Bok team for Wales test announced

By Kirstin Buick
07 November 2013

The Springbok backline will boast a wealth of experience on Saturday, after JP Pietersen and Jaque Fourie were both included in the team to face Wales.

This will be the first time that Fourie plays for the Boks since the 2011 World Cup while Pietersen has not played international rugby this season. Frans Malherbe will make his test debut after being included in the starting line-up in the place of the injured Jannie du Plessis.

Pieter-Steph du Toit is the other player who might make his test debut. The talented lock forward was included as a replacement.

The Springboks will face Wales on Saturday at 19:30 in the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff.

Springbok team:

15. Pat Lambie

14. JP Pietersen

13. Jaque Fourie

12. Jean de Villiers (kaptein)

11. Bryan Habana

10. Morné Steyn

9. Fourie du Preez

8. Duane Vermeulen

7. Willem Alberts

6. Francois Louw

5. Flip van der Merwe

4. Eben Etzebeth

3. Frans Malberhe

2. Bismarck du Plessis

1. Tendai Mtawarira

Replacements:

16. Adriaan Strauss

17. Gurthrö Steenkamp

18. Coenie Oosthuizen

19. Pieter-Steph du Toit

20. Siya Kolisi

21. Ruan Pienaar

22. JJ Engelbrecht

23. Willie le Roux

Source: www.sarugby.co.za

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