South Africa have named five new caps to the starting team set to face Wales in Saturday's first test at Bloemfontein's Free State Stadium.
Bob Skinstad will lead the Springbok team which includes Johannes Conradie and Andre Pretorius as the new halfback pairing.
Conradie and Pretorius will both make their test debuts after being rewarded for impressive Super 12 campaigns.
The new pairing will have a golden opportunity to stake their claim in the side after the retirement of Henry Honiball and the poor form of Joost van der Westhuizen.
Skinstad retains the captaincy from last season and will form a powerful trio in the pack with new boy Warren Britz and AJ Venter.
Fullback Ricardo Loubscher will also make his test debut while right wing Stefan Terblanche is playing in his first test since November 2000.
Also featuring for the first time will be Andre Snyman who will line up at inside centre.
Steve Hansen is poised to name his squad tomorrow (Thursday) for the first game in the two-test tour.
South Africa: Ricardo Loubscher; Stefan Terblanche, Marius Joubert, Andre Snyman, Breyton Paulse; Andre Pretorius, Johannes Conradie; Daan Human, James Dalton, Willie Meyer, Jannes Labuschagne, Victor Matfield, Warren Britz, AJ Venter, Bob Skinstad (capt)
Wales 7s Manager Steff Thomas believes Luke Treharne has all the attriubutes to be a top class captain. WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie hears his reasons why as the squad prepare for the opening two legs of the new World Series in Dubai and South Africa.
The British & Irish Cup kicks off this weekend with the four Regional Premiership Select XVs flying the flag for Wales. Welsh
Sat 14 Nov: Blues Premiership Select v Nottingham (2.30) & Connacht Eagles v Dragons (2.30)
Sun 15 Nov: Yorkshire Carnegie v Ospreys Premiership Select (1.30) & Scarlets v Bedford Blues (3.00)
The Welsh Rugby Union is forming a new Youth Board with a brief to help keep more young people involved in the game during their late teenage years and beyond. The first task of the fifteen strong Board will be to analyse and consider the issues which lead to a number of youngsters drifting away from the sport between the ages of 16 and 21. To apply visit www.wru.wales/youthboard
The Foster's Challenge Cup will involve the 12 Principality Premiership sides and will run during European and British & Irish Cup weeks, providing vital fixtures for the participating clubs and an opportunity for upcoming players to step up to semi-professional rugby and make a claim for starting places within the Premiership squads.
Eighty schools and colleges in Wales now have a full time rugby officer as part of the WRU's school club hub scheme. All of the school club hub officers recently gathered at the National Centre of Excellence for various workshops.
With Liam Williams forced out of the World Cup through injury, lock Luke Charteris and Skills Coach Neil Jenkins say they have to put yesterday's defeat behind them as Wales now look ahead to another physical encounter against South Africa in the quarter-finals of the Rugby World Cup.
WRU Consultant Head of Physical Performance Paul Stridgeon praises the Physical Performance department for their work and dedication as he addresses the media ahead of Wales' Pool A clash against Australia
Twelve young people have been selected to follow a one year WRU Coach Core apprenticeship programme. Coach Core was set up by the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry as part of the Olympics legacy in 2012 and the Duke of Cambridge was on hand to meet the apprentices on their first day in the job. The programme has been funded by the Hunter Foundation.