Jean De Villiers,Willem Alberts fit to face Samoa

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Springbok captain Jean de Villiers and Willem Alberts have both been passed fit to face Samoa in the final match of the Castle Lager Incoming Series at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria on Saturday.


De Villiers has been named to lead South Africa for the 15th time, with Adriaan Strauss resuming the vice-captaincy in a team which shows three changes from the one that beat Scotland last weekend in Nelspruit.


The backline is unchanged, with Alberts, Francois Louw and Flip van der Merwe coming into the starting team for the injured Arno Botha, Marcell Coetzee and Juandré Kruger respectively.


The Springbok team to face Samoa in Pretoria is:


Position Name Province Test Caps
15 Willie le Roux GWK Griquas 2
14 Bryan Habana DHL Western Province 85
13 JJ Engelbrecht Vodacom Blue Bulls 3
12 Jean de Villiers (captain) DHL Western Province 86
11 Bjorn Basson Vodacom Blue Bulls 8
10 Morné Steyn Vodacom Blue Bulls 44
9 Ruan Pienaar Ulster, N-Ireland 65
8 Pierre Spies Vodacom Blue Bulls 52
7 Willem Alberts The Sharks 20
6 Francois Louw Bath, England 18
5 Flip van der Merwe Vodacom Blue Bulls 25
4 Eben Etzebeth DHL Western Province 13
3 Jannie du Plessis The Sharks 44
2 Adriaan Strauss Toyota FS Cheetahs 23
1 Tendai Mtawarira The Sharks 43
16 Bismarck du Plessis The Sharks 47
17 Trevor Nyakane Toyota FS Cheetahs 2
18 Coenie Oosthuizen Toyota FS Cheetahs 3
19 Juandré Kruger Vodacom Blue Bulls 10
20 Siya Kolisi DHL Western Province 1
21 Piet van Zyl Toyota FS Cheetahs 1
22 Pat Lambie The Sharks 22
23 Jan Serfontein Vodacom Blue Bulls 2

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