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4 Oct 2013
4:19 pm

Engelbrecht fit to face All Blacks

Springbok centre JJ Engelbrecht has recovered from a contusion to his quad muscle and has been cleared to start for the Springboks against New Zealand in the final round of the Rugby Championship at Ellis Park in Johannesburg on Saturday.

JJ Engelbrecht of the Springbok during the Castle Rugby Championship match between South Africa and Australia at DHL Newlands Stadium on September 28, 2013 in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo by Carl Fourie/Gallo Images)

Engelbrecht came through full training sessions on Wednesday and Friday as has been passed fit for his 10th Test for South Africa.

As a result, Jan Serfontein will start the match from the bench.

Springbok team: Zane Kirchner, Willie le Roux, JJ Engelbrecht, Jean de Villiers (captain), Bryan Habana, Morne Steyn, Fourie du Preez, Duane Vermeulen, Willem Alberts, Francois Louw, Juandre Kruger, Eben Etzebeth, Jannie du Plessis, Bismarck du Plessis, Tendai Mtawarira.

Replacements: Adriaan Strauss, Gurthro Steenkamp, Coenie Oostuizen, Franco van der Merwe, Siya Kolisi, Ruan Pienaar, Patrick Lambie, Jan Serfontein.

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