtitutes

16

Schalk Brits

Saracens, England

3

17

Heinke van der Merwe

Leinster, Ireland

1

18

Pat Cilliers

DHL Western Province

4

19

Flip van der Merwe

Vodacom Blue Bulls

20

20

Marcell Coetzee

The Sharks

9

21

Morné Steyn

Vodacom Blue Bulls

41

22

Juan de Jongh

DHL Western Province

12

23

Lwazi Mvovo

The Sharks

7

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