Siviwe Soyizwapi, one of two changes to the team involved in the Dubai and Cape Town legs, is looking forward to his first run at the Wellington tournament.
Munster boss Rassie Erasmus has distanced himself from reports linking him to a return back to South Africa to coach the Springboks.
Afrika was already due to miss the next two tournaments in Wellingtin and Sydney, but his absence has now neem prolonged to four tournaments.
Glasgow Warriors are keen to lure Stormers centre Huw Jones to Scotland at the end of the season.
Zain Davids, a Junior Springbok star in 2016, was one of two new players in the Blitzbok squad named by coach Neil Powell on Wednesday.
Kolbe was part of the South African Sevens team who won a bronze medal at last year’s Rio Olympics and has been a regular performer for Western Province and the Stormers over the last few seasons.
The Bulls have placed a big emphasis on fitness and team spirit as they prepare for the Super Rugby season, says Pierre Schoeman.
Les Bleus will visit South Africa on a three-match tour in June before hosting the men in green and gold during the Boks’ traditional end-of-year tour.
The Chiefs have said in a statement that the matter of their players hurling sexist remarks towards two traffic wardens on Thursday has been resolved.
After a devastating season for the Springboks, their supporters desperately need something to raise their spirits and reinvigorate their love for rugby.