Steve Borthwick wants to call-up 'four South Africans' for England - Ruck

Steve Borthwick wants to call-up ‘four South Africans’ for England

England head coach Steve Borthwick reportedly has his eye on these four South African players who soon qualify for the men in white on residency.

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Benhard Janse van Rensburg

South African centre Benhard Janse van Rensburg joined the Bristol Bears from London Irish following their collapse in June 2023.

The former London Irish midfielder, who can operate at inside and outside centre and also cover fly-half, made more than 50 appearances for the Exiles over two seasons, scoring 11 Premiership tries.

During the 2022/23 season, the former Free State Cheetah made six tries assists and beat 33 defenders.

Benhard van Rensburg of London Irish during the Gallagher Premiership match between London Irish and Harlequins at The Gtech Community Stadium, London on 29 January 2023 (Photo: Danny Loo/PPAUK)