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Sl8er

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From the link above:

The Springbok squad for the June internationals (in order of name, position, franchise, Test caps, points):


Forwards (24):
Nizaam Carr (loose forward, Stormers, 5, 0)
Bismarck du Plessis (hooker, Montpellier, France, 79, 55 - 11t)
Dan du Preez (loose forward, Sharks, 3, 0)
Jean-Luc du Preez (loose forward, Sharks, 10, 10 - 2t)
Pieter-Steph du Toit (lock, Stormers, 32, 20 - 4t)
Thomas du Toit (prop, Sharks, uncapped)
Jason Jenkins (lock, Bulls, uncapped)
Steven Kitshoff (prop, Stormers, 23, 5 - 1t)
Siya Kolisi (loose forward, Stormers, 28, 20 - 4t)
Wilco Louw (prop, Stormers, 5, 0)
Frans Malherbe (prop, Stormers, 17, 0)
Bongi Mbonambi (hooker, Stormers, 14, 5 - 1t)
Oupa Mohojé (loose forward, Cheetahs 18, 0)
Franco Mostert (lock, Lions, 18, 5 - 1t)
Tendai Mtawarira (prop, Sharks, 98, 10 - 2t)
Ox Nche (prop, Cheetahs, uncapped)
Sikhumbuzo Notshe (loose forward, Stormers, uncapped)
Trevor Nyakane (prop, Bulls, 37, 5 - 1t)
Marvin Orie (lock, Lions, uncapped)
Chiliboy Ralepelle (hooker, Sharks 23, 5 - 1t)
Kwagga Smith (loose forward, Lions, uncapped)
RG Snyman (lock, Bulls, uncapped)
Akker van der Merwe (hooker, Sharks, uncapped)
Duane Vermeulen (loose forward, Toulon, France, 39, 10 - 2t)


Backs (19):
Lukhanyo Am (centre, Sharks, 1, 0)
Curwin Bosch (utility back Sharks, 1, 0)
Damian de Allende (centre, Stormers, 28, 15 - 3t)
Faf de Klerk (scrumhalf, Sale Sharks, England, 11, 0)
Robert du Preez (flyhalf, Sharks, uncapped)
Aphiwe Dyantyi (wing, Lions, uncapped)
André Esterhuizen (centre, Sharks, uncapped)
Warrick Gelant (fullback, Bulls, 2, 5 - 1t)
Travis Ismaiel (wing, Bulls, uncapped)
Elton Jantjies (flyhalf, Lions, 23, 203 - 2t, 38c, 39p)
Jesse Kriel (centre, Bulls, 29, 40 - 8t)
Willie le Roux (fullback, Wasps, England, 41, 50 - 10t)
Makazole Mapimpi (wing, Sharks, uncapped)
Sibusiso Nkosi (wing, Sharks, uncapped)
Embrose Papier (scrumhalf, Bulls, uncapped)
Handré Pollard (flyhalf, Bulls, 26, 218 - 3t, 37c, 40p, 3d)
Frans Steyn (utility back, Montpellier, France, 56, 132 - 10t, 5c, 21p, 3d)
Ivan van Zyl (scrumhalf, Bulls, uncapped)
Cameron Wright (scrumhalf, Sharks, uncapped)
 

greg0205

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From the link above:

The Springbok squad for the June internationals (in order of name, position, franchise, Test caps, points):


Forwards (24):
Nizaam Carr (loose forward, Stormers, 5, 0)
Bismarck du Plessis (hooker, Montpellier, France, 79, 55 - 11t)
Dan du Preez (loose forward, Sharks, 3, 0)
Jean-Luc du Preez (loose forward, Sharks, 10, 10 - 2t)
Pieter-Steph du Toit (lock, Stormers, 32, 20 - 4t)
Thomas du Toit (prop, Sharks, uncapped)
Jason Jenkins (lock, Bulls, uncapped)
Steven Kitshoff (prop, Stormers, 23, 5 - 1t)
Siya Kolisi (loose forward, Stormers, 28, 20 - 4t)
Wilco Louw (prop, Stormers, 5, 0)
Frans Malherbe (prop, Stormers, 17, 0)
Bongi Mbonambi (hooker, Stormers, 14, 5 - 1t)
Oupa Mohojé (loose forward, Cheetahs 18, 0)
Franco Mostert (lock, Lions, 18, 5 - 1t)
Tendai Mtawarira (prop, Sharks, 98, 10 - 2t)
Ox Nche (prop, Cheetahs, uncapped)
Sikhumbuzo Notshe (loose forward, Stormers, uncapped)
Trevor Nyakane (prop, Bulls, 37, 5 - 1t)
Marvin Orie (lock, Lions, uncapped)
Chiliboy Ralepelle (hooker, Sharks 23, 5 - 1t)
Kwagga Smith (loose forward, Lions, uncapped)
RG Snyman (lock, Bulls, uncapped)
Akker van der Merwe (hooker, Sharks, uncapped)
Duane Vermeulen (loose forward, Toulon, France, 39, 10 - 2t)


