Springboks

Payback time for Boks

2013-06-14 10:59
Willie le Roux (Getty)
Johannesburg - Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer said something this week that should be regarded as a chilling warning to Scotland ahead of Saturday’s Castle Lager Incoming Tours Series clash at the Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit.

The Boks will start with more continuity than they enjoyed last week in Durban, and if they hit the match running, they could win by a big score that will serve as a resounding payback for the humiliations suffered on the other side of the equator down the years.

Teams:

South Africa:

15. Willie le Roux, 14. Bryan Habana, 13. JJ Engelbrecht, 12. Jean de Villiers (captain), 11. Bjorn Basson, 10. Morné Steyn, 9. Ruan Pienaar, 8. Pierre Spies, 7. Arno Botha, 6. Marcell Coetzee, 5. Juandré Kruger, 4. Eben Etzebeth, 3. Jannie du Plessis, 2. Adriaan Strauss, 1. Tendai Mtawarira

Substitutes: 16. Bismarck du Plessis, 17. Trevor Nyakane, 18. Coenie Oosthuizen, 19. Flip van der Merwe, 20. Siya Kolisi, 21. Piet van Zyl, 22. Pat Lambie, 23. Jan Serfontein

Scotland:

15 Peter Murchie, 14 Tommy Seymour, 13 Alex Dunbar, 12 Matt Scott, 11 Sean Lamont, 10 Ruaridh Jackson, 9 Greig Laidlaw (captain), 8 Johnnie Beattie, 7 Ryan Wilson, 6 Alasdair Strokosch, 5 Jim Hamilton, 4 Tim Swinson, 3 Euan Murray, 2 Scott Lawson, 1 Alasdair Dickinson

Substitutes: 16 Stevie Lawrie, 17 Jon Welsh, 18 Moray Low, 19 Alastair Kellock, 20 David Denton, 21 Henry Pyrgos, 22 Peter Horne, 23 Duncan Taylor

Referee: Roman Poite (France).
Kick-off: 17:15
Prediction: Boks by 30.

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