Rugby Championship

5 Springboks released for Currie Cup duty

2017-08-15 14:40
Francois Venter (Gallo Images)

Port Elizabeth - The Springboks have released Warrick Gelant (fullback), Lizo Gqoboka (prop, both Blue Bulls), Oupa Mohoje (flank), Francois Venter (centre, both Free State Cheetahs) and Dillyn Leyds (wing, Western Province) to their provincial teams for Currie Cup duty, it was confirmed on Tuesday. 

The five players are members of the Springbok squad who are currently fine-tuning their preparations for the weekend’s opening Rugby Championship opener against Argentina in Port Elizabeth. 

They will be released to their respective Provinces on Tuesday afternoon. 

Saturday’s first round fixture of the Rugby Championship campaign kicks off at 17:05 in the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium. 

The Springbok match day squad will be named on Thursday while the 28 man squad that leaves for Salta, Argentina on Wednesday, August 23 will be announced next Tuesday, August 22.

 

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