The tight five is in the cross hairs as Mark Keohane and Zelim Nel meet up in ‘The War Room’ to finalise a Bok team to bash the British & Irish Lions in the series decider.
In round two of the Sharks’ Ultimate Showdown trivia quiz, Aphelele Fassi and Marius Louw face off against Ox Nche and Thomas du Toit to find out whether the brainpower resides with the squad’s forwards or backs.
Take a look at this inspiring message from members of the World Cup-winning Springbok squad following the launch of a charity initiative to raise funds for hunger alleviation, through a raffle of cherished team memorabilia.
Makazole Mapimpi, Curwin Bosch and Thomas du Toit will be available for selection for the Sharks’ upcoming match against the Rebels in Ballarat on Saturday.
Replacement lock Josh Larsen has been suspended for three weeks after receiving a red card during Canada’s 66-7 defeat by the Springboks on Tuesday.
Rassie Erasmus on the physical challenge that Canada will pose, while Cobus Reinach and Thomas du Toit speak about getting their first starts at the World Cup.
The departing Trevor Nyakane will be missed but the Springboks have a fine swing-prop alternative in Thomas du Toit. JON CARDINELLI in Nagoya reports.
Springbok prop Thomas du Toit looks set to join Ulster on a short-term loan move as injury cover for the duration of the upcoming World Cup.
The SA Rugby magazine team identifies what they would love to see come out of the last round of regular-season Currie Cup fixtures this weekend.
Andre Esterhuizen and Thomas du Toit have both been named in the Sharks starting lineup for their match against the Vodacom Blue Bulls in Pretoria on Saturday.