Olivier, Burden added to World XV

Saffas Craig Burden and Wynand Olivier have been called into the World XV squad for their clash against the Springboks at Newlands on Saturday.

Nick Mallett has moved swiflty to replace Schalk Brits, who should feature for Heyneke Meyer's Boks, with the explosive Burden. The two recently clashed in the European Cup final, a battle which the former Sharks hooker won.

Olivier, who has been a consistent performer in France for Montpellier this season, has replaced the powerful Aurélien Rougerie in the squad.

The former Bok coach has also added Julian Redelinghuys to the fold in a move that is certain to raise a few eyebrows. Redelinghuys has impressed in a dominant Lions scrum this season and he will get a chance to test himself against the formidable Bok front row.

The squad boasts a total of 621 international caps between them, as well as players from nine different countries.

World XV squad:

Backs – James O’Connor (Australia), Drew Mitchell (Australia), Hosea Gear (New Zealand), Wynand Olivier (South Africa) Benson Stanley (New Zealand), Rene Ranger (New Zealand), Matt Giteau (Australia), François Trinh-Duc (France), Rory Kockott (South Africa), Jimmy Cowan (New Zealand).

Forwards – Steffon Armitage (England), Alexandre Lapandry (France), Roger Wilson (Ireland), Mamuka Gorgodze (Georgia), Alistair Hargreaves (South Africa), Joe Tekori (Samoa), Juandré Kruger (South Africa), Craig Burden (South Africa), Andrew Hore (New Zealand), Schalk Ferreira (South Africa), Sona Taumalolo (Tonga), Julian Redelinghuys (South Africa) and Carl Hayman (New Zealand).

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