Boks side chosen ahead of France match

Zane Kirchner was named full back in place of Frans Steyn in one of four changes made to the Springbok...

We are the champions: (From left) Ryan Kankowski, Ruan Pienaar, Bismarck du Plessis (obscured), Heinreich Brussow, Jannie du Plessis and Frans Steyn shows the spoils from the 2009 Tri-Nations. Picture: Werner Beukes/SAPA

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JP Pietersen is back from injury and replaces Odwa Ndungane.

Centre Adi Jacobs and eighth man Ryan Kankowski no longer warms the bench.

They start in place of Jean De Villiers who plays overseas and the injured Pierre Spies.

The remainder of the team is the same as that which clinched the Tri-Nations trophy earlier this year.

It could be a big day for Wian Du Preez, who starts on the bench and could earn his first cap.

Adriaan Strauss and CJ Van Der Linde have been called up as expected, Danie Rossouw, Ruan Pienaar, Andries Bekker and Wynand Olivier.

De Villiers who has always said that overseas based players, will not be named in the Bok side but he has been forced to compromise by naming Van Der Linde on the bench.