Bok captain De Villiers passed fit to play Samoa

Springbok captain Jean de Villiers and Willem Alberts have both been passed fit to face Samoa in the final South African Test match this month at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria on Saturday.

De Villiers has been named to lead South Africa for the 15th time, with Adriaan Strauss resuming the vice-captaincy in a team which shows three changes from the one that beat Scotland last weekend in Nelspruit.

The backline is unchanged, with Alberts, Francois Louw and Flip van der Merwe coming into the starting team for the injured Arno Botha, Marcell Coetzee and Juandré Kruger respectively.

South Africa

Willie le Roux; Bryan Habana, JJ Engelbrecht, Jean de Villiers (capt) , Bjorn Basson; Morne Steyn, Ruan Pienaar; Pierre Spies, Willem Alberts, Francois Louw; Flip van der Merwe, Eben Etzebeth; Jannie du Plessis, Adriaan Strauss, Tendai Mtawarira

Replacements: Bismarck du Plessis, Trevor Nyakane, Coenie Oosthuizen, Juandre Kruger, Siay Kolisi , Piet van Zyl, Patrick Lambie, Jan Serfontein

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