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South Africa's Springboks clash with Les Bleus of France in first of three tests

South Africa's Springboks clash with Les Bleus of France in first of three tests

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South Africa’s rugby national team is set to face off with France in the first of three tests on Saturday, in the Loftrust Versfeld stadium in Pretoria.

The countries will meet again in Durban on June 17 and Johannesburg on June 24.

Coach Allister Coetzee, who has come under fire, has included four debutants in the first match of the three tests that could decide his future.

Media reports have claimed that a series loss to France could spell the end for the former Western Stormers coach.

The Springboks who also confirmed Africa’s telecoms giant MTN as the new headline sponsor for the team for a period of three years, unveiled a new-look jersey ahead of Saturday’s match.

Coetzee expects a massive forward battle against Les Bleus, who finished third in the Six Nations last March.

The French side has made 10 changes to the team that will clash with South Africa on Saturday.

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