Rugby Championship 2014: South Africa team to play Argentina

Heyneke Meyer has unveiled the Springbok line up to take on Argentina at Loftus this weekend.

Damian de Allende will make his Springbok debut at outside centre, while Jean de Villiers returns as captain at inside centre.

South Africa:
15. Willie le Roux 15 tests 35 points
14. Cornal Hendricks 3 tests 10 points
13. Damian de Allende 0 tests 0 points
12. Jean de Villiers (captain) 96 tests 125 points
11. Bryan Habana 97 tests 275 points
10. Handré Pollard 1 test 13 points
9. Ruan Pienaar 76 tests 130 points
8. Duane Vermeulen 19 tests 10 points
7. Willem Alberts 32 tests 35 points
6. Francois Louw 30 tests 25 points
5. Lood de Jager 3 tests 10 points
4. Bakkies Botha 79 tests 35 points
3. Jannie du Plessis 54 tests 5 points
2. Bismarck du Plessis (vice-captain) 60 tests 45 points
1. Tendai Mtawarira 55 tests 10 points

Replacements:
16. Adriaan Strauss 34 tests 25 points
17. Trevor Nyakane 4 tests 5 points
18. Frans Malherbe 2 tests 0 points
19. Eben Etzebeth 23 tests 0 points
20. Marcell Coetzee16 tests 10 points
21. Francois Hougaard 28 tests 20 points
22. Morné Steyn 56 tests 660 points
23. Jan Serfontein 12 tests 5 points

8 thoughts on “Rugby Championship 2014: South Africa team to play Argentina

  1. Why ooooooo why all the overseas players. They left there country to play elsewhere and that just for money. Oooooooooo nooooooooo………

  2. Ruan freaking pienaar. Seriously. He is absolutely useless. Why is he still in the team. Hougaard and reinach light years better than him grrrrrrr

  3. AGREED PIETER ITS NO GOOD COACH BEING CHICKEN TO TEST THE NEWER PLAYERS, NEVER GOING TO GET EXPERIENCE WITHOUT PROPER GAME TIME

  4. I’m not being at all sinical against blue bills but all these bulks player dude. I agree Reinach should get his chance and players that ae you and want to go for it should be there. Hopefully Esthebeth and de Jager get to play together and make a formidable combo to send the old guys to retirement. And Morne too. I can’t stand the kicking game tactic. Let’s hope we not the first lose to the Argentine in the Championship

  5. The players aint the problem,but the game-plan.I say base the new game-plan on the one of the All Blacks.Thats the way Forward in Rugby.Look back at the last games we and Ireland haved play against the all blacks.And PLEASE let the YoungBlood play.We still play with Jake White,s team.

  6. @Don you’re an idiot. There’s ONE Bulls player in the starting line-up and TWO in the reserves, so 3/23!!! There are more Cheetahs in the team and they were just about stone last in Superugby. Please try and explain your “logic”.

    @ Pieter this is the professional era – live with it. Who tells you where to work??? If you could earn 3 times your current salary elsewhere, would you put up with being told where to work? Didn’t think so.

    @Moses do you think NZ players learn to play that way at AB level? No, they learn that at primary school. We are not New Zealanders. We play the way we learn at age group level.

    Does anyone here have two brain cells to rub together? Why comment if you don’t have a freaking clue?

  7. @Teebs you’re spot on with all your comments. Why not have overseas players – if they are good enough and are in form then all the best. We have improved our game plan to a more attacking one and Heyneke is building a solid team for the World Cup. The youngsters are at least learning from the experienced players which will be invaluable next year. Why not Bakkies. He was recently instrumental in winning a Heineken cup and Top14 title. Good team – perhaps question marks about Ruan Pienaar but without Fourie what is the alternative. Hougaard is average at the moment but maybe Reinach needs a chance. I trust our coaching staff and really think that if you doubt ANY Springbok team – you cannot be a true supporter

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