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Deon Fourie set to make Springbok history!

Stormers loose forward Deon Fourie will make Springbok history against Wales in Bloemfontein on Saturday, 9 July.

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At 35 years, 9 months and 14 days, Fourie will become the oldest ever player to make his debut for the Springboks, according to the Rugby Mad Facebook page.

Fourie is one of six debutants named by coach Jacques Nienaber for Saturday’s second Test against the Welsh.

The others are Kurt-Lee Arendse (right wing) and Evan Roos (No 8) – who will both start, while Ntuthuko Mchunu (prop), Ruan Nortje (lock), Grant Williams (scrumhalf) and Fourie will make their debuts off the bench.

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Last weekend lock Salmaan Moerat became Springbok #923 after making his debut meaning the six above-mentioned players will fill numbers 924 to 929.

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Fourie, who is equally at home in the hooker position, had a stand-out season for the Stormers in the recent United Rugby Championship (URC) which culminated in the Cape side lifting the trophy.

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The Springboks can wrap up their three-Test series against Wales with victory on Saturday having won the first Test 32-29 in Pretoria.

Kick-off on Saturday is at 17:05 – and as always, the best place to follow the match LIVE is on The South African website.

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TEAMS:

South Africa

15 Warrick Gelant, 14 Kurt-Lee Arendse, 13 Jesse Kriel, 12 Andre Esterhuizen, 11 Aphelele Fassi, 10 Handre Pollard (captain), 9 Jaden Hendrikse, 8 Evan Roos, 7 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 6 Marcell Coetzee, 5 Marvin Orie, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Trevor Nyakane, 2 Joseph Dweba, 1 Thomas du Toit

Substitutes: 16 Malcolm Marx, 17 Ntuthuko Mchunu, 18 Vincent Koch, 19 Ruan Nortje, 20 Rynhardt Elstadt, 21 Deon Fourie, 22 Grant Williams, 23 Damian Willemse

Wales

TBA

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