Springboks Malcolm Marx, Lwazi Mvovo, Rudy Paige, Trevor Nyakane and Bongi Mbonambi have been made available for Currie Cup duty this weekend.
All five players were part of the Springbok squad that returned to South Africa on Sunday after away Tests against New Zealand and Australia.
SA Rugby said in a statement on Monday that the released players would benefit from additional game or training time.
Furthermore, SA Rugby has requested that the following players are not to be considered for Currie Cup duty this week: Faf de Klerk, Juan de Jongh, Oupa Mohoje and Vincent Koch.
The Springbok squad for the two remaining Rugby Championship Tests, against the Wallabies on 1 October in Pretoria, and the All Blacks on 8 October in Durban, will be announced later in the week.
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