RASSIE PICKS HIS FIRST BOK SQUAD!

Springbok Coach Rassie Erasmus named 17 uncapped players in his first Springbok squad of 43 for the four Tests next month, against Wales in the USA and incoming series at home against England.

He picked a nice mixture of exciting new players who have performed well in Super Rugby and the PRO14, combined with a number of experienced stalwarts.

There are 24 forwards and 19 backs and the 26 players who has Test experience have a combined total of 627 caps.

FORWARDS (24)

• Nizaam Carr (DHL Stormers)

• Bismarck du Plessis (Montpellier, Frankryk)

• Dan du Preez (Cell C Sharks)

• Jean-Luc du Preez (Cell C Sharks)

• Pieter-Steph du Toit (DHL Stormers)

• Thomas du Toit (Cell C Sharks)

• Jason Jenkins (Vodacom Bulls)

• Steven Kitshoff (DHL Stormers)

• Siya Kolisi (DHL Stormers)

• Wilco Louw (DHL Stormers)

• Frans Malherbe (DHL Stormers)

• Bongi Mbonambi (DHL Stormers)

• Oupa Mohojé (Toyota Cheetahs)

• Franco Mostert (Emirates Lions)

• Tendai Mtawarira (Cell C Sharks)

• Ox Nche (Toyota Cheetahs)

• Sikhumbuzo Notshe (DHL Stormers)

• Trevor Nyakane (Vodacom Bulls)

• Marvin Orie (Emirates Lions)

• Chiliboy Ralepelle (Cell C Sharks)

• Kwagga Smith (Emirates Lions)

• RG Snyman (Vodacom Bulls)

• Akker van der Merwe (Cell C Sharks)

• Duane Vermeulen (Toulon, Frankryk)

BACKLINE (19):

• Lukhanyo Am (Cell C Sharks)

• Curwin Bosch (Cell C Sharks)

• Damian de Allende (DHL Stormers)

• Faf de Klerk (Sale Sharks, England)

• Robert du Preez (Cell C Sharks)

• Aphiwe Dyantyi (Emirates Lions)

• André Esterhuizen (Cell C Sharks)

• Warrick Gelant (Vodacom Bulls)

• Travis Ismaiel (Vodacom Bulls)

• Elton Jantjies (Emirates Lions)

• Jesse Kriel (Vodacom Bulls)

• Willie le Roux (Wasps, Engeland)

• Makazole Mapimpi (Cell C Sharks)

• Sibusiso Nkosi (Cell C Sharks)

• Embrose Papier (Vodacom Bulls)

• Handré Pollard (Vodacom Bulls)

• Frans Steyn (Montpellier, Frankryk)

• Ivan van Zyl (Vodacom Bulls)

• Cameron Wright (Cell C Sharks)

What do you think of the selections?

Published by: Jay J Botes

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