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Boks opt for tried, trusted against Pumas

Boks opt for tried, trusted against Pumas

South Africa coach Jacques Nienaber has turned around his crew for their 2nd Rugby Championship conflict with Argentina in Nelson Mandela Bay on Saturday, reverting to somewhat noteworthy a corpulent-energy aspect.

The Springboks beat Argentina 32-12 in their opponents opener at the same venue this past weekend with a noteworthy-modified crew.

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On the replacement hand, they’ve restored their traditional backline with the return of flyhalf Handre Pollard, wings Cheslin Kolbe and Makazole Mapimpi, and the centre pairing of Lukhanyo Am and Damian de Allende.

The line-up is an identical to the one who played the third Test against the British & Irish Lions and clinched the series.

“A pair of avid gamers did not play closing week after a bodily demanding Lions series and are now reduction within the combine, while we also wanted to give a pair of avid gamers who agree with labored hard at working in opposition to over the closing two months a likelihood to get some priceless sport time,” Nienaber acknowledged in a media commence.

“Right here is a prolonged season, so we would favor to get the steadiness correct between building consistency in likelihood and in our performances, managing the avid gamers by strategy of their workload, and building depth within our squad.”

Props Thomas du Toit and Trevor Nyakane will companion hooker Malcolm Marx within the entrance row, with Marvin Orie to get a first Test commence at lock alongside Lood de Jager.

Captain Siya Kolisi, Franco Mostert and No.8 Jasper Wiese fabricate up the free-forwards.

“Argentina will advance hard at us, so we know we would favor to perform noteworthy better than closing week to get the specified result,” Nienaber acknowledged.

“While we were pleased with the victory and to commence our Rugby Championship advertising and marketing and marketing campaign on a successful expose, there became a host of room for growth in our performance.

“We have known a pair of areas we would favor to work on if we favor to defend our title efficiently, and we will have the opportunity to work on those aspects of our sport at working in opposition to this week.”

After this weekend, both aspect will prance on the same chartered flight to Australasia for the leisure of the opponents.

They’ll play two fixtures every against Australia and Fresh Zealand.

Crew: Willie le Roux, Cheslin Kolbe, Lukhanyo Am, Damian de Allende, Makazole Mapimpi, Handre Pollard, Cobus Reinach, Jasper Wiese, Franco Mostert, Siya Kolisi (capt), Lood de Jager, Marvin Orie, Thomas du Toit, Malcolm Marx, Trevor Nyakane. Replacements: Bongi Mbonambi, Steven Kitshoff, Frans Malherbe, Nicolaas van Rensburg, Kwagga Smith, Dan du Preez, Jaden Hendrikse, Damian Willemse.

Boks opt for tried, trusted against Pumas