Autumn Internationals 2018: South Africa team to play England

Malcolm Marx

Rassie Erasmus has named the Springbok team to take on England at Twickenham on Saturday.

South Africa XV
1. Steven Kitshoff
2. Malcolm Marx
3. Frans Malherbe
4. Eben Etzebeth
5. Pieter-Steph du Toit
6. Siya Kolisi
7. Duane Vermeulen
8. Warren Whiteley

9. Ivan van Zyl
10. Handre Pollard
11. Aphiwe Dyantyi
12. Damian de Allende
13. Jesse Kriel
14. S’bu Nkosi
15. Damian Willemse

Replacements: Bongi Mbonambi, Thomas du Toit, Wilco Louw, RG Snyman, Lood de Jager, Embrose Papier, Elton Jantjies, André Esterhuizen

3 thoughts on “Autumn Internationals 2018: South Africa team to play England

    1. Yep, pack looks hefty, although is it lacking a true 7? Louw should be here, with Vermeulen @ 8. Maybe the latter & Whitley could have swapped positions, but it is what it is. They’ll also miss their regulars @ 1/2 & full back. That stated though, it’ll be a leviathan contest up front & whomever comes out on top here should carry the day. Interesting, to see how the England back row performs, as they’ll have a vital role in getting or spoiling possession on the floor. They’re up against a couple of heavy hitters, also Marx & they can’t afford to come 2nd. I expect a fairly tight one which will go either way, but which way? England could edge it @ home with OF kicking them there, or will the Saffa pack steam roll England & stretch away near the end? I dunno, but SA by 5…ish!?

  1. That is quite a a mighty pack!

    Louw is unavailable as he is at Bath.

    Kolisi is pretty good in the attacking “7” role, and Marx is superb over the ball.

    Surprised that they would play Whiteley and Vermeulen that way around.


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