The Bokke head to Perthfontein for the first away match of their campaign.Will Ruan Pienaar inspire some long-overdue running rugby from his new position of fullback? Will the Boks again win easily thanks to the boot of Morne Steyn?
Or will the Wallabies show that hey have some bite to go with their bark and find a way to get one over the Boks, who are overwhelming favourites for this game?
Kick-off is at 12h00 SA time.
Australia: 15 James O’Connor, 14 Lachie Turner, 13 Ryan Cross, 12 Adam Ashley Cooper, 11 Peter Hynes, 10 Matt Giteau, 9 Luke Burgess, 8 Richard Brown, 7 George Smith (captain), 6 Rocky Elsom, 5 Mark Chisholm, 4 James Horwill, 3 Ben Alexander, 2 Stephen Moore, 1 Benn Robinson.
Replacements: 16 Tatafu Polota-Nau, 17 Al Baxter, 18 Dean Mumm, 19 David Pocock, 20 Will Genia, 21 Quade Cooper, 22 Drew Mitchell.
South Africa: 15 Ruan Pienaar, 14 JP Pietersen, 13 Jaque Fourie, 12 Jean de Villiers, 11 Bryan Habana, 10 Morné Steyn, 9 Fourie du Preez, 8 Pierre Spies, 7 Juan Smith, 6 Heinrich Brüssow, 5 Victor Matfield, 4 Bakkies Botha, 3 John Smit (captain), 2 Bismarck du Plessis, 1 Tendai Mtawarira.
Replacements: 16 Chiliboy Ralepelle, 17 Jannie du Plessis, 18 Andries Bekker, 19 Schalk Burger, 20 Ricky Januarie, 21 Adi Jacobs, 22 Frans Steyn.
Date: Saturday, 29 August 2009
Kick-off: 18.05 (10.05 GMT)
Venue: Subiaco Oval, Perth
Expected weather conditions: Scattered clouds, clearing, with a high of 14°C , dropping to 5°C and a westerly wind of 36 km/h, dropping
Referee: Bryce Lawrence (New Zealand)
Assistant referees: Chris Pollock (New Zealand), Vinny Munro (New Zealand)
TMO: Keith Brown (New Zealand)