When the Springboks play France, the side will be led by Warren Whiteley of the Lions and the team is likely to be full of his provincial teammates.
Former Springbok captain Adriaan Strauss will return to lead the Bulls in their Super Rugby clash against the Hurricanes at Loftus.
The sun is surely setting on the Bulls and the Hurricanes will want to get their piece of it.
Curwin Bosch has spoken about his omission from the Springbok squad that will do duty in three Tests against France in June.
After winning just four out of 12 Tests last year, Springbok coach Allister Coetzee is under great pressure to get the Bok bus back on the road again.
“I worshipped Odwa since grade two, and Lwazi not long after,” he said.
With the current crop of players, Marais has won every competition at junior level and they were last year’s Currie Cup finalists.
“He brings out the best in people and is a very fine rugby player. I know we’re going to have a good time together,” said Coetzee.