• Reinach gets Bok reward

    Cobus Reinach has been called up to the Springbok squad for the Rugby Championship, while Coenie Oosthuizen, Siya Kolisi and Johan Goosen have been dropped.

    Reinach has been rewarded for a good Super Rugby season with the Sharks and is the third scrumhalf in the squad along with Ruan Pienaar and Francois Hougaard. Fourie du Preez was injured against Scotland and has been ruled out for the rest of the season.

    Bok coach Heyneke Meyer has opted for Frans Malherbe ahead of Oosthuizen, Teboho Mohoje ahead of Kolisi and Handré Pollard ahead of Goosen.

    The Boks also welcome back captain Jean de Villiers, Eben Etzebeth and Pat Lambie, all of whom missed the June Tests through injury.

    'It’s great to have Jean back to lead the side,' said Meyer. 'Victor Matfield and Jan Serfontein both did superbly well in his absence, but he is our captain and I’m sure he will slot back into the side without any difficulty. The same goes for Eben, Frans and Pat, all of whom have been part of the squad before.

    'We will medically assess all the players in the squad in Johannesburg next week. This will not only include the players who missed the June Tests because of injury, but also someone such as [Tendai] Mtawarira, who has been out of action for a while. We will deal with every player and his needs individually.'

    The Springbok squad will gather in Johannesburg for a pre-competition camp from 4 to 8 August and then again on 10 August in Pretoria, where they will prepare for the Test against Argentina.

    Springbok squad:

    Willem Alberts (Sharks), loose forward, 32 Test caps
    Bakkies Botha (Toulon, France), lock, 79 Test caps
    Schalk Brits (Saracens, England), hooker, 7 Test caps
    Marcell Coetzee (Sharks), loose forward, 16 Test caps
    Damian De Allende (Stormers), centre/wing, uncapped
    Lodewyk de Jager (Cheetahs), lock, 3 Test caps
    Jean de Villiers (captain, Stormers), centre, 96 Test caps
    Bismarck du Plessis (Sharks), hooker, 60 Test caps
    Jannie du Plessis (Sharks), prop, 54 Test caps
    Eben Etzebeth (Stormers), lock, 23 Test caps
    Bryan Habana (Toulon, France), wing, 97 Test caps
    Cornal Hendricks (Cheetahs), wing, 3 Test caps
    Francois Hougaard (Bulls), scrumhalf, 28 Test caps
    Pat Lambie (Sharks), flyhalf/fullback, 32 Test caps
    Willie le Roux (Cheetahs), fullback/wing, 15 Test caps
    Francois Louw (Bath, England), loose forward, 30 Test caps
    Frans Malherbe (Stormers), prop, 2 Test caps
    Victor Matfield (Bulls), lock, 113 Test caps
    Teboho Mohoje (Cheetahs), loose forward, 1 Test cap
    Tendai Mtawarira (Sharks), prop, 55 Test caps
    Lwazi Mvovo (Sharks), wing, 9 Test caps
    Trevor Nyakane (Cheetahs), prop, 4 Test caps
    Ruan Pienaar (Ulster, Nothern Ireland), scrumhalf, 76 Test caps
    Handré Pollard (Bulls), flyhalf, 1 Test cap
    Cobus Reinach (Sharks), scrumhalf, uncapped
    Jan Serfontein (Bulls), centre, 12 Test caps
    Gurthrö Steenkamp (Toulouse, France), prop, 51 Test caps
    Morné Steyn (Stade Français, France), flyhalf, 56 Test caps
    Adriaan Strauss (Cheetahs), hooker, 34 Test caps
    Duane Vermeulen (Stormers), No 8, 19 Test caps

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