Johannesburg – Allister Coetzee named a 31 man squad on Tuesday afternoon at Supersport studios.
The eight uncapped players are Lukhanyo Am, Andries Coetzee, Ross Cronje, Dillyn Leyds, Raymond Rhule, Courtnall Skosan, Ruan Dreyer and Lizo Gqoboka.
A big surprise for me was the inclusion of Chiliboy Ralepelle. To be honest i havent seen much of him this season. Im also not sure why AC would choose 3 hookers, only time will tell.
Lionel Mapoe makes way for Damian De Allende after one game of Super Rugby this season. Last weekend against the Bulls Ruan Combrinck proved that he still has the qualities to be Bok 14.
I dont think Oupa has done enough to be included in the squad.
Congratulations to Warren Whitely, he will lead the Boks in 2017.
Heres the Bok squad:
Lood de Jager, Pieter-Steph du Toit, Ruan Dreyer, Eben Etzebeth, Steven Kitshoff, Siya Kolisi, Jaco Kriel, Frans Malherbe, Malcolm Marx, Bongi Mbonambi, Oupa Mohoje, Franco Mostert, Tendai Mtawarira, Lizo Gqoboka, Coenie Oosthuizen, Chiliboy Ralepelle, Duane Vermeulen, Warren Whiteley (captain)
Lukhanyo Am, Andries Coetzee, Ross Cronje, Damian de Allende, Francois Hougaard, Elton Jantjies, Jesse Kriel, Dillyn Leyds, Rudy Paige, Raymond Rhule, Jan Serfontein, Courtnall Skosan, Frans Steyn
SA A Squad:
Ruan Botha (lock), Sharks
Uzair Cassiem (loose forward), Cheetahs
Chris Cloete (loose forward), Kings
Thomas du Toit (prop), Sharks
Andries Ferreira (lock), Lions
Jason Jenkins (lock), Bulls
Wilco Louw (prop), Stormers
Jean-Luc du Preez (loose forward), Sharks
Franco Marais (hooker), Sharks
Ox Nche (prop), Cheetahs
Sikhumbuzo Notshe (loose forward), Stormers
Andisa Ntsila (loose forward), Kings
Trevor Nyakane (prop), Bulls
Ramone Samuels (hooker), Stormers
Ruan Combrinck (wing), Lions
Lionel Cronje (flyhalf), Kings
Juan de Jongh (centre), Stormers
Warrick Gelant (fullback), Bulls
Makazole Mapimpi (wing), Kings
Lionel Mapoe (centre), Lions
Dewaldt Duvenage (scrumhalf), Stormers
Jamba Ulengo (wing), Bulls
Francois Venter (centre), Cheetahs
Jano Vermaak (scrumhalf) Stormers
Harold Vorster (centre), Lions
Fred Zeilinga (flyhalf), Cheetahs