first_img Australia Rugby Championship Squad Don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook and Twitter. New Zealand Rugby Championship Squad South Africa Rugby Championship SquadSteven Kitshoff, Damian de Allende and Francois Louw return to the starting line-up for the Springboks match against the All Blacks this weekend. Willie le Roux is also set to collect his 50th cap for the side looking to repeat their shock victory in New Zealand in September.Rassie Erasmus said; “The All Blacks usually hit hard back after a loss so we have to be mentally and physically ready for a massive contest. We will have to front up in defence and be clinical when we creating chances because the All Blacks punish you for errors and missed opportunities. The Springboks versus All Blacks at a packed Loftus, I think it’s going to be a special occasion.”South Africa team to face New Zealand in the Rugby Championship – Saturday 6th Octoberle Roux, Kolbe, Kriel, de Allende, Dyantyi; Pollard, de Klerk, Louw, du Toit, Kolisi, (captain), Mostert, Etzebeth, Malherbe, Marx, Mtawarira.Replacements: Mbonambi, Mtawarira, Koch, Snyman, Notshe, Papier, Jantjies, Willemse.South Africa team to face Australia in the Rugby Championship – Saturday 29th Septemberle Roux, Kolbe, Kriel, Esterhuizen, Dyantyi, Pollard, de Klerk, Notshe, du Toit, Kolisi (captain), Mostert, Etzebeth, Malherbe, Marx, MtawariraReplacements: Mbonambi, Kitshoff, Louw, Snyman, van Staden, Papier, Jantjies, WillemseSouth Africa team to face New Zealand in the Rugby Championship – Saturday 15th Septemberle Roux; Kriel, Am, de Allende, Dyantyi; Pollard, de Klerk, Whiteley, du Toit, Kolisi (captain), Mostert, Etzebeth, Malherbe, Marx, KitshoffReplacements: Mbonambi, Mtawarira, Louw, Snyman, Louw, Cronje, Jantjies, KolbeSouth Africa team to face Australia in the Rugby Championship – Saturday 8th Septemberle Roux, Mapimpi, Kriel, de Allende, Dyantyi, Jantjies, de Klerk, Whiteley, du Toit, Kolisi (captain), Mostert, Etzebeth, Malherbe, Mbonambi, KitshoffReplacements: Marx, Mtawarira, Louw, Snyman, Louw, Papier, Pollard, Kolbe.South Africa team to face Argentina in the Rugby Championship – Saturday 25th Augustle Roux, Mapimpi, Am, Esterhuizen, Dyantyi, Pollard, de Klerk, Whiteley, Kolisi (captain), Louw, Mostert, Etzebeth, Malherbe, Marx, MtawariraReplacements: Mbonambi, Kitshoff, Louw, Snyman, du Toit, Papier, Mapoe, Willemse Expand Expand LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Argentina Rugby Championship Squad See the Pumas squad new coach Mario Ledesma… Collapsecenter_img Argentina Rugby Championship Squad Australia Rugby Championship Squad Michael Cheika has named his Australia squad for… New Zealand Rugby Championship Squad Take a look at the full squad the Springboks will use for the upcoming Rugby Championship here Take a look at the squad Steve Hansen… South Africa team to face Argentina in the Rugby Championship – Saturday 18th Augustle Roux, Mapimpi, Am, Esterhuizen, Dyantyi, Pollard, de Klerk, Whiteley, Kolisi (captain), Louw, du Toit, Etzebeth, Malherbe, Marx, MtawariraReplacements: Mbonambi, Kitshoff, du Toit, Orie, van Staden, Papier, Mapoe, WillemseSpringbok coach Rassie Erasmus has named his 35-man squad for the upcoming 2018 Rugby Championship. A plethora of Test regulars return to the South Africa side after having not featured in their 2-1 series win over England in the summer.The Lions quartet of Malcolm Marx, Warren Whiteley, Ross Cronje and Lionel Mapoe all come back into the squad for the first time this year. Bath forward Francois Louw, Lwazi Mvovo and the man mountain Eben Etzebeth also return to the squad.Erasmus said: “Eben and Warren have been out of the Bok mix for a while because of injury so it’s very pleasing to have them back in the squad, while Malcolm has regained his good form with the Lions since recovering from his injury.”In relation to Etzebeth, he said: “He has trained with us since the Stormers had their bye before their last (Super Rugby) match,” Erasmus said.“He has done every single physical thing. He is functionally up there and definitely one of the fittest guys in the squad, that I can promise you, just by looking at his stats and the way he has trained.”Bad Luck: Eztebeth has had a terrible run of injuries, but returns to the squad (Getty Images)There are also several young players selected in the squad, including Damian Willemse, Marco Van Staden and Cyle Brink.“It is also pleasing to again add some young players who been showing good form and consistency for their franchise teams during Super Rugby,” Erasmus added.2018 Rugby Championship SquadForwards: Cyle Brink, Jean-Luc du Preez, Thomas du Toit, Pieter-Steph du Toit, Eben Etzebeth, Steven Kitshoff, Siya Kolisi (captain), Francois Louw, Wilco Louw, Frans Malherbe, Malcolm Marx, Bongi Mbonambi, Franco Mostert, Tendai Mtawarira, Sikhumbuzo Notshe, Marvin Orie, RG Snyman, Akker van der Merwe, Marco van Staden, Warren Whiteley Backs: Lukhanyo Am, Ross Cronjé, Faf de Klerk, Aphiwe Dyantyi, André Esterhuizen, Elton Jantjies, Jesse Kriel, Willie le Roux, Makazole Mapimpi, Lionel Mapoe, Lwazi Mvovo, Embrose Papier, Handré Pollard, Ivan van Zyl, Damian Willemselast_img read more