The Springbok squad for the start of the 2017 Castle Lager Rugby Championship will be named on Saturday, 5 August 2017 after the Vodacom Super Rugby Final, which will be staged on the same day at Emirates Airlines Park in Johannesburg.
The 33-man Bok squad will be confirmed through a SA Rugby media release and on Supersport, at approximately 18h45 on Saturday evening.
The players will assemble on Tuesday, 8 August in Port Elizabeth to start with their preparations for the first Test against Argentina at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Saturday, 19 August. Springbok coach Allister Coetzee and his management staff will arrive a day earlier already in the Friendly City.
There will be several opportunities for Port Elizabeth rugby supporters to engage with the Springboks in the two-week build-up to the Pumas Test, with full details to be confirmed in the next few days.
The first Springbok open training session in Port Elizabeth will take place on Wednesday, 9 August from 15h00 to 17h30 with the venue still to be confirmed.