The Springbok selectors have named the national squad for the Vodacom Tri-Nations away matches against New Zealand and Australia.
Superrugby reports that South Africa will be involved in back-to-back Test matches against New Zealand on 5 July in Wellington and 12 July in Dunedin. The team completes its overseas commitments of the tournament on 19 July against the Wallabies in Perth.
Six players will undertake their first Vodacom Tri-Nations tour to Australasia; Odwa Ndungane, Andries Bekker, Ryan Kankowski ,Tendai Mtawarira, Brian Mujati and Luke Watson.
The touring squad comprises 13 backs and 15 forwards. The bulk of the touring party departs on Thursday from the OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg and they will be followed by a smaller contingent of mainly team management members the following day.
Captain John Smit will complete his club commitments in France over the weekend and he will join his team mates early next week in Wellington.
The full Springbok squad for the Vodacom Tri-Nations away leg:
Bolla Conradie, Jean de Villiers, Peter Grant, Butch James, Conrad Jantjes, Adrian Jacobs, Enrico Januarie, Bryan Habana, Percy Montgomery, Odwa Ndungane, JP Pietersen, Ruan Pienaar, Francois Steyn
Andries Bekker, Bakkies Botha, Schalk Burger, Bismarck du Plessis, Ryan Kankowski, Tendai Mtawarira, Brian Mujati, Victor Matfield, Pierre Spies, Juan Smith, John Smit (captain), Gurthro Steenkamp, CJ van der Linde, Joe van Niekerk, Luke Watson