South Africa coach Heyneke Meyer names team for Pool B match v Japan

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LONDON, 16 Sept - South Africa head coach Heyneke Meyer has named the team for the opening Pool B match of Rugby World Cup 2015 against Japan on Saturday.

1. Tendai Mtawarira   
2. Bismarck Du Plessis        
3. Jannie Du Plessis
4. Lodewyk De Jager
5. Victor Matfield 
6. Francois Louw
7. Willem Alberts
8. Schalk Burger 
9. Ruan Pienaar
10. Pat Lambie
11. Lwazi Mvovo
12. Jean De Villiers (captain)
13. Jesse Kriel
14. Bryan Habana
15. Zane Kirchner

Replacements:
16. Adriaan Strauss
17. Trevor Nyakane
18. Coenie Oosthuizen
19. Pieter-Steph Du Toit
20. Siya Kolisi 
21. Fourie Du Preez
22. Handre Pollard
23. JP Pietersen

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