Springbok Squad For Wales.
Rassie Erasmus has named an interesting squad for the once-off Test against Wales this coming weekend. 26 players will travel to the USA in a squad that comprises 16 forwards and 10 backs.
The mix of players contains some that many would think of as part of a match-day 23 against the visiting English two weeks from now, the likes of Pieter-Steph du Toit, Steven Kitshoff, Wilco Louw and Jesse Kriel come to mind. Others are probably unlikely to be first choice players to be called up against England.
The Springbok squad to face Wales in Washington:
Forwards: Nizaam Carr, Dan du Preez, Pieter-Steph du Toit (captain), Thomas du Toit, Jason Jenkins, Steven Kitshoff, Wilco Louw, Frans Malherbe, Mbongeni Mbonambi, Teboho Mohojé, Retshegofaditswe Nche, Sikhumbuzo Notshe, Marvin Orie, Mahlatse Ralepelle, Albertus Smith, Armand van der Merwe.
Backs: Curwin Bosch, André Esterhuizen, Warrick Gelant, Travis Ismaiel, Elton Jantjies, Jesse Kriel, Makazole Mapimpi, Embrose Papier, Ivan van Zyl, Cameron Wright.