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The team suffered their first loss on home soil this year when they were edged 25-24 by the All Blacks.
New Zealand led 8-3 at the break after a bruising first half but were given a scare as Marx's 79th-minute try, converted by Elton Jantjies, took the hosts to within a single point.
The Bulls were full of running early on, and after turning down two shots at goal, scrumhalf Ivan van Zyl took a quick tap and darted over to score in the 10th minute.
The Glasgow lead was short-lived, with Stapelberg soon after striking a long-range penalty.
Trade union Cosatu said on Friday that protests planned for Saturday’s rugby match at Newlands has been suspended and will not take place.
The alterations are in the pack with prop Steven Kitshoff, lock Lood de Jager and loose forward Pieter-Steph du Toit replacing Tendai Mtawarira, Franco Mostert and Uzair Cassiem.
Head-to-head record between South Africa and New Zealand ahead of Rugby Championship match at Newlands stadium in Cape Town on Saturday.
Springbok coach Allister Coetzee earlier said "only those living in a fool's paradise" would believe New Zealand could be easily toppled.
The trade union federation met the sports minister, DStv and SARU on Thursday to discuss the fixture between the two world rugby heavyweights.
New Zealand already have the championship wrapped up, but coach Steve Hansen said they were taking no chances against their arch enemy.
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The match see-sawed throughout the 80 thrilling minutes, and there was not a clear winner right until the final whistle.
The Springboks missed a last minute penalty from long range to win the match, which was a good summary of his team’s performance, said Allister Coetzee.
Jantjies had a chance to win it for the home side with a kick from a tight angle but hit it well wide soon after slotting an easier effort to bring the Springboks back level.
Big Sharks prop Thomas du Toit then burrowed over the tryline in the eighth minute after the Lions failed to exit accurately.
The competition remains wide open as the tournament gathers momentum towards the knock-out rounds, with six of the seven teams all potential semi-finalists.
Springbok discard Raymond Rhule comes in for Rosco Specman who will be providing cover on the bench.
Francois Louw is set to earn his 53rd Test cap for the Springboks, while Dillyn Leyds will make his fourth appearance and first start on the wing.
The Springboks take on Australia in Bloemfontein this weekend in their penultimate Rugby Championship match.
Smith said an analysis of their heavy loss in Albany showed they have to be more accurate when it comes to holding onto the ball.
The match against the Wallabies is the Springboks’ penultimate fixture of the 2017 competition, and the Springboks still have a chance to finish second in the competition.
Winger Raymond Rhule is not likely to be dropped by South Africa despite heavy criticism after an error-ridden performance against New Zealand this month, Springbok coach Allister
Deputy President, Cyril Ramaphosa told the World Rugby Council in London that it would be an unbeatable triple-win if South Africa's chosen to host the tournament. would like to send you push notifications.
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