Springboks unchanged for England test
June 14, 2000
South African coach Nick Mallett has named an unchanged side for Saturday's first Test against England at Loftus Versfeld.
But there is a doubt about tighthead prop Cobus Visagie, who faces a fitness test after suffering a side strain during last weekend's comfortable victory over Canada in East London.
Visagie has been named in the starting line-up, but Willie Meyer is standing by as a possible replacement.
Mallett has made two changes among his replacements, lock Albert van den Berg called up together with prop Ollie le Roux.
Former Springbok captain Joost van der Westhuizen, who returned after a knee injury against Canada last Saturday, will win his 60th cap.
:: South Africa team to play England in Pretoria on Saturday.
P Montgomery (Western Province); B Paulse (Western Province), R Fleck (Western Province), De Wet Barry (Western Province), P Rossouw (Western Province); B van Straaten (Western Province), J van der Westhuizen (Blue Bulls); R Kempson (Western Province), C Marais (Western Province), C Visagie (Western Province), S Boome (Western Province), K Otto (Blue Bulls), R Erasmus (Golden Lions), A Venter (Free State Cheetahs), A Vos (Golden Lions, capt).
Replacements: J Smit (Natal), O le Roux (Natal), A van den Berg (Natal), C Krige (Western Province), D van Zyl (Western Province), C Williams (Golden Lions), T Delport (Golden Lions).
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