South Africa team to play England in the 3rd Test

Heyneke Meyer has called up Jacques Potgeiter, Gio Aplon and Wynand Olivier into the starting XV for the final test against England. Ryan Kankowski and Elton Jantjies are on the bench.

South Africa:

15. Gio Aplon, 14. JP Pietersen, 13. Jean de Villiers, 12. Wynand Olivier, 11. Bryan Habana, 10. Morné Steyn, 9. Francois Hougaard; 1. Tendai Mtawarira, 2. Bismarck du Plessis, 3. Jannie du Plessis, 4. Eben Etzebeth, 5. Juandré Kruger, 6. Marcell Coetzee, 7. Jacques Potgeiter, 8. Pierre Spies


16. Adriann Strauss, 17. Werner Kruger, 18. Flip Van Der Merwe, 19. Ryan Kankowski, 20. Ruan Pienaar, 21. Elton Jantjies, 22. Bjorn Basson

6 thoughts on “South Africa team to play England in the 3rd Test

  1. anyone know what Aplon is like? Meyer described him as having the Xfactor. For me that conjours up two extremes; Kurtley Beale and Iain Balshaw. I’m hoping its the latter.

  2. Aplon is like a lightning bolt on horse steroids. A little fella with a step and a turn of pace like nothing you’ve seen!

    1. any particular reason why he is third choice? suspect under the high ball? c’mon thow us a bone we need some false hope to cling on to!

  3. A bit suspect under the highball and not consistent enough. Low work rate. But my gosh does he have pace, a step and incredible agility.

    Also a bit lightweight – can’t be much over 75 kgs.

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