Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber named 1src players who featured in the United Rugby Championship (URC) final in his group of 33 for a preparation camp in Durban from Monday to Wednesday.
Nine Stormers players cracked the nod and so did Munster’s RG Snyman, who is set for a more active role after protracted battles with injuries.
Snyman was colossal after he came onto the field as a replacement in Saturday’s URC final against the Stormers at Cape Town Stadium.
“He’s unbelievable to have around the squad,” his Munster teammate Tadgh Beirne said. “For a man who has been incredibly unlucky with injuries he is the most positive person I’ve come across.
“Since he’s been back he’s brought his experience and brash and incredible physicality. The skill level he has and understanding for the game is second to none. He’s world-class. We are very lucky to have him in our squad,” said Beirne.
Ulster No.8 Duane Vermeulen was also roped in as were Japan-based hooker Malcolm Marx, loose forward Kwagga Smith, lock Lood de Jager, utility forward Franco Mostert and centre Damian de Allende.
The Stormers’ contingent includes halfbacks Herschel Jantjies and Manie Libbok.
All 33 players have been part of the national squad in the last two seasons. As was the case with the last camp, injured Springbok captain and flanker Siya Kolisi, lock Eben Etzebeth, scrumhalf Jaden Hendrikse and prop Thomas du Toit will be in attendance. The Bok medical team will continue to monitor their progress and ov
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