Springboks name training squad for November test

Lood de Jager, Trevor Nyakane and Duane Vermeulen make a return to  South Africa squad for their November test in the United kingdom and France.
South Africa boss Rassie Erasmus also confirmed that Tendai Mtawarira who is the most capped player at the moment will miss the tour due to injury.
Foreign-based players and all players who will be involved in the 2018 currie cup final were not considered for the training camp. The players will stay in camp for the next one week before departing for England next Saturday.
Erasmus is happy to have both de Jager and Duane back acknowledging the amount of experience they add to the squad. De Jager was sidelined with injury while Duane who was part of the squad that played England in June missed the Castle Lager Championship.
“It is good to welcome back a player of the caliber of Lood – he will add experience to a position where we already have some very good competition for places. Duane, of course, will also bring similar valuable experience to the group,” said Rassie Erasmus, the SA Rugby Director of Rugby.
“It’s a tough tour and our preparation time is limited, but we have set ourselves some goals and as has been the case the entire season, we would like to see the squad continue to grow as a group and add to our depth with the 2019 Rugby World Cup less than a year away,” added Erasmus.
Here is the 20 man training squad for Stellenbosch
Forwards (12):
Schalk Brits (Hooker, Unattached, 11, 5 – 1t)
Lood de Jager (Lock, Vodacom Blue Bulls, 36, 20 – 4t)
Pieter-Steph du Toit (Flank / Lock, DHL Western Province, 42, 20 – 4t)
Eben Etzebeth (Lock, DHL Western Province, 73, 15 – 3t)
Steven Kitshoff (Prop, DHL Western Province, 33, 5 – 1t)
Siya Kolisi (Flank, DHL Western Province, 37, 25 – 5t)
Frans Malherbe (Prop, DHL Western Province, 25, 0)
Malcolm Marx (Hooker, Xerox Golden Lions, 20, 20 – 4t)
Trevor Nyakane (Prop, Vodacom Blue Bulls, 37, 5 – 1t)
RG Snyman (Lock, Honda Heat, Japan, 8, 0)
Duane Vermeulen (No. 8, Kubota Spears, Japan, 42, 15 – 3t)
Warren Whiteley (No. 8, Xerox Golden Lions, 21, 15 – 3t)
Backs (8):
Damian de Allende (Centre, DHL Western Province, 33, 20 – 4t)
Aphiwe Dyantyi (Wing, Xerox Golden Lions, 9, 30 – 6t)
André Esterhuizen (Centre, Munakata Sanix Blues, Japan, 5, 0)
Elton Jantjies (Flyhalf, Xerox Golden Lions, 29, 223 – 2t, 42c, 43p)
Jesse Kriel (Centre, Vodacom Blue Bulls, 36, 50 – 10t)
Embrose Papier (Scrumhalf, Vodacom Blue Bulls, 4, 0)
Handré Pollard (Flyhalf, Vodacom Blue Bulls, 35, 293 – 3t, 55c, 53p, 3d)
Ivan van Zyl (Scrumhalf, Vodacom Blue Bulls, 3, 0
The Springboks will start their campaign against England at Twickenham on Saturday 3rd November before tackling France one week later at the  Stade de France in Paris. They will then face Scotland in BT Murrayfield in Edinburgh on the 17th of November before playing their final match against Wales on the 24th of November at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff.

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