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Louw in line for Ireland clash

16 June 2016

Francois Louw has been named in the South Africa starting line-up to face Ireland on Saturday as the Springboks look to bounce back in the second Test in the Castle Lager Incoming Series in Johannesburg, kick-off 15.00.

Springbok coach Allister Coetzee described Saturday’s clash on the Highveld as a massive one, and said the squad have worked hard to rectify their mistakes.

“We spoke hard and were very frank in our assessment of last week’s performance,” said Coetzee.

“The Springboks are capable of executing the fundamentals of the game much better and that’s what we will set out do on Saturday. We know Ireland will come with a real desire to clinch the series, however, we must be ready to confront them and put ourselves into a position to succeed.

“I believe players who played in Cape Town deserve another opportunity and I am looking forward to see what they can do this week. We said we will not hit the panic button, and the decision to go with largely the same match-day squad is to give our players the opportunity to redeem themselves.”

South Africa team to face Ireland  

15 Willie le Roux

14 JP Pietersen

13 Lionel Mapoe

12 Damian de Allende

11 Lwazi Mvovo

10 Elton Jantjies

9 Faf de Klerk

1 Tendai Mtawarira

2 Adriaan Strauss (c)

3 Frans Malherbe

4 Eben Etzebeth

5 Pieter-Steph du Toit

6 Francois Louw

7 Siya Kolisi

8 Duane Vermeulen

Replacements

16 Bongi Mbonambi

17 Trevor Nyakane

18 Julian Redelinghuys

19 Franco Mostert

20 Warren Whiteley

21 Rudy Paige

22 Morne Steyn

23 Ruan Combrinck

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