Rassie Erasmus says he won’t pick conservatively for the Springboks’ Test against Wales in Washington DC on 2 June.
The Bok coach will name a 40-man squad on Saturday evening for the match in the USA and the three-Test series against England in South Africa.
‘I think there will be a few surprises but I’m really going to try for a balance. I’m not going to pick conservatively,’ Erasmus said on SuperSport show SuperRugby.
‘We’ll be training together as a group on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. And then on Thursday and Friday, 26 guys will go to America, with a few guys staying behind to prepare for England. The squad will consist of about 40 players and after the first week, it will be reduced to about 30.
‘But I’m really excited, there will be a few guys getting their first (Test) caps. There are young guys who deserve a chance. Of course, there will be a few older guys who have experience, but the young guys will also get exposure.’
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