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Boks and Welwitschias ring the changes ahead of Pool D clash

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Boks and Welwitschias ring the changes ahead of Pool D clash

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Defending champions South Africa aim to maintain their perfect win record so far in Pool D of the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand on Thursday when the Boks take on neighbours Namibia in North Shore.

After missing the win over Fiji with a knee injury lightning fast Bryan Habana returns to the squad looking to end his 15-month try drought.

The winger is among five changes Coach Peter de Villiers has made from the team that beat the Fijians on Saturday with fellow winger Gio Aplon also among those to start.

Namibia will no doubt remember the only other time the pair met with South Africa running away with a 105 – 13 victory four years ago.

but to avoid another humiliation coach Johan Diergaardt is banking on experience to notch up their first win and has made six changes to the team that lost to Samoa.

The most notable inclusions being Jacques Nieuwenhuis at number 8 and Heine Bock in on the left wing.