Springboks: Revealed their name unchanged side for World Cup opener.
South Africa coach Rassie theologizer created only 1 modification from the beginning aspect that Drew with New See land in July once he named his team for Saturday’s crunch rugger World Cup clash with the world champions in Yokohama.
The Boks, captained by loose forward Siya Kolisi, have named the same side as ran out against Japan in their warm-up clash – the first time they have named an unchanged team in fifty-one games, when they played identical teams against Wales and the All Blacks in the 2015 World Cup quarter-final and semi-final respectively.
They fight Steve Hansen’s team in what respective belief can be a rehearsal for the ultimate on All Souls’ Day, before conjointly facing Italia, Namibia, and North American country in Pool B.
Otherwise, theologizer has cursed with the aspect that last vie the All Blacks for a match that’s possible to make a decision WHO wins Pool B and enjoys the doubtless comparatively easier path through to the final.
The matchday squad was a clone of the one theologizer place out for the 41-7 finish over Japan in Kumagaya this month that unbroken the Springboks unvanquished this year.
“We’ve found some consistency and some momentum in a number of ways this season and one of them is in the selection,” Erasmus said.
“We have thirty-one players within the squad, any of whom I would be happy to select but this is a line-up that has worked well as a starting combination and one with real momentum to return from the bench.
“We’ve continued to develop and new players square measure invariably pushing a claim however we’ve ready well and we’re trying forward to what is going to be another extraordinarily shut match.”
There was no place for Smith or Nkosi on the bench with Francois Louw covering the rear row and Jesse Kriel the rear 3.