Backs (19):
Lukhanyo Am (centre, Sharks, 1, 0)
Curwin Bosch (utility back Sharks, 1, 0)
Damian de Allende (centre, Stormers, 28, 15 - 3t)
Faf de Klerk (scrumhalf, Sale Sharks, England, 11, 0)
Robert du Preez (flyhalf, Sharks, uncapped)
Aphiwe Dyantyi (wing, Lions, uncapped)
André Esterhuizen (centre, Sharks, uncapped)
Warrick Gelant (fullback, Bulls, 2, 5 - 1t)
Travis Ismaiel (wing, Bulls, uncapped)
Elton Jantjies (flyhalf, Lions, 23, 203 - 2t, 38c, 39p)
Jesse Kriel (centre, Bulls, 29, 40 - 8t)
Willie le Roux (fullback, Wasps, England, 41, 50 - 10t)
Makazole Mapimpi (wing, Sharks, uncapped)
Sibusiso Nkosi (wing, Sharks, uncapped)
Embrose Papier (scrumhalf, Bulls, uncapped)
Handré Pollard (flyhalf, Bulls, 26, 218 - 3t, 37c, 40p, 3d)
Frans Steyn (utility back, Montpellier, France, 56, 132 - 10t, 5c, 21p, 3d)
Ivan van Zyl (scrumhalf, Bulls, uncapped)
Cameron Wright (scrumhalf, Sharks, uncapped)

Can we please just jump forward two years to when this all ends in tears so we can get busy signing Johan Ackerman as Springbok coach?
 

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2 wit coaches in a row, doubt it.
Not unless Rassie and his chargers loot the entire rugby worlds silverware during his tenure, even then ?
 

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So how you Stormers okes doing this evening hehe!!!

Shampies.
 
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Sneeky

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Just content the Kaapies lost, with WeePee its just like England, always support the other side.

Sorry just the way it is. :D

Robbie even looked greyer after the red card.
 

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Lions WP was the worse display I have ever seen against these two teams.

Lions could not arrange a piss up in a brewery. And WP was dead set on playing dirty. Maybe that disrupted the Lions a lot. But the dirty play by WP was all over the game. It's a disgrace tbh. And I'm not talking about the Rhule incident. That was purely unlucky. The other stuff off the ball all over the match was sickening. Players purposely falls down on the maul and grab the players by their feet. Illegal cleaning, dangerous tackles the list just goes on and on. Fleck needs to go, I have never seen a squad play that dirty ever. That ref though, in fear of sounding like a Blue Bulls supporter, had no clue. Who was he even?
 
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I expect the Brumbies to have a ‘massive’ win over the Sunwolves, not only has most Sunwovles grouped up with the Japan national development squad two weeks ago, but 5 more Sunwolves grouped up.

They have now also lost Hosea Saumaki, Michael Little and Grant Hattingh which are returning to Japan on doctor’s orders.

These 8 players are to be replaced by Alex Woonton, Sione Teaupa, Gerhard van den Heever and Kai Ishii.

This team is also without Jamie Joseph, Tony Brown and most Japan eligible players.

Brumbies should have it very easy.

On a side note, John Plumtree is also leaving the Hurricanes as he is committed to Japan's national rugby duty.
 

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I expect the Brumbies to have a ‘massive’ win over the Sunwolves, not only has most Sunwovles grouped up with the Japan national development squad two weeks ago, but 5 more Sunwolves grouped up.

They have now also lost Hosea Saumaki, Michael Little and Grant Hattingh which are returning to Japan on doctor’s orders.

These 8 players are to be replaced by Alex Woonton, Sione Teaupa, Gerhard van den Heever and Kai Ishii.

This team is also without Jamie Joseph, Tony Brown and most Japan eligible players.

Brumbies should have it very easy.

On a side note, John Plumtree is also leaving the Hurricanes as he is committed to Japan's national rugby duty.


Huh? I thought he was gonna be Hurricanes head coach next year?
 

OrbitalDawn

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Huh? I thought he was gonna be Hurricanes head coach next year?

He still is. Bit of a weird situation.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/rugby...-coach-john-plumtree-for-next-years-world-cup

New Hurricanes head coach John Plumtree will continue his work as Japan's defence coach with the "Brave Blossoms" wanting to use him through to next year's Rugby World Cup.

Plumtree is set to take over the Hurricanes' top job next year but it's also a season where Japan are desperate to make a mark as World Cup hosts on the back of their daring tournament in England in 2015 where they upset the Springboks.

Former All Blacks flanker and Highlanders coach Jamie Joseph is in charge of Japan and wants Plumtree alongside him.

Joseph brought Plumtree on board last year and he was influential as Japan beat Tonga and drew with France.

Plumtree will be involved in Japan's coming tests against Italy and Georgia and Joseph says he will be part of their November schedule when they play the All Blacks and England.

"John has committed to joining the national team for the June tests and will be part of the Japan coaching panel for the November tests, and we have just about finalised his commitment to 2019," Joseph said as he named his Japan squad for the June tests.

"Obviously his recent promotion to head coach of the Hurricanes has seen a change in his personal plans, but we are confident we will have John through the World Cup and the World Cup preparations."

In other sad news:

NZ-born Ireland centre Jared Payne forced to retire due to concussion symptoms
 

Sl8er

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Quick question:

Is there a "Springboks 2018 Internationals" (or similar) thread yet?
If so, anyone mind putting the link in here?
Thanks!
 

OrbitalDawn

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Hell of a surge by the Highlanders in the last quarter. Great game overall.
 

Fulcrum29

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For interest, there will be only 3 ethnic Japanese players in the Sunwolves squad against the Brumbies. These 3 are also to be called up, but they have minimal game time this year, the reason why they are in this squad.
 
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