Boks in search of redemption after ‘Black-out’

Louw back in Springbok fold Keeping possession key for Boks

The Springboks are in town, and will be looking for redemption after the 57-0 drubbing at the hands of the All Blacks recently. Flank Francois Louw is back in the Springbok starting 15 after almost a year on the sidelines, while it was confirmed that Dillyn Leyds will start for the first time at wing.
 There are three changes to the starting 15 who got caned by the All Blacks for South Africa's Rugby Championship test match against Australia in Bloemfontein on Saturday.  The other change is Ross Cronje returning as scrumhalf in the place of Francois Hougaard who was dropped from the squad.
Louw last played for the Boks at the beginning of October in 2016 in a losing test against the All Blacks. Apart from the tendency to choose local players, his chances were further diminished by injuries. He replaces Jean-Luc Du preez who's on the bench.  Leyds got less than 20 minutes game time as a substitute in the three test matches against France earlier in 2017.  He now has a better opportunity to prove himself after replacing Raymond Rhule. Hooker Chiliboy Ralepelle is the one surprise on the bench replacing Bongi Mbonambi.
Bok Coach Allister Coetzee wants his changes to show him they deserve to be in the team.
Rudy Paige, Handre Pollard and Damian de Allende are the backline players on the bench.

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