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Storm star Evan Ruth opens before Boke’s debut

This Box is expected to bring at least two Key players are back in the starting lineup for Saturday’s second Test game against Wales in Bloemfontein, with Evan Ruth expected to be a new addition to the bench.

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On Saturday, it received Damian Williams Let the Springboks take victory from a humiliating defeat in their opening game in Pretoria.

The good news for Springbok fans, though, is that the world champion should look better in his second race next weekend after Loftus Versfeld shakes off the cobwebs. Two key players should also return to XV, expected to be Pieter-Steph du Toit and Handre Pollard.

Ruth is expected to come off the bench this Saturday

Interestingly, Ross He made an appearance at the Springboks press conference Monday afternoon, and all signs point to his expected debut this weekend.

“It’s been a roller coaster. It’s unreal. I’m really excited to be part of it. I never thought it would happen,” Ruth said of this point in his career.

“It’s very surreal to sit here. I’m just working hard every day to learn as much as I can from these experienced players and coaching staff to become a better rugby player.”

It’s hard to say for sure how Ruth will fit into the team, especially considering that Pete-Stephen Dutoit is supposed to re-enter the tryouts this week. However, his appearance in the media this week is sure to attract the attention of many fans who have been calling for his inclusion after an amazing URC season with the Storm.

In all likelihood, he will come off the bench this Saturday alongside Elrigh Louw, who made his national debut last weekend.

“Elrigh and I are back in 2019. We played Junior Bok together. Unfortunately, I didn’t play in the U20 World Cup, but we spent a lot of time together in training camp,” explained Ruth.

“Everyone is creating competition between us, but we actually get along and are good partners. He’s an amazing player and I’ve learned a lot from him.

“We often exchange advice and tips to become better players.”

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As far as other possible changes to the team, Elton Janjs After a shocking game in Pretoria and being substituted at half-time, the 31-year-old is clearly struggling with form and confidence after recently recovering from a serious shoulder injury. struggle.

Hand Pollard After winning a top 14 with French club Montpellier, he returned to the Boks’ camp after a belated contact with the team and he should now be the automatic choice for this weekend’s No. 10 shirt.

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Meanwhile, the 2019 World Rugby Player of the Year, Peter-Stephen Dutoitand is also expected to be available when he returns from injury.

Some suggested he should be phased out from the bench and Louw could be promoted to start on the blind side in place of Franco Mostert.

However, Boks are likely to no To push Louw straight into frontline action, it should be Du Toit taking back the No. 7 jersey.

The rest of the starting team is expected to remain intact.

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Before he did so, the South African website’s Craig Lewis and Garin Ramblee A starting XV has been chosen that they believe Springbok’s think tank will read.

Wales, meanwhile, will name their starters 15th and substitutes after 48 hours Thursday, July 7 exist 12:30.

The tee time for the Bloemfontein Test is 17:05 As always, the best place to follow the action live on the South African website.

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CRAIG LEWIS EXPECTED SPRINGBOOK START XV

15 Damian Willemse, 14 Cheslin Kolbe, 13 Lukhanyo Am, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Makazole Mapimpi, 10 Handre Pollard, 9 Faf de Klerk, 8 Jasper Wiese, 7 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 6 Siya Kolisi (captain), 5 Lood de Jager, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Bongi Mbonambi, 1 Ox Nche

GARRIN LAMBLEY’S EXPECTED SPRINGBOOK START XV

15 Damian Willemse, 14 Cheslin Kolbe, 13 Lukhanyo Am, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Makazole Mapimpi, 10 Handre Pollard, 9 Herschel Jantjies, 8 Jasper Wiese, 7 Franco Mostert, 6 Siya Kolisi (captain), 5 Lood de Jager, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Bongi Mbonambi, 1 Ox Nche

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Springbok No 8 Jasper Wiese vs Wales on 2 July 2022 at Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria.Photo: Anton Geyser/Gallo Pictures

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