Elton Jantjies will begin at flyhalf and the electrical Damian Willemse at fullback when South Africa tackle Wales within the first match of a 3 Test dwelling sequence at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday.
Jantjies has been most popular to common starter Handre Pollard, who performed within the French High 14 remaining win for Montpellier on Friday, whereas Willemse is chosen forward of the vastly extra skilled Willie le Roux.
It suggests the Boks would possibly look to run with ball in hand and transfer barely away from their reliance on a kicking sport, wanting as a substitute to tire the Welsh at altitude earlier than unleashing their highly effective forwards off the bench.
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The remainder of the backline has a well-known look to it with wings Makazole Mapimpi and Cheslin Kolbe, centres Lukhanyo Am and Damian de Allende, and scrumhalf Faf de Klerk, who does present a kicking possibility from the bottom of the ruck.
The entrance row consists of props Frans Malherbe and Ox Nche, hooker Bongi Mbonambi, the lock pairing of Eben Etzebeth and Lood de Jager, and a again three of captain Siya Kolisi, Franco Mostert and Jasper Wiese.
“We have the advantage of having several players that are quite versatile, so a guy like Damian Willemse can cover flyhalf and centre in addition to fullback, while Kwagga (Smith) covers each of the loose forward positions and can even slot in at wing with his Blitzbok (Sevens) experience,” head coach Jacques Nienaber stated in a media launch from South African Rugby.
Uncapped lock Salmaan Moerat and loose-forward Elrigh Louw have been named among the many replacements and can virtually definitely get a run because the Boks use their 6-2 cut up on the bench within the second half so as to add contemporary muscle within the pack.
“We have a fantastic crop of young players who have really been working hard at training and putting up their hands, and it is pleasing for us as coaches to give Salmaan and Elrigh this opportunity,” Nienaber says.
“We have a plan for the season in terms of giving some of the young players a chance to show what they can do at international level, while at the same time taking stock of the seasoned campaigners and where they are in terms of their rugby.”
The second and third Checks will probably be performed in Bloemfontein and Cape City respectively over the next two Saturdays. Wales misplaced all 10 of their earlier matches in South Africa.
South Africa: Damian Willemse, Cheslin Kolbe, Lukhanyo Am, Damian de Allende, Makazole Mapimpi, Elton Jantjies, Faf de Klerk; Jasper Wiese, Franco Mostert, Siya Kolisi (capt), Lood de Jager, Eben Etzebeth, Frans Malherbe, Bongi Mbonambi, Ox Nche. Reserves: Malcolm Marx, Steven Kitshoff, Vincent Koch, Salmaan Moerat, Elrigh Louw, Kwagga Smith, Herschel Jantjies, Willie le Roux.