11 Sep 2013

Springboks keep to winning lineup

6:38 pm on 11 September 2013

The South Africa coach Heyneke Meyer has challenged his side to step up against the All Blacks after he kept faith with the side that comprehensively beat Australia last week in the Rugby Championship.

The Springboks recorded their first win at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane with a 38-12 win over the Wallabies last Saturday and are looking to win their first game against New Zealand at Eden Park since 1937.

Meyer named an unchanged side to face the All Blacks, content the challenge of facing the world champions at a ground that has become a virtual fortress would bring the best out of his side.

The Springboks lead the Rugby Championship on 14 points, one ahead of the All Blacks, and the winner of the game at Eden Park could determine who goes on to claim the southern hemisphere title next month.