Summer Tour 2018: South Africa Team to Play England 2nd Test

Rassie Erasmus

Rassie Erasmus has made two changes to the Springboks starting team for the second test against England with Pieter-Steph du Toit and Frans Malherbe coming into the side.

The Springbok team to face England in Bloemfontein (in order of name and surname, franchise/club, caps and points):

15. Willie le Roux (Wasps, England, 42, 55 – 11t)
14. S’busiso Nkosi (Cell C Sharks, 1, 10 – 2t)
13. Lukhanyo Am (Cell C Sharks, 2, 0)
12. Damian de Allende (DHL Stormers, 29, 15 – 3t)
11. Aphiwe Dyantyi (Emirates Lions, 1, 5 – 1t)
10. Handré Pollard (Vodacom Bulls, 27, 235 – 3t, 41c, 43p, 3d)
9. Faf de Klerk (Sale Sharks, England, 12, 5 -1t)

8. Duane Vermeulen (Unattached, 40, 10 – 2t)
7. Pieter-Steph du Toit (DHL Stormers, 34, 20 – 4t)
6. Siya Kolisi (DHL Stormers, 29, 20 – 4t) – captain
5. Franco Mostert (Emirates Lions, 19, 5 – 1t)
4. RG Snyman (Vodacom Bulls, 1, 0)
3. Frans Malherbe (DHL Stormers, 17, 0)
2. Bongi Mbonambi (DHL Stormers, 15, 5 – 1t)
1. Tendai Mtawarira (Cell C Sharks, 99, 10 – 2t)

Replacements:
16. Akker van der Merwe (Cell C Sharks, 2, 0)
17. Steven Kitshoff (DHL Stormers, 25, 5 – 1t)
18. Thomas du Toit (Cell C Sharks, 2, 0)
19. Jean-Luc du Preez (Cell C Sharks, 11, 10 – 2t)
20. Sikhumbuzo Notshe (DHL Stormers, 2, 0)
21. Ivan van Zyl (Vodacom Bulls, 2, 0)
22. Jesse Kriel (Vodacom Bulls, 30, 40 – 8t)
23. Warrick Gelant (Vodacom Bulls, 3, 5 – 1t)

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5 thoughts on “Summer Tour 2018: South Africa Team to Play England 2nd Test

    1. Just rejigging, Frans Malherbe comes in at tighthead, a relative gamble as he had not had much game time this season after a neck injury, while Pieter-Steph du Toit – returns to the side at blindside flank, replacing Jean-Luc du Preez who drops to the bench.
      Jesse Kriel also comes onto bench to cover the outside backs.
      Erasmus said he felt that Wilco Louw, who had started both previous tests, needed a break.




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  1. 2nd Question – is it likely that we’ll see Kwagga Smith play in the final test? Seen a lot of him in Super Rugby and 7s but not sure where he stands in the test squad pecking order.




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