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Springbok Team vs Wallabies first test Trinations 2008

Springbok Team vs Wallabies first test Trinations 2008

SOUTH Africa have recalled No.8 Pierre Spies, centre Francois Steyn and fullback Conrad Jantjes to the starting line-up for Saturday night’s Tri-Nations rugby Test against Australia in Perth.

Spies got the nod ahead of Joe van Niekerk, who played in the previous two Tests against New Zealand, Steyn replaces the injured Adrian Jacobs and Jantjes reclaims the No.15 jersey from veteran Percy Montgomery.

South Africa: Conrad Jantjes, JP Pietersen, Francois Steyn, Jean de Villiers, Bryan Habana, Butch James, Ricky Januarie, Pierre Spies, Juan Smith, Schalk Burger, Victor Matfield (capt), Bakkies Botha, CJ van der Linde, Schalk Brits, Gurthro Steenkamp.

Reserves: Adriaan Strauss, Tendai Mtawarira, Brian Mujati, Andries Bekker, Ryan Kankowski, Ruan Pienaar, Peter Grant.

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