Du Toit, De Jongh get Bok recalls
Sun, 22 Sep 2013 07:44
It's great to see Pieter-Steph back in action
Lock Pieter-Steph du Toit and centre Juan de Jongh have been recalled to the Springbok squad.
Coach Heyneke Meyer on Sunday revealed the squad for the final two home Tests of 2013, against Australia and New Zealand, in the Rugby Championship in the next fortnight.
The 21-year-old Du Toit was part of the Springbok squad in June, but had to withdraw because of a sternum injury.
He has completed his rehabilitation and has consequently played two full Currie Cup matches for The Sharks.
De Jongh, who did not travel with the Springboks to Argentina, Australia and New Zealand, is back in the squad.
He has been in solid form for Western Province in the Currie Cup.
"It's great to see Pieter-Steph back in action and I have to commend the Sharks for the good work they've done on getting him back to full match fitness," the Boks mentor, Meyer, said.
"He has always been part of our long-term plans and we're looking forward to welcoming him back into the Springbok fold.
"Juan is an experienced player and will slot back into the squad with ease as we start our preparations for the Test against Australia at Newlands on Saturday."
The Springbok squad will start preparing in Cape Town on Monday, ahead of the Test against Australia - which takes place at Newlands on Saturday, September 28.
The final round of the Rugby Championship is on October 5 against New Zealand at Ellis Park in Johannesburg.
Forwards: Lourens Adriaanse, Willem Alberts, Marcell Coetzee, Bismarck du Plessis, Jannie du Plessis, Pieter-Steph du Toit, Eben Etzebeth, Siya Kolisi, Juandré Kruger, Francois Louw, Tendai Mtawarira, Coenie Oosthuizen, Chiliboy Ralepelle, Gurthrö Steenkamp, Adriaan Strauss, Flip van der Merwe, Duane Vermeulen.
Backs: Bjorn Basson, Juan de Jongh, Jean de Villiers (captain), Fourie du Preez, JJ Engelbrecht, Bryan Habana, Zane Kirchner, Patrick Lambie, Willie le Roux, Ruan Pienaar, Jan Serfontein, Morné Steyn, Jano Vermaak.
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