17 September 2023
Stade de Bordeaux, Bordeaux
World Cup Pool Match
South Africa
Captain: Bongi Mbonambi Referee: Mathieu Raynal (France)
Coach: Jacques Nienaber Attendance: 38789
Combined caps: 502 tests (starting 15)
PositionPlayerProvinceAgePrev TestsScoring
Loose-head PropOx NcheSharks2822 
Hooker (C)Bongi MbonambiSharks3263 
Tight-head PropTrevor NyakaneRacing3463 
LockJean KleynMunster304 
LockMarvin OrieWP3014 
FlankMarco van StadenBlue Bulls2815 
FlankKwagga SmithYamaha3034 
EighthmanDuane VermeulenUlster3771 
ScrumhalfCobus ReinachMontpellier33273 tries
FlyhalfDamian WillemseWP25341 try, 5 conversions
Left WingMakazole MapimpiSharks33393 tries
Inside CentreAndrĂ© EsterhuizenHarlequins2914 
Outside CentreCanan MoodieBlue Bulls208 
Right WingGrant WilliamsSharks2762 tries
Full BackWillie le RouxBlue Bulls34881 try
ReserveDeon FourieWP3671 try
ReserveJaden HendrikseSharks2313 
ReserveSteven KitshoffUlster3177 
ReserveFrans MalherbeWP3264 
ReserveRG SnymanMunster2829 
ReserveFaf de KlerkCanon31502 conversions
Penalty Tries: 1

Match pictures:

Team for the Romania test:
Back: Marco van Staden, André Esterhuizen, Marvin Orie, RG Snyman, Jean Kleyn, Canan Moodie, Jasper Wiese
Middle: Cobus Reinach, Jaden Hendrikse, Kwagga Smith, Damian Willemse, Makazole Mapimpi, Deon Fourie, Ox Nche, Grant Williams
Front: Vincent Koch (withdrawn before game and replaced by Frans Malherbe), Jesse Kriel, Trevor Nyakane, Bongi Mbonambi (captain), Jacques Nienaber (coach), Willie le Roux, Steven Kitshoff, Duane Vermeulen, Faf de Klerk