Jacques Nienaber names his team to face England
South Africa Autumn Internationals Squad 2022 – Team to play England
South Africa swap out four players from the 63-21 victory over Italy last week.
In come Makazole Mapimpi, Eben Etzebeth, Jesse Kriel, and Evan Roos. Out the other way go Cheslin Kolbe, Andre Esterhuizen, Salmaan Moerat, and Jasper Wiese (remember this match against England on 26 November is outside of the official Test window, so English and French clubs can recall some of their stars).
Also onto the bench come Thomas du Toit, Marco van Staden, Jaden Hendrikse, Canon Moodie.
This last match of the tour will be shown live on Amazon Prime.
South Africa Team to Play England – Saturday 26 November
Willie le Roux; Kurt-Lee Arendse, Jesse Kriel, Damian de Allende, Makazole Mapimpi; Damian Willemse, Faf de Klerk; Ox Nche, Bongi Mbonambi, Frans Malherbe, Eben Etzebeth, Marvin Orie, Siya Kolisi (captain), Franco Mostert, Evan Roos.
Replacements: Malcolm Marx, Steven Kitshoff, Thomas du Toit, Marco van Staden, Kwagga Smith, Jaden Hendrikse, Manie Libbok, Canan Moodie.
South Africa Team to Play Italy – Saturday 19 November
Willie le Roux; Cheslin Kolbe, Damian de Allende, Andre Esterhuizen, Kurt-Lee Arendse; Damian Willemse, Faf de Klerk; Ox Nche, Bongi Mbonambi, Frans Malherbe, Salmaan Moerat, Marvin Orie, Siya Kolisi (captain), Franco Mostert, Jasper Wiese.
Substitutes: Malcolm Marx, Steven Kitshoff, Vincent Koch, Eben Etzebeth, Kwagga Smith, Evan Roos, Cobus Reinach, Manie Libbok.
South Africa Team to Play France – Saturday 12 November
Willie le Roux; Cheslin Kolbe, Jesse Kriel, Damian de Allende, Kurt-Lee Arendse; Damian Willemse, Faf de Klerk; Ox Nche, Bongi Mbonambi, Frans Malherbe, Eben Etzebeth, Franco Mostert, Siya Kolisi (capt), Pieter-Steph du Toit, Kwagga Smith.
Replacements: 16 Malcolm Marx, 17 Steven Kitshoff, 18 Vincent Koch, 19 Marvin Orie, 20 Deon Fourie, 21 Cobus Reinach, 22 Manie Libbok, 23 Makazole Mapimpi.
Ireland 19 South Africa 16
It was boa constrictor tight but Ireland edged this encounter with the Springboks 19-16.
It was 6-6 at half-time and then the pace upped in the second, thanks to a rapid and whip-smart lineout drive that saw Josh van der Flier score as he squeezed in at the corner. And Mack Hansen followed it up soon after.
But the Boks did not go easily. Their defence was percussive and punishing all game, and their shooters out of the line put in some incredible spot-hits.
But it took the Irish scores to force their hand in attack. What we saw as a result was a stretching Franco Mostert score and then a Kurt-Lee Arendse try based on an exceptional offload from Eben Etzebeth.
But Ireland showed their resilience and saw out this battle of wills.
South Africa Team to Play Ireland – Saturday 5 November
Cheslin Kolbe; Kurt-Lee Arendse, Jesse Kriel, Damian de Allende, Makazole Mapimpi; Damian Willemse, Jaden Hendrikse; Steven Kitshoff, Malcolm Marx, Frans Malherbe, Eben Etzebeth, Lood de Jager, Siya Kolisi (capt), Pieter-Steph du Toit, Jasper Wiese.
Replacements: 16 Bongi Mbonambi, 17 Ox Nche, 18 Vincent Koch, 19 Franco Mostert, 20 Deon Fourie, 21 Kwagga Smith, 22 Faf de Klerk, 23 Willie le Roux.
