After two exciting Test matches in Pretoria and Bloemfontein, Springboks and Wales clashed in the third Test decider in Cape Town on Saturday starting at 5pm.
The Springboks won the first Test with the final blow of the game 32–29, while Wales won the second Test 13–12, also with the last points scored at death.
In a 1-1 series, it all comes down to who wins in Cape Town.
Throughout the series, there have been many conversations between coaches and former players, especially after Boxing boss Jacques Nienaber decided to make 14 changes on his page from test one to test two – to give all members of their team the opportunity to play in the series.
The move was criticized by Welsh legend Gareth Thomas. former boxing coach Jake White has also spoken extensively about the decision..
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World champion Springboks struggled to get the better of Wales, who won just one game during the Six Nations earlier this year, during the series and only in Saturday’s match, which was due to be played before this year. rugby championship there are concerns about the team’s form and quality ahead of the trials against the All Blacks, Wallabies and Pumas.
The Boks team playing on Saturday includes 20 World Championship winners and the only current team members who didn’t play in Japan in 2019 were Jaden Hendrix, Jasper Wiese and Elrig Lowe.
The match will also mark 100th test of the lock of the box Eben Ezebet.
Springboks vs Wales: Teams
Box: Damian Willemse, Cheslin Kolbe, Lucagno Am, Damian de Allende, Macazol Mapimpi, Handre Pollard, Jaden Hendrix, Jasper Wiese, Peter-Step du Toit, Sia Kolisi, Lud de Jager, Eben Etzebeth, Frans Malherbe, Bongi Mbonambi, Trevor Nyakane.
Bench: Malcolm Marks, Steven Kitschoff, Vincent Koch, Franco Mostert, Quagga Smith, Elrig Lowe, Faf de Klerk, Willy le Roux
Wales: Liam Williams; Louis Rees-Zammit, George North, Nick Tompkins, Josh Adams; Dan Biggar (captain), Kieran Hardy; Taulupe Faletau, Tommy Reffell, Dan Lidiate; Adam Beard, Will Rowlands; Dillon Lewis, Ryan Elias, Gareth Thomas.
Bench: Devi Lake, Vin Jones, Sam Wainwright, Alan Vin Jones, Josh Navidi, Tomos Williams, Gareth Anscombe, Owen Watkin