Full-backBevin Fortuin and wingers Jaco Pretorius and Francois Steyn will allmake their Test debuts for South Africa in Saturday's encounter withIreland (Lansdowne Road, kick-off 5pm).
Thetrio will link up in what is the most inexperienced back line theSpringboks have fielded since the Bloemfontein Test against Ireland inJune 2004. The back division that coach Jake White has chosen for the weekend boasts only 79 caps, compared to the Irish backs' collection of 345 caps.
In total, White has made eleven changes tothe side that beat Australia 24-16 at Ellis Park in the 'Boks' finalTri-Nations game in September. Only centre Jean de Villiers, out-halfAndre Pretorius, hooker and captain John Smit and number 8 Pierre Spieshave survived, with many of the frontliners being left at home to restup and prepare for the World Cup.
"The three new players represent that vision. I wish them and all theothers selected for the game good luck. We are confident that they willrepresent the country with pride."
The 'Boks squad will wear green jerseys with white collars, blue shortsand blue socks at Lansdowne Road to honour their 1906 team, who werethe first from South Africa to tour overseas.
Saturday's Test will be the tenth played between the nations atLansdowne Road - the 'Boks have won six so far, Ireland two and therewas also one draw in 1970.
SOUTH AFRICA TEAM AND REPLACEMENTS (v Ireland, Lansdowne Road, 5pm, Saturday, November 11):
15 - Bevin Fortuin (Cheetahs) (0 caps)
14 - Jaco Pretorius (Lions) (0)
13 - Bryan Habana (Bulls) (22)
12 - Jean de Villiers (Stormers) (24)
11 - Francois Steyn (Sharks) (0)
10 - Andre Pretorius (Lions) (21)
9 - Ricky Januarie (Lions) (12)
1 - Lawrence Sephaka (Lions) (23)
2 - John Smit (Sharks) (60) (capt)
3 - CJ van der Linde (Cheetahs) (30)
4 - Johan Ackermann (Sharks) (8)
5 - Albert van den Berg (Sharks) (40)
6 - Danie Rossouw (Bulls) (17)
7 - Juan Smith (Cheetahs) (27)
8 - Pierre Spies (Bulls) (4)
16 - Chiliboy Ralepelle (Bulls) (1)
17 - BJ Botha (Sharks) (3)
18 - Johann Muller (Sharks) (6)
19 - Jacques Cronje (Bulls) (27)
20 - Ruan Pienaar (Sharks) (3)
21 - Wynand Olivier (Bulls) (9)
22 - JP Pietersen (Sharks) (1)