Jacques Nienaber, Head Coach from South Africa announced the squad with which he will reach Australia on Friday to settle in and prepare the matches corresponding to the last four dates of the Rugby Championship. The Springboks must face in the first instance the Wallabies and then measure up to New Zealand.
South Africa is coming off a great streak that it wants to maintain in order to reconfirm the title of the Rugby Championship achieved in 2019. The Springboks defeated the British & Irish Lions 2 to 1 in a historic series and they come from beating Los Pumas with authority in the matches for the first two dates of the competition.
Now, South Africa must show what it is made of. The team led by Jacques Nienaber will face Australia on September 12 and 18. And then it will be measured on Saturdays, September 25 and October 2, against the imposing All Blacks.
For this, the coach selected a very complete squad that has options in all positions and a mix of experience with youth. The only weight loss the Springboks will suffer is the great Pieter-Steph du Toit third line that had to be operated on.
South Africa Squad:
Forwards: Thomas du Toit, Steven Kitshoff, Vincent Koch, Wilco Louw, Frans Malherbe, Ox Nché, Trevor Nyakane, Joseph Dweba, Johan Grobbelaar, Malcolm Marx, Bongi Mbonambi, Lood de Jager, Eben Etzebeth, Nicolaas Janse van Rensburg, Franco Mostert, Marvin Orie, Siya Kolisi, Kwagga Smith, Marco van Staden, Duane Vermeulen, Jasper Wiese, Dan du Preez, Rynhardt Elstadt, Jean-Luc du Preez.
Backs: Faf de Klerk, Herschel Jantjies, Cobus Reinach, Grant Williams, Elton Jantjies, Handré Pollard, Morné Steyn, Lukhanyo Am, Damian de Allende, Jesse Kriel, Aphelele Fassi, Cheslin Kolbe, Willie le Roux, Makazole Mapimpi, Sbu Nkosi, Rosko Specman, Damian Willemse, Frans Steyn.