Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer has selected his team to take on the English in the third test in Port Elizabeth this Saturday, handing Jacques Potgieter his debut in a team that sees a few changes from the team that beat England in Johannesburg last weekend.
Potgieter replaces Willem Alberts while Gio Aplon comes into the fullback jersey for Pat Lambie, the Sharks players both ruled out of the match through injury. The final change to the starting line-up sees Wynand Olivier taking the 12 jersey from Frans Steyn, who is getting married this weekend.
On the bench, Elton Jantjies has the chance to get his first Springbok cap should he come onto the park, while Ryan Kankowski replaces Keegan Daniel as backup to the loose trio.
The tight five remains unchanged, with Juandré Kruger recovering from his injury in time to join his second row partner Eben Etzebeth.
In further news, Jean de Villiers has been announced as Springbok captain for the remainder of the 2012 internationals, and will lead the Springboks against Argentina, Australia and New Zealand later in the year in the Rugby Championship, the extended Tri Nations.
South Africa: 15 Gio Aplon, 14 JP Pietersen, 13 Jean de Villiers (captain), 12 Wynand Olivier, 11 Bryan Habana, 10 Morne Steyn, 9 Francois Hougaard, 8 Pierre Spies, 7 Jacques Potgieter, 6 Marcell Coetzee, 5 Juandre Kruger, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Jannie du Plessis, 2 Bismarck du Plessis, 1 Tendai Mtwarira
Substitutes: 16 Adriaan Strauss, 17 Werner Kruger, 18 Flip van der Merwe, 19 Ryan Kankowski, 20 Ruan Pienaar, 21 Elton Jantjies, 22 Bjorn BassonTweet