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Boks name side to face ABs

July 19, 2006

Springbok coach Jake White has made five changes to his team for the Tri-Nations encounter with New Zealand at the Westpac Stadium in Wellington on Saturday, but he is leaving a final decision as to who the fly-half would be till Friday.

Via Rugby Planet:

White, in announcing the team on Wednesday, bracketed new arrival Butch James and fellow squad member Meyer Bosman in the No.10 channel.


South Africa: 1 Os du Randt, 2 John Smit (captain), 3 CJ van der Linde, 4 Albert van den Bergh, 5 Victor Matfield, 6 Solly Tyibilika, 7 Juan Smith, 8 Jacques Cronjé, 9 Fourie du Preez, 10 Meyer Bosman/Butch James, 11 Bryan Habana, 12 Wynand Olivier, 13 Jaque Fourie, 14 Akona Ndungane, 15 Percy Montgomery.

Replacements: 16 Danie Coetzee, 17 Eddie Andrews, 18 Johann Muller, 19 Joe van Niekerk, 20 Enrico Januarie, 21 Meyer Bosman/Butch James, 22 Breyton Paulse/JP Pietersen.

Kick-off: 19.35 (07.35 GMT)
Venue: Westpac Stadium, Wellington
Referee: Joël Jutge (France)
Touch judges: Alain Rolland (Ireland), Stuart Dickinson (Australia)
Television match official: George Ayoub (Australia)
Assessor: Steve Hilditch (Ireland)

  • Earlier: All Blacks team selection.

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