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6Nov/19

South Africa v Canada: Full-back Damian Willemse among 13 changes for Springboks

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Damian Willemse will start - less than a week after arriving in Japan as a late injury replacement.
Full-back Willemse, who arrived on Thursday to substitute Jesse Kriel, is one of 13 changes created by coach Rassie Erasmus for its World Cup Pool B match.
After beating Italy 49-3 on Friday, south Africa have a seven-year turnaround.
Centre Damian de Allende and Springboks captain Siya Kolisi have kept their places.
Erasmus says Willemse, who had a current stint with Saracens,would have probably made the World Cup team if he was not injured.
Willemse, 21, added:I am really excited to perform . I have been out for 3 months. I have got that hunger and it has been great to get a while for Sarries.
Unless Italy stun New Zealand in their final pool game, South Africa will be guaranteed a place from the quarter-finals by A victory over Canada.
The Springboks lost their opening game of the championship into the All Blacks, but have since beaten Namibia and Italy.
This game is at least as vital as the three which we have already played said Erasmus.
It has the same amount of log points available and the same effect on our chances of qualifying. We have to finish the job.
If you examine the stages Canada made against Italy [at a 48-7 defeat] and the way they botched a couple of tries -they could have scored five or four very excellent tries.
I have played against them and this group Ive picked will know they are in for a physical battle.
South Africa: Willemse, Gelant, De Allende, Steyn, Nkosi; Jantjies, Reinach; T Du Toit, Brits, Koch, Snyman, Mostert, Kolisi (capt), Smith, Louw.
Replacements: Marx, Kitshoff, Malherbe, Ebtzebeth, P Du Toit, Jantjies, Pollard, Le Roux.
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