Hooker Dweba replaces injured Mbonambi for Springboks

Asserting the change on Wednesday, Springboks coach Jacques Nienaber stated “Joseph has been working onerous at coaching and ready patiently for his likelihood”.

Springbok hooker Joseph Dweba . Image: @josephdweba2/Twitter.

JOHANNESBURG – Hooker Joseph Dweba has been drafted into the South Africa group to play New Zealand within the Rugby Championship in Johannesburg on Saturday after Bongi Mbonambi injured his knee whereas coaching.

Asserting the change on Wednesday, Springboks coach Jacques Nienaber stated “Joseph has been working onerous at coaching and ready patiently for his likelihood”.

“We really feel that it doesn’t get higher for him than dealing with the All Blacks, who’re among the finest groups on the planet.”

Dweba has been capped twice by the reigning world champions, towards Argentina in Gqeberha final 12 months and towards Wales in Bloemfontein final month.

The 26-year-old sprang to prominence taking part in for the Cheetahs, joined French High 14 aspect Bordeaux-Begles in 2020 and returned to South Africa this 12 months to hitch the Stormers.

South Africa triumphed 26-10 final Saturday in Mbombela towards the All Blacks, who’re experiencing one of many worst runs of their historical past having misplaced 5 of their final six matches.

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South Africa

Damian Willemse; Jesse Kriel, Lukhanyo Am, Damian de Allende, Makazole Mapimpi; Handre Pollard, Jaden Hendrikse; Duane Vermeulen, Pieter-Steph du Toit, Siya Kolisi (capt); Lood de Jager, Eben Etzebeth; Frans Malherbe, Joseph Dweba, Ox Nche

Replacements: Malcolm Marx, Steven Kitshoff, Vincent Koch, Franco Mostert, Jasper Wiese, Kwagga Smith, Herschel Jantjies, Wille le Roux

Coach: Jacques Nienaber (RSA)

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