14 Jul 2010

Springbok coach keeps the faith for second test

6:57 am on 14 July 2010

The South Africa rugby coach Peter de Villiers has challenged his players to prove their detractors wrong after making just 2 changes to his lineup for Saturday's second Tri-Nations test against New Zealand in Wellington.

De Viliers has been forced to make both changes with Danie Rossouw coming in for the suspended lock Bakkies Botha and CJ van der Linde replacing the injured tighthead Jannie du Plessis.

South Africa, who were unable to break a losing streak at Auckland's Eden Park that dates back to 1937, will also have to overcome history this weekend having never won a tri-nations match at Wellington's Westpac stadium.