Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus said although Faf de Klerk is available for the Springboks last test this weekend against Wales, he will go with his two youngsters Papier and Van Zyl.
“Faf is available this weekend, but we probably won’t use him,’ Erasmus told the media in Cardiff. ‘Faf is definitely a contender to go to the World Cup next year, but in the same breath we don’t have the luxury of 15 to 20 Test matches before the World Cup. We have five, including this one, Erasmus told reporters.
World Rugby regulation state clear that any overseas player can be drafted into the National squad on the Sunday before a test match.
Erasmus further stated that he has a good relationship with most clubs.
Erasmus also said he is hopeful that Etzebeth will be fit for this final test of the year for the Springboks.