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Boks move De Villiers to wing




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Jean de Villiers has moved onto the wing for South Africa and De Wet Barry comes into inside centre for the crucial Tri-Nations rugby clash against the All Blacks in Dunedin on Saturday.

Bok coach Jake White was forced to make this change after Breyton Paulse was suspended for kicking Wallaby Baxter in the face.

Otherwise there are no changes to the starting lineup which has won all three of South Africa’s Tri-Nations matches so far this season.

South Africa

Percy Montgomery, Jean de Villiers, Jaque Fourie, De Wet Barry, Bryan Habana, Andre Pretorius, Enrico Januarie, Joe van Niekerk, Juan Smith, Schalk Burger, Victor Matfield, Bakkies Botha, C.J. van der Linde, John Smit (captain), Os du Randt.

Reserves: Hanyani Shimage, Eddie Andrews, Albert van den Berg, Jacques Cronje, Fourie du Preez, Jaco van der Westhuyzen, Marius Joubert.

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