Springboks players celebrate after scoring a try in a past match/photo/courtesy

17 uncapped players named in Springboks squad for June tests


New Springboks boss Rassie Erasmus has named his first squad since taking the reins from Allister Coetzee. 
Erasmus has named 17 uncapped players with the squad set to be trimmed further in the coming days as the side steps up preparations for Wales and England tests in June.
Among the uncapped players is RG Snyman,Jason Jenkins, Akker van der Merwe of sharks,Robert du Preez, Sibusiso Nkosi, Aphiwe Dyantyi and Makazole Mapimpi.
Others who are potential debuntants are Faf De Clerk, Embrose Papier and Ivan van Zyl of the Bulls, and Cameron Wright of the Sharks.
The experienced trio of Bismarck du Plessis, Duane Vermeulen,Frans Steyn and  Willie le Roux has been recalled to the side.
Springboks squad
Outside backs: Curwin Bosch (Sharks), Aphiwe Dyantyi (Lions), Warrick Gelant, Travis Ismaiel (both Bulls), Willie le Roux (Wasps), Makazole Mapimpi, Sibusiso Nkosi (both Sharks)
Centres: Lukhanyo Am (Sharks), Damian de Allende (Stormers), Andre Esterhuizen (Sharks), Jesse Kriel (Bulls), Frans Steyn (Montpellier)
Flyhalves: Robert du Preez (Sharks), Elton Jantjies (Lions), Handre Pollard (Bulls)
Scrumhalves: Faf de Klere (Sale Sharks), Embrose Papier, Ivan van Zyl (both Bulls), Cameron Wight (Sharks)
Props: Thomas du Toit (Sharks), Steven Kitshoff, Wilco Louw, Frans Malherbe (all Stormers), Tendai Mtawarira (Sharks), Ox Nche (Cheetahs), Trevor Nyakane (Bulls)
Hookers: Bismarck du Plessis (Montpellier), Bongi Mbonambi (Stormers), Chilliboy Ralepelle, Akker van der Merwe (both Sharks)
Locks: Pieter-Steph du Toit (Stormers), Jason Jenkins (Bulls), Franco Mostert, Marvin Orie (both Lions), RG Snyman (Bulls)
Loose forwards: Nizaam Carr (Stormers), Dan du Preez, Jean-Luc du Preez (both Sharks), Siya Kolisi (Stormers), Oupa Mohoje (Cheetahs), Sikhumbuzo Notshe (Stormers), Kwagga Smith (Lions), Duane Vermeulen (Toulon).

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