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.