The starting team shows 11 changes from last week – six in the backline and five up front – with Nienaber bringing back a host of players who featured in the recent series win over the British & Irish Lions.

In total, the match-23 shows 17 changes from the squad that beat the Pumas 32-12 in the opening match. The only players who will start again this week are De Jager (lock), Siya Kolisi (captain and flank), Jasper Wiese (No 8), and Cobus Reinach (scrumhalf).

Reinach will start in the same backline that clinched the Lions series by winning the third Test against the touring team two weeks ago, which sees Handré Pollard back at flyhalf, Damian de Allende and Lukhanyo Am return to the midfield, and Makazole Mapimpi, Cheslin Kolbe (wings) and Willie le Roux (fullback) at their posts in the back three.

Orie, who has made all five of his Test appearances off the bench, as well as Malcolm Marx (hooker) and Trevor Nyakane (prop) have been promoted to the starting team, where Thomas du Toit (prop) will also start his first Test of the season.

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The only change in the loose trio is at flank, where Franco Mostert steps in for Kwagga Smith, who moves to the bench in place of the injured Marco van Staden.

The bench features a six-two split of forwards yet again but with a new look to it as the uncapped Nicolaas Janse van Rensburg is joined by Bongi Mbonambi (hooker), Steven Kitshoff and Frans Malherbe (both props), all of whom return to the fold after getting a break last week.

The two backs on the bench are scrumhalf Jaden Hendrikse – who scored a try against the Pumas on debut last week – and Damian Willemse (utility back).

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