2009 British Lions Tour: Schalk Burger back in Boks starting 15 for 2nd test

The South Africa team to face the British & Irish Lions on Saturday 27 June at Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria Kicking-off at 1400 BST (1500 local time) has been announced.

South Africa make one change for the second Test against the Lions with flanker Schalk Burger returning from injury in place of Heinrich Brussow. Burger missed the first Test with a calf injury and his return at open-side sees Brussow drop to the bench for the match in Pretoria.

Schalk Burger
Schalk Burger

Hooker Chiliboy Ralepelle comes onto the bench, with Gurthro Steenkamp and Ricky Januarie dropped from the squad.

South Africa coach Peter de Villiers has gone for a five-two forward split in his replacements, with versatile fly-half Ruan Pienaar acting as cover for Fourie du Preez at scrum-half.


South Africa: F Steyn (Sharks); JP Pietersen (Sharks), A Jacobs (Sharks), J de Villiers (Stormers), B Habana (Bulls); R Pienaar (Sharks), F du Preez (Bulls); T Mtawarira (Sharks), B du Plessis (Sharks), J Smit (Sharks), B Botha (Bulls), V Matfield (Bulls), S Burger (Stormers), J Smith (Cheetahs), P Spies (Bulls).

Replacements: C Ralepelle (Bulls), D Carstens (Sharks), A Bekker (Stormers), D Rossouw (Bulls), H Brussow (Cheetahs), J Fourie (Lions), M Steyn (Bulls).