1. Kitshoff. Bench - Ox Nche
Kitshoff has been solid off the bench.
2. Marx / Bench - Bongi
The best forward in world rugby not starting makes no sense. Is this transformation influencing selection? We need his presence to stop teams from getting an early lead- especially at the breakdown
3. Malherbe Bench - Koch
Koch on bench or possibly Trevor who can cover both sides of the scrum, to make the bench a 4/3 split with forwards/backs. Although Fat Trevor was a no-show in the matches he started as of late.
5. Lood Bench - Moerat
7. Steph DuToit Bench - Elrigh Louw
Louw played better in his test debut than Evan Roos
8. Kwagga Smith
We need to start with either Marx or Kwagga on the pitch to be effective at the breakdown.
9. Jaden Hendrikse Bench - Faff
14. Kurt-Lee Arendse
Possibly Gelant who has pace, and to give him more test experience before the world cup.
15 Willemse Bench: Willie Leroux
It is debatable to go for a 4/3 or 5/2 split. Trevor Nyakana has experience on both sides of the scrum, and if he is on the bench it makes it easier to field a 4/3 split.
Although he has not been in form for some time. Bongi has not been in form for some time either.
Vermuelen is still injured. As is Frans Steyn.
Esterhuizen is still out, as is Kolbe (Think both are out of this series with injury).