South Africa have made three changes to their starting team for the second Tri-Nations rugby test against New Zealand in Dunedin on Saturday.
Superrugby reports that after losing the first test 19-8 last Saturday in Wellington, the World Cup winners have introduced a new winger and fullback, and been forced to make a change for injured captain John Smit.
Bismarck du Plessis will take over at hooker for Smit with Schalk Brits, who flew out from South Africa earlier this week, on the bench.
Lock Victor Matfield will captain the team in Smit’s absence.
Percy Montgomery has replaced Conrad Jantjes at fullback while JP Pietersen replaces Odwa Ndungane on the right wing.
Scrumhalf Ruan Pienaar moves to the replacements bench for Bolla Conradie.
South Africa: 15-Percy Montgomery, 14-JP Pietersen, 13-Adrian Jacobs, 12-Jean de Villiers, 11-Bryan Habana, 10-Butch James, 9-Ricky Januarie, 8-Joe van Niekerk, 7-Juan Smith, 6-Schalk Burger, 5-Victor Matfield (captain), 4-Bakkies Botha, 3-CJ van der Linde, 2-Bismarck du Plessis, 1-Gurthro Steenkamp.
Replacements: 16-Schalk Britz, 17-Brian Mujati, 18-Andries Bekker, 19-Luke Watson, 20-Ruan Pienaar, 21-Francois Steyn, 22-Conrad Jantjes.