As it happened: Bok PE team announcement

2016-06-23 11:58

LIVE coverage of the Springbok team announcement for the third and final Test against Ireland in Port Elizabeth.

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Last Updated at 10:20
23 Jun 13:22  

*** THAT'S ALL FOLKS! ***

The team is out, we await Ireland's squad announcement.

Let's all get behind the Boks and shout them to victory on Saturday!

Kick-off is at 17:00.

Be sure to stay glued to www.sport24.co.za for all the latest action/news/ratings - and much more!

23 Jun 13:20  

FOR THOSE COUNTING...

Five players of colour in the starting XV and three on the bench.

That's eight out of 23 - or 34.8%

23 Jun 13:15  

RUAN GETS HIS START

Congratulations!

23 Jun 13:13  

WHY NO START FOR KRIEL?

I am shocked to see kolisi getting another start, while inform of his life Jaco Kriel must start from the bench, writes Jaun Jacobs.

23 Jun 13:12  

NOT IMPRESSED WITH FRANS

Not to bad team, just wondering what  Frans Malherbe is doing there?? He has been poor in both games, writes Sport24 readers Janlo Ungerer.

23 Jun 13:11  

GOOD RECORD IN PE

It will be the fourth Test match at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth. The Boks have won two, against New Zealand in 2011 and Scotland in 2014, and drawn one, against England in 2012.

23 Jun 13:11  

DID YOU KNOW?

South Africa and Ireland have played each other 24 times since 1906, with the Springboks winning 17 Tests, losing six and one was drawn.

23 Jun 13:10  

STATS AND FACTS

The Springbok starting team boasts a total of 397 Test caps (129 in the backline and 268 in the forwards), while there are a further 86 caps worth of experience on the bench.

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23 Jun 13:04  

*** THE SPRINGBOK TEAM IS AS FOLLOWS ***

15 Willie le Roux, 14 Ruan Combrinck, 13 Lionel Mapoe, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 JP Pietersen, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Faf de Klerk, 8 Warren Whiteley, 7 Siya Kolisi, 6 Francois Louw, 5 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Adriaan Strauss (captain), 1 Tendai Mtawarira 

Substitutes: 16 Bongi Mbonambi, 17 Steven Kitshoff, 18 Julian Redelinghuys, 19 Franco Mostert, 20 Jaco Kriel, 21 Rudy Paige, 22 Morne Steyn, 23 Lwazi Mvovo

23 Jun 13:03  

PICK THEM BOTH!

Sport24 readers Izak van der Wat says: Why can’t both Jaco Kriel and Francois Louw be included in the same line, Francois has been playing Nr7 for Bath So why can’t he do it for the boks, what a combination it will be, Jaco 6, Flo 7, and Warren 8??? Siya has not been in good form, even for the Stormers, Notshe is still a bit light in the pants.

23 Jun 13:01  

PICK ON MERIT!

Let Cosatu know that black players are the reason Bafana Bafana are ranked 68th in the world. Pick players on their merit not colour, says Sport24 reader Peet du Toit.

23 Jun 13:01  

NOT MENTALLY TOUGH ENOUGH

Sport24 reader Ricardo Louw says: There's nothing wrong with team selection, there's too many players that's mentally not tough enough. The Lion's players are hungry for success and play with that hunger which was probably instill by their franchise coaching staff. So in short that's Coetzees biggest challenge to get his chosen once to fight mentally and physically for him and the country.

23 Jun 12:55  

DO THEY KNOW THE DIFFERENCE?

Is there anyone at Cosatu who knows the difference between a rugby ball and golf ball? asks Sport24 reader Mick de Beer.

23 Jun 12:54  

PICK KRIEL

So says Sport24 reader Jaun Jacobs

IF OUR NEW COACH WANT TO ONLY PLAY THE BEST PLAYERS LOCALY YOU MUST PICK JACO KRIEL. WHAT ELS, OR WHAT MORE MUST HE DO TO GET THAT BOK JERSEY

23 Jun 12:24  

*** THE SPRINGBOK TEAM FOR THE THIRD TEST WILL BE NAMED AT 13:00 ***

23 Jun 12:23  

HAVE YOUR SAY!

Got something to get off your chest?

If so, drop us an email at mysport@sport24.co.za

23 Jun 12:22  

BOK BACKLINE WOES JAKE WHITE'S FAULT?

Former Springbok Errol Tobias has not been impressed by the backline play of the Boks in the first two Tests against Ireland.

Tobias goes on to suggest that the problems stem back to Jake White's tenure at the helm (2004-2007).

Agree?

23 Jun 12:18  

BOKS EDGE ALL BLACKS IN ONE AREA!

Sport24 chief writer Rob Houwing fears lock is the lone berth where the Boks can better or match the All Blacks, based on June series viewing thus far …

23 Jun 12:13   IN OTHER SPRINGBOK NEWS...

The Springboks' itinerary for the upcoming Rugby Championship has been confirmed.

August 20: South Africa v Argentina, Nelspruit

August 27: Argentina v South Africa, Salta

September 10: Australia v South Africa, Brisbane

September 17: New Zealand v South Africa, Christchurch

October 1: South Africa v Australia, Pretoria

October 8:  South Africa v New Zealand, Durban

23 Jun 12:09  

IN OTHER RUGBY NEWS...

SA Rugby has launched its seventh Boks for Books library at the Walmer Primary School in Port Elizabeth.

23 Jun 12:07  

LOOKING RELAXED

Just another training session for coach Allister Coetzee...

23 Jun 12:05  

SPARE A THOUGHT FOR 'NEARLY-MAN' SCARRA

Despite being part of no fewer than three Springbok squads, hooker Scarra Ntubeni doesn't look like making his Springbok debut any time soon.

Don't expect to hear the Stormers man named in today's squad.

23 Jun 12:03  

WHO'S TO BLAME?

Trade union Cosatu on Wednesday suggested that "white players" were behind the Boks' struggles in the opening two Tests.

Do you agree?

Let us know at mysport@sport24.co.za

23 Jun 12:01  

SERIES DECIDER

The series is tied at 1-1 after the Irish made history at Newlands a fortnight ago, winning their first ever Test on SA soil.

The Boks staged a late fightback in Johannesburg last weekend, snatching victory from the jaws of defeat to set up a mouth-watering finale in PE on Saturday.

Kick-off is at 17:00

23 Jun 11:58  

WELCOME!

LIVE coverage of the Springbok team announcement for the third and final Test against Ireland at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.

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