New Faces, New Hopes: Springboks’ 2024 Squad Revealed

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Springboks reveal diverse squad for 2024 rugby season.
Emphasis on youth and local talent shines through.
Challenges addressed with resilience and strategic planning.
Promising fixtures ahead highlight team’s ambition and potential.

Embracing Youth and Building Towards the Future

As the anticipation for the upcoming rugby season reaches its zenith, the Springboks have unveiled their squad for the 2024 campaign, igniting a fervor of excitement and speculation among fans and pundits alike. With a blend of seasoned veterans and fresh talent, the stage is set for a captivating journey ahead.

A Youthful Injection: Uncapped Players Take Center Stage

Eyes are firmly fixed on the 11 uncapped players who have earned their place in the squad through sheer determination and standout performances in their respective competitions. From the dynamic prowess of Jordan Hendrikse to the raw talent of Ethan Hooker, these rising stars symbolize the future of South African rugby.

A Shift in Dynamics: Exclusion of Overseas-Based Players

In a notable departure from convention, players based in Europe, the UK, and Ireland have been sidelined for the Boks’ first Test against Wales. This decision underscores the emphasis on nurturing homegrown talent and fostering cohesion within the squad.

Navigating Challenges: Adapting to Absentees and Bans

Challenges loom on the horizon as key players like Handre Pollard and Jasper Wiese face bans and injuries, rendering them unavailable for immediate selection. Yet, amidst adversity, opportunities arise for others to step up and fill the void, exemplifying the resilience ingrained within the Springbok ethos.

A Local Flavor: Celebrating Domestic Triumphs

The squad boasts a strong contingent from local clubs, including the Hollywoodbets Sharks and the DHL Stormers, who have showcased their mettle on both domestic and international stages. Their success serves as a testament to the rich talent pool flourishing within South African rugby.

Looking Ahead: Laying the Foundation for Success

With the 2027 World Cup looming on the horizon, strategic planning and foresight are paramount. Rassie Erasmus, the architect behind the Boks’ resurgence, emphasizes the importance of blooding new talent and building a squad capable of sustained excellence on the global stage.

A Promising Journey: Tests, Tours, and Triumphs Await

The road ahead is paved with challenges and opportunities as the Springboks embark on a grueling schedule, encompassing Tests against formidable opponents and historic encounters. From the Castle Lager Incoming Series to the Castle Lager Rugby Championship, each fixture presents a chance for the Boks to reaffirm their status as a rugby powerhouse.

Springbok Training Squad


Phepsi Buthelezi (Hollywoodbets Sharks)
Joseph Dweba, Ben-Jason Dixon (both DHL Stormers)
Pieter-Steph du Toit (Toyota Verblitz)
Eben Etzebeth (Hollywoodbets Sharks)
Neethling Fouche (DHL Stormers)
Vincent Koch (Hollywoodbets Sharks)
Frans Malherbe (DHL Stormers)
Malcolm Marx (Kubota Spears)
Bongi Mbonambi (Hollywoodbets Sharks)
Ntuthuko Mchunu (Hollywoodbets Sharks)
Salmaan Moerat (DHL Stormers)
Franco Mostert (Honda Heat)
Ox Nche (Hollywoodbets Sharks)
Evan Roos (DHL Stormers)
Kwagga Smith (Blu Revs)
Andre-Hugo Venter (DHL Stormers)
Jasper Wiese (Leicester Tigers)

Damian de Allende (Panasonic Wild Knights)
Faf de Klerk (Canon Eagles)
Andre Esterhuizen (Harlequins)
Aphelele Fassi (Hollywoodbets Sharks)
Jordan Hendrikse (Emirates Lions)
Sacha Feinberg-Mngomezulu (DHL Stormers)
Ethan Hooker (Hollywoodbets Sharks)
Quan Horn (Emirates Lions)
Cheslin Kolbe (Suntory Sungoliath)
Jesse Kriel (Canon Eagles)
Manie Libbok (DHL Stormers)
Makazole Mapimpi, Siya Masuku (both Hollywoodbets Sharks)
Handre Pollard (Leicester Tigers)
Morne van den Berg (Emirates Lions)
Edwill van der Merwe (Emirates Lions)
Grant Williams (Hollywoodbets Sharks)

Players to Keep an Eye on

Rising stars: Keep an eye on uncapped talents.
Seasoned veterans: Experience meets skill on the field.
Key absentees: Injuries and bans create opportunities.
Dynamic lineup promises thrilling performances.

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