Take a look at the match-day squads for Friday’s historic first Test on South African soil between the Lelos of Georgia and the Springboks, who will make their long-awaited return to international rugby.
Springbok squad has been cut down to 37 players after coach Jacques Nienaber released 10 players back to their franchises and clubs.
Player features, profiles and team lineups are all packed into the official match-day programme for the first Test between the Springboks and the British & Irish Lions at Cape Town Stadium on Saturday evening.
Former international referee Alain Rolland has called on World Rugby to investigate the Springboks’ use of Rassie Erasmus as the team’s water carrier.
SA Rugby magazine recaps what the 28 squad members have done since winning the World Cup 26 years ago.
Four players who are set to participate in the three-Test series between the Springboks and British & Irish Lions are on a five-man list of the current fastest players in the world.
British & Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland has reaffirmed his stance that Faf de Klerk should have been red-carded in Wednesday’s SA A match, while also having a jab at Rassie Erasmus’ “water boy” role.
The Springboks have once again demonstrated their penchant for displaying ‘superior discontent’ in a week where South Africa as a nation also refused to be defeated, writes CRAIG LEWIS.
The Boks faded in the second half to slump to a 22-17 defeat by the British & Irish Lions on Saturday. CRAIG LEWIS picks and rates some of the top performers amid a disappointing result.
A star-studded SA A team has been named to take on the British & Irish Lions in Cape Town on Wednesday as the Springboks aim to accelerate their match preparation ahead of the three-Test series.