DHL Western Province flank Rikus Bothma takes over the No 6 jersey form his provincial team mate Jacques Vermeulen while Malcolm Jaer (EP Kings) comes in on the bench to replace Grant Hermanus (DHL WP).
The rest of the match squad who defeated Australia in Calvisano last Wednesday, were kept unchanged.
Theron said the changes are part of the team’s rotational policy.
“We are not looking at England’s previous result (they lost to France in their final pool match). They are in the semi-finals and will be looking to play in a third successive final. We know they will be highly motivated and will definitely have a good plan against us,” said Theron.
Theron and his management staff have managed the activities of the Junior Bok squad very carefully during the past few days.
“Although we have seen some rain here the past few days, the weather is still hot and humid and we therefore tried to give the players as must rest as possible.
“They are refreshed again and I am very pleased with their attitude and readiness. Earlier today (Sunday) we took them for an outing to Maranello, which they thoroughly enjoyed, and will finish off our preparations with the captains run in the early evening,” according to Theron.
The match starts at 20h30 and will be televised live on SuperSport in South Africa. New Zealand and France clash in the other semi-final at 18h30 at the same venue.