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20 November 2013, 1:28pm

Louw fit to face France

Francois Louw has been selected by South Africa to face France on Saturday evening, in their final game of the Autumn internationals.

The Springboks have won nine of their 11 Tests in 2013 and 12 from the past 14, including last year's November tour. But the task of taking on Les Bleus in France is a formidable one – South Africa's last away victory over France was in 1997 at the Parc des Princes.

Springbok Head Coach Heyneke Meyer said: "We have been quite fortunate with injuries this year and I'm very happy that we've managed to keep the continuity in selection. Most of the players have received ample game time and showed they have what it takes to perform at Test level. Our aim is now to keep on improving against France and hopefully end a very successful season on a high note."

Springbok team to face France

15 Willie le Roux
14 JP Pietersen
13 Jaque Fourie
12 Jean de Villiers (captain)
11 Bryan Habana
10 Morné Steyn
9 Ruan Pienaar
1 Tendai Mtawarira
2 Bismarck du Plessis (vice-captain)
3 Coenie Oosthuize
4 Eben Etzebeth
5 Flip van der Merwe
6 Francois Louw
7 Willem Alberts
8 Duane Vermeulen

Replacements

16 Adriaan Strauss
17 Gurthrö Steenkamp
18 Lourens Adriaanse
19 Bakkies Botha
20 Pieter-Steph du Toit
21 Siya Kolisi
22 Jano Vermaak
23 Pat Lambie

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