Radebe, Du Toit in Invitational squad

Eastern Province flyhalf Inny Radebe has been named in the 25-man Invitational squad for the friendly against the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein on Saturday.

The team will be coached by former Springbok backline coach Ricardo Laubscher and current Bok scrum coach Daan Human.

Radebe, who captained the EP Elephants during the Preparation Series, has been named in a squad made up of players who have not extensively featured in the Rainbow Cup SA.

From the Sharks, there is hooker Dan Jooste, props Khwezi Mona and Michael Kumbirai and loose forward Jeandre Labuschagne. Western Province have a total of seven players including props Kwenzo Blose and Sazi Sandi, hooker Jason Alexander, flank Johan du Toit, centre Cornel Smit, wing Leolin Zas and fullback Tristan Leyds.

The Lions are represented by flank Roelof Smit, Ruhan Straueli, scrumhalf Dillon Smit and wing Jamba Ulengo, while the Bulls have WJ Steenkamp, scrumhalf Keagan Johannes and fullback Richard Kriel.

There are also a few Cheetahs players included with Jean Droste, Renier Viljoen and Shimlas back Shayne Bolton set to face the senior team.

Invitational squad

Forwards: Dan Jooste (Sharks), Jean Droste (Cheetahs), Jeandre Labuschagne (Sharks), Johan du Toit (WP), Khwezi Mona (Sharks), Kwenzo Bloze (WP), Marnus van der Merwe (Cheetahs), Michael Kumberai (Sharks), Mihlali Mosi (NNMU), Reinier Viljoen (Cheetahs U20), Roelof Smit (Lions), Ruhan Strauli (Lions), Sazi Sandi (WP), WJ Steenkamp (Bulls), Jason Alexander (WP).

Backs: Corne Smit (WP), Dillon Smit (Lions), Inni Radebe (OP), Jamba Ulenga (Lions), JP Duvenhage (Shimlas), Keegan Johannes (Bulls), Leolin Zass (WP), Richard Kriel (Bulls), Shane Bolton (Shimlas), Tristin Leyds (WP).

Photo: Gallo Images

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