Springboks all set for the World Cup
Springboks coach Rassie Erasmus has announced his 31-men squad set to compete in the Rugby world cup, September in Japan. The squad was officially unveiled at the Randburg, Johannesburg.
The squad saw the inclusion of the veteran, utility back Frans Steyn who was part of the 2007 Springboks World cup winning team. Veteran hooker Schalk Brits, 38 is the oldest player to feature in the squad. Siya Kolisi will captain the South African troops at the world cup. The Springboks will kick-off things against New Zealand on the 21st of September.
Below is the 31-men world cup squad:
Forwards: Schalk Brits, Lood de jager, Petier-Steph du Toit, Eben Etzebeth, Steven Kitshoff, Vincent Koch, Siya Kolisi , Francois Louw, Frans Malherbe, Malcolm Marx, Bongi Mbonambi, Tendai Mtawarira, Franco Mostert, Trevor Nyakane, Kwagga Smith, RG Synman, Duane Vermeulen.
Backs: Lukhanyo AM, Damian de Allende, Faf de Klerk, Warrick Gelant, Elton Jantjies, Herschel Jantjies, Cheslin Kolbe, Jesse Kriel, Makazole Mapimpi, Sbu Nkosi, Willie le Roux, Handre Pollard, Cobus Reinach, Frans Steyn.
Coach: Rassie Erasmus
Picture: Springboks Twitter page