South Africa name squad for tour of New Zealand and Argentina

Siya Kolisi continues to remain on the sidelines
Siya Kolisi continues to remain on the sidelines
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South Africa director of rugby Rassie Erasmus has named 36 member squad for the final two rounds of the Rugby Championship against New Zealand and Argentina.

Eben Etzebeth, Jesse Kriel, Pieter-Steph du Toit, Rynhardt Elstadt, Trevor Nyakane, Elton Jantjies, Herschel Jantjies and Bongi Mbonambi along with Erasmus and other coaching staff have already departed to Wellington following their win over Australia while 14 of them already headed to New Zealand on Thursday last week.

A further 10 players Marcell Coetzee, Francois Louw, Lood de Jager, Tendai Mtawarira, Schalk Brits, Cobus Reinach, Sbu Nkosi, Makazole Mapimpi, Frans Steyn and Vincent Koch also have left to Wellington on Sunday with four more players - Lizo Gqoboka, Warrick Gelant, Marvin Orie and Andre Esterhuizen set to join the squad in the next few days.

Meanwhile, skipper Siya Kolisi has been left out of the squad as he continues his rehabilitation from an injury.

Following a 35-17 win over the Wallabies, Erasmus' men will face New Zealand at Westpac Stadium on 27th July followed by a clash against Argentina in Salta on 10th August.

South Africa's 36-member squad:

Forwards: Schalk Brits (Vodacom Bulls), Marcell Coetzee (Ulster, Ireland), 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), 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).

Backs: Lukhanyo Am (Cell C Sharks), Damian de Allende (DHL Stormers), Faf de Klerk (Sale Sharks, England), Andre Esterhuizen (Cell C Sharks), Warrick Gelant (Vodacom Bulls), Elton Jantjies (Emirates Lions), Herschel Jantjies (DHL Stormers), Cheslin Kolbe (Toulouse, France), Jesse Kriel (Vodacom Bulls), Makazole Mapimpi (Cell C Sharks), Sbu Nkosi (Cell C Sharks), Willie le Roux (Toyota Verblitz, Japan), Handré Pollard (Vodacom Bulls), Cobus Reinach (Northampton Saints, England), Frans Steyn (Montpellier, France).

 

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