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Sky BEIN will once again bring you live coverage of this weekend’s rugby tournament, with New Zealand playing Argentina from 8.05am before Australia face South Africa again (10.35am) in round four of matches on Saturday 3rd September.

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A number of injuries, plus suspensions, led to eight changes to the South African team that lost to the Wallabies last week

A number of injuries, plus suspensions, led to eight changes to the South African team that lost to the Wallabies last week

South Africa made eight changes to their team in their second encounter with Australia after being defeated 25-17 by the Wallabies in the rugby tournament last weekend.

Due to a number of injuries, including Handry Pollard, Lujanio AM and Peter Steve de Tweet, Springboks coach Jack Nienber decided to move Damien Willemsey in half and put Jesse Creel in the positions.

Willy Le Roux came in to take the centre-back, while Fav de Klerk was replaced by Jaden Hendricks in the semi-scrum, a debut for Canan Modi on the wing adding more changes to the backline.

The front row will also have a different look, with Stephen Kitschoff and prostitute Malcolm Marks moving into the starting line-up along with Frans Malherbe with Jasper Veese in eighth.

Nyenber has admitted his selection options have been hampered by injury and is intrigued to see how his players will handle the opportunity and test the offer from Australia.

“We chose the team that we thought was the best for this match given that we have many players with injuries and we are focused on how we want to play,” said Nynaber.

“Handre, Lukhanyo, Elton and Pieter-Steph all have injuries adding to a roster that includes Cheslin Kolbe and Sbu Nkosi, while Kurt-Lee Arendse is also out on suspension, and that has forced us to make some changes in some situations.

Highlights of the Rugby Championship match between Australia and South Africa at the Adelaide Oval Stadium

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Highlights of the Rugby Championship match between Australia and South Africa at the Adelaide Oval Stadium

Highlights of the Rugby Championship match between Australia and South Africa at the Adelaide Oval Stadium

“With both halves of the fly injured, Damien was the natural choice at No. 10 as he was involved in so much for us. He also became a stable player on our squad with over 20 caps to his name.

“This will also be a great test for Canan, who has been a standout player for the Vodacom Bulls this season in Vodacom United Rugby. He is a very talented player, he will enjoy this opportunity.

“Cobos at his best is world class and after we’ve seen what he gives us in training, we think he’s close to that level. With him, Eric (Gillant) and Frans Stein on the bench we have enough cover between their backs.

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Despite being forced to make changes, the Springboks coach expects his team to correct their loss to the Wallabies.

“We did a thorough review of our performance against Australia last week, and the most disappointing thing is that we were dominant in several areas of the match, but we struggled to show that on the scoreboard,” he added.

“This week is a final for us to stay in the competition and we expect Australia to be just as desperate, but we are.

“We let ourselves down in the last two games and we are determined to correct that this week and change our fortunes in Australia. We will prepare well this week to stay in the title hunt.”

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Sky BEIN It will once again provide you with live coverage with New Zealand facing Argentina from (8.05am) before Australia faces South Africa again (10.35am) in Round 4 of matches on Saturday 3rd September.

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