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De Villiers, Alberts fit to face Samoa
June 22, 2013
Springbok captain Jean de Villiers and Willem Alberts have both been passed fit to face Samoa in the final match of the Castle Lager Incoming Series at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria on Saturday.

De Villiers has been named to lead South Africa for the 15th time, with Adriaan Strauss resuming the vice-captaincy in a team which shows three changes from the one that beat Scotland last weekend in Nelspruit.

The backline is unchanged, with Alberts, Francois Louw and Flip van der Merwe coming into the starting team for the injured Arno Botha, Marcell Coetzee and Juandré Kruger respectively.

The Springbok team to face Samoa in Pretoria is:

15 Willie le Roux (GWK Griquas), 2 caps
14 Bryan Habana (DHL Western Province), 85
13 JJ Engelbrecht (Vodacom Blue Bulls), 3
12 Jean de Villiers (captain, DHL Western Province), 86
11 Bjorn Basson (Vodacom Blue Bulls), 8
10 Morné Steyn (Vodacom Blue Bulls), 44
9 Ruan Pienaar (Ulster, N-Ireland), 65
8 Pierre Spies (Vodacom Blue Bulls), 52
7 Willem Alberts (The Sharks), 20
6 Francois Louw (Bath, England), 18
5 Flip van der Merwe (Vodacom Blue Bulls), 25
4 Eben Etzebeth (DHL Western Province), 13
3 Jannie du Plessis (The Sharks), 44
2 Adriaan Strauss (Toyota FS Cheetahs), 23
1 Tendai Mtawarira (The Sharks), 43
Replacements:
16 Bismarck du Plessis (The Sharks), 47
17 Trevor Nyakane (Toyota FS Cheetahs), 2
18 Coenie Oosthuizen (Toyota FS Cheetahs), 3
19 Juandré Kruger (Vodacom Blue Bulls), 10
20 Siya Kolisi (DHL Western Province), 1
21 Piet van Zyl (Toyota FS Cheetahs), 1
22 Pat Lambie (The Sharks), 22
23 Jan Serfontein (Vodacom Blue Bulls), 2

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