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South Africa is third right now right below Australia and New Zealand in second and first respectively. They are in Pool D, and will play their first match with Wales in Wellington, on September 11th at 20:30. South Africa then will play Fiji at 18:00 in Wellington on September 17th. After that, they will go to Auckland to take on Namibia in a match that happens at 20:00 sharp on September 22nd. Finally, South Africa will play the second to final match for the Pool D in Auckland once again, and they face Samoa on September 30th.
Bismarck du Plessis, Chicboy Ralepelle and John Smit are all hookers for South Africa. Props include two players from the Sharks, Jannie du Plessis, Tendai Mtawarira and Gurthro Steenkamp from the Bulls. Bakkies Botha is a lock from the Bulls and so is Victor Matfield. South Africa's flankers include Heinrich Brussow, Francois Louw from the Stormers and Scahalk Burger from the Stormers as well. Number Eight is Pierre Spies from the Bulls and two other Bulls players are Scrum-halfs, Fourie de Preez and Francois Hougaard.
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, Gurthro Steenkamp
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