Mallett names Springbok side to face All Blacks
by Huw Turner in Christchurch
July 19, 2000
South African coach Nick Mallett has announced his side to face the All Blacks in Saturday's Tri Nations test in Christchurch.
As expected Andre Venter replaces the injured Krynauw Otto in the second row, Corne Krige comes into the back row, Braam Van Straaten starts at fly half and De Wet Barry replaces Japie Mulder in midfield.
The full side is:
16. John Smit
There is also a positional change with Paulse and Delport changing wings.On the bench Meyer replaces Ollie Le Roux and the elevation of Krige and Barry means that Labuschagne and Esterhuizen come on to the bench.
There are no uncapped players in the starting line up, although Labuschagne and Esterhuizen, on the bench, are yet to win their first caps.
Andre Venter wins his 49th cap and if Joost Van Der Westhuizen takes the field he can increase his record of 62 tests as the most capped Springbok of all time.He could also increase his record of 30 tries for South Africa.
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