Announcing the change on Wednesday, Springboks coach Jacques Nienaber said “Joseph has been working hard at training and waiting patiently for his chance”.

Hooker Joseph Dweba has been drafted into the South Africa team to play New Zealand in the Rugby Championship in Johannesburg on Saturday after Bongi Mbonambi injured his knee while training.

Announcing the change on Wednesday, Springboks coach Jacques Nienaber said “Joseph has been working hard at training and waiting patiently for his chance”.

“We feel that it does not get better for him than facing the All Blacks, who are one of the best teams in the world.”

Dweba has been capped twice by the reigning world champions, against Argentina in Gqeberha last year and against Wales in Bloemfontein last month.

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