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Saturday, kick-off 5:30Principality StadiumDespite Wales struggling against Japan and Argentina, they come into the game one win away from equalling their best ever finish in an autumn series. On a performance level, however, Wales have struggled.They face a Springboks side who drew with the Barbarians, lost to England and for the first time fell to Italy, last week. The pressure is on Allister Coetzee and the Springboks team to put some pride back into the South African jersey which has been missing for some time.If the result against Italy was poor, the manner of defeat has sent the level of expectation among Boks fans to an all-time low. This South African side is one void of confidence, evident from Pat Lambie and Elton Jantjies decision to kick penalties rather than kick to touch and back themselves to drive over for a try last weekend in Florence.Team NewsAfter an abysmal display against Japan, Rob Howley puts his faith in the side that defeated Argentina two weeks ago. The only change sees captain Sam Warburton miss out through injury, with Dan Lydiate coming in at flanker. On the bench, Taulupe Faletau returns from injury, while Sam Davies is named among the replacements after his injury-time drop goal saw off the challenge of Japan.With Coetzees back firmly to the wall, he has discarded a host of experienced internationals from the match-day squad with record try-scorer Bryan Habana, Willie Le Roux, JP Pietersen all gone and Pat Lambie benched. He has put his faith, and possibly his future, in the hands of a team that includes three debutants: Uzair Cassiem, Rohan Janse van Rensburg and Jamba Ulengo. Whether his huge gamble pays off is another matter.?Wales: Halfpenny, North, S. Williams, J. Davies, Li. Williams, Biggar, G. Davies; Jenkins, Owens, Francis, Charteris, Jones, Lydiate, Tipuric, Moriarty.Replacements: Baldwin, Smith, Lee, Hill, Faletau, Ll. Williams, S. Davies, Roberts.South Africa: Goosen, Combrick, Venter, van Rensburg, Ulengo, Jantjies, de Klerk; Mtawarira, Strauss, Adriaanse, du Toit, de Jager, Carr, Cassiem, Whiteley.Replacements: Marx, Kitshoff, Nyakane, Mostert, du Preez, van Zyl, Lambie, Mapoe.Key head-to-headThere is a huge question mark over Coetzees midfield. Francois Venter made his debut two games ago against England, while Rohan Janse van Rensburg makes his Test debut on Saturday. Van Rensburg burst onto the Super Rugby scene this year with 10 tries in 17 games, and rescued a draw against the Barbarians with a try three minutes from time.South Africa need big performances from them both, who come up against Scott Williams and Jonathan Davies who have yet to show their attacking flair for Wales this November. Whoever can come out on top in this battle will decide who ends the year on a high.Key statsOut of the 31 Tests between the two teams, Wales have won just two and drawn one.The record victory came back in 1998, when the Springboks won 96-13 in Pretoria.South Africa edged Wales 23-19 in last years World Cup quarter-final but lost the last time they were in Wales, 12-6 in 2014.WeatherThe weather in Cardiff will be cloudy on Saturday, but more importantly dry with temperatures of seven degrees.PredictionUnlike South Africa, Wales have shown some glimpses of their attacking class and much will be expected of the in-form Liam Williams. The narrow defeat of Japan will be forgotten if they can get a third win against the Springboks and they should get it. With so much on the line for Coetzee, he would have been forgiven for going for the tried and tested stars of South Africas past. His gamble on youth wont pay off.Wales by 12 Vapormax Baratas . 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The 43-year-old closer, in his 19th and final big league season, has said hed like to play the outfield. Yankees manager Joe Girardi says hes thinking about allowing Rivera to do it this weekend, when the Yankees finish their season with a three-game series at the Houston Astros. Nike Air Max Flair Baratas . The 27-year-old Scrivens will be joining his third NHL club since signing with the Toronto Maple Leafs as a free agent in 2010. The move also reunites with him with head coach Dallas Eakins from their time together with the American Hockey Leagues Toronto Marlies. A last-gasp loss to West Coast looms as a costly lesson for AFL club Greater Western Sydney but its one they have learned from.The Giants slipped to fifth on the ladder after Eagles ruckman Nic Naitanui snapped a match-winning goal in the final moments of Saturdays crunch clash in Sydney.The (14.13) 97 to (14.12) 96 result will deny the Giants a top-four finish and coveted double chance in the finals - unless one of the leading premiership contenders slip up in the final two rounds.Giants midfielder Tom Scully noted on Wednesday that it was important his side shift focus to Saturdays home game against Fremantle.Yet he detailed how GWS coach Leon Cameron helped the side analyse the frantic final minutes of the one-point loss.We were very disappointed ... theres a number of lessons that weve learned, Scully said.We reviewed them really strongly and honestly.You cant afford to make mistakes like that in big games.If were in as situation like that in the coming weeks I think well be much better prepared.Scully acknowledged there could be more thrillers to come soon, with thhe expansion clubs maiden finals campaign fast approaching.ddddddddddddAs you get towards finals and big games like that, theyre generally pretty close, the 25-year-old said.Its funny, we actually spoke about it (what to do in a close finish) not long ago.A couple of things in our control we could have done better.Everyone will probably look at the last stoppage in isolation but leading up to that there were probably multiple times when we could have influenced the game differently.We cant get that back now. 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