Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus has told players what they need to do to make the 31-man World Cup squad later this year.
Erasmus recently visited the Bulls, Lions and Stormers and is set to meet the Sharks this week.
According to Rapport newspaper, he had three answers for players eager to know what they must do to book a ticket to Japan.
– Play very good rugby for your franchise and help them.
– Be above average in all departments of the game like tackling, scrum work, cleanout at the rucks and on attack.
– Show something that separates you from the rest. Consistency alone will not get you there.
Erasmus added: ‘If you set the world on fire this season, you will go to the World Cup.’
Springboks’ 2019 Tests:
20 July – vs Australia, Ellis Park, Johannesburg
27 July – vs New Zealand, Westpac Stadium, Wellington
10 August – vs Argentina, venue TBC
Test match (not part of Rugby Championship)
17 August: vs Argentina, Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
Test match (World Cup warm-up)
6 September: vs Japan, venue TBC
21 September – vs New Zealand, International Stadium Yokohama (11:45am SA time)
28 September – vs Namibia, City of Toyota Stadium (11:45am SA time)
4 October – vs Italy, Shizuoka Stadium (11:45am SA time)
8 October – vs Canada, Kobe Misaki Stadium (12:15pm SA time)
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