Siya, Jaden and Ox back for Wales

Siya, Jaden and Ox back for Wales

Siya Kolisi, Jaden Hendrikse and Ox Nche (from the bench) will play their first game for the Boks in 2023 in the warmup against Wales. RG Snyman will be running the line out partnered by the hard working Jean Kleyn. Siya will be joined by PSDT and Jasper Wiese in the back row.

The uninspiring midfield of De Allende and Kriel will probably mean that Moodie and Kolbe will not see a lot of ball passed to them, although Kriel had a pretty good game against the Argies and contributed to the first try.

One would assume that the bulk of this team plus Eben for Kleyn, Kwagga for Van Staden and Faf for Grant Williams will make up the A team for the Boks.

Wales does have a way to pull the opposition into a kick / slug fest – so this will likely not be a great display of running rugby.

Boks – 15 Willie le Roux, 14 Canan Moodie, 13 Jesse Kriel, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Cheslin Kolbe, 10 Manie Libbok, 9 Jaden Hendrikse, 8 Jasper Wiese, 7 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 6 Siya Kolisi (c), 5 RG Snyman, 4 Jean Kleyn, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Malcolm Marx, 1 Steven Kitshoff.
Subs: 16 Bongi Mbonambi, 17 Ox Nche, 18 Vincent Koch, 19 Franco Mostert, 20 Marco van Staden, 21 Duane Vermeulen, 22 Grant Williams, 23 Damian Willemse.

Wales – 15 Liam Williams; 14 Alex Cuthbert, 13 Mason Grady, 12 Johhny Williams, 11 Rio Dyer; 10 Dan Biggar, 9 Kieran Hardy; 8 Aaron Wainwright, 7 Jac Morgan (c), 6 Dan Lydiate; 5 Will Rowlands, 4 Ben Carter; 3 Keiron Assiratti, 2 Elliot Dee, 1 Corey Domachowski.
Subs: 16 Sam Parry, 17 Nicky Smith, 18 Henry Thomas, 19 Teddy Williams, 20 Taine Basham, 21 Tomos Williams, 22 Max Llewelyn 23 Cai Evans.

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