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South Africa will be nervous when they play their needs win World Cup match against Italy on Friday, coach Rassie Erasmus has stated.
The Springboks are in Pool B behind Italy and New Zealand, with the top two hitting the knockout stage.
South Africa have won 13 of 14 suits from The Azzurri but didnt lose to them.
We have been preparing for 20 or 21 Test matches and its do or die now, Erasmus said.
The players feel it. I cant sit here and let you know because weve dropped in the last few decades to Italy that we dont have a few butterflies.
They [Italy] will probably be really up for this particular match because they will not think they can beat the All Blacks, but theyll believe they could defeat the Springboks.
South Africa, who were among those favorites, have made three modifications to their own bunch in their defeat by New Zealand in their opening match.
Hooker Bongi Mbonambi, lock in Lood de Jager maintain their places after strong performances against Namibia on Saturday and prop Tendai Mtawarira.
Italy have remembered veteran Sergio Parisse at number eight, wholl become the second-most-capped player in Tests.
The 36-year-old will win against his 142nd cap, overtaking Ireland legend Brian ODriscoll, which former New Zealand captain Richie McCaw will possess more with 148.
They have maximum points so far after wins from Canada and Namibia and play with New Zealand.
Italy coach Conor OShea saidthe pressure is on South Africa on Friday.
They are expected to win World Cup, he explained.
In case you dont front up emotionally against them, youve already lost the game. You have to take them on in the forwards. We must treat it just like the previous match well ever play.
South Africa: Le Roux, Kolbe De Allende De Klerk, Pollard; Mbonambi, Mtawarira, Malherbe; De Jager, Etzebeth; Vermeulen, Kolisi, Du Toit
Replacements: Marx Koch, Snyman, Mostert Jantjies, Steyn
Italy: Minozzi; Benvenuti, Morisi, Hayward, Campagnaro; Allan, Tebaldi; Lovotti, Bigi, Ferrari; Sisi, Budd; Steyn; Polledri, Parisse (capt)
Replacements: Zani, Quaglio, Riccioni, Zanni, Ruzza, Negri, Braley, Canna
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