Ken Borland
Sports Journalist
4 minute read
18 Jun 2022
8:01 am

A Springbok squad that ticks all the boxes, except at …

Ken Borland

South Africa are truly blessed with exceptional loose forwards to choose from.

Happy Springboks (from left), the injured Cobus Reinach, Jesse Kriel and Damian de Allende at Thandanani Centre in Mamelodi where they helped the Youth Day Initiative with FoodForward. Picture: Sydney Seshibedi/Gallo Images

Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber deserves credit for striking a happy balance between retaining the core of the 2019 World Cup winning squad and rewarding some of the outstanding individual form shown in the United Rugby Championship when he announced his squad last weekend for the next few months of international action. Personally, I am particularly happy to see the return of Marcell Coetzee, who must surely be the designated back-up to the No 6 jersey should something unfortunate happen to Siya Kolisi, and a first call-up for Elrigh Louw. The pair of loose forwards have done so much of the...