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South Africa vs Japan, Rugby World Cup – as it happened – Telegraph.co.uk

And welcome for the third instalment of a quadruple-header on ‘Super Saturday’. Let’s begin with your teams, with one change to the sides announced on Thursday, Willem Alberts has been withdrawn with a calf injury and Pieter-Steph du Toit starts at openside.

South Africa Zane Kirchner; Lwazi Mvovo, Jesse Kriel, Jean De Villiers (capt), Bryan Habana; Pat Lambie, Ruan Pienaar; Tendai Mtawarira, Bismarck Du Plessis, Jannie Du Plessis; Lodewyk De Jager, Victor Matfield; Francois Louw, Pieter-Steph du Toit, Schalk Burger.
Replacements Adriaan Strauss, Trevor Nyakane, Coenie Oosthuizen, Eben Etzebeth, Siya Kolisi, Fourie Du Preez, Handre Pollard, JP Pietersen.

Japan Ayumu Goromaru; Akihito Yamada, Male Sau, Harumichi Tatekawa, Kotaro Matsushima; Kosei Ono, Fumiaki Tanaka; Masataka Mikami, Shota Horie, Kensuke Hatakeyama, Luke Thompson, Hitoshi Ono; Michael Leitch (capt), Michael Broadhurst, Hendrik Tui.
Replacements Takeshi Kazu, Keita Inagaki, Hiroshi Yamashita, Shinya Makabe, Amanaki Mafi, Atsushi Hiwasa, Yu Tamura, Karne Hesketh.

Paul Hayward is our man in Dear Old Sussex by the Sea, the long lost fifth member of the mob after Pinkie, Dallow, Cubitt and Spicer.

South Africa vs Japan, Rugby World Cup – as it happened – Telegraph.co.uk

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