South Africa name team to play Samoa

south africaHead coach Heyneke Meyer has made three changes to the side that beat Scotland 30-17 last weekend. Francois Louw, Willem Alberts and Flip van de Merwe replace Marcell Coetzee, Arno Botha and Juandre Kruger respectively.

Jean de Villers has provisionally been named in the team, and will be give until Friday to prove his fitness after suffering a sternum injury. If he does not make it, young Jan Serfontein, a try scorer last week, will come into the starting line-up.

Likewise in the back row, Willem Alberts will be given a chance to prove he has fully recovered from his injury, with last week’s man of the match Siya Kolisi ready to step in if he cannot do so.

South Africa: 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.
Replacements: 16 Bismarck du Plessis, 17 Trevor Nyakane, 18 Coenie Oosthuizen, 19 Juandré Kruger, 20 Siya Kolisi / Marcell Coetzee, 21 Piet van Zyl, 22 Pat Lambie, 23 Jan Serfontein / Juan de Jongh.

5 thoughts on “South Africa name team to play Samoa

  1. Ek dink Spies speel baie swak rugby ! Met Vermeulen beseer sou ek Willem Alberts no:8 toe skuif en Kolisie weer kans gee saam Louw ! Dit sal Springbokke se diepte goed doen om Phillip Van der Waldt ook in te bring by oefen kampe veral nou met Arno Botha se beseering !Piet Van Zyl ook op beter form as Pienaar ! Speel elke week die beste form beskikbare spelers nie die met meeste Caps nie ! Daarom sit ons met spelers soos Spies wat maar net daar is en elke week n 4/10 vertooning lewer ! N drop uit n span doen n speler wondere ! Hy sal dan bietjie vinger trek !

  2. Ek weet nie hoe werk die gekiesery van die springbok span nie maar ek dink Juandré Kruger en Siya Kolisi moet alby in die begin span wees, Flip van der Merwe is n baie beter impak speler as Juandré Kruger, en Siya Kolisi verdien om da te wees kyk laas week wat hy gemaak het.. En op 9 Piet van Zyl is n baie beter scrumhalf as Ruan Pienaar, Ruan Pienaar vat te lank om die bal uit te kry lyk partykeer of hy clueless is.. En as Jean de Villiers reg gaan wees vir die game hkm speel hy nie 13 wat hy die hele jaar al lank speel nie en speel vir jong Jan Serfontein 12 almal kon die verskil gesien het toe hy opgekom het, het niks teen JJ Engelbrecht hys n baie goeie speler maar op die stadium speel Jean de Villiers baie goeie rugby op 13..

  3. I still dont see the point of playing Morne Steyn at fly half if Willie Leroux is fullback.
    Play Pat Lambie, who will attack the line and bring back line and Leroux into play! Leroux did nothing last week until Scotland had player in the bin. Until then usual up and under boring game plan!Come on Boks give us something exciting to watch this week against Samoa!

  4. And here are the brave warriors looking for a historic first win over the Boks.

    15) James So’oialo
    14) Alapati Leiua
    13) Paul Williams (capt)
    12) Johnny Leota
    11) Alesana Tuilagi
    10) Tusi Pisi
    9) Jeremy Su’a
    8) Taiasina Tuifu’a
    7) Jack Lam
    6) Ofisa Treviranus
    5) Daniel Leo
    4) Filo Paulo
    3) Census Johnston
    2) Ole Avei
    1) Sakaria Taulafo

    Replacements: 16) Ti’i Paulo, 17) Logovi’i Mulipola, 18) James Johnston, 19) Kane Thompson, 20) Junior Poluleuligaga, 21) Brando Va’aulu, 22) Seilala Mapusua, 23) Alafoti Fa’osiliva

  5. For the sake of Rugby Union globally I am rooting for Samoa in this one, Italy to win the other game.

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