Springboks make changes for second Scottish test

Springbok coach Jake White has announced the Springbok team to face Scotland in the second of the two Test Vodacom Incoming Tours series in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.

Rib injuries to the incumbent centre pair of Jean de Villiers and Jaque Fourie mean that the Springboks will start with a fresh centre combination of Wynand Olivier and Andre Snyman.

Olivier made his Test debut last Saturday in Durban when he replaced the injured De Villiers in the second half. He wins his first full cap alongside Snyman, a veteran of 37 Tests.

Bryan Habana has recovered from his ankle injury and returns to the side as left wing in place of Snyman. Habana scored a season best 12 Springbok tries in 12 Test outings in 2005.

The Springbok forward pack remains unchanged.

There is however two changes on the replacement bench – Wayne Julies (centre) fills the spot left vacant by the promotion of Olivier, while fit-again CJ van der Linde receives the nod ahead of Lawrence Sephaka.

The Springbok team to face Scotland on Saturday:

Os du Randt
John Smit (captain)
Eddie Andrews
Danie Rossouw
Victor Matfield
Schalk Burger
Juan Smith
Joe van Niekerk
Fourie du Preez
Jaco van der Westhuyzen
Bryan Habana
Wynand Olivier
Andre Snyman
Breyton Paulse
Percy Montgomery

Hanyani Shimange
CJ van der Linde
Albert van den Berg
Jacques Cronje
Ricky Januarie
Wayne Julies
Gaffie du Toit

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