Springboks unchanged versus England

Jake White has named an unchanged starting XV for the game against champions England in the World Cup final on Saturday at the Stade De France Saint Denis, with KO at 2000 BST . There is just one change on the bench as Bobby Skinstad misses out with Wikus van Heerden recalled. The pundits have all tipped England experience as the key, but this side has 668 caps in the starting XV, so certainly does not lack experience, couple this with the fact that In winger Bryan Habana they have the tournament’s leading try scorer with eight, while full-back Percy Montgomery is the highest points scorer with 93.

South Africa Team V England

Backs : P Montgomery , JP Pietersen, J Fourie, F Steyn, B Habana , B James, F du Preez.
Forwards: O du Randt, J Smit ( C), CJ van der Linde, B Botha, V Matfield, S Burger, J Smith, D Rossouw.

Replacements: B du Plessis, J du Plessis, J Muller, W van Heerden, R Pienaar, A Pretorius, W Olivier.