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Six players join Springbok squad in Paris
November 05, 2018
Faf de Klerk, Wille le Roux, Franco Mostert, Francois Louw, Vincent Koch and Cheslin Kolbe have joined the Springbok squad in Paris and are all available for selection for Saturday’s Castle Lager Outgoing Tour Test against France.

De Klerk (scrumhalf) linked up with the South African squad on Monday after Louw (flank), Koch (prop), Mostert (lock) and Kolbe (utility back) met up with their team mates on Sunday evening in French capital.

The nippy scrumhalf and the other European-based Springboks were not considered for the past weekend’s match against England at Twickenham because that match fell outside the official international window.

De Klerk (20 Test caps) was last week named as a 2018 World Rugby Player of the Year nominee, alongside Bok team mate Malcolm Marx (hooker).

“It’s good to welcome Faf, Willie, Cheslin and the others back into the squad,” said Rassie Erasmus, Director of Rugby.

“They bring along some valuable experience and knowledge of the European conditions and we are looking forward to working with them again. All of them will be available for selection for this weekend.”

According to Erasmus, there is a good chance that Eben Etzebeth will be considered for Saturday after the big lock sustained a foot injury against England at Twickenham.

“The injury is not as bad as we initially thought and we will give Eben time until Tuesday to prove his fitness,” said Erasmus.

Siya Kolisi and his team mates started their preparations for the French encounter on Monday morning. Erasmus is set announce the Springbok match 23 for the French Test on Thursday.

The match against France kicks off at 22h05 (SA time) in the imposing Stade de France. The Springboks’ end-of-year tour to the northern hemisphere also includes Tests against Scotland in Edinburgh and Wales in Cardiff.

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