Australia and South Africa clash in the Rugby Championship in Adelaide on Saturday, kick-off at 7.30am SA time.

This is the third round of the competition in which both teams have won and lost so far.

The Springboks beat the All Blacks in Mbombela before losing in Joburg, while the Wallabies beat Los Pumas before losing to Los Pumas in Argentina.

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South Africa coach Jacques Nienaber brought in Warwick Gelant to play on the right wing following injuries to Cheslin Kolbe and Jesse Krill, while rookie Kurt-Lee Arendse is suspended.

In other more significant selections for the match, Joseph Dweba has been retained at hooker despite a poor performance last time out against the All Blacks, while prop Ox Nche and No.8 Dwayne Vermeulen have also been backed to start again.

It’s also the first time in Rugby Championship that the Boks have fielded a bench split, with five forwards and three backs, including Elton Jantjis back for Round 23.

Frans Steyn, a 35-year-old former two-time World Cup winner, will also make his first appearance for the Boks this year.

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The Australians made six changes to their side after the defeat in San Juan, with Rhys Hodge at full-back. Young striker Noah Lolesio, however, has been retained, meaning there is no place in the squad for veteran Bernard Foley.



Rhys Hodge, Tom Wright, Len Ikitau, Hunter Paisami, Marika Karoibete, Noah Lalezio, Nick White, Rob Valletini, Fraser McReath, Jed Holloway, Matt Phillip, Rory Arnold, Alan Alaalatoa, Folau Faingaa, James Sleeper (capt). Bench: David Parecki, Scott Sio, Taniela Tupou, Darcy Swain, Rob Leota, Pete Samu, Tate McDermott, Andrew Kellaway


Damian Willems, Warrick Gelant, Luhanyo Am, Damian de Allende, Makazole Mapimpi, Handre Pollard, Faf de Klerk, Duane Vermeilen, Pieter-Steph du Toit, Sia Colizi (capt), Lud de Jager, Eben Etzebet, Frans Malerb, Joseph Dweba , Oks Nche. Bench: Malcolm Marks, Stephen Kitshof, Vincent Koch, Franko Mostert, Quagga Smith, Jayden Hendrikse, Elton Jantis, France Stein

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