Wallabies include two new players for the match against SA
Wallabies coach, Ewen McKenzie has included centre Kyle Godwin and hooker Saia Faingaa in his 30-man team to face South Africa in their third match for the Rugby World Championship in Perth on the 6th of September.
Back Pat McCabe and hooker Nathan Charles were both injured in last weekend’s game against New Zealand.
This is the third time that McCabe has fractured his neck and he will now reportedly be retiring from rugby.
Charles sustained a pectoral tear while playing against the All Blacks at Eden Park.
The Wallabies will face the Springboks for the Rugby World Championship in Perth on the 6th of September at the Patersons Stadium.
Forwards - Wycliff Palu, Michael Hooper, Matt Hodgson, Will Skelton, Scott Higginbotham, Scott Fardy, Rob Simmons, James Horwill, Sam Carter, Ben McCalman, Sekope Kepu, Ben Alexander, James Slipper, Pek Cowan,James Hanson, Saia Fainga'a, Tatafu Polota-Nau.
Backs - Israel Folau, Peter Betham, Christian Leali'ifano, Rob Horne, Adam Ashley-Cooper, Tevita Kuridrani, Matt Toomua, Kyle Godwin, Kurtley Beale, Bernard Foley, Nic White, Nick Phipps, Luke Burgess.
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Former Springboks and DHL Stormers hooker, Tiaan Liebenberg, said that he enjoyed the Nelson Mandela Legacy Cup against the Proteas at the Bidvest Wanderers Stadium on Saturday.
Springbok’s captain, Jean De Villiers, has undergone successful surgery on his kneecap, saying that he plans on focusing in getting back into shape for the Rugby World Cup next year.
Proteas batsman Rilee Rossouw has been withdrawn from the squad that will face the Springboks at the Mandela Legacy Cup match at Bidvest Wanderers Stadium later today due to a finger injury.
Lock, Victor Matfield and scrumhalf Fourie du Preez, are both in the running to captain the Springboks if current captain, Jean de Villiers, is unavailable for the 2015 Rugby World Cup.
Springbok coach, Heyneke Meyer, has made four changes to his team for the End of Year Tour match against Italy, which will take place at the Stadio Euganeo Stadium in Padova on Saturday.
Springbok fullback, Willie Le Roux, underwent an X-ray on Monday evening, after taking a knock to the face in the End of Year Tour match against England in Twickenham on Saturday.
Xerox Golden Lions prop, Ruan Dreyer, has been called up to the Springboks squad in order to replace Jannie du Plessis, who injured his hamstring and knee during the 31-28 win against England in Twickenham on Saturday.
The Springboks and the Proteas will be facing one another in a Twenty20 match at the Wanderers in Johannesburg next month, as part of the Nelson Mandela Legacy Cup to mark the first anniversary of the late president’s death. The match will also help raise funds for the Nelson Mandela Foundation.
SA Rugby Magazine reports that Springboks coach, Heyneke Meyer, could be making at least four changes to his side’s End of Year Tour match against England at Twickenham on Saturday.
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