South Africa will this afternoon know if the two most talked about experiments in SA Rugby are on their way to become the most talked about successes or whether they will be dismal failures.
Personally I believe both John Smit and Ruan Pienaar will pass with flying colours this afternoon.
The heavier fields in Europe will slow the players down a fraction and that fraction will be all that Ruan Pienaar needs to settle himself into the position.
John Smit will have to dig deep to come out on top, but that is the character of the man and he will come out smiling during the Captains interview after the match.
The Welsh will be unsettled by Roberts’ move to inside center to replace the injured Henson and Shanklin shifting off the bench to outside center.
KSA prediction: Boks by 13 Points scoring four tries.
Kick-off at Millenium Stadium in Cardiff at 14.30 GMT. (16:30 SA Time)
Television coverage outside the Europe:
Supersport on MNET and SS1 at 16:00 SA Time
Showsport on SS3 at 16:30 SA Time
Weather: The Roof was closed yesterday and will remain closed.
Referee: Alan Rolland (Ireland)
Assistant referees: Alan Lewis (Ireland), George Clancy (Ireland)
TMO: Geoff Warren (England)
Wales: 15 Lee Byrne, 14 Leigh Halfpenny, 13 Tom Shanklin, 12 Jamie Roberts, 11 Shane Williams, 10 Stephen Jones, 9 Gareth Cooper, 8 Andy Powell, 7 Martyn Williams, 6 Ryan Jones (captain), 5 Ian Evans, 4 Alun Wyn Jones, 3 Adam Jones, 2 Matthew Rees, 1 Gethin Jenkins
Replacements: 16 Richard Hibbard, 17 Duncan Jones, 18 Ian Gough, 19 Dafydd Jones, 20 Dwayne Peel, 21 James Hook, 22 Andrew Bishop
South Africa: 15 Conrad Jantjes, 14 JP Pietersen, 13 Adrian Jacobs, 12 Jean de Villiers, 11 Bryan Habana, 10 Ruan Pienaar, 9 Fourie du Preez, 8 Pierre Spies, 7 Juan Smith, 6 Schalk Burger, 5 Victor Matfield, 4 Bakkies Botha, 3 John Smit (captain), 2 Bismarck du Plessis, 1 Beast Mtawarira.
Replacements: 16 Brian Mujati, 17 Gürthro Steenkamp, 18 Andries Bekker, 19 Ryan Kankowski, 20 Ricky Januarie, 21 Frans Steyn, 22 Jaque Fourie.