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Wales v South Africa: The Springboks face Wales in the first of their three November internationals at Principality Stadium in Cardiff.
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Damian Willemse, Jesse Kriel and Herschel Jantjies will start for the Springboks against Wales in Cardiff.
Willemse replaces Willie le Roux in a change of rotation, and Jantjies succeeds Faf de Klerk who was ruled out of the squad due to a hip flexor injury. Kriel replaces Sbu Nkosi, who has yet to travel to the UK while awaiting the necessary documents.
“We have selected this team with the aim of maintaining consistency in the selection for the Castle Lager Rugby Championship, but at the same time to give players who have been knocking on the door for some time now an opportunity to play,” said Nienaber.
“Damian and Herschel have played quite a bit off the bench and it’s a fantastic opportunity to give them a chance to start as we look to strengthen our squad for the 2023 Rugby World Cup.
“Jesse has also trained a lot; he’s very experienced and he brings the physique that will be needed against Wales.
“We know what we have at Willie and Faf, and it’s important to give Damian and Herschel time to develop and compete in the starting roles.
“Wales are a quality team, and this will present an exciting opportunity for all of these players to make their mark in what is a very important test to set the tone for this tour, and also in the run-up to the Cup. rugby world. “
Wales head coach Wayne Pivac made six changes to the starting XV which took the field against New Zealand last weekend.
Free-headed pillar Rhys Carré comes in first alongside hooker Ryan Elias and tight-headed pillar Tomas Francis, while Wyn Jones moves on to the substitutes’ bench.
The Dragons lock Will Rowlands and the Ospreys lock Adam Beard in second place to win his 12th international selection.
Ellis Jenkins of Cardiff Rugby replaces Moriarty in last row, making his long-awaited return to international rugby after injuring his knee against South Africa three years ago. The pair of Dragons Taine Basham and Aaron Wainwright retain their places in the loose trio.
Tomos Williams remains in the scrum as the experienced Biggar, making his 93rd international appearance, returns to the starting XI after touring with the British and Irish Lions.
Saracens center Nick Tompkins teams up in midfield with Davies, Louis Rees-Zammit connecting in the final three with fellow winger Josh Adams and fullback Johnny McNicholl.
Replacements include two newbies – South Africa-born hooker Bradley Roberts and prop WillGriff John – while full-back Liam Williams has made a comeback, after undergoing an appendectomy, and will participate in his first. rugby match since the last British & Irish Lions Test, against South Africa, in August.
“South Africa coming to town as the world champion offers a different challenge than New Zealand,” said Pivac.
“They have a huge front peloton, they’re really big all over the park and they bring a huge aerial threat, so it’s going to be a different challenge.
“It’s a big test game and we have to find what we think are the best team. We are looking forward to having this team there this weekend and it will be really interesting to see how we are doing.
“There is a lot of experience in the peloton now and with what will happen in terms of the South African peloton, with their experience, it’s going to be a huge challenge for our boys and it will be interesting to see who comes up.
“The position on the pitch in this game is going to be huge, with the scrum coming and the rosters training, so we have to make sure we’re smart about the way we play the game.
Paul Williams (New Zealand) has been appointed match referee and will be assisted by Andrew Brace (Ireland) and James Doleman (New Zealand), while Olly Hodges (Ireland) will be the televised match official.
Story: Wales vs South Africa
South Africa and Wales have faced each other in the tests since they first met in 1906.
Since 2007, the winner of this match has been awarded the Prince William Cup, created to celebrate 100 years of rugby between the two nations.
The Springboks haven’t beaten Wales in Cardiff since 2013, with the Dragons winning five of the last seven meetings between the two teams.
This will be the first time Pivac has led a Wales side against the Springboks.
Teams: Wales v South Africa
15 Johnny McNicholl, 14 Louis Rees-Zammit, 13 Jonathan Davies (captain), 12 Nick Tompkins, 11 Josh Adams, 10 Dan Biggar, 9 Tomos Williams, 8 Aaron Wainwright, 7 Taine Basham, 6 Ellis Jenkins, 5 Adam Beard, 4 Will Rowlands, 3 Tomas Francis, 2 Ryan Elias, 1 Rhys Carré
Alternates: 16 Bradley Roberts, 17 Wyn Jones, 18 WillGriff John, 19 Ben Carter, 20 Seb Davies, 21 Gareth Davies, 22 Gareth Anscombe, 23 Liam Williams
15 Damian Willemse, 14 Jesse Kriel, 13 Lukhanyo Am, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Makazole Mapimpi, 10 Handre Pollard, 9 Herschel Jantjies, 8 Duane Vermeulen, 7 Kwagga Smith, 6 Siya Kolisi (captain), 5 Lood de Jager, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Trevor Nyakane, 2 Bongi Mbonambi, 1 Ox Nche
Alternates: 16 Malcolm Marx, 17 Steven Kitshoff, 18 Vincent Koch, 19 Franco Mostert, 20 Jasper Wiese, 21 Cobus Reinach, 22 Elton Jantjies, 23 Frans Steyn.
Match information, streaming and TV details
Wales vs South Africa
Dated: November 6, 2021
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Place: Principality Stadium, Cardiff
Arbitrator: Paul Williams (NZR)
Assistant referee 1: Andrew Brace (IRFU)
Assistant referee 2: James Doleman (NZR)
TMO: Olly Hodges (IRFU)
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