Winger Bryan Habana has been ruled out of the Springboks' November Tests with a knee injury and is the biggest absentee from the 31-man squad.
Australia's Berrick Barnes believes he will play at either fly-half or full-back in Saturday's Rugby Championship Test against South Africa.
The All Blacks hung on to beat South Africa 21-11 in their Rugby Championship clash at Otago Stadium on Saturday.
South Africa have made two changes to their forward pack for their Rugby Championship Test against New Zealand on Saturday.
Argentina saved their best result against South Africa for the grand occasion as the Springboks had to fight back to salvage a 16-16 draw.
Keegan Daniel will make his first Test start for South Africa at number eight for their Rugby Championship opener against Argentina.
South Africa will hand loose forward Jacques Potgieter his debut against England in the third and final Test.
Uncapped full-back Joe Pietersen has been added to the Springbok squad ahead of the third Test against England.
England slipped to a 36-27 loss and a series defeat in South Africa despite a stirring fightback in the second Test in Johannesburg.
South Africa coach Heyneke Meyer dropped openside flanker Heinrich Brussow when he named a squad blending youth with experience.
John Smit was restored as South Africa captain for the quarter-final against Australia but lock Bakkies Botha's World Cup is over.
South Africa remain firmly on course to top Pool D at the World Cup after a record 87-0 victory over minnows Namibia in Albany.
All the key details ahead of Thursday's World Cup game as reigning champions South Africa take on rank outsiders Namibia.
South Africa coach Peter de Villiers has made five changes to his starting line-up to face Namibia in their rugby World Cup Pool D clash
South Africa coach Peter de Villiers has made five changes to his starting lineup to face Namibia in their rugby World Cup Pool D clash
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