Springbok Squad

Written by Henk Terblanche (Bokhoring)

Posted in :Springboks on 6 Jun 2021 at 14:26

The Bok squad for the Georgia tests, BI Lions Series and SA tour game has been announced.

Nienaber and Rassie have stuck with the stalwarts that won SA the World Cup but added a number of players with Bok caps – old hand Morne Steyn, the du Preez twins, Marco van Staden, Rynhardt Elstadt, Damian Willemse, Marvin Orie, Scarra Ntubeni, Coenie Oosthuizen and our own Ox Nché.

Sharks backs Aphelele Fassi, Yaw Penxe and Sanele Nohamba will all get a chance to gain a Bok cap over these games. IMO Ruben van Heerden and Jaden Hendrickse have been very unlucky in being left out.

Outside Backs

Aphelele Fassi (uncapped), Cheslin Kolbe, Willie le Roux, Makazole Mapimpi , Sbu Nkosi, Yaw Penxe (uncapped), Rosko Specman (uncapped), Damian Willemse


Lukhanyo Am, Damian de Allende, Jesse Kriel, Wandisile Simelane (uncapped), Frans Steyn


Elton Jantjies, Handré Pollard, Morné Steyn


Faf de Klerk, Herschel Jantjies, Sanele Nohamba (uncapped), Cobus Reinach

Utility forwards

Jean-Luc du Preez, Rynhardt Elstadt

Loose forwards

Dan du Preez, Pieter-Steph du Toit, Siya Kolis, Kwagga Smith, Marco van Staden, Duane Vermeulen, Jasper Wiese (uncapped)


Lood de Jager, Eben Etzebeth, Nico Janse van Rensburg (uncapped), Franco Mostert, Marvin Orie, RG Snyman


Thomas du Toit, Steven Kitshoff, Vincent Koch, Frans Malherbe, Ox Nché, Trevor Nyakane, Coenie Oosthuizen


Joseph Dweba (uncapped), Malcolm Marx, Bongi Mbonambi, Scarra Ntubeni


  • I’m very surprised that Ruben, Jaden and Marcell Coetzee weren’t included. Nohamba hasn’t been as good as last year and Hendrikse just offers so much more…including a better pass!

  • Comment 1, posted at 07.06.21 17:37:29 by ChrisS Reply
  • What does Morne Steyn bring to the team that they need? Really…you have oodles of experience already in Pollard and Jantjies. If they need Steyn for his experience, then what is the point? Picking an up and coming fly-half would have made more sense (although Bosch is off the pace and not deserving of a spot IMHO).

  • Comment 2, posted at 08.06.21 13:09:43 by SeanJeff Reply

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