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Boks get Engelbrecht boost for All Black Test


JJ Engelbrecht will play against the All Blacks

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Article Published: Friday 4 October 2013


The Springboks have confirmed that centre JJ Engelbrecht has passed a late fitness Test and will face the All Blacks in the Rugby Championship title decider.

Engelbrecht has recovered from a contusion to his quad muscle and came through full training sessions on Wednesday and Friday as has been passed fit for his 10th Test for South Africa.

As a result, Jan Serfontein will start this match on the Springboks’ bench.

South Africa

Zane Kirchner, Willie le Roux, JJ Engelbrecht, Jean de Villiers (captain), Bryan Habana, Morne Steyn, Fourie du Preez, Duane Vermeulen, Willem Alberts, Francois Louw, Juandre Kruger, Eben Etzebeth, Jannie du Plessis, Bismarck du Plessis, Tendai Mtawarira.

Replacements: Adriaan Strauss, Gurthro Steenkamp, Coenie Oostuizen, Franco van der Merwe, Siya Kolisi, Ruan Pienaar, Patrick Lambie, Jan Serfontein.

 

 
 
Rugby Championship Standings
Nation Games Points    
P W L D PF PA PD BP Ttl
1. New Zealand 4 3 0 1 105 51 54 2 16
2. South Africa 4 2 2 0 79 75 4 2 10
3. Australia 4 2 1 1 88 111 -23 0 10
4. Argentina 4 0 4 0 71 106 -35 3 3
                     
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