After the disastrous defeat at the hands of the All Blacks, what is Allistair Coetzee going to change in the hope of salvaging the rest of the contest?
Flanker Francois Louw makes a return after recovering from a shoulder injury. The double threat of uncapped players Louis Schreuder, scrumhalf and wing Sibusiso Nkosi have been included in the squad.
Briefly.co.za learned from thesouthfrican.com that the 21-year-old Nkosi has displayed impressive talent in the Sharks jersey making his Super Rugby debut this year and enjoys the spot as joint top scorer in the Currie Cup.
Schreuder is still looking to earn his first cap after touring with the Boks in 2013.
Jaco Kriel and Coenie Oosthuizen were passed over for selection due to injury with Kriel's shoulder injury ruling him out for the rest of the year.
Oupa Mohoje, flank, was not given the nod even though was fit for duty after recovering from injury.
Coetzee justified his selection of the two young players.
“Louis and S’bu have both performed well this season, and their inclusion gives us an opportunity to work closely with them,” he said.
“They are both in-form players and are making good decisions on the field in their respective positions. Their inclusion and exposure to this level will continue our process of building depth in certain positions.
“Louis has been there before, but we’re excited to expose S’bu to the Springbok environment – he is in excellent form and we are excited to work with him.”
Preparations begin on Sunday in Bloemfontein for the test against the Wallabies at the Free State stadium on 30 September.
Here is the full team list:
Uzair Cassiem, Lood de Jager, Ruan Dreyer, Dan du Preez, Jean-Luc du Preez, Pieter-Steph du Toit, Eben Etzebeth, Steven Kitshoff, Siya Kolisi, Francois Louw, Wilco Louw, Malcolm Marx, Bongi Mbonambi Franco Mostert, Tendai Mtawarira, Trevor Nyakane, Chiliboy Ralepelle
Andries Coetzee, Ross Cronje, Damian de Allende, Elton Jantjies, Jesse Kriel, Dillyn Leyds, Rudy Paige, Handré Pollard, Raymond Rhule, Louis Schreuder, Jan Serfontein, Courtnall Skosan, S’busiso Nkosi
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