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the “Bordelais” Dweba replaces Mbonambi, injured, with the Springboks

Joseph Dweba replaces Bongi Mbonambi, injured in his knee, as hooker in the XV of South Africa which will face New Zealand on Saturday in Johannesburg during the second day of the Rugby Championship, coach Jacques Nienaber announced on Wednesday.

Mbonambi had been retained as a starter in the Springboks team in place of Malcolm Marx, put on the substitutes’ bench after playing the largely won first match (26-20) against the All Blacks last Saturday in Nelspruit (South Africa). ).

Dweba, 26, returned to South Africa this year, to the Stormers, after playing in Bègles-Bordeaux in the Top 14 for two seasons, has two selections, honored against the Argentine Pumas last year in Gqeberha (ex-Port Elizabeth) and Wales last month in Bloemfontein.

New South African squad roster : Willemse – Kriel, Am, de Allende, Mapimpi – (o) Pollard, (m) Hendrikse – du Toit, Vermeulen, Kolisi (cap) – de Jager, Etzebeth – Malherbe, Dweba, Nche

Substitutes : Marx, Kitshoff, Koch, Mostert, Wiese, Smith, Jantjies, le Roux.

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