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Road to 2023: Nienaber takes plunge in bravest move yet as Bok coach

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South Africa's Jacques Nienaber
South Africa's Jacques Nienaber
PHILL MAGAKOE / AFP

Calling it a Springbok "B-team" would be harsh, but it is certainly experimental, and undoubtedly green.  

Coach Jacques Nienaber sprung a massive surprise on Tuesday, making a total of 14 changes to his starting line-up for the second Test against Wales in Bloemfontein this Saturday. 

Kurt-Lee Arendse and Evan Roos are the debutants in the starting XV, but there are equally exciting uncapped options off the bench in Nthuthuko Mchunu, Ruan Nortje, Deon Fourie and Grant Williams. 

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