Boks set to fine-tune Rugby World Cup prep
The group consists of players who were part of the successful Rugby Championship campaign and the Farewell Test against Argentina in Pretoria.Apart from a few team-building exercises, the Springbok coaches and conditioning staff will put the training squad through some field sessions and a series of technical activities as the Boks continue to refine their plan for Japan.
Four players, Wilco Louw, Scarra Ntubeni, Dillyn Leyds, and Marco van Staden, who were part of the match-23 that played against Argentina at Loftus on Saturday, were released back to their provinces for Currie Cup duty.Meanwhile, Ulster looseforward Marcell Coetzee, who went off early against the Pumas with a head knock and ankle injury, did not travel to Bloemfontein.
The announcement of the 31-man squad takes place on Monday, 26 August, at 15h00 in Johannesburg.The 36-man Springbok squad who have assembled for the RWC camp in Bloemfontein are:FORWARDS (21): Schalk Brits (Vodacom Bulls), Lood de Jager (Vodacom Bulls), Thomas du Toit (Cell C Sharks), Pieter-Steph du Toit (DHL Stormers), Rynhardt Elstadt (Toulouse, France), Eben Etzebeth (DHL Stormers), Lizo Gqoboka (Vodacom Bulls), Steven Kitshoff (DHL Stormers), Vincent Koch (Saracens, England), Siya Kolisi (DHL Stormers), Francois Louw (Bath, England), Frans Malherbe (DHL Stormers), Malcolm Marx (Emirates Lions), Bongi Mbonambi (DHL Stormers), Tendai Mtawarira (Cell C Sharks), Franco Mostert (Gloucester, England), Trevor Nyakane (Vodacom Bulls), Marvin Orie (Emirates Lions), Kwagga Smith (Emirates Lions), RG Snyman (Vodacom Bulls), Duane Vermeulen (Vodacom Bulls).Read more: Eyewitness News »
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