South Africa Autumn Internationals Squad 2022
Kurt-Lee Arendse (17 June 1996/Vodacom Bulls/Wing/2022 v Wales/4)
Damian de Allende (25 Nov 1991/Wild Knights/Centre/2014 v Argentina/67)
Faf de Klerk (19 Oct 1991/Canon Eagles/Scrum-half/2016 v Ireland/43)
Andre Esterhuizen (30 Mar 1994/Harlequins/Centre/2018 v Wales/10)
Sacha Feinberg-Mngomezulu (22 Feb 2002/DHL Stormers/Utility back/uncapped)
Jaden Hendrikse (23 Mar 2000/Cell C Sharks/Scrum-half/2022 v Wales/11)
Cheslin Kolbe (28 Oct 1993/Toulon/Wing/2018 v Australia/21)
Jesse Kriel (15 Feb 1994/Canon Eagles/Centre/2015 v Australia/57)
Willie le Roux (18 Aug 1989/Toyota Verblitz/Full-back/2013 v Italy/80)
Manie Libbok (15 July 1997/DHL Stormers/Fly-half/uncapped)
Makazole Mapimpi (26 Jul 1990/Cell C Sharks/Wing/2018 v Wales/34)
Sbu Nkosi (21 Jan 1996/Vodacom Bulls/2018 v England/16) – withdrawn through injury
Cobus Reinach (7 Feb 1990/Montpellier/Scrum-half/2014 v Australia/22)
Damian Willemse (7 May 1998/DHL Stormers/Fly-half2018 v Argentina/24)
Lood de Jager (17 Dec 1992/Wild Knights/Lock/2014 v Wales/65)
Pieter-Steph du Toit (20 Aug 1992/Toyota Verblitz/back-row/2013 v Wales/65)
Thomas du Toit (5 May 1995/Cell C Sharks/Prop/2018 v Wales/14)
Eben Etzebeth (29 Oct 1991/Cell C Sharks/Lock/2012 v England/107)
Deon Fourie (25 Sept 1986/DHL Stormers/Back-row/2022 v Wales/4)
Jason Jenkins (2 Dec 1995/Leinster/Lock/2018 v Wales/1)
Steven Kitshoff (10 Feb 1992/DHL Stormers/Prop/2016 v Ireland/68)
Siya Kolisi (16 Jun 1991/Cell C Sharks/Back-row/2013 v Scotland/72)
Vincent Koch (13 Mar 1990/unattached/Prop/2015 v New Zealand/39)
Frans Malherbe (14 Mar 1991/DHL Stormers/Prop/2013 v Wales/55)
Malcolm Marx (13 Jul 1994/Kubota Spears/Hooker/2016 v New Zealand/56)
Bongi Mbonambi (7 Jan 1991/Cell C Sharks/Hooker/2016 v Ireland/53)
Salmaan Moerat (6 Mar 1998/DHL Stormers/Lock/2022 v Wales/2)
Franco Mostert (27 Nov 1990/Honda Heat/Lock/2016 v Ireland/60)
Ox Nché (23 Jul 1995/Cell C Sharks/Prop/2018 v Wales/16)
Trevor Nyakane (4 May 1989/Racing 92/Prop/2013 v Italy/59)
Marvin Orie (15 Feb 1993/DHL Stormers/Lock/2018 v Wales/8)
Evan Roos (21 Jan 2000/DHL Stormers/No 8/2022 v Wales/1)
Kwagga Smith (11 June 1993/Shizuoka Blue Revs/Back-row/2018 v Wales/28)
Marco van Staden (25 Aug 1995/Vodacom Bulls/Back-row/2018 v Argentina/9) – withdrawn through injury
Jasper Wiese (21 Oct 1995/Leicester Tigers/Back-row/2021 v Georgia/19)
South Africa Autumn Internationals Fixtures 2022
Sat 5 November Ireland 19-16 South Africa (Aviva Stadium)
Sat 12 November France 30-26 South Africa
Sat 19 November Italy 21-63 South Africa
Sat 26 November England v South Africa (5.30pm, Twickenham) Live on Amazon Prime
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