Springboks name 34-man squad for Rugby Championship

Promising young flyhalf Curwin Bosch, No 8 Dan du Preez and fullback Warrick Gelant were included in the 34-man Springbok squad for the start of the 2017 Rugby Championship campaign on Saturday.

The 22-year old Du Preez is the twin brother of Springbok loose forward Jean-Luc du Preez.


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“Our players must be well-conditioned, match-fit and also be able to make good on-field decisions. We are also looking for continuity, experience and combinations – all elements which I believe are reflected in the current squad selection,” said Coetzee.

The Springbok group gets together on Tuesday, 8 August in Port Elizabeth to start their preparations for the 2017 campaign, which kicks off their on 19 August against Argentina at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.

Springbok squad for Rugby Championship
Forwards: Uzair Cassiem, Lood De Jager, Daniel Du Preez, Jean-Luc Du Preez, Pieter-Steph Du Toit, Eben Etzebeth, Lizo Gqoboka, Steven Kitshoff, Siya Kolisi, Jaco Kriel, Frans Malherbe, Malcolm Marx, Bongi Mbonambi, Oupa Mohoje, Franco Mostert, Tendai Mtawarira, Trevor Nyakane, Coenie Oosthuizen, Chilliboy Ralepelle
Backs: Curwin Bosch, Andries Coetzee, Ross Cronje, Damian De Allende, Warrick Gelant, Francois Hougaard, Elton Jantjies, Jesse Kriel, Dillyn Leyds, Rudy Paige, Handre Pollard, Raymond Rhule, Jan Serfontein, Courtnall Skosan, Franco Venter
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