Lam­bie starts at 15 against Oz

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Pre­to­ria: Pat Lam­bie, Morne Steyn and Rudy Paige will all start for the Spring­boks when they take on Aus­tralia at Lof­tus Vers­feld to­mor­row.

The in­clu­sion of Paige at scrum-half is one of three changes made to the Spring­bok line-up that started the match against the All Blacks two weeks ago in Christchurch. Paige, who has made four Test ap­pear­ances from the Bok bench, will part­ner the ex­pe­ri­enced Morné Steyn in the half­backs. They take over from Faf de Klerk and El­ton Jan­tjies re­spec­tively, both of whom started in the last six Tests of the year. The only other change to the start­ing line-up sees Pat Lam­bie re­turn to the team for the first time since he suf­fered con­cus­sion in the se­ries opener against Ire­land in June. Lam­bie will play full-back, where he is pre­ferred over Jo­han Goosen. The Sharks player, who will earn his 52nd Spring­bok cap, has al­ready scored 137 Test points in the Green and Gold jersey. The Spring­bok for­ward pack that played against the All Blacks in Christchurch was kept un­changed, with hooker Adri­aan Strauss again lead­ing out the team af­ter he suf­fered a knock to the lower back in New Zealand. South Africa: 15 Pa­trick Lam­bie, 14 Bryan Ha­bana, 13 Jessie Kriel, 12 Juan de Jongh, 11 Fran­cois Hougaard, 10 Morne Steyn, 9 Rudy Paige, 8 War­ren White­ley, 7 Te­boho Mo­hoje, 6 Fran­cois Louw, 5 Pi­eter-Steph du Toit, 4 Eben Etze­beth, 3 Vin­cent Koch, 2 Adri­aan Strauss, 1 Tendai Mtawarira Re­place­ments: 16 Bongi Mbonambi, 17 Stephen Kit­shoff, 18 Ju­lian Redel­inghuys, 19 Lood de Jager, 20 Willem Al­berts, 21 Jaco Kriel, 22 Wil­lie le Roux , 23 Lionel Mapoe. Planet Rugby

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