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White anounces Springbok team for All Blacks

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Veteran prop Os du Randt returns to the Springbok front row as coach Jake White made three changes and one positional switch to the team to take on New Zealand Saturday’s Tri-Nations clash in Cape Town.

Blindside flanker Schalk Burger returns from the bench, pushing Joe van Niekerk to No 8.

Scrum-half Enrico January, who added urgency to last Saturday’s win over Australia, replaces Fourie du Preez.

The return of Burger to the backrow with Van Niekerk and Juan Smith was expected to give greater presence at the breakdown, something the Boks badly lacked against the Wallabies.

South Africa

Percy Montgomery, Breyton Paulse, Jaque Fourie, Jean de Villiers, Bryan Habana, Andre Pretorius, Enrico January, Joe van Niekerk, Juan Smith, Schalk Burger, Victor Matfield, Bakkies Botha, CJ van der Linde, John Smit (capt) Os du Randt.

Replacements: Hanyani Shimange, Gurthro Steenkamp, Albert van den Berg, Jacques Cronje, Fourie du Preez, Wayne Julies, Jaco van der Westhuizen

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