As it happened: Bok RWC squad announcement

2015-08-28 17:00

Last Updated at 12:43
28 Aug 18:41

WELL, THERE IT IS PEOPLE

Heyneke Meyer has named his 31 players to do duty at the 2015 Rugby World Cup in England and Wales starting on September 18.

For sure there'll be tears of joy - and those of happiness.

Be sure to stay glued to www.sport24.co.za for all the latest reaction to the squad announcement.

28 Aug 18:38

NAAS WORRIES ABOUT FITNESS

Naas assumes that because they were picked, all 31 players must be fit

28 Aug 18:36

VERSATILITY GETS COENIE IN

The fact that Coenie Oosthuizen can play both sides of the scrum - can he? - got him the nod

28 Aug 18:36

MALLETT WONDERS ABOUT BRITS

With Bismarck and Adriaan sure to start shouldn't we be looking to 2019 and take Scarra Ntubeni instead?

28 Aug 18:32

UNLUCKY PLAYERS?

Coetzee, Reinach, Mohoje, Whiteley, Hendricks, Scarra, Brussow, Koch

28 Aug 18:32

NO WHITELEY

No Warren Whiteley either... which makes sense as there are ZERO Lions players in the squad

28 Aug 18:31
Mallett has 15 names who were left BEHIND who could represent SA
28 Aug 18:31

MALLETT HAPPY

Nick says it' a "fantastic squad"

28 Aug 18:30

NOT A SINGLE LIONS PLAYER!

Breakdown:

Sharks (7), WP (6), Bulls (6), Cheetahs (3)

Other 9 overseas-based - and shouldn't have been pick (IMHO)

28 Aug 18:24

FULL SPRINGBOKS SQUAD THUS AS FOLLOWS:

Backs (14)

Willie le Roux, Zane Kirchner, Bryan Habana, JP Pietersen, Lwazi Mvovo, Jean de Villiers (captain), Jesse Kriel, Damian de Allende, Pat Lambie, Handré Pollard, Morné Steyn, Fourie du Preez, Ruan Pienaar, Rudy Paige

Forwards (17)

Duane Vermeulen, Schalk Burger, Willem Alberts, Francois Louw, Siya Kolisi, Eben Etzebeth, Lood de Jager, Victor Matfield, Pieter-Steph du Toit, Beast Mtawarira, Trevor Nyakane, Jannie du Plessis, Frans Malherbe, Coenie Oosthuizen, Bismarck du Plessis, Adriaan Strauss, Schalk Brits

28 Aug 18:23

LAST NAME OUT

Duane Vermeulen (No 8)

28 Aug 18:22

SECOND LAST

Adriaan Strauss (hooker)

28 Aug 18:22
LAST 2 NAMES...
28 Aug 18:22

NEXT OUT

Morne Steyn (flyhalf)

28 Aug 18:21

DOWN TO 'P'

And still Sport24 are spot on...

28 Aug 18:21

NEXT OUT

Handre Pollard (flyhalf)

28 Aug 18:20

NEXT OUT

JP Pietersen (wing, centre)

28 Aug 18:20

NEXT OUT

Ruan Pienaar (scrumhalf)

28 Aug 18:19

NO REINACH...

Rudy Paige's selection (as predicted by Sport24) pretty much spells the end of Cobus Reinach's chances)

28 Aug 18:19

NEXT OUT

BOMBSHELL!

Rudy Paige (scrumhalf)

28 Aug 18:18

NEXT OUT

Coenie Oosthuizen (prop)

Bad neck and all...

28 Aug 18:17

NEXT OUT

Trevor Nyakane (prop)

28 Aug 18:17

NEXT OUT

Lwazi Mvovo (wing, centre)

28 Aug 18:16

NEXT OUT

"Beeeeeast"

Tendai Mtawarira (prop)

28 Aug 18:15

NEXT OUT

Victor Matfield (lock)

28 Aug 18:15

NEXT OUT

Frans Malherbe (prop)

28 Aug 18:14

NEXT OUT

Francois Louw (loose forward)

28 Aug 18:13

NEXT OUT

Willie le Roux (fullback)

28 Aug 18:13

NEXT OUT

Durban goes wild for Pat Lambie (flyhalf, fullback)

28 Aug 18:12

NEXT OUT

Jesse Kriel (centre, fullback, wing - sort of)

28 Aug 18:12

NEXT OUT

Siya Kolisi (loose forward)

In case you hadn't noticed, no Heinrich Brussow nor Marcell Coetzee

28 Aug 18:11

NEXT OUT

Zane Kirchner (utility)

28 Aug 18:10

SPOT ON

Sport24 spot on thus far with our 31-man squad

#justsaying

28 Aug 18:10

NEXT OUT

Bryan Habana (wing)

28 Aug 18:09

NEXT OUT

Eben Etzebeth (lock)

28 Aug 18:09

NEXT OUT

Pieter-Steph du Toit (utility)

New Stormers recruit gets the nod

28 Aug 18:08

NEXT OUT

Fourie du Preez (scrumhalf)

28 Aug 18:07

NEXT OUT

Jannie du Plessis (prop)

28 Aug 18:07

NEXT OUT:

Bismarck du Plessis (hooker)

Spells doom for Scarra Ntubeni. Cosatu preparing a statement as I type?

28 Aug 18:06

NEXT NAME OUT

Lood de Jager (lock)

28 Aug 18:05

NEXT NAME:

Damian de Allende (centre)

28 Aug 18:04

NEXT OUT:

Schalk Burger (loose forward)

28 Aug 18:04

OUT NEXT:

Schalk Brits (hooker)

28 Aug 18:03

ALPHABETICAL ORDER

The rest of the squad is:

Willem Alberts

28 Aug 18:03

ONE BY ONE

Looks like it's going to be one by one...

28 Aug 18:01

FIRST NAME OUT IS...

Jean de Villiers (captain)

28 Aug 18:01

SARU deputy president Mark Alexander to make the announcement.

No sign of Oregan Hoskins or Heyneke Meyer as yet...

 
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