Springbok team to face Italy: Moerat, Orie to lock scrum, Roos on bench | The Citizen

The Springbok team to face Italy in Geno at 3pm on Saturday has been announced.

Coach Jacques Nienaber has made several changes to the side that lost to France in Marseille last Saturday.

Marvin Orie and Salmaan Moeerat will lock the Bok scrum, with Franco Mostert at blindside flank. Jasper Wiese returns at No 8 after missing the France match, while at the back Andre Esterhuizen will play at 12, with Damian de Allende at 13.

Springbok team

Willie le Roux, Cheslin Kolbe, Damian de Allende, Andre Esterhuizen, Kurt-Lee Arendse, Damian Willemse, Faf de Klerk, Jasper Wiese, Franco Mostert, Siya Kolisi (capt), Marvin Orie, Salmaan Moerat, Frans Malherbe, Bongi Mbonambi, Ox Nche. Bench: Malcolm Marx, Steven Kitshoff, Vincent Koch, Eben Etzebeth, Kwagga Smith, Evan Roos, Cobus Reinach, Manie Libbok

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