The Springboks have made two changes to their starting side to face the All Blacks for Saturday's test in Christchurch.

Pieter-Steph du Toit replaces the injured Lood de Jager at lock and Vincent Koch starts at tighthead prop with Louren Adriaanse moving to the bench.

Malcolm Marx, Willem Alberts and Damian de Allende have also come into the Bok reserves.

Just five of the Springboks starting XV played in the Rugby World Cup semifinal defeat to the All Blacks last year.


Springboks coach Allister Coetzee said the Springboks know they will face a formidable and in-form All Black team on Saturday.

"Each match between these two traditional rugby rivals is always tough, no matter what the circumstances are, and Saturday's Test is bound to be another tremendous battle," said Coetzee.

"Numerous of our players will play in their first Test against the All Blacks and there's a good deal of excitement in that regard.

"We know that our discipline was not on par against the Wallabies in Brisbane, and we have to show a big improvement on several fronts. Our defence will have to be solid for the full duration of the match, because the All Blacks have the game breakers that will punish you for any defensive lapse."

The Springbok team to face New Zealand in Christchurch:

15. Johan Goosen 9 caps, 20 points
14. Bryan Habana 120 caps, 325 points
13. Jesse Kriel 15 caps, 15 points
12. Juan de Jongh 16 caps, 15 points
11. Francois Hougaard 36 caps, 25 points
10. Elton Jantjies 8 caps, 61 points
9. Faf de Klerk 6 caps, 0 points
8. Warren Whiteley 9 caps, 15 points
7. Oupa Mohoje 11 caps, 0 points
6. Francois Louw 49 caps, 40 points
5. Pieter-Steph du Toit 14 caps, 15 points
4. Eben Etzebeth 50 caps, 10 points
3. Vincent Koch 4 caps, 0 points
2. Adriaan Strauss (captain) 60 caps, 30 points
1. Tendai Mtawarira 81 caps, 10 points
16. Malcolm Marx 0 caps, 0 points
17. Steven Kitshoff 4 caps, 0 points
18. Lourens Adriaanse 3 caps, 0 points
19. Franco Mostert caps, 0 points
20. Willem Alberts 38 caps, 35 points
21. Jaco Kriel 4 caps, 0 points
22. Morné Steyn 63 caps, 703 points
23. Damian de Allende 18 caps, 10 points

All Blacks v Springboks live on Radio Sport and iHeart Radio from 7pm Saturday