Heyneke Meyer’s fourth match in charge of the Springboks sees them take on Argentina in the first week of Rugby Championship action, to be played at Newlands in Cape Town.
The Springboks see a few changes from the last test match played, the drawn third test against England, with Zane Kirchner coming back at fullback and Lwazi Mvovo getting a start in place of the injured JP Pietersen. In the forwards, Eben Etzebeth and Andries Bekker play their first test match together, and Keegan Daniel starts his first test match.
The Argentinians are a largely unknown quantity, with a few big names in the team recognizable from the World Cups. Juan Martin Henandez will look to put the pressure on Morne Steyn, who is under some pressure from within South Africa to perform in this match.
South Africa will be too strong for their South American counterparts, but look for the Argentinians to improve as the season continues.
South Africa: 15 Zane Kirchner, 14 Bryan Habana, 13 Jean de Villiers (captain), 12 Frans Steyn, 11 Lwazi Mvovo, 10 Morné Steyn, 9 Francois Hougaard, 8 Keegan Daniel, 7
Willem Alberts, 6 Marcell Coetzee, 5 Andries Bekker, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Jannie du Plessis, 2 Bismarck du Plessis, 1 Tendai Mtawarira.
Replacements: 16 Adriaan Strauss, 17 Pat Cilliers, 18 Flip van der Merwe, 19 Jacques Potgieter, 20 Ruan Pienaar, 21 Pat Lambie, 22 JJ Engelbrecht.
Argentina: 15 Lucas González Amorosino, 14 Gonzalo Camacho, 13 Marcelo Bosch, 12 Santiago Fernández, 11 Horacio Agulla, 10 Juan Martín Hernández, 9 Nicolás Vergallo, 8 Juan Martín Fernández Lobbe (c), 7 Álvaro Galindo, 6 Julio Farías Cabello, 5 Patricio Albacete, 4 Manuel Carizza, 3 Juan Figallo, 2 Eusebio Guiñazú, 1 Rodrigo Roncero.
Replacements: 16 Bruno Postiglioni, 17 Marcos Ayerza, 18 Juan Pablo Orlandi, 19 Tomás Leonardi, 20 Leonardo Senatore, 21 Martín Landajo, 22 Martín Rodríguez.Tweet