Boks show faith ahead of Wallabies rematch

South Africa have included Marvin Orie in their line-up to take on the Wallabies on Saturday.
South Africa have included Marvin Orie in their line-up to take on the Wallabies on Saturday.

World champions South Africa have backed themselves to make amends for last weekend's after-the-siren loss to Australia, making minimal changes for their rematch in Brisbane on Saturday.

The Springboks were uncharacteristically sloppy coming off a series win over the British and Irish Lions and two victories over Argentina, missing three straight kicks and four in total in the 28-26 loss on the Gold Coast.

They've gone back to the well for the Rugby Championship rematch at Suncorp Stadium, where Australia have won eight-straight Tests and the Springboks have managed just three wins from 15 attempts.

Marvin Orie will replace lock Lood de Jager (concussion), while Trevor Nyakane was named at loosehead prop with Steven Kitshoff named amongst the replacements in place of Ox Nche.

Coach Jacques Nienaber lamented his side's lack of discipline but said they needed to consider selections "as unemotionally as possible".

"Australia were desperate to win last week and it showed in the way they played," coach Jacques Nienaber said.

"We know what we are capable of as a team and we created sufficient opportunities to win last week, but we didn't capitalise on them.

"So, we back our systems and structures and it is now a matter of being as effective as possible in executing our plan."

SOUTH AFRICA: Willie le Roux, Sbu Nkosi, Lukhanyo Am, Damian de Allende, Makazole Mapimpi, Handre Pollard, Faf de Klerk, Duane Vermeulen, Franco Mostert, Siya Kolisi (c), Marvin Orie, Eben Etzebeth, Frans Malherbe, Bongi Mbonambi, Trevor Nyakane. Bench: Malcolm Marx, Steven Kitshoff, Vincent Koch, Marco van Staden, Kwagga Smith, Jasper Wiese, Herschel Jantjies, Damian Willemse.

Australian Associated Press