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Erasmus happy to take on Wales without Faf

Rassie Erasmus is announced as Springbok coach during the South African rugby press conference at SuperSport Studios in Randburg, Johannesburg on 01 March 2018 ©Gavin Barker/BackpagePix

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.

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  1. Should’ve been schreuder for Wales

    He’s got the best service by a long shot, but totally wasted if box-kicking is instructed.

    This is going to be a banana peel for bike unless they really up for this game.

  2. Team I would like to see take on Wales.
    1. Kitzi 2. Bongi 3. Malherbe 4. RG 5. Mossi 6. Louw 7. PTSD 8. Vermeulen 9. Papier 10. Polly 11. Dyanti, 12. DDA 13. Kriel 14. Nkosi 15. Willie
    Bench: TDT, Marx, Koch, Lood, Kolisi, Schreuder, Jantjies, Willemse

  3. @Oupa Joe: Noooooo!
    Go for Koch, Bongi, Wilco.
    Then Lood and RG.
    Happy with Louw, PsdT and Duan.
    Happy with A4, Polly, Dyanti (would have loved A.Nother here). Would love Willemse at back. And Kriel + Essie / Rhuan at centre? And Kolbe at other wing – tired of inability of Nkosi to catch a farken ball.
    If we are 80% sure we will lose anyway, why play our (tired) first team?

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