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Siya Kolisi (left), Eben Etzebeth (centre-left) and Cheslin Kolbe (centre) have been within the stands for Samoa’s win over Chile
Venue: Stade de Bordeaux Date: Sunday, 17 September Kick-off: 14.00 BST
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South Africa are “totally targeted” on Romania regardless of accidents to key gamers, says coach Jacques Nienaber.

Hooker Malcom Marx has been dominated out of the match with a knee harm sustained within the win towards Scotland.

Lock Eben Etzebeth additionally suffered a knock and misses the assembly in Bordeaux on Sunday, however Nienaber says accidents haven’t affected his aspect.

“When the harm occurred it did not have an effect on our group going into this match, in any respect,” Nienaber mentioned of Marx.

“We’re totally targeted on Romania as a result of we should always present them that respect. It is solely the second time we have performed them in a World Cup so it is a particular sport for us.

“We must also present that respect to the gamers that we chosen to play in that match.

“So we’re not speaking about something apart from Romania.”

Etzebeth must be slot in time to return to face the world’s primary aspect Eire on 23 September.

Nienaber has made wholesale adjustments to face the Nineteenth-ranked aspect, who have been crushed 82-8 by Eire of their opening fixture – however insists that isn’t disrespectful to Romania.

He has named 4 scrum-halves in his matchday squad with Grant Williams on the wing and Faf de Klerk protecting fly-half on the bench.

Quantity 10 Manie Libbok has been rested, so Damian Willemse begins.

“I am not being disrespectful to Romania nevertheless it’s a possibility to strive him out in a Take a look at match beneath stress at 10,” Nienaber mentioned of Willemse.

“He is skilled there for us quite a few occasions. We have mentioned Faf is our third-choice fly-half however this can be a good alternative to offer him a run at 10, controlling the sport at 10 at Take a look at-match degree.”

South Africa XV: Le Roux, Williams, Moodie, Esterhuizen, Mapimpi, Willemse, Reinach; Nche, Mbonambi, Koch, Kleyn, Orie, van Staden, Smith, Vermeulen

Replacements: Fourie, Kitshoff, Nyakane, Snyman, Wiese, Hendrikse, de Klerk, Kriel

Romania XV: Simionescu, Manumua, Tomane, Gontineac, Onutu, Vaovasa, Rupanu; Hartig, Cojocaru, Gordas, Motoc, Iftimiciuc, Gorin, Neculau, Chirica

Replacements: Irimescu, Savin, Cretu, Iancu, Stratila, Boboc, Conache, Pop

Referee: Mathieu Raynal (France)

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