South Africa start their June test window with a one-off Outbound test against Wales before returning to SA for three home tests.
Wales will fancy themselves as having a rather good chance of doubling the amount of victories they have ever achieved against South Africa this weekend. After intially stating that they would field a young test side to try combinations for this test it seems an about turn was made at some stage in an attempt to only their 2nd win ever against the Springboks.
However the Boks are fielding what can well be described as a B-team but with enough BIG names in the team to still come through and be victorious over the Welsh. This all bodes well for the depth that is required for the 2011RWC.
Now let’s just win this game.
Venue: Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Kick-off: 15:30 SA Time, 13:30 GMT
Referee: Alan Lewis (Ireland)
Assistant referees: Dave Pearson (England), Robin Goodliffe (England)
TMO: Jim Yuille (Scotland
Wales: 15 Lee Byrne, 14 Leigh Halfpenny, 13 James Hook, 12 Jamie Roberts, 11 Tom Prydie, 10 Stephen Jones, 9 Mike Phillips, 8 Ryan Jones (captain), 7 Sam Warburton, 6 Jonathan Thomas, 5 Deiniol Jones, 4 Bradley Davies, 3 Adam Jones, 2 Matthew Rees, 1 Paul James.
Replacements: 16 Huw Bennett, 17 John Yapp, 18 Alun Wyn Jones, 19 Rob McCusker, 20 Richie Rees, 21 Dan Biggar, 22 Andrew Bishop.
South Africa: 15 Frans Steyn, 14 Gio Aplon, 13 Jaque Fourie, 12 Juan de Jongh, 11 Odwa Ndungane, 10 Ruan Pienaar, 9 Ricky Januarie, 8 Joe van Niekerk, 7 Dewald Potgieter, 6 François Louw, 5 Victor Matfield, 4 Danie Rossouw, 3 BJ Botha, 2 John Smit (captain), 1 CJ van der Linde.
Replacements: 16 Chiliboy Ralepelle, 17 Jannie du Plessis, 18 Alistair Hargreaves, 19 Ryan Kankowski, 20 Meyer Bosman, 21 Zane Kirchner, 22 Bjorn Basson.