Lock Eben Etzebeth has been handed match to play for South Africa in opposition to Ireland of their Rugby World Cup Pool B fixture in Paris as coach Jacques Nienaber has controversially opted for seven forwards and only one again on the bench.
Etzebeth, a serious enforcer within the Springbok pack, had been scuffling with a shoulder drawback picked up within the 18-3 victory over Scotland, however will line up with Franco Mostert within the second row.
It is identical beginning XV that defeated the Scots, bar Bongani Mbonambi at hooker as he replaces Malcolm Marx, who has since been dominated out of the event with a knee damage.
Deon Fourie and Marco van Staden – the latter of whom is often a back-rower – are the alternative hooker choices, whereas the Munster lock pairing of Jean Kleyn, a former Ireland worldwide, and RG Snyman are additionally on the bench. Back-up scrum half Cobus Reinach is the one again among the many eight replacements
South Africa crew: 15. Damian Willemse; 14. Kurt. Lee Arendse, 13. Jesse Kriel, 12. Damian de Allende, 11. Cheslin Kolbe; 10. Manie Libbok, 9. Faf de Klerk; 1. Steven Kitshoff, 2. Bongi Mbonambi, 3. Frans Malherbe, 4. Eben Etzebeth, 5. Franco Mostert, 6. Siya Kolisi, 7. Pieter-Steph du Toit, 8. Jasper Wiese
Replacements: 16. Deon Fourie, 17. Ox Nche, 18. Trevor Nyakane, 19. Jean Kleyn, 20. RG Snyman, 21. Marco van Staden, 22. Kwagga Smith, 23. Cobus Reinach.