South Africa host Australia in Durban for their penultimate test of the series with a clear message that SA need to get maximum points to stay in contention for a series win.
Will the Springboks’ expansive game plan finally come good and give us the result we need?
Or will the Aussies finally manage that first SA win since 2000, which was also played at Kings Park Stadium. The Australia victory was sealed with a last minute kick to give them a 19 – 18 lead.
Kick off in Durban at 15:00 SA time.
Referee: Lyndon Bray (New Zealand)
ARs: Bryce Lawrence (New Zealand), Rob Debney (England)
TMO: Romain Poite (France)
Starting XV: 15 Conrad Jantjes, 14 JP Pietersen, 13 Adrian Jacobs, 12 Jean de Villiers, 11 Jongi Nokwe, 10 Butch James, 9 Fourie du Preez, 8 Pierre Spies, 7 Juan Smith, 6 Schalk Burger, 5 Victor Matfield (captain), 4 Andries Bekker, 3 CJ van der Linde, 2 Bismarck du Plessis, 1 Tendai Mtawarira.
Replacements: 16 Adriaan Strauss, 17 Brian Mujati, 18 Joe van Niekerk, 19 Luke Watson, 20 Ricky Januarie, 21 Frans Steyn, 22 Percy Montgomery.
Starting XV: 15 Drew Mitchell, 14 Peter Hynes, 13 Stirling Mortlock (captain), 12 Berrick Barnes, 11 Lote Tuqiri, 10 Matt Giteau, 9 Sam Cordingley, 8 Wycliff Palu, 7 George Smith, 6 Rocky Elsom, 5 Daniel Vickerman, 4 James Horwill, 3 Matt Dunning, 2 Stephen Moore, 1 Benn Robinson.
Replacements: 16 Tatafu Polota-Nau, 17 Al Baxter, 18 Hugh McMeniman, 19 Phil Waugh, 20 Brett Sheehan, 21 Timana Tahu, 22 Ryan Cross.