Engelbrecht passed fit
- 04 Oct 2013
Springbok centre JJ Engelbrecht has recovered from a contusion to his quad muscle and will start against the All Blacks at Ellis Park.
Engelbrecht came through full training sessions on Wednesday and Friday as has been passed fit for his 10th Test for South Africa.
As a result, Jan Serfontein will start this match on the Springboks’ bench.
Springboks – 15 Zane Kirchner, 14 Willie le Roux, 13 JJ Engelbrecht, 12 Jean de Villiers (c), 11 Bryan Habana, 10 Morné Steyn, 9 Fourie du Preez, 8 Duane Vermeulen, 7 Willem Alberts, 6 Francois Louw, 5 Juandré Kruger, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Jannie du Plessis, 2 Bismarck du Plessis, 1 Tendai Mtawarira.
Subs: 16 Adriaan Strauss, 17 Gurthrö Steenkamp, 18 Coenie Oosthuizen, 19 Franco van der Merwe, 20 Siya Kolisi, 21 Ruan Pienaar, 22 Pat Lambie, 23 Jan Serfontein.
Photo: Carl Fourie/Gallo Images
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