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Pollard at flyhalf for SA against Scotland

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Friday, June 27, 2014

JOHANNESBURG - South African coach Heyneke Meyer has selected world junior player of the year and baby Bok star flyhalf Handre Pollard to start for his first Test cap against Scotland on Saturday.

Pollard, who led South Africa to runners-up spot in the recent under-20 World Championship in New Zealand, will start at number 10 in a side that sees five other changes from that which narrowly beat Wales 31-30 last week.

"Our plans had always been to try a few new combinations this week against Scotland and I'm looking forward to see the guys grab their opportunities," said Meyer.

"Handre is a very talented player and has a big opportunity this week, but he'll have Fourie du Preez's experience next to him, while he's played a lot with Jan Serfontein before."

Coenie Oosthuizen, Lood de Jager, Marcell Coetzee, Schalk Burger and Lwazi Mvovo also come into the starting XV.

South Africa team to play South Africa in Port Elizabeth on Saturday:

Team: Willie le Roux; Cornal Hendricks, JP Pietersen, Jan Serfontein, Lwazi Mvovo; Handre Pollard, Fourie du Preez; Duane Vermeulen, Schalk Burger, Marcell Coetzee; Victor Matfield (capt), Lood de Jager; Jannie du Plessis, Bismarck du Plessis. Res: Coenie Oosthuizen, Adriaan Strauss, Trevor Nyakane, Marcel van der Merwe, Stephan Lewies, Teboho 'Oupa' Mohoje, Francois Hougaard, Marnitz Boshoff.








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