Saturday (5:05 p.m.) in Johannesburg, the world champion Springboks find New Zealand. They will be without Faf de Klerk, victim of a concussion in the first minute of the game last Saturday. To compensate for Arendse’s suspension, the coach has chosen to place the usual center, Jesse Kriel, on the right wing. Note the great return of Duane Vermeulen in the center of the third line. As a hooker, Malcolm Marx sits on the bench in favor of Bongi Mbonambi.
The starting XV : 15-Damian Willemse, 14-Jesse Kriel, 13-Lukhanyo Am, 12-Damian de Allende, 11-Makazole Mapimpi, 10-Handre Pollard, 9-Jaden Hendrikse, 8-Duane Vermeulen, 7-Pieter-Steph du Toit, 6-Siya Kolisi (cap), 5-Lood de Jager, 4-Eben Etzebeth, 3-Frans Malherbe, 2-Bongi Mbonambi, 1-Ox Nche.
Substitutes : 16-Malcolm Marx, 17-Steven Kitshoff, 18-Vincent Koch, 19-Franco Mostert, 20-Jasper Wiese, 21-Kwagga Smith, 22-Hershel Jantjies, 23-Willie le Roux.
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