Gossip Test matches: Springboks without Europeans but with Victor Matfield

Victor-Matfield_SpringboksSpringbok coach Heyneke Meyer has released a list of players invited to a training camp, from May 25 to 28, ahead of the test matches in June.

There is a lack of international players evolving in Europe in this list of 36 players. Second row Victor Matfield (37 years, 110 caps) who has not been convened since October 2012, is back in the selection. Schalk Burger in the viewfinder of Toulon is also back after two years of absence.

The Boks face Wales and Scotland in test matches.

The full list of 36 players convened!

Forwards (20) : Tendai Mtawarira ( Sharks ) , Trevor Nyakane ( Cheetahs ), Marcel van der Merwe ( Bulls ) , Jannie du Plessis ( Sharks ) , Frans Malherbe ( Stormers ) , Coenie Oosthuizen ( Cheetahs ) , Bismarck du Plessis ( Sharks ) , Adriaan Strauss ( Cheetahs ) , Eben Etzebeth ( Stormers ) , Lood de Jager ( Cheetahs ), Victor Matfield ( Bulls ) , Flip van der Merwe ( Bulls ) , Heinrich Brüssow ( Cheetahs ) , Marcell Coetzee ( Sharks ) , Siya Kolisi ( Stormers ) , Willem Alberts ( Sharks ) , Jacques du Plessis ( Bulls ) , Teboho Mohoje ( Cheetahs ) , Duane Vermeulen ( Stormers ) , Schalk Burger ( Stormers ).

Backs (16) : Fourie du Preez ( Suntory , Japan) , Francois Hougaard ( Bulls ) , Johan Goosen ( Cheetahs ) , Marnitz Boshoff (Lions ), Jean de Villiers ( Stormers ) , Damian De Allende ( Stormers ), Jan Serfontein ( Bulls ), Juan de Jongh ( Stormers ) , JJ Engelbrecht ( Bulls ) , S’bura Sithole ( Sharks ) , Frans Steyn ( Sharks ) , Lwazi Mvovo ( Sharks ) , Bjorn Basson ( Bulls ) , JP Pietersen ( Sharks ) Cornal Hendricks ( Cheetahs ) , Willie le Roux ( Cheetahs ).

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