Springbok outgoing tour squad announced

The Springbok squad for the outgoing tour to England, Scotland and Ireland has been announced, with star-winger Bryan Habana unfortunately missing out

The Springbok squad that will tour Ireland, Scotland and England has been announced.

The selected players include all the usual suspects, albeit with a few new and returning faces.

Unfortunately, in-form winger Bryan Habana has been excluded from the tour, after picking-up an injury in Saturday nights Currie Cup final.

19-year-old Cheetahs winger Raymond Rhule is one of the new additions to the squad, and should bring his blistering pace onto the wing for the national side..

Two Springboks currently based in Europe, Schalk Brits (hooker) and Gurthrö Steenkamp (loosehead prop), have also been recalled to the squad.

The Springbok squad for the Castle Outgoing Tour to Ireland, Scotland and England:

Willem Alberts (The Sharks) – Loose forward, 17 Tests
Arno Botha (Vodacom Blue Bulls) – Loose forward, 0
Schalk Brits (Saracens, England) – Hooker, 3
Pat Cilliers (MTN Golden Lions) – Prop, 3
Marcell Coetzee (The Sharks) – Loose forward, 9
Juan de Jongh (DHL Western Province) – Centre, 12
Jean de Villiers (captain, DHL Western Province) – Centre, 81
Jannie du Plessis (The Sharks) – Prop, 39
Eben Etzebeth (DHL Western Province) – Lock, 8
Francois Hougaard (Vodacom Blue Bulls) – Scrumhalf / Wing, 24
Elton Jantjies (MTN Golden Lions) – Flyhalf, 2
Zane Kirchner (Vodacom Blue Bulls) – Fullback, 21
Juandré Kruger (Vodacom Blue Bulls) – Lock , 5
Pat Lambie (The Sharks) – Fullback / Flyhalf, 17
Francois Louw (Bath, England) – Loose forward, 14
Lionel Mapoe (MTN Golden Lions) – Wing / Centre, 0
Tendai Mtawarira (The Sharks) – Prop, 41
Lwazi Mvovo (The Sharks) – Wing, 7
Ruan Pienaar (Ulster, N Ireland) – Scrumhalf, 60
JP Pietersen (The Sharks) – Wing / Centre, 45
Chiliboy Ralepelle (Vodacom Blue Bulls) – Hooker, 21
Raymond Rhule (Toyota FS Cheetahs) – Wing, 0
Gurthrö Steenkamp (Toulouse, France) – Prop, 38
Morné Steyn (Vodacom Blue Bulls) – Flyhalf, 41
Adriaan Strauss (Toyota FS Cheetahs) – Hooker, 18
Jaco Taute (MTN Golden Lions) – Utility back, 2
CJ van der Linde (MTN Golden Lions) – Prop, 73
Flip van der Merwe (Vodacom Blue Bulls) – Lock, 20
Franco van der Merwe (MTN Golden Lions) – Lock, 0
Jano Vermaak (Vodacom Blue Bulls) – Scrumhalf, 0
Duane Vermeulen (DHL Western Province) – No 8, 4


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