Springboks squad to take on the British Lions and Georgia . . .

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Jun 05, 2021, 20:09


Props: Thomas du Toit (Cell C Sharks, 12 caps, 0 pts), Steven Kitshoff (DHL Stormers, 47 caps, 5 pts), Vincent Koch (Saracens, 21 caps, 0 pts), Frans Malherbe (DHL Stormers, 38 caps, 5 pts), Ox Nché (Cell C Sharks, 1 cap, 0 pts), Trevor Nyakane (Vodacom Bulls, 42 caps, 5 pts), Coenie Oosthuizen (Sale Sharks, 30 caps, 20 pts)

Hookers: Joseph Dweba (Bordeaux-Bègles, uncapped), Malcolm Marx (Kubota Spears, 33 caps, 25 pts), Bongi Mbonambi (DHL Stormers, 36 caps, 35 pts), Scarra Ntubeni (DHL Stormers, 1 cap, 0 pts)

Locks: Lood de Jager (Sale Sharks, 45 caps, 25 pts), Eben Etzebeth (Toulon, 85 caps, 15 pts), Nicolaas Janse van Rensburg (Montpellier, uncapped), Franco Mostert (Honda Heat, 39 caps, 5 pts), Marvin Orie (DHL Stormers, 3 caps, 0 pts), RG Snyman (Munster, 23 caps, 5 pts)

Loose forwards: Dan du Preez (Sale Sharks, 4 caps, 0 pts), Pieter-Steph du Toit (DHL Stormers, 55 caps, 25 pts), Siya Kolisi (Cell C Sharks, 50 caps, 30 pts), Kwagga Smith (Yamaha Júbilo, 6 caps, 0 pts), Marco van Staden (Vodacom Bulls, 3 caps, 0 pts), Duane Vermeulen (Vodacom Bulls, 54 caps, 15 pts), Jasper Wiese (Leicester Tigers, uncapped)

Utility forwards: Jean-Luc du Preez (Sale Sharks, 13 caps, 10 pts), Rynhardt Elstadt (Toulouse, 2 caps, 0 pts)


Scrumhalves: Faf de Klerk (Sale Sharks, 30 caps, 20 pts), Herschel Jantjies (DHL Stormers, 10 caps, 20 pts), Sanele Nohamba (Cell C Sharks, uncapped), Cobus Reinach (Montpellier, 14 caps, 30 pts)

Flyhalves: Elton Jantjies (Pau, 37 caps, 281 pts), Handré Pollard (Montpellier, 48 caps 457 pts), Morné Steyn (Vodacom Bulls, 66 caps, 736 pts)

Midfielders: Lukhanyo Am (Cell C Sharks, 15 caps, 15 pts), Damian de Allende (Munster, 47 caps, 30 pts), Jesse Kriel (Canon Eagles, 46 caps, 60 pts), Wandisile Simelane (Emirates Lions, uncapped), Frans Steyn (Toyota Cheetahs, 67 caps, 141 pts)

Outside Backs: Aphelele Fassi (Cell C Sharks, uncapped), Cheslin Kolbe (Toulouse, 14 caps, 40 pts), Willie le Roux (Toyota Verblitz, 61 caps, 60 pts), Makazole Mapimpi (Cell C Sharks, 14 caps, 70 pts), Sbu Nkosi (Cell C Sharks, 11 caps, 40 pts), Yaw Penxe (Cell C Sharks, uncapped), Rosko Specman (Toyota Cheetahs, uncapped), Damian Willemse (DHL Stormers, 6 caps, 5 pts)

Jun 05, 2021, 22:09

Very few complaints from me.

My starting 15: Trevor

Bongi or Malcolm in the middle





Captain Quota





De Allende




Jun 05, 2021, 23:15

That is a very large squad, 46 players. Perhaps it will be narrowed down. 
It certainly includes pretty much the best players from SA at the moment. 

Jun 06, 2021, 09:06

Agreed Chippo...that would probably be the starters.

Jun 06, 2021, 10:42

Not a scrumhalf who can pass adequately. Too many wasted roster spots. No space for Esterhuizen or Serfontein but we get the paper-thin Similane? Marvin Orie nicht gut. Bosch for Willemse. It's pretty much what I was expecting, as we are dealing with Jose. Some more political selections to pad it all out. 

Jun 06, 2021, 14:58

Bosch must be concerned that he was not selected, but I suppose he is the 4th choice - especially now that Morne has been the form flyhalf of the SA derbies over the last year. 

Bosch could have been a better utility back than Willemse. 

Jun 06, 2021, 15:09

Bosch will never be a 10, but was by far the most effective ball carrier in the 2019 super rugby campaign from 15. At 15, he has the potential to be a very, very good Bok. Willemse will be the same player until he retires, absolutely ineffective. And if we were to raise concerns about Bosch's defence, what of Similane at 13? It's a sick joke. 

Jun 06, 2021, 19:35

Esterhuizen is certainly a noticeable omission, particularly in such as large squad. 

Simlane looks like a player with lots of potentials. His defence is weak, but he may be able to improve the weaker parts of his game. He certainly has lots of skill. 

Hershell Jantjies has a very good pass, and Faff also has a good pass. 

Jun 07, 2021, 11:29

Definitely a few quotas in the squad but this is expected

Scarra = Van  der Merwe

Simalene =  Serfontein, Ezterhuize

Orie = Botha, Jenkins 

But also have to ask what  Kwagga is doing in  the team. Haven't seen him for a while in action

Jun 07, 2021, 12:53

Orrie is useless. With all the lock talent that South, this plodder should be playing touch rugby. 

Kwagga is way out of his league at test level, best for him to stick to 7's- or lower levels of 15-man rugby that have weaker defenses. 

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