Springboks side for Irish Test
By Mak Dlamini
CAPE TOWN – South African Rugby coach Allister Coetzee has just now revealed the Springboks starting line-up for Saturdays incoming Castle Lager Test with Ireland on Saturday 11 June in Cape Town.
Adriaan Strauss will skipper the side, the front three comprises of Tendai Mthawarira, Strauss and Frans Malherbe.
Eben Etzebeth and Lood de Jager will pair behind the front three, Siya Kolisi and Francois Louw will control the open and blindside flanks, and Duane Vermuelen completes the forwards pack at eighth man.
In the backs uncapped Faf de Klerk gets a start at scrummy, the number 10 jersey will be worn by Pat Lambie with Elton Jantjies playing off the bench.
Damien de Allende and Lionel Mapoe pair up in the midfield and the back three consists of the Cell C Sharks trio of Lwazi Mvovo, JP Pieterson and Willie Le Roux.
Kickoff for the Springbok vs Ireland at DHL Newlands will be at 5pm.
1) Beast Mthawarira
5)Lood de Jager
9)Faf de Klerk
12)Damian de Allende
15)Willie le Roux