Cape Town - Springbok captain Jean
de Villiers will be given until Friday to prove that he has fully recovered
from a sternum injury, which has kept him off the training field so far this
“Jean is an
integral member of our squad and we will give him all the time he needs to get
back to full fitness,” said Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer.
“They have a strong
squad and have benefited from having their best players compete in Vodacom
Super Rugby and at the top club level in Europe, but our focus is on putting in
an improved performance from last week,” said Meyer.
15. Willie le Roux, 14. Bryan Habana, 13. JJ Engelbrecht, 12. Jean de Villiers (captain) / Jan Serfontein, 11. Bjorn Basson, 10. Morné Steyn, 9. Ruan Pienaar, 8. Pierre Spies, 7. Willem Alberts / Siya Kolisi, 6. Francois Louw, 5. Flip van der Merwe, 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. Juandre Kruger, 20. Siya Kolisi / Marcell Coetzee, 21. Piet van Zyl, 22. Pat Lambie, 23. Jan Serfontein / Juan de Jongh