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De Villiers fit to face Samoa

Cup Competitions

Pretoria - South Africa captain Jean de Villiers and loose forward Willem Alberts have passed fitness Tests and will face Samoa in the final match of the four nations tournament at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday.

De Villiers sustained a rib injury in the 30-17 victory over Scotland but will take to the field against the hard-hitting Samoans to captain his country for the 15th time.

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NELSPRUIT, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 15: Jean de Villiers (captain) from South Africa during the Castle Larger Incoming Tour match between South Africa and Scotland at Mbombela Stadium on June 15, 2013 in Nelspruit, South Africa. (Photo by Manus van Dyk/Gallo Images)

Alberts missed South Africa's first two games of the tournament with a side-strain.

It means there are three Springbok changes from last weekend, Alberts, Francois Louw and Flip van der Merwe coming into the starting line-up for the injured Arno Botha, Marcell Coetzee and Juandre Kruger respectively. – Reuters

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