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Springboks Name 26-Man Training Squad

Jacques Nienaber has selected a 26-man training squad for the end-of-year tour to the Northern Hemisphere for a three-day camp in Stellenbosch.

The Springboks will begin their preparations for the end-of-year tour to the Northern Hemisphere this Sunday with a three-day training camp in Stellenbosch. Jacques Nienaber has selected a 26-man training squad for this camp including Canan Moodie, who is recovering from a hamstring injury to allow the Springbok medical team to assess the extent of his injury.

The camp will end on Wednesday, 26 October, with some players set to return to their teams for United Rugby Championship.

The Springboks will play four Tests in four weeks next month, against Ireland, France, Italy and England on the Outgoing Tour.

An SA ‘A’ team will play two mid-week matches against Munster on the 10th of November and the Bristol Bears a week later on the 17th.

Players Invited To Stellenbosch Training Camp

Props: Thomas du Toit (Cell C Sharks), Steven Kitshoff, Frans Malherbe (both DHL Stormers), Ox Nche (Cell C Sharks)

Hookers: Malcolm Marx (Kubota Spears), Bongi Mbonambi (Cell C Sharks)

Locks: Lood de Jager (Wild Knights), Eben Etzebeth (Cell C Sharks), Salmaan Moerat (DHL Stormers)

Loose Forwards: Pieter-Steph du Toit (Toyota Verblitz), Siya Kolisi (Cell C Sharks), Elrigh Louw (Vodacom Bulls), Kwagga Smith (Shizuoka Blue Revs)

Utility Forwards: Deon Fourie (DHL Stormers), Franco Mostert (Honda Heat)

Scrumhalves: Faf de Klerk (Yokohama Canon Eagles), Jaden Hendrikse (Cell C Sharks)

Flyhalf: Johan Goosen (Vodacom Bulls)

Centres: Jesse Kriel (Yokohama Canon Eagles), Damian de Allende (Wild Knights)

Outside Backs: Kurt-Lee Arendse (Vodacom Bulls), Willie le Roux (Toyota Verblitz), Makazole Mapimpi (Cell C Sharks), Canan Moodie (Vodacom Bulls), Sbu Nkosi (Vodacom Bulls)

Utility Back: Damian Willemse (DHL Stormers)

Outgoing Tour Fixtures

Springboks v Ireland – 5 November 2022

Springboks v France – 12 November 2022

Springboks v Italy – 19 November 2022

Springboks v England – 26 November 2022

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