Springboks take on Wallabies in Rugby Championship
The Springboks will face Australia on Saturday in the Rugby Championship.
Both sides are fielding new-look starting lineups with the 2019 World Cup in mind.
The sides have met 10 times at the iconic Ellis Park in Johannesburg, with the Springboks winning 9 of those clashes.
John Maytham goes through the lineups with Independent Media head of sport and motoring Mark Keohane.
I think the pack is very good and there is very good depth on the reserve bench.Mark Keohane, Head of sport and motoring - Independent Media
The back three are individually experienced players. If there is a worry for me it would be in the middle.Mark Keohane, Head of sport and motoring - Independent Media
Here is the line up:
South Africa 15 Warrick Gelant, 14 S'bu Nkosi, 13 Jesse Kriel, 12 Andre Esterhuizen, 11 Makazole Mapimpi, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Herschel Jantjies, 8 Francois Louw, 7 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 6 Rynhardt Elstadt, 5 Lood de Jager, 4 Eben Etzebeth (captain), 3 Trevor Nyakane, 2 Bongi Mbonambi, 1 Tendai Mtawarira.
Substitutes: 16 Schalk Brits, 17 Lizo Gqoboka, 18 Vincent Koch, 19 Marvin Orie, 20 Marcell Coetzee, 21 Cobus Reinach, 22 Frans Steyn, 23 Dillyn Leyds
Australia 15 Tom Banks, 14 Dane Haylett-Petty, 13 Tevita Kuridrani, 12 Samu Kerevi, 11 Reece Hodge, 10 Bernard Foley, 9 Nic White, 8 Isi Naisarani, 7 Michael Hooper (captain), 6 Lukhan Salakaia-Loto, 5 Rory Arnold, 4 Izack Rodda, 3 Sekope Kepu, 2 Folau Fainga’a, 1 James Slipper.
Substitutes: 16 Jordan Uelese, 17 Harry Johnson-Holmes, 18 Taniela Tupou, 19 Rob Simmons, 20 Jack Dempsey, 21 Will Genia, 22 Matt To’omua, 23 Kurtley Beale
Listen to the full interview below...
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