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The Springboks survived a massive scare in Argentina to overcome the Pumas 33-31. Heyneke Meyer’s men only just scraped home in the first encounter in South Africa. Despite being below their best the ‘Boks are leading the Rugby Championship on eight points after two rounds.
Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie has made four changes to his starting side including a new halves pairing. Kurtley Beale and Nic White have both been dumped to the bench for Bernard Foley and Nick Phipps. Reds hooker James Hanson is the other new face in the run-on side, replacing Nathan Charles who will miss the season with a torn pectoral. Adam Ashley-Cooper shifts to the wing for Pat McCabe who was forced to retire with a neck injury suffered in Auckland, giving Tevita Kuridrani a start at outside-centre.
The Springboks have made six changes. Outside-centre Jan Serfontein and flyhalf Morne Steyn start in the backline. Up front Marcell Coetzee, Victor Matfield, Adriaan Strauss and Tendai Mtawarira bolster the pack. Star hooker Bismarck du Plessis is among the players dropped to the bench.
The Springboks must nullify the Wallabies pack and Michael Hooper in particular if they hope to win in Perth this Saturday, writes JON CARDINELLI.
The pressure is on the Wallabies to deliver. They are yet to beat the All Blacks or the Springboks since Ewen McKenzie took over the coaching reins in the 2013 Rugby Championship.
They may have consolidated their position at No 3 in the IRB rankings with a successful tour of Europe in November, and a 3-0 series win against France in June. But in this, the world’s toughest annual international tournament, they still have plenty to prove.
HEAD TO HEAD:
Overall: Played 81, Australia 33, South Africa 47, Draw 1.
In Perth: Played 7, Australia 3, South Africa 3, Draw 1.
Australia: 15 Israel Folau, 14 Adam Ashley-Cooper, 13 Tevita Kuridrani, 12 Matt Toomua, 11 Rob Horne, 10 Bernard Foley, 9 Nick Phipps, 8 Wycliff Palu, 7 Michael Hooper, 6 Scott Fardy, 5 Rob Simmons, 4 Sam Carter, 3 James Slipper, 2 James Hanson, 1 Sekope Kepu.
Subs: 16 Saia Fainga’a, 17 Pek Cowan, 18 Ben Alexander, 19 James Horwill, 20 Scott Higginbotham, 21 Matt Hodgson, 22 Nic White, 23 Kurtley Beale.
South Africa: 15 Willie le Roux, 14 Cornal Hendricks, 13 Jan Serfontein, 12 Jean de Villiers (c), 11 Bryan Habana, 10 Morné Steyn, 9 Ruan Pienaar, 8 Duane Vermeulen, 7 Marcell Coetzee, 6 Francois Louw, 5 Victor Matfield, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Jannie du Plessis, 2 Adriaan Strauss, 1 Tendai Mtawarira.
Subs: 16 Bismarck du Plessis, 17 Trevor Nyakane, 18 Marcel van der Merwe, 19 Lood de Jager, 20 Warren Whiteley, 21 Francois Hougaard, 22 Pat Lambie, 23 Damian de Allende.