Springboks to tackle Argentina in a world cup warm-up match
Springboks will face-off Los Pumas in a so-called ‘Farewell match’ on Saturday, 17th August, At the Loftus Versfeld stadium in Pretoria.
Having been crowned the rugby championships after 10 years when they defeated Argentina in Salta, Boks will tackle Los Pumas again tomorrow as part of their world cup preparations.
The South African team will try to defeat Argentina with the presence of their skipper, Siya Kolisi. He returns for Saturday’s test having missed out on the Boks triumph over Argentina due to an injury.
Despite Kolisi’s return, Spingbok’s coach, Rassie Erasmus has opted to give Schalk Brits a captain’s armband for this weekend’s warm up match to lead his troops. Erasmus will announce his 31-man World Cup squad on August 26.
The Rugby World Cup will take place in Japan next month, September.
Below is the South African squad set to face Argentina on Saturday, 17th August:
Warrick Gelant, Sibusiso Nkosi, Jesse Kriel, Andre Esterhuizen, Dillyn Leyds, Elton Jantjies, Cobus Reinach, Marcell Coetzee, Rynhardt Estadt, Siya Kolisi, Lood de Jager, RG Snyman, Vincent Koch, Schalk Brits (capt), Thomas du Toit
Bench: Scarra Ntubeni, Lizo Gqoboka, Wilco Louw, Marvin Orie, Marco van Staden, Kwagga Smith, Faf de Klerk, Francois Steyn
Coach: Rassie Erasmus (RSA)
Picture: Springboks Twitter page