Uzair Cassiem will start at number eight for South Africa in their first match of the Rugby Championship, against Argentina on Saturday.
Springbok assistant coach Franco Smith believes the Jaguares’ poor Super Rugby season won’t lead to a below par Argentina performance.
The Springboks have released five players to their provincial teams for Currie Cup duty ahead of the weekend, it was confirmed on Tuesday.
Fly-half Handré Pollard has been ruled out of contention for selection for South Africa’s Rugby Championship match against Argentina.
The Springboks are set to be without tighthead prop Frans Malherbe for this year’s Rugby Championship campaign because of a neck injury.
Springbok scrum coach Matt Proudfoot has lauded the versatility of Bulls prop Trevor Nyakane prior to Saturday’s Test against Argentina.
Bok scrum coach Matt Proudfoot praised the intensity and focus of the squad as they continue with preparations for the Rugby Championship.
Former Springboks head coach Heyneke Meyer feels the All Blacks are still far ahead of their competitors, despite drawing the Lions series.
Experienced lock Eben Etzebeth will captain the Springboks in the injury absence of Warren Whiteley, it was confirmed on Wednesday.
SARU Chief Executive Jurie Roux says that South African Rugby is improving but that there are still concerns over its financial stability.