Boks name training squad

Date published: July 31 2016

South Africa head coach Allister Coetzee has named a selected group of players to attend a four-day camp in Stellenbosch this coming week.

The Bok squad to play in the first two matches of the Rugby Championship will be named on Saturday, August 6 after the Super Rugby final.

In the meantime, Springbok coach Coetzee on Sunday invited a group of players to a fundamentals, rehabilitation and conditioning camp in Stellenbosch, to be held from 1 to 4 August. No Lions or overseas-based players were considered. 

The purpose of the Stellenbosch camp is to give the Springbok management first-hand opportunity to assess the medical and fitness condition of the selected group of players.

"We will use the four days to spend some time on our fundamentals, continued rehabilitation and conditioning of this group of players," said Coetzee.

"Our management will be working hard during these four days and it will give us a good indication of the progress of those players who have recovered from injury, or those currently battling with niggles."

Players invited to a Springbok rehabilitation and conditioning camp: Damian de Allende (Stormers), Lood de Jager (Cheetahs), Pieter-Steph du Toit (Stormers), Eben Etzebeth (Stormers), Vincent Koch (Stormers), Jesse Kriel (Bulls), Pat Lambie (Sharks), Frans Malherbe (Stormers), Oupa Mohoje (Cheetahs), Tendai Mtawarira (Sharks), Lwazi Mvovo (Sharks), Sikhumbuzo Notshe (Stormers), Trevor Nyakane (Bulls), Coenie Oosthuizen (Sharks), Rudy Paige (Bulls), Handré Pollard (Bulls), Jan Serfontein (Bulls), Adriaan Strauss (Bulls)