Bok Training Squad

Written by Henk Terblanche (Bokhoring)

Posted in :Springboks on 1 Jul 2019 at 08:34

Six Sharks have been called up for the Bok training squad while Dan du Preez and Ruan Botha were not considered due to injury.


Schalk Brits (Bulls), Marcell Coetzee (Ulster, Ireland), Lood de Jager (Bulls), Thomas du Toit (Sharks), Pieter-Steph du Toit (Stormers), Rynhardt Elstadt (Toulouse, France), Eben Etzebeth (Stormers), Lizo Gqoboka (Bulls), Steven Kitshoff (Stormers), Vincent Koch (Saracens, England), Siya Kolisi (Stormers), Francois Louw (Bath), Frans Malherbe (Stormers), Malcolm Marx (Lions), Bongi Mbonambi (Stormers), Tendai Mtawarira (Sharks), Franco Mostert (Gloucester, England), Trevor Nyakane (Bulls), Marvin Orie (Lions), Kwagga Smith (Lions), RG Snyman (Bulls), Duane Vermeulen (Bulls)


Lukhanyo Am (Sharks), Damian de Allende (Stormers), Andre Esterhuizen (Sharks), Faf de Klerk (Sale Sharks, England), Aphiwe Dyantyi (Lions), Warrick Gelant (Bulls), Elton Jantjies (Lions), Herschel Jantjies (Stormers), Cheslin Kolbe (Toulouse, France), Jesse Kriel (Bulls), Dillyn Leyds (Stormers), Makazole Mapimpi (Sharks), Sibusiso Nkosi (Sharks), Willie le Roux (Toyota Verblitz, Japan), Handre Pollard (Bulls), Cobus Reinach (Northampton Saints, England), Frans Steyn (Montpellier, France)


  • If I were picking a Bok side from that squad:
    1. Kitshoff 2. Marx 3. Koch 4. Etzebeth 5. DeJager 6. Kolisi (default) 7. PSDT 8. Vermuelen 9. De Klerk 10. Pollard 11. Dyantyi 12. Steyn 13. Am 14. Nkosi 15. Le Roux.
    Bench: Beast, Mbonambi, DuToit, Mostert, Coetzee, Reinach, Jantjies, Kriel

  • Comment 1, posted at 01.07.19 10:56:54 by SheldonK Reply
  • @SheldonK (Comment 1) : I reckon Mapimpi is better than Diyanti at the moment. Would love to see Am playing next to Steyn

  • Comment 2, posted at 01.07.19 11:40:55 by Bokhoring Reply
  • @Bokhoring (Comment 2) : True in terms of Mapimpi but I think Dyantyi shades him on defense and under the high ball, those 2 areas probably the only reason Mapimpi isn’t an established Bok now, having said that he has improved both those areas this year.

  • Comment 3, posted at 01.07.19 11:48:47 by SheldonK Reply

  • @SheldonK (Comment 1) : 1. Kitshof 2. MARX 3. KOCH 4.PSDT 5. RG SNYMAN 6.COETZEE 7. KOLISI(if fit) /Kwagga 8. Duane 9. Faf 10. Pollard 11. Mapimpi 12. Steyn 13. Am 14. Nkosi 15. Kolbe. Bench – Beast Mbonambi Thomas Franco Etzebeth Reinach Jantjies Le Roux.

  • Comment 4, posted at 01.07.19 17:03:46 by sudhir Reply

  • Injuries to both JLDP and Dan keeping them from participating in the WC???

  • Comment 5, posted at 06.07.19 17:02:15 by revolverocelot Reply

  • @SheldonK (Comment 3) : Maybe under the highball, but mapimpi has been much improved on defence and has stolen more balls in the rucks than what hyron andrews even attempted to participate in

  • Comment 6, posted at 06.07.19 19:31:42 by jdolivier Reply


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