26 September 2015
Villa Park, Birmingham
World Cup Pool Match
South Africa
46
Samoa
6
Captain: Jean de Villiers Referee: Wayne Barnes (England)
Coach: Heyneke Meyer Attendance: 39526
Team:
Combined caps: 891 tests (starting 15)
PositionPlayerProvinceAgePrev TestsScoring
Loose-head PropTendai MtawariraSharks3069 
HookerAdriaan StraussBlue Bulls2949 
Tight-head PropJannie du PlessisSharks3265 
LockEben EtzebethWP2338 
LockVictor MatfieldBlue Bulls38124 
FlankFrancois LouwBath3037 
FlankSchalk (jnr) BurgerSuntory32801 try
EighthmanDuane VermeulenWP2929 
ScrumhalfFourie du PreezSuntory3371 
FlyhalfHandre PollardBlue Bulls21141 conversion, 4 penalties
Left WingBryan HabanaToulon321111 try
Inside CentreDamian de AllendeWP237 
Outside Centre (C)Jean de VilliersWP34108 
Right WingJP PietersenPanasonic29613 tries
Full BackWillie le RouxCheetahs2628 
ReserveJesse KrielBlue Bulls215 
ReserveFrans MalherbeWP246 
ReserveLood de JagerCheetahs2213 
ReserveTrevor NyakaneBlue Bulls2617 
ReserveSiya KolisiWP2412 
ReserveSchalk BritsSaracens3481 try
ReservePat LambieSharks24451 conversion
ReserveRuan PienaarUlster3185 
Samoa: 2 penalties

Match pictures:

Team for the Samoa test:

Back: JP Pietersen, Francois Louw, Schalk Burger, Duane Vermeulen, Lood de Jager, Eben Etzebeth, Frans Malherbe, Jannie du Plessis, Adriaan Strauss.

Middle: Pat Lambie, Fourie du Preez, Jesse Kriel, Damian de Allende, Handré Pollard, Siya Kolisi, Tendai Mtawarira, Willie le Roux, Trevor Nyakane, Schalk Brits.

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