Gurthro Steenkamp returns to the Springbok line-up to win his 50th cap this weekend in one of three changes to the starting line-up to play Wales this weekend.
Fourie du Preez comes in at scrum-half for Ruan Pienaar, while Jan Serfontein starts at inside centre in place of Frans Steyn, who has withdrawn himself from the squad altogether.
Cornal Hendricks, who impressed against the World XV, wins his first cap on the wing, while there is also a potential first cap for lock Lood de Jager, who starts on the bench.
Tendai ‘Beast’ Mtawarira drops to the bench, while Victor Matcfield captains the side from the engine room, where he continues his World Cup-winning partnership with Bakkies Botha.
South Africa team to play Wales:
15 Willie le Roux, 14 Cornal Hendricks, 13 JP Pietersen, 12 Jan Serfontein, 11 Bryan Habana, 10 Morné Steyn, 9 Fourie du Preez, 8 Duane Vermeulen, 7 Willem Alberts, 6 Francois Louw, 5 Victor Matfield, 4 Bakkies Botha, 3 Jannie du Plessis, 2 Bismarck du Plessis, 1 Gurthro Steenkamp.
Replacements: 16 Schalk Brits, 17 Tendai Mtawarira, 18 Coenie Oosthuizen, 19 Lood de Jager, 20 Schalk Burger, 21 Ruan Pienaar, 22 Johan Goosen, 23 Lwazi Mvovo.
Venue: Kings Park, Durban
Referee: Romain Poite (France)
Photo by: Patrick Khachfe / Onside Images