Suspended Cloete returns to SA 'A'

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 10:44
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SQUAD UPDATE: Southern Kings flank Chris Cloete, who was initially withdrawn from the South Africa 'A' squad due to a suspension, will now rejoin the squad to play the French Barbarians.

Cloete's inclusion comes as a result of Sahrks loose forward Jean-Luc du Preez' call-up to the Springbok squad. 
 
Du Preez, who was invited to train with the Springboks at their training camp in Plettenberg Bay last week, will now remain with the squad throughout the Incoming Series after Duane Vermeulen was forced to withdraw from the 31-man group with a shoulder injury.
 
Cloete, who is contracted to the Pumas but on loan to the Southern Kings for Super Rugby, was replaced in the 'A' squad by Ruan Ackermann. 

He will now join the squad again when they get together in Durban on Wednesday, but will not be available for the first match, next Friday at the Moses Mabhida Stadium.
 
Earlier, Seabelo Senatla and Lwazi Mvovo had been drafted into the 'A' squad in place of Jamba Ulengo (injured) and Lionel Mapoe (called up to the Springbok squad) respectively.
 
Updated SA 'A' squad:
 
Forwards: Ruan Ackermann, Ruan Botha, Uzair Cassiem, Chris Cloete, Thomas du Toit, Andries Ferreira, Jason Jenkins, Wilco Louw, Franco Marais, Retshegofaditswe Nche, Sikhumbuzo Notshe, Andisa Ntsila, Trevor Nyakane, Ramone Samuels.
Backs: Ruan Combrinck, Lionel Cronje, Juan de Jongh, Warrick Gelant, Makazole Mapimpi, Lwazi Mvovo, Dewaldt Duvenage, Seabelo Senatla, Francois Venter, Jano Vermaak, Harold Vorster, Fred Zeilinga.