Springboks change five to face Scotland

logoSouth Africa have named a team face Scotland showing five changes to the one that mauled Italy last weekend. The two new players in the starting line-up are Ruan Pienaar, who is in for the injured Jano Vermaak, and flanker Marcell Coetzee who replaces Francois Louw.

On the bench, the big news is the return of Bismarck du Plessis, who comes in for the unfortunate Chilliboy Rallepele. He will be joined on the bench by the uncapped duo of Siya Kolisi (loose forward) and Piet van Zyl (scrumhalf).

South Africa team (with province and caps) to face Scotland, Nelspruit, 17.15 (local time)

15. Willie le Roux (GWK Griquas, 1)
14. Bryan Habana (DHL Western Province, 84)
13. JJ Engelbrecht (Vodacom Blue Bulls, 2)
12. Jean de Villiers (captain, DHL Western Province, 85)
11. Bjorn Basson (Vodacom Blue Bulls, 7)
10. Morné Steyn (Vodacom Blue Bulls, 43)
9. Ruan Pienaar (Ulster, N-Ireland, 64)
8. Pierre Spies (Vodacom Blue Bulls, 51)
7. Arno Botha (Vodacom Blue Bulls, 1)
6. Marcell Coetzee (The Sharks, 13)
5. Juandré Kruger (Vodacom Blue Bulls, 9)
4. Eben Etzebeth (DHL Western Province, 12)
3. Jannie du Plessis (The Sharks, 43)
2. Adriaan Strauss (vice-captain, Toyota FS Cheetahs, 22)
1. Tendai Mtawarira (The Sharks, 42)

16. Bismarck du Plessis (The Sharks, 46)
17. Trevor Nyakane (Toyota FS Cheetahs, 1)
18. Coenie Oosthuizen (Toyota FS Cheetahs,3)
19. Flip van der Merwe (Vodacom Blue Bulls, 24)
20. Siya Kolisi (DHL Western Province, 0)
21. Piet van Zyl (Toyota FS Cheetahs, 0)
22. Pat Lambie (The Sharks, 21)
23. Jan Serfontein (Vodacom Blue Bulls, 1)

4 thoughts on “Springboks change five to face Scotland

  1. Great to see Bismarck back! For me the team is stronger than last week. Lets hope Scotland put up a better display than against Samoa and give the spectators an exciting game! I still however think the Boks will win by minimum 30 Points!

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