Mtawar­ria to reach Spring­bok mile­stone

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South Africa have se­lected Pi­eter-Steph du Toit on the flank while Tendai Mtawarira will be­come the sixth Spring­bok to reach 100 caps after coach Rassie Eras­mus named his team to face Eng­land in Bloem­fontein. The ver­sa­tile Du Toit, who has won 22 of his 34 caps at flanker and has also pre­vi­ously played No 8, comes in for Jean-Luc du Plessis, who drops to the bench. Du Toit will be a for­mi­da­ble ex­tra jumper in the line-outs and is also a pow­er­ful run­ner with the ball in hand. The only other change to the start­ing lineup sees tight-head prop Frans Mal­herbe re­turn from long-term in­jury in place of Trevor Nyakane, while El­ton Jan­tjies has been axed from the bench which leaves no nat­u­ral back-up to start­ing fly­half Han­dre Pol­lard.

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