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Burger back for Test against Lions

23/06/2009 10:50:51 PM Comments (0)

Schalk Burger has recovered from a calf injury to be selected in South Africa's starting line-up for the second Test against the British and Irish Lions on Saturday as the Springboks bid to wrap up the series.

The blindside flanker replaced Heinrich Brussow in the team announced on Tuesday.

Brussow stepped in for Burger and scored a try in his first start in last weekend's 26-21 victory in Durban to give the world champions a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.

Brussow drops to the bench, with back-up halfback Ricky Januarie missing out.

The Lions, who need to strengthen the front row after being given a first-half mauling at Kings Park, will select their line-up on Thursday for the second Test in Pretoria.

The two teams also meet at Ellis Park in Johannesburg on July 4.

South Africa: Francois Steyn, JP Pietersen, Adrian Jacobs, Jean de Villiers, Bryan Habana, Ruan Pienaar, Fourie du Preez; Tendai Mtawariri, Bismarck de Plessis, John Smit (capt), Bakkies Botha, Victor Matfield, Schalk Burger, Juan Smith, Pierre Spies. Res: Chiliboy Ralepelle, Deon Carstens, Andries Bekker, Danie Rossouw, Heinrich Brussow, Morne Steyn, Jaque Fourie.

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