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Rugby | Springboks

Patrick Lambie © Gallo Images

Lambie to start at flyhalf



Springbok coach Peter de Villiers has made one positional change to his starting line-up for their Castle Tri-Nations clash against the All Blacks in Wellington.

The 21-year old Patrick Lambie will now slot into the flyhalf position, with Morné Steyn moving to fullback.

De Villiers earlier named Steyn at flyhalf and Lambie at fullback.

The change was apparent during the Boks' final training session on Thursday, when Lambie called the shots from flyhalf.

Steyn has only played two matches at fullback - in 2008 for the Bulls - but he is not worried about the challenge he faces. "I may not have played many games at fullback, but I'm confident that I could make a success of it," said Steyn.

Steyn says he has an idea of how Carter's head works, which will help him to cover the All Black pivot's lethal tactical kicking and even pose an attacking threat to the New Zealanders from the back.

Steyn will still be taking the kicks at goal for the Boks.

Teams:

All Blacks: 15 Mils Muliaina 14 Cory Jane 13 Conrad Smith 12 Ma'a Nonu 11 Zac Guildford 10 Daniel Carter 9 Jimmy Cowan 8 Adam Thomson 7 Richie McCaw (C) 6 Jerome Kaino 5 Ali Williams 4 Samuel Whitelock 3 Ben Franks 2 Andrew Hore 1 Wyatt Crockett
Substitutes: 16 Corey Flynn 17 John Afoa 18 Jarrad Hoeata 19 Liam Messam 20 Piri Weepu 21 Colin Slade 22 Sonny Bill Williams

Springboks: 15 Morné Steyn , 14 Bjorn Basson, 13 Adi Jacobs, 12 Juan de Jongh, 11 Lwazi Mvovo, 10 Patrick Lambie, 9 Ruan Pienaar, 8 Danie Roussow, 7 Jean Deysel, 6 Deon Stegmann, 5 Alistair Hargreaves, 4 Gerhard Mostert, 3 Werner Kruger, 2 John Smit (captain), 1 Dean Greyling

Substitutes: 16 Chiliboy Ralepelle, 17 CJ van der Linde, 18 Ryan Kankowski, 19 Ashley Johnson, 20 Charl McLeod, 21 Wynand Olivier, 22 Odwa Ndungane

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