South Africa make three changes for second Wallabies showdown

South Africa made three changes to the squad on match day and two to the starting squad, beaten by Australia last weekend in their second Rugby Championship battle on Saturday.

Marvin Orie takes over from Lood de Jager, who misses the game after suffering a concussion but is expected to play against the All Blacks a week later. Trevor Nyakane has been appointed to the loosehead prop position, with Steven Kitshoff entering the bench in place of Ox Nché.

Nienaber told a press conference on Thursday that his team had worked on their discipline after allowing Quade Cooper to take seven penalties, in a game they lost despite three tires to one.

“Our discipline was poor for our level,” said Nienaber.

“They had 21 goal points and they were offside penalties. This is the most I have been involved in as a coach.

“I felt there were offside penalties that we conceded that weren’t necessary. We were in control and in our system. It was poor for me.

“Our first tackle was not as good as it should have been and our kicking game was not where it should have been.”

Nyakane, who has 48 test caps, and Orie last played in the team’s second test against Argentina at Nelson Mandela Bay last month.

Nienaber again opted for a six-on-two attacking distribution on the bench where Marco van Staden, Kwagga Smith and Jasper Wiese will give momentum as well as the front row of Kitshoff, Malcolm Marx and Vincent Koch, while Herschel Jantjies and Damian Willemse will provide cover in the baseline.

“It’s a seasoned group of players who know what it takes to play under pressure, and we all know what we need to do to bounce back from last week’s loss,” said Nienaber.

“Trevor is a mainstay of the Rugby World Cup and his experience, as well as Steven’s experience on the bench, will be invaluable against the Wallabies, who place great importance on scrums, just like us.

“Marvin has also been in our system for a while. He has worked hard in training, and it will be another great opportunity for him.

“We have identified the areas in which we need to be more effective this week, and we have worked hard to practice to rectify the mistakes we have made, so the key for us will be to be as competitive as possible in every game during the game. so that we can establish a good base to attack and use our chances to score points. ”

Nienaber said brilliant Springboks winger Cheslin Kolbe returned to training on Wednesday but still lacked team training.

“Cheslin is an experienced guy, and our team is experienced, so we’ll take our advice,” said Nienaber. All we can do is hope he’ll be ready next week or the week after [against the All Blacks].

“We wouldn’t have kept him if we hadn’t thought he would be ready in the next two weeks. But rehabilitation is a funny thing. The screening will tell us that he is available within the next two weeks, but that depends on his recovery.

The Springboks team

Springbok’s side will face Australia at Suncorp Stadium:

15 – Willie le Roux (Toyota Verblitz) – 67 selections, 60 pts (12t)

14 – Sbu Nkosi (Cell C Sharks) – 13 selections, 40 pts (8t)

13 – Lukhanyo Am (Cell C Sharks) – 20 caps, 20 pts (4t)

12 – Damian de Allende (Munster) – 52 selections, 30 pts (6t)

11 – Makazole Mapimpi (Cell C Sharks) – 19 caps, 80 pts (16t)

10 – Handré Pollard (vice-captain, Montpellier) – 54 selections, 532 pts (6t, 83c, 108p, 4d)

9 – Faf de Klerk (Sale Sharks) – 33 selections, 25 pts (5t)

8 – Duane Vermeulen (Vodacom Bulls) – 55 caps, 15 pts (3t)

7 – Franco Mostert (Honda Heat) – 45 caps, 5pts (1t)

6 – Siya Kolisi (captain, Cell C Sharks) – 57 caps, 30 pts (6t)

5 – Marvin Orie (DHL Stormers) – 6 caps, 0 pts

4 – Eben Etzebeth (Toulon) – 91 selections, 15 pts (3t)

3 – Frans Malherbe (DHL Stormers) – 44 selections, 5 pts (1t)

2 – Bongi Mbonambi (DHL Stormers) – 42 selections, 45 pts (9t)

1 – Trevor Nyakane (Vodacom Bulls) – 48 caps, 5pts (1t)


16 – Malcolm Marx (Kubota Spears) – 40 caps, 45 pts (9t)

17 – Steven Kitshoff (DHL Stormers) – 53 caps, 5pts (1t)

18 – Vincent Koch (Saracens) – 25 caps, 0 pts

19 – Marco van Staden (Leicester Tigers) – 7 caps, 0 pts

20 – Kwagga Smith (Yamaha Júbilo) – 13 selections, 5 pts (1t)

21 – Jasper Wiese (Leicester Tigers) – 6 caps, 0 pts

22 – Herschel Jantjies (DHL Stormers) – 15 caps, 25 pts (5t)

23 – Damian Willemse (DHL Stormers) – 13 caps, 5pts (1t)

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