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)
The Webb Ellis Cup visited Lampeter on Monday to recognise the fact that the town is celebrating a major milestone as it is believed the first ever game of rugby played in Wales, was in fact played in Lampeter 150 years ago.
Cardiff Blues U18 Girls will go into Sunday's Gemau Cymru with an extra spring in their step after Welsh internationals Elinor Snowsill and Philippa Tuttiett offered some last minute tips at a training session earlier this week.
Rob Howley and Josh Lewsey addressed more than 250 community club coaches and referees at the first WRU National Community Conference on the weekend. The volunteers benefitted from coaching masterclasses and workshops in a bid to connect all levels of the rugby pathway in Wales.
UEFA has today confirmed the Football Association of Wales (FAW) has been successful in its bid for the Millennium Stadium to host the 2017 UEFA Champions League Final on Saturday 3rd June, 2017 (kick-off: 19.45hrs GMT).
The winners of a filmmaking competition organised by the education charity Into Film and the WRU enjoyed a behind the scenes tour of the Millennium Stadium - and a chance to be photographed with the WRU's fire-breathing, rugby loving mascot, Scorch The Dragon, and Welsh international, Jake Ball.