Springbok looking forward to wild celebration in France

Springboks are reportedly relishing the ultimate challenge when they file out against France

The Springbok of South Africa are looking forward to having yet another wild celebration in the city of Paris, France.

They anticipate the scene of one of the most memorable Springbok celebrations since South African rugby had unification in 1992.

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That is after as many as a total number of six players have officially earned fresh call-ups from the team.

Faf de Klerk, Willie le Roux, Cheslin Kolbe, Franco Mostert, Francois Louw and Vincent Koch have all joined the Springbok.

All of these six players have now linked up with the South African squad in the city of Paris, France.

And they are all available for selection for the Castle Lager Outgoing Tour test against France which holds on Saturday.

De Klerk (scrumhalf) linked up with the South African Rugby Union national team only on Monday evening.

And that is after the quintet of Le Roux (fullback), Louw (flank), Koch (prop), Mostert (lock) and Kolbe (utility back).

Each and every one of the latter five earlier met up with their colleagues in the French capital on Sunday.

The nippy scrumhalf and the other European-based Springboks had suffered snubs for the past weekend’s game against England at Twickenham.

And that was simply as a result of the fact that the match had fallen outside the official international window.

De Klerk (20 test caps) only last week emerged as a 2018 World Rugby Player of the Year nominee.

And that was together with his Bok team-mate in the person of none other than Malcolm Marx (hooker).

From memory, the incumbent Springbok head coach, Rassie Erasmus was particularly outstanding in the 52-10 annihilation of France back then.

Erasmus: “They bring along some valuable experience”

“It is good to welcome Faf, Willie, Cheslin and others back into the squad,” Director of Rugby, Rassie Erasmus said.

“They bring along some valuable experience and knowledge of the European conditions.

“And we are looking forward to working with them again, all of them will be available for selection this weekend.” He explained.

Also according to Erasmus, there is a very good chance that Eben Etzebeth will have consideration for Saturday’s test.

And that is in-spite of the big lock having picked up a foot injury against England at Twickenham.

“The injury which he suffered is not as bad as we had initially thought.

“And as a result of that, we will give Eben time until Tuesday to prove his fitness,” Erasmus summed up..

On the other hand, though, Siya Kolisi and his team-mates began their preparations for the French tie on Monday morning.

Erasmus is in line to make an official confirmation of the Springbok match 23 for the French test on Thursday.

The match against France is set to kick off at 22h05 (SA time) in the hugely imposing Stade de France.

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