Cape Town - An extended Springbok training squad is set to assemble in Stellenbosch on Sunday, May 29 as preparations for new coach Allister Coetzee's first Test against Ireland on June 11 begin.
It means that the players involved in the national set-up will play Super Rugby right up until the international break, leaving them with just two weeks to prepare for the visiting Irish.
According to Netwerk24, the players who are to be a part of the extended Bok squad will learn of their inclusion - or exclusion - within the next 10 days.
Coetzee, who replaced Heyneke Meyer as Springbok coach last month, is currently doing the rounds by visiting all six of South Africa's Super Rugby franchises.
So far he has met with the Lions and the Cheetahs, where he has outlined his Bok plans to management.
Coetzee and members of his management team are also spending time with the players from each franchise.
Cheetahs coach Franco Smith said that Coetzee had expressed his excitement with the brand of rugby the Cheetahs were playing, adding that there was a "good culture" at the Bloemfontein-based franchise.