Springboks

7 Saffers in World XV squad

2014-06-02 14:14
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Rory Kockott (AFP Photo)
Cape Town - The World XV squad to do battle with the Springboks at Newlands this Saturday features seven South Africans.

They are: scrumhalf Rory Kockott, centre Wynand Olivier, hooker Craig Burden, props Julian Redelinghuys and Schalk Ferreira, and locks Juandré Kruger and Alistair Hargreaves.

Four of these players - Kockott, Burden, Redelinghuys and Ferreira - are set to get their first taste of international rugby.

Burden was called up after Schalk Brits had to pull out when he was picked for the Springbok squad.

Former Bok coach Nick Mallett is in charge of the World XV side, with Alan Solomons as his assistant.

Omar Mouneimne is the defence coach.

World XV squad (South African players in bold):

Backs:

James O’Connor (London Irish, Australia – 44 Test caps), Drew Mitchell (Toulon, Australia – 63), Hosea Gear (Toulouse, New Zealand – 14), Rene Ranger (Montpelier, New Zealand – 6), Matt Giteau (Toulon, Australia – 92), François Trinh-Duc (Montpelier, France – 48), Rory Kockott (Castres, South Africa – uncapped), Jimmy Cowan (Gloucester, New Zealand – 51), Benson Stanley (Clermont, New Zealand - 3), and Wynand Olivier (Montpellier, South Africa - 37)

Forwards:

Steffon Armitage (Toulon, England – 5 Test caps), Alexandre Lapandry (Clermont, France – 6), Roger Wilson (Ulster, Ireland – 1), Mamuka Gorgodze (Montpellier, Georgia – 51), Alistair Hargreaves (Saracens, South Africa – 4), Joe Tekori (Toulouse, Samoa – 26), Juandré Kruger (Racing Metro, South Africa – 17), Andrew Hore (New Zealand – 83), Schalk Ferreira (Toulouse, South Africa – uncapped), Sona Taumololo (Perpignan, Tonga – 5), Craig Burden (Toulon, South Africa - uncapped), Carl Hayman (Toulon, New Zealand – 45), and Julian Redelinghuys (Lions, South Africa - uncapped)

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