World Rugby have confirmed that the U20 Championships set to be held in northern Italy has been cancelled after meeting with the Italian Rugby Federation.
Four players from the Junior Springbok class of 2019 have been invited to the first of four SA Rugby Academy alignment camps in Stellenbosch in February.
Former Junior Springbok wing Duhan van der Merwe has committed his future to Edinburgh after signing a contract extension with the PRO14 club.
The Junior Springboks have been drawn alongside England, Fiji and hosts Italy for the 2020 World Cup U20 Championship.
The SA U19 side claimed a second win in as many matches as they wrapped up their two-match tour with a 40-33 victory over Georgia U19 on Thursday.
The SA U19s fought to a morale-boosting 28-21 victory in the first of two tour games against Georgia U19 in Tbilisi on Monday.
Junior Springboks coach Chean Roux named three capped players to start for the SA U19s in the first match against Georgia U19 in Tbilisi on Monday.
Sharks and Junior Springbok scrumhalf Jaden Hendrikse is relishing the opportunity to play for his country for a second time in 2019 during the U19 tour to Georgia.
SARugbymag.co.za looks at five of the 2019 Junior Springboks who could be set for a breakthrough in the 2020 Vodacom Super Rugby season.
Junior Springbok coach Chean Roux has named a 30-man squad – which includes six players from the U20 World Championship – for a tour to Georgia in November.