De Villiers cleared to play

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Jean De Villiers scores a try against WallabiesCentre Jean de Villiers will win his 64 cap for South Africa on Saturday after passing a late fitness test in Dublin on Friday morning. He takes his place in the centre alongside Zane Kirchner for the first test of the Springboks’ four-Test tour of Britain and Ireland.

Meanwhile uncapped backrower Willem Alberts has not recovered sufficiently from a calf strain and is replaced on the bench by his Sharks backrow team-mate and in the similarly uncapped Keegan Daniel.

Springbok coach Peter de Villiers welcomed the news of his namesake’s recovery: “We have been hard hit by injuries to our centres so to have Jean available is a major boost. He is an experienced international and is in charge of the backs on tour so it’s great to see him back on the field.

“We had made contingency plans, and had trained with them in mind all week, but with Jean’s knowledge of Ireland’s players – having played for Munster – it was important to have him available for this match.”

South Africa v Ireland

Aviva Stadium, Dublin, November 6 2010

Name Province

Age

Caps

15

Gio Aplon Vodacom Western Province

28

9

14

Bjorn Basson Vodacom Blue Bulls

23

2

13

Zane Kirchner Vodacom Blue Bulls

26

10

12

Jean de Villiers Vodacom Western Province

29

63

11

Bryan Habana Vodacom Western Province

27

66

10

Morne Steyn Vodacom Blue Bulls

26

21

9

Ruan Pienaar Ulster, N Ireland

26

43

8

Pierre Spies Vodacom Blue Bulls

25

37

7

Juan Smith Vodacom Cheetahs

29

65

6

*Deon Stegmann Vodacom Blue Bulls

24

0

5

Victor Matfield (captain) Vodacom Blue Bulls

33

101

4

Bakkies Botha Vodacom Blue Bulls

31

68

3

Jannie du Plessis The Sharks

28

20

2

Bismarck du Plessis The Sharks

26

32

1

Tendai Mtawarira The Sharks

25

22

REPLACEMENTS

16

Chiliboy Ralepelle Vodacom Blue Bulls

24

17

17

CJ van der Linde Vodacom Cheetahs

30

65

18

Flip van der Merwe Vodacom Blue Bulls

25

6

19

*Keegan Daniel The Sharks

25

0

20

Francois Hougaard Vodacom Blue Bulls

22

5

21

Adi Jacobs The Sharks

30

30

22

*Patrick Lambie The Sharks

20

0

* Denotes uncapped

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