South Africa, with two sensitive casualties for the key game against the British & Irish Lions

South Africa, with two sensitive casualties for the key game against the British & Irish Lions

After winning the second test by 27-9, Jacques Nienaber makes two very important modifications to South Africa to face in the last game of the series the British & Irish Lions.

The great scrum half Faf de Klerk will not be able to be in the game next Saturday and his place will be taken by Cobus Reinach. The Sale Sharks scrum half is one of the team’s key leaders and will be out for the pivotal match due to a muscle injury.

On the other hand, the second lack of weight suffered by Springboks is Pieter Steph du Toit. The third row suffered a blow to the shoulder and will not be among the 23 either. His place will be taken by Lood de Jager, passing Franco Mostert to the third row.

In the substitute bench, the one who enters is Morné Steyn with three backs and five forwards remaining, unlike the last duel that the backs were only two.


South Africa: 15 Willie le Roux, 14 Cheslin Kolbe, 13 Lukhanyo Am, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Makazole Mapimpi, 10 Handré Pollard, 9 Cobus Reinach, 8 Jasper Wiese, 7 Franco Mostert, 6 Siya Kolisi (c), 5 Lood de Jager , 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Bongi Mbonambi, 1 Steven Kitshoff

Substitutes: 16 Malcolm Marx, 17 Trevor Nyakane, 18 Vincent Koch, 19 Marco van Staden, 20 Kwagga Smith, 21 Herschel Jantjies, 22 Morné Steyn, 23 Damian Willemse

British & Irish Lions: 15 Liam Williams, 14 Josh Adams, 13 Robbie Henshaw, 12 Bundee Aki, 11 Duhan van der Merwe, 10 Dan Biggar, 9 Ali Price, 8 Jack Conan, 7 Tom Curry, 6 Courtney Lawes, 5 Alun Wyn Jones (c), 4 Maro Itoje, 3 Tadhg Furlong, 2 Ken Owens, 1 Wyn Jones

Alternates: 16 Luke Cowan-Dickie, 17 Mako Vunipola, 18 Kyle Sinckler, 19 Adam Beard, 20 Sam Simmonds, 21 Conor Murray, 22 Finn Russell, 23 Elliot Daly

Kick off: Saturday, 13 (Argentine time), Cape Town
Referee: Mathieu Raynal
Referees Assistants: Ben O’Keeffe, Nic Berry
TMO: Marius Jonker

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