Os beefs up Boks
7 Jun 2006
Os du Randt has been declared fit to face Scotland in the first test in Durban.
Springbok coach Jake White predictably made massive changes to the pack that struggled against the World XV and the unit named on Wednesday shows five changes. Du Randt and John Smit return, lock Victor Matfield is back and Schalk Burger and Juan Smith are the flankers.
Joe van Niekerk wins the No 8 jersey ahead of Pedrie Wannenburg and Jacques Cronje, with the latter not in the match 22.
Fourie du Preez returns at scrumhalf and Breyton Paulse is drafted in at the expense of Gaffie du Toit.
The team shows six changes to the side that lost to France in Paris.
Boks (to play Scotland): Montgomery, Snyman, Fourie, De Villiers, Paulse, Van der Westhuyzen, Du Preez, Van Niekerk, Smith, Burger, Matfield, Rossouw, Andrews, Smit and Du Randt. Subs: Shimange, Sephaka, Muller, Wannenburg, Januarie, Olivier and Du Toit.