Four changes to the Springbok side that lost to the Pumas in Salta. Damian de Allende and Lionel Mapoe have nbeen dropped, with the latter on the bench. The introduction of Juan de Jongh and Jesse Kriel means the Springboks will have to go to battle with an untested combination.
There is a swap at tighthead prop with Trevor Nyakane coming on the bench and Sharks prop Lourens Adriaanse moving from the bench into the squad. The latter a strong scrummager who may not be as mobile as the Saracens bound man but will provide adequate cover in the latter parts of the game.
Francois Houggard comes in for the injured Ruan Combrinck to complete the changes. The Springboks will also go in with a 6-2 split on the bench and fans can anticipate a forward wrestle.
Franco Mostert is also added to the Springbok bench.
Eben Etzebeth will also celebrate 50 caps and become the youngest South African to achieve the feat.
Springbok team: 1. Beast Mtawarira 2. Adriaan Strauss 3. Lourens Adriaanse 4. Eben Etzebeth 5. Lood de Jager 6. Francois Louw 7. Oupa Mohoje 8. Warren Whiteley 9. Faf de Klerk 10. Elton Jantjes 11. Francois Houggard 12. Juan de Jongh 13. Jesse Kriel 14. Bryan Habana 15. Johann Goosen
Replacements: 16. Bongi Mbonambi 17. Steven Kitsoff 18. Trevor Nyakane 19. Franco Mostert 20. Pieter Steph du Toit 21. Jaco Kriel 22. Morne Steyn 23. Lionel Mapoe