The Springboks should not experience a problem as they face United States of America in tonight’s (Wednesday) Rugby World Cup clash.
Not that the boys will be arrogant or complacent but a win will surely secure Boks in the quarter-finals.
Although, sporting bets have made their intentions well known, that Boks will overthrow their opponents by 38 points, this is a good gesture but again we shouldn’t take them lightly as we did against
Japan and look what happened. Paid a heavy price…
The Boks have never lost to the USA in three previous Tests dating back to 1981, but this does not mean, we should dance to their tune. Never!
Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer has opted for continuity rather than experimentation for today’s World Cup Pool B match.
With minor changes effected by the now ‘relaxed-mood’ coach Meyer, the selected players’ will have to raise their hands to be in the starting line-up in the quarter-finals.
15 Willie le Roux, 14 Bryan Habana, 13 Jesse Kriel, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Lwazi Mvovo, 10 Handre Pollard, 9 Fourie du Preez (captain), 8 Duane Vermeulen, 7 Schalk Burger (vice-captain), 6 Francois Louw, 5 Lood de Jager, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Bismarck du Plessis, 1 Tendai Mtawarira.
Substitutes: 16 Schalk Brits, 17 Trevor Nyakane, 18 Coenie Oosthuizen, 19 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 20 Willem Alberts, 21 Rudy Paige, 22 Morne Steyn, 23 Jan Serfontein.
US coach Mike Tolkin has made an overhaul of 12 changes to his team.
The game is scheduled for London’s Olympic Stadium from 17:30pm.