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Heyneke Meyer warns the Springboks will put on a strong show against England

Heyneke Meyer warns the Springboks will put on a strong show against England

Heyneke Meyer warns the Springboks will put on a strong show against England

South Africa coach Heyneke Meyer has warned England the Springboks have no intention of easing up this weekend.

Meyer's side have an unassailable 2-0 lead heading into the final match of their three-Test series at Port Elizabeth's Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium. Meyer might therefore have been tempted to ease the burden on some of his established stars by fielding a number of new faces but he has rejected any suggestion of that.

The former Leicester boss said: "It is always great to get new guys involved. It is a proud moment for them and their families when they get announced as Springbok players but I have said from the start I don't want to make it cheap."

He added: "It is a very big honour to play for your country and I want some continuity going forward.

"These are only the first few steps in a long journey and we must use every single opportunity to make us a better team."

Meyer's only changes have been enforced with full-back Pat Lambie and flanker Willem Alberts replaced by Gio Aplon and debutant Jacques Potgieter respectively due to injuries.

Wynand Olivier takes the place of inside centre Frans Steyn, who is getting married this weekend.

Meyer said: "Unfortunately there have been a few injuries but I am very happy with the guys coming in.

"There is a lot of experience coming in and one or two new caps.

"We are still far from where we want to be but at least there is some continuity going forward."

PA