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‘Test’ has been a word used a lot this week, even though Saturday’s clash between the Springboks and the World XV does not carry Test match status.
Official caps will not be awarded this weekend but, as World XV coach Robbie Deans put it, this is as close to a Test as you can get and the quality of the opposition the Boks will face this weekend will certainly be a cut above many teams that will feature at the World Cup.
Unlike most invitational teams that inevitably struggle at the set pieces due limited preparation time and thus are not able to lay a proper platform to challenge, this World XV will have far fewer teething problems as it built around a core of nine players from Toulon’s triple European Cup winning side.
Expect the visitors to be solid at lineout time as hooker Craig Burden will be throwing to the same two locks he has been working with for two years (and who also just happen to be two of the best second rowers of the past decade).
Likewise, a pack featuring a tight five made of four Toulon players plus a former South African Player of the Year complemented by a back row consisting of two Crusaders and last season’s European Player of Year, the World XV scrum is unlikely to crumble.
Indeed, Springbok legend and World XV captain Bakkies Botha wasn’t just churning out the sound bites when he said this side would “ask questions” of his former team-mates – he genuinely believes he will be contributing to the South African cause when the side he leads on Saturday tries to poke holes the Boks’ structures.
The Springboks won’t lose. They should still win comfortably considering that many of the World XV have been on holiday for the past month, but there are many areas that need to be tested, most notably in midfield and in the loose trio.
Heyneke Meyer has faced a lot of criticism for his selections and while all have a certain logic behind them, there is very time left for certain players to convince.
Some who have struggled to find their top form in Super Rugby, like JP Pietersen, must show they are up to scratch while others in pivotal positions, like Ruan Pienaar, must prove their detractors wrong.
The start of the Rugby Championship heralds the final episode in the build up the ultimate prize and Meyer will want his side to head into next week’s clash with Australia in Brisbane confident that they are on the right path.
South Africa: 15 Willie le Roux, 14 JP Pietersen, 13 Jesse Kriel, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Bryan Habana, 10 Handré Pollard, 9 Ruan Pienaar, 8 Warren Whiteley, 7 Marcell Coetzee, 6 Francois Louw, 5 Victor Matfield (c), 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Jannie du Plessis, 2 Bismarck du Plessis, 1 Tendai Mtawarira.
Replacements: 16 Adriaan Strauss, 17 Trevor Nyakane, 18 Vincent Koch, 19 Oupa Mohoje, 20 Schalk Burger, 21 Cobus Reinach, 22 Pat Lambie, 23 Jean de Villiers.
World XV: 15 Delon Armitage, 14 Lachlan Turner, 13 JJ Engelbrecht, 12 Maxime Mermoz, 11 David Smith, 10 Mike Harris, 9 Luke Burgess, 8 Luke Whitelock, 7 Steffon Armitage, 6 Jordan Taufua, 5 Bakkies Botha, 4 Ali Williams, 3 Carl Hayman, 2 Craig Burden, 1 Gurthro Steenkamp.
Replacements: 16 David Roumieu, 17 Alexandre Menini, 18 Petrus du Plessis, 19 Flip Van der Merwe, 20 Louis-Benoit Madaule, 21 Maxime Machenaud, 22 Andrew Horrell, 23 Rudi Wulf.