JOHANNESBURG – While it was probably the worst kept secret in the country, Springboks coach Rassie Erasmus on Monday confirmed the names of his chosen thirty one players for next month's Rugby World Cup. This is what some former Springboks had to say following Rassie's announcement:
I think it’s a great squad, there’s a lot of experience in that group and I think Rassie (Erasmus) has done really well to get that experience in the last few months.
I wouldn’t necessarily want anybody there at the expense of anybody else, but I’d love to have seen Damian Willemse in the group, he’s an exciting player, and he showed it again at the weekend in the Currie Cup. It’s just he was injured and he didn’t have time to get in the squad.
There weren’t too many surprises, but it must have been a tough choice with Kwagga (Smith) and Rynhardt (Elstadt), but I think Rassie’s got all bases covered.