RWC19: Koch at tighthead for Springboks
Vincent Koch will appear for the first time at the 2019 Rugby World Cup when South Africa take on Namibia this Saturday.
South Africa are grouped with New Zealand, Canada, Namibia and Italy.
The Saracens prop starts at tighthead for Rassie Erasmus’ side who suffered defeat to New Zealand in their opening match.
The Springboks currently lie in fourth in Pool B and will be led by former Sarrie Schalk Brits this weekend. Normally at hooker, the veteran has been selected at Number 8.
Koch will earn his 16th international cap while Brits takes his number up to 14.