Stade Rochelais

The series is finely poised at 1-1 after the Springboks’ 27-9 victory last weekend, with Montpellier fly-half Handre Pollard kicking 17 points in the success for the world champions. 

South Africa head coach Jacques Nienaber has made several additions to his squad after a fiery second test, including Dan du Preez who made appearances in the Heineken Champions Cup knockout stage last season against Scarlets and Stade Rochelais. 

He was arguably unlucky to not make South Africa’s original squad, having missed out on selection for the Test against Georgia and the South Africa ‘A’ match after testing positive for COVID-19. 

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“We have a tough Castle Lager Rugby Championship series ahead after Saturday’s series decider against the British & Irish Lions and given the strict COVID-19 protocols we have to adhere to, we have decided to bring the players in sooner rather than later,” said Nienaber. 

“Dan was one of the unlucky players who didn’t get game time due to COVID-19 in our first few matches, so we are looking forward to having him back and giving him a chance to show us what he can do again.” 

Both teams are expected to name their starting XV’s for the series decider in the next 48 hours. 

Source : https://www.epcrugby.com/2021/08/02/sales-du-preez-added-to-springboks-squad/

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