Siya Kolisi in however Handre Pollard out as South Africa announce Rugby World Cup squad

South Africa rugby captain Siya Kolisi has been included within the squad for subsequent month’s Rugby World Cup however different key gamers not noted due to harm, together with influential fly-half Handre Pollard and World Cup-winning centre Lukhanyo Am.

Kolisi had main knee surgical procedure in April however South Africa are assured he might be slot in time for his or her first pool recreation towards Scotland in Marseille on September 10.

There are 12 World Cup debutants however the Boks stored the majority of the aspect that received the event in Japan 4 years in the past.

But Am, who twisted his knee in a warm-up Test towards Argentina on Saturday, and Pollard, who has a long-running calf harm, have been among the many notable omissions when the squad was unveiled at an elaborate televised ceremony on Tuesday.

Another man out is Lood de Jager, the large lock who was additionally a part of crew 4 years in the past. He has an unspecific chest criticism, SA Rugby stated.

Am, De Jager and Pollard have been positioned on standby with six different gamers and coach Jacques Nienaber stated he was hopeful they could return to full coaching earlier than the beginning of the event and be accessible within the occasion of harm to others.

“There were some tough decision that had to be made,” admitted Nienaber. “We still have two warm-up games left and a road to travel to build player combinations and fine-tune the areas of our game that we feel we need to improve on, so we are by no means the final product at this stage.”

Kolisi will head to his third World Cup with South Africa

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Kolisi is anticipated to play in one of many two warm-up internationals that the Boks contest over the following fortnight, towards Wales in Cardiff on August 19 and New Zealand at Twickenham on August 25, as he seems to show his health.

He heads a listing of gamers who will compete at a 3rd World Cup for the Boks. Props Frans Malherbe and Trevor Nyakane, lock Eben Etzebeth, unfastened forwards Pieter-Steph du Toit and Duane Vermeulen and centres Damian de Allende and Jesse Kriel are the others.

South Africa play in Pool B on the World Cup the place they meet Romania, Ireland and Tonga along with Scotland.

Springboks squad for the 2023 Rugby World Cup in France:

Backs: Damian de Allende (Panasonic Wild Knights), Kurt-Lee Arendse (Bulls), Faf de Klerk (Canon Eagles), Andre Esterhuizen (Harlequins), Jaden Hendrikse (Sharks), Cheslin Kolbe (Suntory Sungoliath), Jesse Kriel (Canon Eagles), Willie le Roux (Bulls), Manie Libbok (Stormers), Makazole Mapimpi (Sharks), Canan Moodie (Bulls), Cobus Reinach (Montpellier), Damian Willemse (Stormers), Grant Williams (Sharks)

Forwards: Pieter-Steph du Toit (Toyota Verblitz), Eben Etzebeth (Sharks), Deon Fourie (Stormers), Steven Kitshoff (Ulster), Jean Kleyn (Munster), Vincent Koch, Siya Kolisi (each Sharks), Frans Malherbe (Stormers), Malcolm Marx (Kubota Spears), Bongi Mbonambi (Sharks), Franco Mostert (Honda Heat), Ox Nche, Trevor Nyakane (each Sharks), Marvin Orie (Stormers), Kwagga Smith (Shizuoka Blue Revs), RG Snyman (Munster), Marco van Staden (Bulls), Duane Vermeulen (unattached), Jasper Wiese (Leicester Tigers)


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