The Wallabies will rely on the world record try-scorer David Campese, making his 99th Test appearance, but miss Tim Horan and Joe Roff who are replaced by Daniel Herbert and Pat Howard.
The South African coach, Andre Markgraaff, is delaying naming his side until shortly before kick-off but injury has already robbed him of the experienced Natal pair of Andre Joubert at full-back and Henry Honiball.
Markgraaff also has to decide who to play at hooker. John Allan played in the first two Tests but his place is under threat from Northern Transvaal's Henry Tromp. However, Tromp may be denied a first cap because of controversy over a conviction for assault after which a farm labourer died.
n Tom Kiernan, chairman of the Five Nations Committee, has called a meeting of Ireland, Scotland, Wales and France to debate England's Five Nations future at a secret venue on Monday night.Reuse content