SOUTH AFRICA ENGLAND
P Montgomery 15 M Perry
S Terblanche 14 S Brown
A Snyman 13 N Beal
P Muller 12 J Baxendell
P Rossouw 11 P Sampson
H Honiball 10 J Lewsey
J van der Westhuizen 9 M Dawson (captain)
R Kempson 1 G Rowntree
J Dalton 2 R***erill
A Garvey 3 P Vickery
K Otto 4 R Fidler
M Andrews 5 D Sims
J Erasmus 6 B Clarke
A Venter 7 P Sanderson
G Teichmann (captain). 8 T Diprose
South Africa Replacements: M Hendricks, B van Straaten, W Swanepoel, A
Aitken, R Skinstad, A-H le Roux, A Drotske.
England Replacements: S Ravenscroft, T Stimpson, S Benton, B Sturnham,
S Ojomoh, W Green, P Greening.
Does anyone know who the referee is?
It looks a real test for the English - it will be interesting to see
how Sampson gets on against Terblanche - Sampson should be okay for
pace, but his defence isn't fully developed yet. In The Guardian,
Sampson said he was only seen as a wing by his club, Wasps, which has
led to him only getting 13 league games last season.
I'm delighted Brown is playing, as he was desperately unlucky not to
start one of the tests against NZ.
I can't help worrying about the English place-kicking [amongst other
things]. Woodward said "The way to beat the Springboks is ball in
hand, but our approach on the day will depend very much on the
conditions." He hasn't ruled out a tactical kicking game. If the
weather does lead to a forward dogfight, England will need to slot any
chances to have any hope of an upset.
All the best