Mallett names Springbok side to face All Blacks
by Huw Turner in Christchurch
July 19, 2000

South African coach Nick Mallett has announced his side to face the All Blacks in Saturday's Tri Nations test in Christchurch.

As expected Andre Venter replaces the injured Krynauw Otto in the second row, Corne Krige comes into the back row, Braam Van Straaten starts at fly half and De Wet Barry replaces Japie Mulder in midfield.

The full side is:
15. Percy Montgomery
14. Thinus Delport
13. Robbie Fleck
12. De Wet Barry
11. Breyton Paulse
10. Braam Van Straaten
9. Werner Swanepoel
8. Andre Vos (captain)
7. Rassie Erasmus
6. Corne Krige
5. Andre Venter
4. Albert Van Den Berg
3. Cobus Visagie
2. Charl Marais
1. Robbie Kempson

16. John Smit
17. Willie Meyer
18. Jannes Labuschagne
19. Warren Brosnihan
20. Joost Van Der Westhuizen
21. Grant Esterhuizen
22. Chester Williams

There is also a positional change with Paulse and Delport changing wings.On the bench Meyer replaces Ollie Le Roux and the elevation of Krige and Barry means that Labuschagne and Esterhuizen come on to the bench.

There are no uncapped players in the starting line up, although Labuschagne and Esterhuizen, on the bench, are yet to win their first caps.

Andre Venter wins his 49th cap and if Joost Van Der Westhuizen takes the field he can increase his record of 62 tests as the most capped Springbok of all time.He could also increase his record of 30 tries for South Africa.

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