South Africa confirm 28-man squad for trip to Argentina

Rassie Erasmus will announce the matchday squad on Thursday
Rassie Erasmus will announce the matchday squad on Thursday

South Africa have confirmed a 28-man squad for their upcoming Rugby Championship clash against Argentina to be played in Mendoza next weekend.

Loose forwards Jean-Luc du Preez and Sikhumbuzo Notshe, lock Marvin Orie, scrum-half Ross Cronje, centre Jesse Kriel and winger Lwazi Mvovo are the players, who will miss the encounter at Estadio Malvinas Argentinas while flanker Cyle Brink will undergo surgery on his knee.

The squad also was handed a break on Sunday and are due to fly to Argentina on Sunday morning.

.“We’ll make a few changes. Four or five‚" said head coach Rassie Erasmus. “There will definitely be a different 28 on tour. We will select a different team.

“Elton (Jantjies) will definitely go tour with us. We will play around with what we think they will throw at us and what we think is the best team to handle that.

“Going there I don’t think we have the luxury of experimenting too much."

Head coach Erasmus will announce the matchday 23 squad on Thursday.

The Springboks are placed second in the Rugby Championship table following their 34-21 win over Argentina in last weekend's game in Durban.

South Africa squad for clash against Argentina:

Forwards: Thomas du Toit, Pieter-Steph du Toit, Eben Etzebeth, Steven Kitshoff, Siya Kolisi (c), Francois Louw, Wilco Louw, Frans Malherbe, Malcolm Marx , Bongi Mbonambi, Franco Mostert, Tendai Mtawarira, RG Snyman, Akker van der Merwe, Marco van Staden, Warren Whiteley

Backs: Lukhanyo Am, Faf de Klerk, Aphiwe Dyantyi, André Esterhuizen, Elton Jantjies, Willie le Roux, Makazole Mapimpi, Lionel Mapoe, Embrose Papier, Handré Pollard, Ivan van Zyl, Damian Willemse


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