The South African Rugby Union has released the names of under-20 players for the next series of trials and a training camp from January 18 – 25 at the High Performance Centre in Pretoria.
The IOL reports that the preliminary squad assembly is in preparation for the second IRB Junior World Championship next year in Japan.
South Africa finished third at the inaugural tournament earlier this year in Wales and the team is seeded top of Pool C for the Japan event.
The JWC tournament, which brings together the finest international players at Under 20 level, will be played between June 5-21 across four cities with Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka and Fukuoka each hosting a pool.
The following players were selected at the previous trial matches on October 31 and must report at noon on Sunday, January 18 at the HPC:
Blue Bulls: Gideon Helberg, Gerhard van den Heever, Yondela Stampu, Omphile Seabela, Francois Brummer, Tendayi Chikukwa, Wilhelmus Nel, Marnus Schoeman, Cornell Hess, Andries Ferreira, Mlungise Bali, Pieter Rossouw de Klerk
Boland: Sampie Mastriet
Free State: Josias Ebersohn, Lionel Cronje, Christoffel Phillip van der Walt, Trevor Nyankane
Golden Lions: Jakob Taute, Riaan Arends, Elton Jantjies, Rudy Paige, Jacobus Albertus Kriel, David Bulbring, Caylib Oosthuizen
Griffons: Eugene Cunha
Leopards: Andre Esterhuizen, Evan Richter
KwaZulu-Natal: Faizel de Bruin, Wynand Pienaar, Xolane Mnisi, Ross Cronje, Meyer Swanepoel, Lambert Groenwald, Kenechukwu Okafor, Julian Redelinghuys, Kyle Cooper, Dale Chadwick
Western Province: Nicolaas Hanekom, Johann Sadie, Johannes Engelbrecht, Yaasir Hartzenberg, Sidney Tobias, Ruan-Henry Smith. – SapaTweet