Cape Town - Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer says that he will continue to make changes to his side throughout the Rugby Championship as he continues his search for the best combinations ahead of this year’s Rugby World Cup.
A 31-man Bok squad left for Brisbane on Sunday night after thrashing the World XV 46-10 on Saturday, and Meyer confirmed after that match that he would likely make changes from that side.
"We will use the Championship and there will definitely be a few changes," said Meyer.
"If it was just a normal Championship we’d probably stick with the same side. We have to use the Championship to look at different combinations.
"Australia had a really good Super Rugby campaign with two of the top sides in the last four. They’ve got big ball carriers and they keep the ball in hand. We have to recover because we’ll probably have to make 200 tackles plus."
Bok squad travelling to Australia:
Schalk Brits, Schalk Burger, Marcell Coetzee, Lood de Jager, Bismarck du Plessis, Jannie du Plessis, Eben Etzebeth, Vincent Koch, Francois Louw, Frans Malherbe, Victor Matfield, Teboho “Oupa” Mohoje, Tendai Mtawarira, Trevor Nyakane, Adriaan Strauss, Heinke van der Merwe, Warren Whiteley
Damian De Allende, Bryan Habana, Jesse Kriel, Patrick Lambie, Willie le Roux, Lionel Mapoe, Lwazi Mvovo, Rudy Paige, Ruan Pienaar, JP Pietersen, Handré Pollard, Cobus Reinach, Jan Serfontein, Morné Steyn