FAF DE KLERK HAS BEEN NAMED IN THE STARTING LINEUP FOR THE SPRINGBOKS FINAL WARM-UP GAME AHEAD OF THE WORLD CUP – AGAINST JAPAN.
— Springboks (@Springboks) September 5, 2019
Rassie Erasmus has made only one change to the side that held the All Blacks to a 16-16 draw in July, with Springbok captain Siya Kolisi returning to the starting lineup.
The clash is perfectly poised ahead of the 2019 Rugby World Cup, as it’s a repeat of the fixture 5 years ago in the previous tournament when Eddie Jones’ Japan side outlasted the South African side to claim a 34-32 win. Both sides will be eager to come away with a final win before they start their World Cup campaigns, and the Springboks will be motivated to avoid another upset against the hosts.
Japan vs South Africa – 11:15am Friday 6th September
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