HEYNEKE MEYER has selected the same side that defeated Australia last weekend in Pretoria to face New Zealand in Soweto this Saturday.
The Springboks ran in five tries against the Wallabies, with winger Bryan Habana scoring a hat-trick in a comfortable victory. The three scores increased Habana’s number of tries for South Africa to 46 in 82 games.
20-year old fly Johan Goosen made his first start last weekend and retains the number 10 shirt to face the All Blacks after his impressive performance, holding off the challenge of Morné Steyn, Pat Lambie and Elton Jantjies.
Coenie Oosthuizen is cleared to play after experiencing some muscle stiffnes, and replaces Pat Cilliers on the bench.
Bath flanker Francois Louw starts again in the number 6 shirt, with Ulster’s Ruan Pienaar picked at scrum-half. Jean de Villiers captains the side.
South Africa v New Zealand
Saturday, 6th October 2012 at FNB Stadium, Soweto
Kick-off: 16:00 BST live on Sky Sports 3
SOUTH AFRICA: Zane Kirchner; Bryan Habana, Jaco Taute, Jean de Villiers (captain), Francois Hougaard; Johan Goosen, Ruan Pienaar; Tendai Mtawarira, Adriaan Strauss, Jannie du Plessis, Eben Etzebeth, Andries Bekker, Francois Louw, Willem Alberts, Duane Vermeulen.
Replacements: Tiaan Liebenberg, Coenie Oosthuizen, Flip Van Der Merwe, Marcell Coetzee, Elton Jantjies, Juan de Jongh, Pat LambieLike Rugby World? Subscribe to the magazine for the latest comprehensive content.