Six of the Top 14 players invited to the tournament, Toulouse players Chiliboy Ralepelle and Jano Vermaak, are not part of the group that will play the first day. However the RC Toulon winger Bryan Habana, the opener of Paris Morne Steyn and the second line of Racing Juandre Kruger who replaces Filp van der Merwe, will be on the lawn against Argentina.
The South African composition against Argentina
The starting XV: Le Roux, Basson, Engelbrecht, De Villiers (cap.), Habana, (o) Steyn, (m) Pienaar, Alberts, Vermeulen, Louw, Kruger, Etzebeth, J. Du Plessis, Strauss, Mtawarira.
Substitutes: B. Du Plessis, Steenkamp, Oosthuizen, Van Der Merwe, Kolisi, Du Preez, Lambie, Serfontein.