19 September 2015
Brighton Community Stadium, Brighton
World Cup Pool Match
South Africa
32
Japan
34
Captain: Jean de Villiers Referee: Jérôme Garcès (France)
Coach: Heyneke Meyer Attendance: 29290
Team:
Combined caps: 851 tests (starting 15)
PositionPlayerProvinceAgePrev TestsScoring
Loose-head PropTendai MtawariraSharks3068 
HookerBismarck du PlessisSharks31731 try
Tight-head PropJannie du PlessisSharks3264 
LockLood de JagerCheetahs22121 try
LockVictor MatfieldBlue Bulls38123 
FlankFrancois LouwBath30361 try
FlankPieter-Steph du ToitSharks234 
EighthmanSchalk (jnr) BurgerSuntory3279 
ScrumhalfRuan PienaarUlster3184 
FlyhalfPat LambieSharks24442 conversions, 1 penalty
Left WingLwazi MvovoSharks2913 
Inside Centre (C)Jean de VilliersWP34107 
Outside CentreJesse KrielBlue Bulls214 
Right WingBryan HabanaToulon32110 
Full BackZane KirchnerLeinster3130 
ReserveAdriaan StraussBlue Bulls29481 try
ReserveTrevor NyakaneBlue Bulls2616 
ReserveCoenie OosthuizenCheetahs2621 
ReserveSiya KolisiWP2411 
ReserveFourie du PreezSuntory3370 
ReserveHandre PollardBlue Bulls21131 conversion, 1 penalty
ReserveJP PietersenPanasonic2960 
ReserveEben EtzebethWP2337 
Japan: 3 tries, 2 conversions, 5 penalties

Match pictures:

Team for the Japan test:

Back: JP Pietersen, Francois Louw, Schalk Burger, Pieter-Steph du Toit, Lood de Jager, Willem Alberts (late withdrawal), Jannie du Plessis, Bismarck du Plessis, Adriaan Strauss.

Middle: Pat Lambie, Fourie du Preez, Lwazi Mvovo, Zane Kirchner, Jesse Kriel, Handre Pollard, Siya Kolisi, Tendai Mtawarira, Coenie Oosthuizen, Trevor Nyakane.

Front: Ricardo Loubscher (asst coach), Bryan Habana, Johann van Graan (asst coach), Victor Matfield, (vice-captain), Heyneke Meyer (coach), Jean de Villiers (captain), Ian Schwartz (team manager), Ruan Pienaar, John McFarland (asst coach)

Missing: Eben Etzebeth (late inclusion)