HALFBACK FOURIE du Preez and flanker Heinrich Brüssow will play their first test for the Springboks in 21 months when they take on the Wallabies in Durban on Sunday morning.
Their inclusion are two of 13 changes coach Peter de Villiers has made to his starting XV for the match at Kings Park.
Du Preez and Brüssow both missed the 2010 test season with injuries.
However, they join a host of front-line players who were rested for the away leg of the Tri Nations in a revamped starting line-up.
World Cup-winners fullback Francois Steyn, centre Jaque Fourie, wing Bryan Habana and locks Victor Matfield and Bakkies Botha are all included.
The team will be the most experienced in Springboks history, boasting an impressive 810 test caps.
South Africa: Francois Steyn, JP Pietersen, Jaque Fourie, Jean de Villiers, Bryan Habana, Butch James, Fourie du Preez, Pierre Spies, Danie Rossouw, Heinrich Brüssow, Victor Matfield, Bakkies Botha, Jannie du Plessis, John Smit (c), Tendai Mtawarira
Reserves: Bismarck du Plessis, Gurthrö Steenkamp, Gerhard Mostert, Jean Deysel, Francois Hougaard, Morné Steyn, Gio Aplon.
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