20 Sep 2007

South Africa rings the changes for Rugby World Cup game against Tonga

10:32 am on 20 September 2007

Tonga will face a revamped South African side from the one which beat defending champion England, when the Sea Eagles and the Springboks clash this weekend.

South African coach, Jake White, has retained just four players who started in the 36-0 defeat of England, in his team for the match with Tonga in Lens.

Veteran flanker Bobby Skinstad - who was a member of the starting line-up in the 1999 World Cup but has enjoyed a roller coaster of a career since then - gets his first call-up and the captaincy for his 40th cap.

Percy Montgomery may also have to wait to become the sole proprietor of the most caps in Springbok history - he has 89 - as he is on the bench.

Key flanker, Schalk Burger, was not considered for selection as he is serving the second and final match of his suspension for a dangerous tackle in the victory over Samoa.