Cape Town - Four stats and facts ahead of Saturday's Springboks v Argentina Rugby Championship clash in Port Elizabeth.
· Tendai Mtawarira will extend his record as the most-capped Springbok
prop to 91 caps in this position. He is the third most experienced Springbok
forward behind Victor Matfield (127) and John Smit (111).
· Mtawarira will also play in his 40th Rugby
Championship Test match, which ranks him fourth behind Bryan Habana (53), Jean
de Villiers (50) and Matfield (48).
· The following players will make their Rugby Championship
debuts: Uzair Cassiem, Andries Coetzee, Ross Cronjé, Raymond Rhule and
Courtnall Skosan. It will also be the first games for Jean-Luc du Preez and
Curwin Bosch should they come off the bench.
· Bosch will become Springbok #887 if he runs onto the field as a
Andries Coetzee, 14 Raymond Rhule, 13 Jesse Kriel, 12 Jan Serfontein,
11 Courtnall Skosan, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Ross Cronjé, 8 Uzair Cassiem, 7
Jaco Kriel, 6 Siya Kolisi, 5 Franco Mostert, 4 Eben Etzebeth (captain),
3 Coenie Oosthuizen, 2 Malcolm Marx, 1 Beast Mtawarira
16 Bongi Mbonambi, 17 Steven Kitshoff, 18 Trevor Nyakane, 19
Pieter-Steph Du Toit, 20 Jean-Luc du Preez, 21 Francois Hougaard, 22
Curwin Bosch, 23 Damian de Allende
Joaquin Tuculet, 14 Ramiro Moyano, 13 Matias Orlando, 12 Jeronimo de la
Fuente, 11 Emiliano Boffelli, 10 Nicolas Sanchez, 9 Martin Landajo, 8
Leonardo Senatore, 7 Tomas Lezana, 6 Pablo Matera, 5 Tomas Lavanini, 4
Guido Petti, 3 Enrique Pieretto, 2 Agustin Creevy (captain), 1 Nahuel
Substitutes: 16 Julian Montoya, 17 Lucas Noguera,
18 Ramiro Herrera, 19 Marcos Kremer, 20 Javier Ortega Desio, 21 Tomas
Cubelli, 22 Juan Martin Hernandez, 23 Matias Moroni