South Africa vs Japan
The scan for South Africa’s third World Container crown commences this Saturday, with Meyer’s men going up against the risk of Japan at Brighton People group Stadium.
The Cherry Blooms might be viewed as an underdog in a Pool B lineup that likewise contains Scotland, Samoa and the Unified States, however the Springboks are playing it safe in the wake of naming a beginning XV that gloats 880 tops between them.
South Africa: 15. Zane Kirchner, 14. Bryan Habana, 13. Jesse Kriel, 12. Jean de Villiers (C), 11. Lwazi Mvovo, 10. Pat Lambie, 9. Ruan Pienaar, 8. Schalk Burger, 7. Willem Alberts, 6. Francois Louw, 5. Victor Matfield, 4. Lood de Jager, 3. Jannie du Plessis, 2. Bismarck du Plessis, 1. Tendai Mtawarira
Japan: 15. Ayumu Goromaru, 14. Akihito Yamada, 13. Male Sau, 12. Craig Wing, 11. Kotaro Matsushima, 10. Kosei Ono, 9. Fumiaki Tanaka, 8. Hendrik Tui, 7. Michael Broadhurst, 6. Michael Leitch, 5. Hitoshi Ono, 4. Luke Thompson, 3. Kensuke Hatakeyama, 2. Shota Horie, 1. Masataka Mikami
Tanaka’s marshaling from the base of the ruck will be urgent to any expectation the Japanese have in mounting a test on Saturday as the Springboks are practically sure to represent a larger part of the ownership.
The playmaker turned into the principal Japanese player ever to win a Super Rugby title this year subsequent to having his impact in the Highlanders’ prosperity