Boks to make history with All Black front row
An All Black front row will start in a test match for the first time when South Africa tackles England in the first test against England at Ellis Park in Johannesburg on Saturday.
Beast Mtawarira, the most capped Springbok prop in history will start at loose head. Mtawarira is only two tests short of reaching the magnificent milestone of playing in his 100th test.
With Bismarck du Plessis only arriving in South Africa from France on Tuesday, Bok coach, Rassie Erasmus, will start with Bongi Mbonambi at hooker.
Trevor Nykane will be given the nod ahead of Wilco Louw who was not at his best in last weeks test against Wales in Washington.
This means the Boks will field an unprecedented all black front row in the history of South African Rugby.
It will also be the first time that the Boks will be lead by a Black captain in Siya Kolisi.
The Springbok starting team for Saturday’s first in the series of three test matches in Johannesburg should look like this.
15 Willie le Roux, 14 S’bu Nkosi 13 Lukhanyo Am, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Aphiwe Dyantyi, 10 Handre Pollard, 9 Faf de Klerk, 8 Duane Vermeulen, 7 Jean-Luc du Preez, 6 Siya Kolisi (capt), Franco Mostert, 4 RG Snyman, 3 Trevor Nyakane, 2 Bongi Mbonambi, 1 Tendai Mtawarira.