Rugby union: Tired Springbok travellers plan to rotate squad for Wallabies Test
BRISBANE (AFP) - South Africa will make changes to freshen up their team in a bid to end a losing run against the Wallabies in Brisbane this weekend, coach Heyneke Meyer said on Monday.
The Springboks have never won in eight Tests in the Queensland state capital, including seven since the inception of the Tri Nations/Rugby Championship in 1996.
Meyer said he needed to freshen up his starting team to cope with a taxing travel schedule, which includes flying from Argentina to South Africa to Australia to New Zealand.
The Boks have come off back-to-back wins over Argentina in the Rugby Championship but were forced to fight all the way as they scraped in 22-17 in Mendoza on Aug 25.