The teams and countries the 31 World Cup Boks call 'home'

2019-08-26 20:17
Duane Vermeulen and Beast Mtawarira (Gallo Images)
Duane Vermeulen and Beast Mtawarira (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus named a formidable 31-man squad for this year's Rugby World Cup in Japan on Monday.

The Boks will be looking for a third Webb Ellis Cup title having tasted success in 1995 at home and in 2007 in France.

South Africa's policy of picking overseas-based players has its pros and cons - and this year's squad sees no fewer than eight (26%) plying their trade beyond South Africa's borders.

Which teams and countries do the 17 forwards and 14 backs selected to do duty call 'home'?


Forwards (6)

Pieter-Steph du Toit, Eben Etzebeth, Steven Kitshoff, Siya Kolisi (captain), Frans Malherbe, Bongi Mbonambi

Backs (2)

Damian de Allende, Herschel Jantjies


Forwards (5)

Schalk Brits, Lood de Jager, Trevor Nyakane, RG Snyman, Duane Vermeulen

Backs (3)

Warrick Gelant, Jesse Kriel, Handre Pollard


Forwards (1)

Tendai Mtawarira

Backs (3)

Lukhanyo Am, Makazole Mapimpi, S'bu Nkosi


Forwards (2)

Malcolm Marx, Kwagga Smith

Backs (1)

Elton Jantjies


Forwards (3)

Vincent Koch (Saracens), Francois Louw (Bath), Franco Mostert (Gloucester)

Backs (3)

Faf de Klerk (Sale Sharks), Cobus Reinach (Northampton Saints), Willie le Roux (Wasps)


Forwards (0)


Backs (2)

Cheslin Kolbe (Toulouse), Frans Steyn (Montpellier)

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