South Africa retain winning formula by naming unchanged starting line-up to face New Zealand in Rugby Championship
Last Updated: October 4, 2012 8:03am
South Africa coach Heyneke Meyer has announced an unchanged starting XV for his side's Rugby Championship finale against New Zealand.
The Springboks battle the All Blacks in Soweto on Saturday, live on Sky Sports, attempting to end New Zealand's impressive 15-game winning streak.
Meyer has made just one change on the bench from the side which beat Australia 31-8 in the last round, with prop Coenie Oosthuizen returning from a neck injury to replace Pat Cilliers.
Johan Goosen is retained at fly-half for his second Test start, although Meyer admitted he was still unsure whether the 20-year-old would assume kicking duties because of a heel problem.
"We want to attack every single game and score tries every single game," Meyer said after naming his 22 on Wednesday. "But saying that, the All Blacks have got a great defensive record.
"They are a quality side and on a winning streak. Even if they play badly, they still win. It's going to be tough. You don't beat the All Blacks by just pitching up."
Center Jaco Taute continues in the No.13 jersey for the Springboks after making his debut last week and Bryan Habana, fresh from his hat-trick against the Wallabies, is again selected on the right wing.
South Africa: Zane Kirchner, Bryan Habana, Jaco Taute, Jean de Villiers (captain), Francois Hougaard, Johan Goosen, Ruan Pienaar; Duane Vermeulen, Willem Alberts, Francois Louw, Andries Bekker, Eben Etzebeth, Jannie du Plessis, Adriaan Strauss, Tendai Mtawarira.
Replacements: Tiaan Liebenberg, Coenie Oosthuizen, Flip van der Merwe, Marcell Coetzee, Elton Jantjies, Juan de Jongh, Pat Lambie.