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South Africa v Eire: Springboks named unchanged crew for second Take a look at

World champions South Africa will discipline an unchanged crew for the second Take a look at in opposition to Eire in Durban on Saturday.

The beginning XV named by Rassie Erasmus is essentially the most skilled within the historical past of South African rugby, with 990 caps throughout the 15 gamers – 12 of whom began within the Rugby World Cup closing win over New Zealand in October.

Siya Kolisi will captain the facet whereas Jesse Kriel and Damian de Allende will set a brand new document of taking part in essentially the most Take a look at matches collectively at centre as they line out in midfield for the thirtieth time.

The Springboks received a gripping first match 27-20 on Saturday in Pretoria.

Springbok coach Erasmus stated “it is all the time powerful going through Eire” and he expects a response from the back-to-back Six Nations champions.

“They’re a top quality crew, they’re ranked second on the planet, and as we noticed final week, they by no means cease combating, so we all know the magnitude of the problem that awaits us this weekend,” the previous Munster head coach added.

“We’ve got little doubt they’re going to come out even stronger this week, however we additionally recognized the areas of the sport that we have to enhance on, and it is important for us to construct on our efficiency in our quest to win each matches.”

Eire, who will title their crew on Thursday, will likely be compelled to make adjustments after series-ending accidents to hooker Dan Sheehan and scrum-half Craig Casey in Saturday’s defeat in Pretoria.

South Africa: W le Roux; C Kolbe; J Kriel, D de Allende; KL Arendse; H Pollard; F de Klerk; O Nche, B Mbonambi, F Malherbe; E Etzebeth, F Mostert; S Kolisi (capt), PS du Toit, Okay Smith.

Replacements: M Marx, G Steenekamp, V Koch, S Moerat, RG Snyman, M van Staden, G Williams, S Feinberg-Mngomezulu.

Jamal Ahmed
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Jamal Ahmed is a dedicated sports journalist covering baseball and rugby. Jamal’s player profiles and game analyses are widely appreciated by readers. He enjoys playing rugby with his local club and organizing community baseball events.


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