3 players to debut in Boks squad

Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer names three debutants in the squad.

Jean de Villiers and Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer at the press conference in Durban where De Villiers was officially announced as the new captain on 4 June 2012. Picture: Aletta Gardner/EWN

DURBAN - Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer on Wednesday named three debutants in the squad to take on England on Saturday.

This will be Meyer's first test in charge of the Boks.

Stormers lock Eben Etzebeth, Bulls lock Juandre Kruger and Sharks flank Marcell Coetzee will make their start in the side on Saturday.

They will be led by newly appointed captain Jean de Villiers, SA's 54th captain.

Kruger said his selection was a dream come true.

"It's been unbelievable - a feeling you could never describe."

The touring England side will announce their team on Thursday.