Springbok coach Allister Coetzee has included youngster Curwin Bosch in his Match Day 23 to face Argentina on Saturday in Nelson Mandela Bay.  Flyhalf Curwin Bosch is the only uncapped player in the team and Francios Hougaard is the only overseas based player.

Uzair Cassiem comes in at number eight in place of injured Bok skipper Warren Whitely.

TEAM: 

  1. Tendai Mtawarira
  2. Malcolm Marx
  3. Coenie Oosthuizen
  4. Eben Etzebeth
  5. Franco Mostert
  6. Siya Kolisi
  7. Jaco Kriel
  8. Uzair Cassiem
  9. Ross Cronje
  10. Elton Jantjies
  11. Courtnall Skosan
  12. Jan Serfontein
  13. Jesse Kriel
  14. Raymond Rhule
  15. Andries Coetzee
  16. B. Mbonambi
  17. S. Kitshoff
  18. T. Nyakane
  19. P-S du Toit
  20. J-L du Preez
  21. F. Hougaard
  22. C. Bosch
  23. D. de Allende

Allister on Cassiem

“Our balance is right, Uzair Cassiem has played eight before, for the Cheetahs. I think hes had 6 plus games there at number eight, his line-out intelligence is absolutely wonderful and he’s a great contester, a very similar role to Warren Whiteley.”

Allister on Trevor Nyakane

“Trevor Nyakane has always been part of the plan, even during the June series against France. We’ve had some fitness and conditioning criteria which need to be upheld to compete at international level therefor Trevor has had a lot of work to do. He’s lost a lot of weight and now he’s been rewarded, back in the squad.”

Beast is the most capped Springbok in the team with 90 caps followed by his skipper Eben Etzebeth with 57 and Hougaard on 42.

 

Kick-Off: 17:05pm

Saturday

Nelson Mandela Bay