South Africa Coach, Nienaber Makes Alterations In The Hope Of Cardiff Win

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Jacques Nienaber, the South African coach, has made four changes to the lineup that beat the All Blacks in their most recent match, two of which were forced due to injury or unavailability.

In a move Nienaber described as “a little side project,” Damian Willemse will make his fourth start at fullback in lieu of a rested Willie Le Roux. Sbu Nkosi, who is stranded in South Africa awaiting his visa, is replaced on the wing by Jesse Kriel, while Herschel Jantjies replaces the injured Faf de Klerk at scrum-half.

“Damian and Herschel have featured off the bench a fair bit and this is an opportunity to give them a chance to start as we look to build our squad depth ahead of the 2023 Rugby World Cup,” Nienaber said. “If we had to play a World Cup final on the weekend, we would probably select Willie because of his experience.

source : guardian sport

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