Aussies wary of Brüssow
Cape Town - Wallaby captain Rocky Eslom admits that Springbok flank Heinrich Brüssow adds another dimension to the Bok team ahead of their Tri-Nations clash in Durban on Saturday.
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Eslom believes the South Africans will be much more competitive at the breakdown with Brüssow as their main ball fetcher.
Elsom said Brüssow has the ability to "spoil" his opponents' ball and he could have a big impact on the overall outcome of the match.
"The breakdowns will be a very important aspect of this Test," Elsom told the Volksblad
"I believe they (the Springboks) will be much more competitive and we will have to be at our best there (at the breakdowns)," said Elsom.
The Boks will focus on what they know best - dominating up front, while the Wallabies will play more expansive and try to utilise their potent backline.
And it is there where Brüssow will play an important role with his ability to steal possession.
It will be his task to frustrate the Australians at the breakdown by making their ball slower and also poaching some balls.
Brüssow will love nothing more than to frustrate the Aussies. He described them as being "loud-mouths" and "arrogant".
"They are one team against whom I can't take losing," said Brüssow.TeamsSouth Africa:
15 Frans Steyn, 14 JP Pietersen, 13 Jaque Fourie, 12 Jean de Villiers, 11 Bryan Habana, 10 Butch James, 9 Fourie du Preez, 8 Pierre Spies, 7 Danie Rossouw, 6 Heinrich Brüssow, 5 Victor Matfield, 4 Bakkies Botha, 3 Jannie du Plessis, 2 John Smit (captain), 1 Beast Mtawarira
Substitutes: 16 Bismarck du Plessis, 17 Gurthro Steenkamp, 18 Gerhard Mostert, 19 Jean Deysel, 20 Francois Hougaard, 21 Morne Steyn, 22 Gio AplonAustralia:
15 Kurtley Beale, 14 James O'Connor, 13 Adam Ashley-Cooper, 12 Pat McCabe, 11 Digby Ioane, 10 Quade Cooper, 9 Will Genia, 8 Scott Higginbotham, 7 David Pocock, 6 Rocky Elsom (captain), 5 James Horwill, 4 Nathan Sharpe, 3 Ben Alexander, 2 Stephen Moore, 1 Sekope Kepu.
Substitutes: 16 Saia Faingaa, 17 Salesi Maafu, 18 Sitaleki Timani, 19 Ben McCalman, 20 Radike Samo, 21 Luke Burgess, 22 Anthony Faingaa