Springbok Team to take on England announced

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Springbok Squad Announcement
(L-R) The Springboks' flanker Siya Kolisi, the first black Test captain who will lead South Africa in a three-Test series against England in June, new coach Rassie Erasmus and Pieter-Steph du Toit, who will lead South Africa in a one-off Test against Wales on June 2, pose during the first Springboks training session under the new couch Rassie Erasmus on May 28, 2018 at St Stithies College, in Johannesburg. (Photo by Christiaan Kotze / AFP) (Photo credit should read CHRISTIAAN KOTZE/AFP/Getty Images)

The Springbok team to take on England at Emirates Airlines Park was announced in Johannesburg this morning.

Springbok Team Announced

The squad was slightly disrupted with the withdrawal of Bismark du Plessis and Frans Steyn due to injuries suffered during the French Top 14 Final.

Preparation Time

All eyes will be on the performance of this new combination. They have had the benefit of  additional time together and to understand the pattern of play that Rassie Erasmus would want to use. The team that lost against Wales had to make do with only two training sessions.

The Springbok team to face England in Johannesburg (in order of name, franchise/club, caps and points – tries, penalties, conversions, drop goals):

15. Willie le Roux (Wasps, England, 41, 50 – 10t)

14 S’busiso Nkosi (Cell C Sharks, uncapped)

13. Lukhanyo Am (Cell C Sharks, 1, 0)

12. Damian de Allende (DHL Stormers, 28, 15 – 3t)

11. Aphiwe Dyantyi (Emirates Lions, uncapped)

10. Handré Pollard (Vodacom Bulls, 26, 218 – 3t, 37c, 40p, 3d)

9. Faf de Klerk (Sale Sharks, England, 11, 0)

8. Duane Vermeulen (Unattached, 39, 10 – 2t)

7. Jean-Luc du Preez (Cell C Sharks, 10, 10 – 2t)

6. Siya Kolisi captain (DHL Stormers, 28, 20 – 4t)

5. Franco Mostert (Emirates Lions, 18, 5 – 1t)

4. RG Snyman (Vodacom Bulls, uncapped)

3. Trevor Nyakane (Vodacom Bulls 36, 5 – 1t) / Wilco Louw (DHL Stormers, 6, 0)

2. Bongi Mbonambi (DHL Stormers, 14, 5 – 1t)

1. Tendai Mtawarira (Cell C Sharks, 98, 10, 2 – 1t)

Replacements:

16. Akker van der Merwe (Cell C Sharks, 1, 0)

17. Steven Kitshoff (DHL Stormers, 24, 5 – 1t)

18. Wilco Louw (DHL Stormers, 6, 0) / Thomas du Toit (Cell C Sharks, 1, 0)

19. Pieter-Steph du Toit (DHL Stormers, 33, 20 – 4t)

20. Sikhumbuzo Notshe (DHL Stormers, 1, 0)

21. Ivan van Zyl (Vodacom Bulls, 1, 0)

22. Elton Jantjies (Emirates Lions, 24, 210 – 2t, 40c, 40p)

23. Warrick Gelant (Vodacom Bulls, 2, 5 – 1t)

Detail as supplied by SA Rugby

 

 

Tour Itinerary

June 9 Emirates Airlines Park Johannesburg: Kickoff 17h05 (GMT+2)

June 16 Toyota Stadium Bloemfontein: Kickoff 17h05 (GMT+2)

June 23 DHL Stadium Cape Town: Kickoff 17h05 (GMT+2)

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