Junior Boks coach Chean Roux has made six changes to his lineup for Tuesday’s warm-up game against Wales in Cardiff.
There are three changes to the backline, which includes a new centre pairing in Lyle Hendricks and Manuel Rass, while scrumhalf Zak Burger will join forces with flyhalf Lubabalo Dobela.
The switches in the pack see a new-look front row, with prop Nathan McBeth and hooker Schalk Erasmus starting alongside Sazi Sandi, who retains his place in the starting XV. Ben-Jason Dixon joins captain Salmaan Moerat in the second row.
‘Wales will pose different challenges to Scotland and we expect that this challenge will be a notch up from our last outing, so we need to be switched on from the outset,’ said Roux.
‘The set phases will again be vital in laying a solid foundation, while I would also like us to get the tempo up from early on.’
Kickoff is at 3pm.
Junior Springboks – 15 Gianni Lombard, 14 Tyrone Green, 13 Manuel Rass, 12 Lyle Hendricks, 11 Sihle Njezula , 10 Lubabalo Dobela, 9 Zak Burger, 8 Muller Uys, 7 PJ Steenkamp, 6 Dian Schoonees, 5 Ben-Jason Dixon, 4 Salmaan Moerat (c), 3 Sazi Sandi, 2 Schalk Erasmus, 1 Nathan McBeth.
Subs: 16 Daniel Jooste, 17 Tiaan van der Merwe , 18 Asenathi Ntlabakanye, 19 Cohen Kiewit, 20 Ruan Nortje, 21Phendulani Buthelezi, 22 Jack Hart, 23 Wandisile Simelane, 24 David Coetzer, 25 Rikus Pretorius.
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