Grit Sports panel decided to assist new national rugby director coach Rassie Erasmus with his Bok selection.

These players are solely selected on Super Rugby perfromance and International experience.


Currently there are a few players out, as the casualties pile up, picking on experince goes out the window.

15. Warrick Gelant, 14. Ruan Combrink, 13. Lukhanyo Am, 12. Damien de Allende, 11. Aphiwe Dyantyi, 10. Elton Jantjies, 9. Ross Cronje (returning from injury against Brumbies this weekend).

8. Duane Vermeulen, 7. Jean Lu du Preez, 6. Siya Kolisi, 5. R. G Snyman, 4. Pieter Steph, 3. Trevor Nyakane, 2. Bismarck du Plessis, 1. Tendai Mtawarira

16. Akker van der Merwe (Ramone Samuels), 17. Wilco Louw, 18. Steven Kitshoff, 19. Ruan Botha, 20. Franco Mostert (Roeloff Smit), 21. Handre Pollard, 22. Andries Coetzee, 23. Dillyn Leyds

Players who miss out (injury) – Eben Etzebeth, Lizo Gqoboka, Lood de Jager, Warren Whiteley, Jaco Kriel

Fringe players: Harold Vorster, Raymond Rhule, Curwin Bosch, Sbu Nkosi, Louis Schreuder, Daniel du Preez, Sikhumbuzo Notshe, Thomas du Toit, Nizaam Carr, Kwagga Smith