Boks change 2 in Mtawarira's 100th Test
The match is of significant importance as it will be Tendai Mtawarira's 100th Test match in a Springbok jersey, and it will also coincide with captain Siya Kolisi's 27th Birthday.
Lock Pieter-Steph du Toit will start at blindside flank in place of Jean-Luc du Preez, while tighthead prop Frans Malherbe returns from a neck injury to start in place of Wilco Louw who reverts to the bench.
The match is of significant importance as it will be Tendai Mtawarira's 100th Test match in a Springbok jersey, and it will also coincide with captain Siya Kolisi's 27th birthday.
Springbok coach Erasmus says that the Boks must try and channel the emotion around Mtawarira's milestone in a positive way.
"It is a massive achievement for the Beast. He has been around a long time and has worked extremely hard. I think we must also try and use the emotion around Beast's 100th Test in a positive way and not let it make us lose focus on the job at hand.
"Last week it was a big day for Siya and he handled it very well, he was focused on the job and you could see him struggle in the last few minutes because he gave it his all last week and we expect the same from him and Beast this weekend also."
The Boks have an opportunity to clinch the three-Test series in Bloemfontein ahead of the last Test match at Newlands in Cape Town next week.
Kick-off at the Toyota Stadium is at 17:05 on Saturday.
The Springbok team to face England in Bloemfontein (in order of name and surname, franchise/club, caps and points:
Willie le Roux (Wasps, England, 42, 55 - 11t)
S’busiso Nkosi (Cell C Sharks, 1, 10 - 2t)
Lukhanyo Am (Cell C Sharks, 2, 0)
Damian de Allende (DHL Stormers, 29, 15 - 3t)
Aphiwe Dyantyi (Emirates Lions, 1, 5 - 1t)
Handré Pollard (Vodacom Bulls, 27, 235 - 3t, 41c, 43p, 3d)
Faf de Klerk (Sale Sharks, England, 12, 5 -1t)
Duane Vermeulen (Unattached, 40, 10 - 2t)
Pieter-Steph du Toit (DHL Stormers, 34, 20 - 4t)
Siya Kolisi (DHL Stormers, 29, 20 - 4t) - captain
Franco Mostert (Emirates Lions, 19, 5 - 1t)
RG Snyman (Vodacom Bulls, 1, 0)
Frans Malherbe (DHL Stormers, 17, 0)
Bongi Mbonambi (DHL Stormers, 15, 5 - 1t)
Tendai Mtawarira (Cell C Sharks, 99, 10 - 2t)
Akker van der Merwe (Cell C Sharks, 2, 0)
Steven Kitshoff (DHL Stormers, 25, 5 - 1t)
Thomas du Toit (Cell C Sharks, 2, 0)
Jean-Luc du Preez (Cell C Sharks, 11, 10 - 2t)
Sikhumbuzo Notshe (DHL Stormers, 2, 0)
Ivan van Zyl (Vodacom Bulls, 2, 0)
Jesse Kriel (Vodacom Bulls, 30, 40 - 8t)
Warrick Gelant (Vodacom Bulls, 3, 5 – 1t)