The South Africa Springboks and Wales have named their teams for today’s Poll D 2011 Rugby World Cup game at Wellington Regional Stadium in Wellington at 8:30pm. According to IRB World Rankings, this is the pivotal match to decide who comes first in Pool D. However, Pool D has been dubbed the ‘Pool of Death’ because of the competitive nature of the minnow teams it has drawn. Fiji and Samoa are both expected to take the game to South Africa and Wales. Even the lowest ranked team in the pool, Namibia showed how competitive they can be in their game against Fiji yesterday.
Pool D: Sun Sept 11 20.30 South Africa v Wales Wellington Wellington Regional Stadium
Springboks Team to Play Wales:
15 Frans Steyn, 14 JP Pietersen, 13 Jaque Fourie, 12 Jean de Villiers, 11 Bryan Habana, 10 Morné Steyn, 9 Fourie du Preez, 8 Pierre Spies, 7 Schalk Burger, 6 Heinrich Brüssow, 5 Victor Matfield, 4 Danie Rossouw, 3 Jannie du Plessis, 2 John Smit (captain), 1 Tendai Mtawarira.
Reserves: 16 Bismarck du Plessis, 17 Gurthrö Steenkamp, 18 CJ van der Linde, 19 Johann Muller, 20 Willem Alberts, 21 Francois Hougaard, 22 Butch James.
Wales Team to Play Springboks:
James Hook, 14 George North, 13 Jonathan Davies, 12 Jamie Roberts, 11 Shane Williams, 10 Rhys Priestland, 9 Mike Phillips, 8 Toby Faletau, 7 Sam Warburton (captain), 6 Danny Lydiate, 5 Alun wyn Jones, 4 Luke Charteris, 3 Adam Jones, 2 Huw Bennett, 1 Paul James
Reserves: 16 Lloyd Burns, 17 Ryan Bevington, 18 Bradley Davies, 19 Andy Powell, 20 Tavis Knoyle, 21 Scott Williams, 22 Leigh Halfpenny.