Trying to make sense in any coach selection is difficult and so much more when it comes to the Springboks.
There was a few surprises in Rassie Erasmus selections when he announced the squad to tour the UK this November and off-course like always a few disappointments.
Erasmus selected uncapped trio of Sergeal Petersen (wing), Ruhan Nel (centre) and JD Schickerling (lock) after Saturdays final between Province and the Sharks.
Petersen did play in a tour match for the Springboks against the Barbarians but that did not earn him a cap.
He also called back Gio Aplon (outside back) and Louis Schreuder (scrumhalf) into the squad.
We also see Trevor Nyakane (prop) and Lood de Jager (lock) back in the squad after long layoffs due to injury. Neither had played any test for the Springboks this year under Erasmus.
We knew that Erasmus would try some more players in the end of year tour as he try and get his best 30, 32 players ready for the World Cup next year.
Players like Lionel Mapoe, Tendai Mtawarira, Ross Cronje, Lukhanyo Am and Makazole Mapimpi were all not considered due to injury.
There are a few questions on Erasmus selections and starting with the forwards the questions was asked the selection of Schalk Birts and the exclusion of Akker van Der Merwe.
Brits have not really played any competitive rugby since retiring at the end of the English season. He is a quality player but there are some unhappiness that a guy like Akker was excluded for the Brits.
Brits do bring a world of experience to the group in playing up north in their conditions and he is a quality player.
With Marx and Bongi as the two front runners one can understand that Erasmus wanted someone he knew will adopt to conditions quickly if any injuries come.
Erasmus also are taking 5 locks on tour with JD Schickerling the first time as part of the group. With De Jager just returning to the field it seems a good idea to have the youngster part of the group.
Although we have the likes of Etzebeth, De Jager, Mostert and Snyman as the possible front runners, it will not hurt to bring the young man to experience the culture.
With Vermeulen back in the squad there are a feeling that Francois Louw was not needed, but the big man have also a world of experience to give to the squad.
With the backs Gio Aplon who has been playing brilliant rugby in France and Japan is another that brings experience to the team.
Aplon can fit in at the wing and fullback which is specialised positions which you need quality in the conditions up north.
With Faf de Klerk seemingly not available the selection of Louis Schreuder makes the only real sense at nine. He deserve a chance at this level and hopefully he will get one.
Sergeal Peteresen had a great Currie Cup for Province but his selection may be the one selection that can only be as cover. One can not see him pushing Dyantyi or even Nkosi out of the starting team.
Must say there are plenty of happiness to see Ruhan Nel getting another change to show his quality.
Next week it is England and this may be Rassie team he select for the first test.
15. Willie le Roux, 14 Sbu Nkosi, 13. Jesse Kriel, 12. Damien De Allende, 11. Aphiwe Dyantyi, 10 Handre Pollard, 9. Embrose Papier, 8 Daune Vermeulen, 7 Pieter Steph du Toit, 6.Siya Kolisi, 5. Franco Mostert, 4. Eben Etzebeth, 3. Trevor Nyakane, 2.Malcolm Marx, 1. Steven Kitshoff