Siya Kolisi, Handre Pollard, Makazole Mapimpi begin to participate in the Springboks against the British and Irish Lions | Rugby Union News


The Springboks face the British and Irish Lions in the first test: Captain Siya Kolisi, half-flying Hand Pollard, winger Makazol Mapipi, prostitute Bungie Mbonabi, idle Niu Nche has started, although Covid-19 results and self-isolation have been positive in recent weeks; Kwagga Smith started on the 8th.

Last update: 20/07/21 12:35pm

Siya Kolisi overcame Covid-19 and is considered good enough to start against the British and Irish Lions

Siya Kolisi will be the captain of the Springboks against the British and Irish Lions on Saturday, putting an end to doubts about being unable to play due to Covid-19.

Kolisi is one of many Springbok players who have tested positive for Covid-19 in the past few weeks. He has not participated in the South African “A” against the Lions or Bulls and has hardly received training. Many people think he will miss it.

The first choice Springbok Flying Half Handre Pollard is another one that started after the quarantine period, as did the wing Makazole Mapimpi-like Kolisi, he was thought to be likely to miss the first test.

Fly-half Handre Pollard is another important springbok performer who has proven to be suitable for the competition

Fly-half Handre Pollard is another important springbok performer who has proven suitable for competition

Elsewhere on the other side, the prostitute Bongi Mbonambi and the loose Ox Nche-who will get his third test cap-are the other two players who tested positive for Covid before that, but started with XV.

Veteran full-back Willie le Roux overcame a hamstring injury at the start, while the sensational Toulouse winger Cheslin Kolbe and Mapippi completed the three-back together. Damien de Allende and Lukanyo Am combined at the center position to complete the defense of all Rugby World Cup champions.

Sale Sharks scrum-half Faf de Klerk joins Pollard in the central defender (he will get the 50th cap).

Kolisi, Springbok head coach Jacques Nienaber (left) and many others were affected by Covid-19 in the camp

Kolisi and Springbok head coach Jacques Nienaber (left) and many others were affected by Covid-19 in the camp

On the forward side, Trevor Nyakane started ahead of Saracens’ number one Vincent Koch, alongside Mbonami and Nche Finish the front row, while Eben Etzebeth and Franco Mostert start in the second row.

Collisi joins the back row of the 2019 World Player of the Year Peter-Stephen Dutoit (blind) and Quaga Smith (8th) as Duane Wilmeren is sidelined due to an ankle injury .

The Leicester Tigers No. 8 Japser Wiese has left a deep impression so far this summer, but he was not selected for the team and injured his ankle in the South African A team against the Bulls.

In the absence of Duane Vermulen due to injury, Kwaga Smith will start at No. 8

In the absence of Duane Vermulen due to injury, Kwaga Smith will start at No. 8

In the Springboks’ bench, World Cup champions Steven Kitshoff (slacker), Malcolm Marx (prostitute) and Frans Malheb (stubborn) provided extraordinary depth power.

Sale Sharks lock Lood de Jager provided second-row cover, while Toulouse’s Rynhardt Elstadt was the back-row substitute.

The Springboks coach duo Rassie Erasmus and Jacques Nienaber did not use their usual 6-2 forward to bench division, but insisted on the traditional 5-3 division.

Herschel Jantjies provided scrum half-time screens, Elton Jantjies flew half-screens and Damian Willemse back three screens.

The Springboks will face the British and Irish Lions in the first test in Cape Town:

South Africa: 15 Willy Leroux, 14 Chesslin Corbe, 13 Luhanio Arm, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Makazo Mapipi, 10 Handrey Pollard, 9 Favdek Luck; 1 Ox Nche, Bongi Mbonambi, 3 Trevor Nyakane, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 5 Franco Mostert, Siya Kolisi (c), 7 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 8 Kwagga Smith.

replace: 16 Malcolm Marx, 17 Steven Kitshoff, 18 Frans Malheb, 19 Lud de Jager, 20 Reinhardt Elstadt, 21 Herschel Jengers, 22 Elton Jengers, 23 Damian Williams.



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