Springbok lock Victor Matfield will become the 52nd Springbok Test captain when he leads South Africa against the All Blacks in a Tri-Nations clash in Durban on Saturday, it was announced yesterday.
The Bulls lock will replace John Smit who was injured last Saturday in this year's opening Tri-Nations Test against Australia in Cape Town.
Bismarck du Plessis is the only uncapped player in the 22-man team. Should he play on Saturday, he will become the 787th Springbok and the 61st from KwaZulu- Natal. Hooker Gary Botha is in the Bok starting line-up for the first time. - Sowetan