MAKE AN IMPACT OFF THE BENCH
Coach Rassie Erasmus has done a lot of good things this year, but he hasn’t figured out how to employ his bench just yet. When to make changes, and who to replace, has become something of a fine art, but it’s something the Boks need to get right, and soon. Marx should have been yanked last week after his line-out woes, but he wasn’t, until too late in the game. With quality, impact men on the bench, Erasmus needs to make the tough calls when called upon to do so.
HOW THEY LINE UP
Maxime Medard, Teddy
Thomas, Mathieu Bastareaud, Geoffrey Doumayrou, Damian Penaud, Camille Lopez, Baptiste Serin, Louis Picamoles, Arthur Iturria, Wenceslas Lauret, Yoann Maestri, Sebastien Vahaamahina, Cedate Gomes Sa, Guilhem Guirado (capt), Jefferson Poirot
Camille Chat, Dany Priso, Rabah Slimani, Paul Gabrillagues, Mathieu Babillot, Antoine Dupont, Anthony Belleau, Gael Fickou
Willie le Roux, S’bu Nkosi, Jesse Kriel, Damian de Allende, Aphiwe Dyantyi, Handré Pollard, Faf de Klerk, Warren Whiteley, Duane Vermeulen, Siya Kolisi (capt), Franco Mostert, PieterSteph du Toit, Frans Malherbe, Malcolm Marx, Steven Kitshoff
Bongi Mbonambi, Thomas du Toit, Vincent Koch, RG Snyman, Francois Louw, Embrose Papier, Elton Jantjies, Cheslin Kolbe