South Africa added two uncapped players, Duane Vermeulen and Johan Goosen, to the squad travelling to Australia and New Zealand for rugby’s southern hemisphere championship.
Vermeulen, a Western Province No. 8, and Goosen, a flyhalf from the Free State Cheetahs, will join the 28-member squad for the Sept. 8 Test against Australia in Perth and the Sept. 15 match against New Zealand in Dunedin, according to a statement from South Africa Rugby Union today.
Western Province midfielder Juan de Jongh and Bath loose forward Francois Louw, who has captained his English club, were recalled to the squad.
South Africa is second in the standings after beating Argentina in Cape Town and then drawing 16-16 with the Pumas in Mendoza.
Willem Alberts Loose forward Andries Bekker Lock Craig Burden Hooker Pat Cilliers Prop Marcell Coetzee Loose forward Juan de Jongh Centre Jean de Villiers (c) Centre Jannie du Plessis Prop Eben Etzebeth Lock Johan Goosen Flyhalf Dean Greyling Prop Bryan Habana Wing Francois Hougaard Scrumhalf Zane Kirchner Fullback Juandré Kruger Lock Pat Lambie Fullback / Flyhalf Tiaan Liebenberg Hooker Francois Louw Loose forward Tendai Mtawarira Prop Lwazi Mvovo Wing Ruan Pienaar Scrumhalf Jacques Potgieter Loose forward Frans Steyn Centre Morné Steyn Flyhalf Adriaan Strauss Hooker Flip van der Merwe Lock Jano Vermaak Scrumhalf Duane Vermeulen No 8
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