South Africa confirmed their 46-man roster for Test Matches against the British & Irish Lions. on African soil. Following the announcement, the Rugby Director, Rassie Erasmus, and Springboks Head Coach Jacques Nienaber, analyzed the call, which will have eight players who could have their official debut.
“We have been closely monitoring the performance of the players since professional rugby resumed at the end of last season, and we follow it closely with a series of concentration visits to each franchise,” Erasmus said.
In turn he added: “We have a very talented group of players and we believe that the vast experience of the more experienced players will serve as a great complement to the younger group. In addition, it is important to be able to count on a large number of International players, who come from very demanding competitions, precisely against top-level players, who are going to be part of the British & Irish Lions ”’, he pointed out.
For his part, Nienaber, who will be exercising the role of Head Coach for the first time, also left his analysis on the summoned. “It’s a surreal sensation to name a Springboks team after such a long absence from international rugby., and the fact that these players have the opportunity to measure themselves in such a special tour makes it even more remarkable, “he said.
“Players like Frans and Morne have been here before and can attest to what a privilege it is to be part of a tour against the British & Irish Lions, so I am very excited for this team.” He once added: “The team has a group of Rugby World Cup winners, who know what it takes to perform and succeed at the highest level, as well as a handful of very talented young players, who proved they deserve. an opportunity, “he closed.
South Africa will play three test matches against the British & Irish Lions, on July 24 and 31, while the last match will be on August 7.