Evan Roos and Deon Fourie are set to characteristic in opposition to Argentina subsequent Saturday after being named in a 26-man Springbok squad to journey to Buenos Aires.
The Boks had been scheduled to depart South Africa on Sunday morning, and Jacques Nienaber emphasised the significance of giving as many gamers as doable adequate recreation time as they appear to call the perfect group of 33 for the World Cup on 8 August.
The gamers within the travelling contingent who had been concerned in Saturday’s 22–21 victory in opposition to the Pumas in Johannesburg are Steven Kitshoff, Vincent Koch, Trevor Nyakane, Bongi Mbonambi, Marvin Orie, Manie Libbok, Kurt-Lee Arendse, Jesse Kriel, Lukhanyo Am and Damian Willemse.
With Willemse totally match and Handre Pollard properly on the mend, Elton Jantjies has been launched from the broader squad.
“Subsequent week’s match is the final alternative for the gamers to make a powerful assertion for choice earlier than we identify our Rugby World Cup squad, and we’re excited to see what these gamers will ship in what will be a testing encounter in Buenos Aires,” mentioned Nienaber.
“It’s extraordinarily robust to play there, and Argentina enjoys large help from their vocal residence crowd, so it’s not solely going to be a bodily take a look at for the gamers, however a psychological one as properly.
“Many of those gamers have obtained some recreation time in the previous few weeks, whereas just a few might get their first run comparable to Jean-Luc (du Preez) and Herschel [Jantjies], and we all know how vital it’s for them to seize this chance with each fingers.”
Nienaber mentioned those that is not going to journey to Argentina will stay in Joburg, the place they’ll prepare underneath SA’s director of rugby Rassie Erasmus and a small group of group administration. The opposite coaches will accompany the tour squad to Argentina.
“We’re naming the World Cup squad in somewhat over every week and it’s important that we have now a coach that may work on rugby element with the gamers remaining in South Africa and who can hold an in depth eye on the progress the injured gamers are making,” mentioned Nienaber.
“Therefore, we determined it might be greatest for Rassie to work with them.
“Clearly he’ll nonetheless help the group overseas nearly, and vice-versa to make sure that the gamers right here have all the required recreation and conditioning element they should tick the packing containers we’d love to do with them earlier than we journey to Cardiff for our subsequent warm-up recreation.”
Nienaber will announce his match-day 23 to face Argentina in Buenos Aires on Tuesday.
The Boks will face Wales in Cardiff (Saturday, 19 August) and New Zealand at Twickenham (Friday, 25 August) of their remaining warm-up matches earlier than travelling to Corsica for a one-week coaching camp en path to France for the World Cup.
Full Bok tour squad: Props: Thomas du Toit, Steven Kitshoff, Vincent Koch, Gerhard Steenekamp, Trevor Nyakane. Hookers: Bongi Mbonambi, Joseph Dweba. Locks: Lood de Jager, Jean Kleyn, Marvin Orie. Unfastened forwards: Jean-Luc du Preez, Evan Roos, Jasper Wiese. Utility forwards: Deon Fourie, Franco Mostert. Scrumhalves: Jaden Hendrikse, Herschel Jantjies, Cobus Reinach. Flyhalf: Manie Libbok. Centres: Lukhanyo Am, Andre Esterhuizen, Jesse Kriel. Exterior backs: Makazole Mapimpi, Canan Moodie, Kurt-Lee Arendse. Utility again: Damian Willemse.
Gamers left in SA: Pieter-Steph du Toit, Eben Etzebeth, Siya Kolisi, Frans Malherbe, Malcolm Marx, Ox Nche, Kwagga Smith, RG Snyman, Marco van Staden, Duane Vermeulen, Damian de Allende, Faf de Klerk, Cheslin Kolbe, Willie le Roux, Handre Pollard, Grant Williams.