SARugbymag.co.za picks a team of players who stuck their hands up during the fifth and penultimate round of the Rainbow Cup SA this past weekend.
No Springbok squad squad members will feature in a Rainbow Cup final or any franchise games against the British & Irish Lions.
Coaches Jake White and John Dobson have shed further light on the injury status around Bulls captain Duane Vermeulen and Stormers scrumhalf Herschel Jantjies respectively.
Sharks centre Jeremy Ward has come within two seconds of All Blacks flyhalf Beauden Barrett’s fitness drill record.
Marcell Coetzee’s imminent return to action could slot in as another important piece of the Springboks’ preparation puzzle for the British & Irish Lions tour, writes CRAIG LEWIS.
The Stadio di Monigo in Treviso, Italy will play host to the ‘North vs South’ Rainbow Cup final on 19 June.
The Bulls look set to be boosted by the return of a Springbok in just over a week’s time, while several other players are expected to also regain fitness before the Rainbow Cup SA resumes next weekend.
A closer look at how the Springbok players are performing in leagues around the world in the lead-up to the much-anticipated three-Test series against the British & Irish Lions.
Fred Zeilinga scored a late self-converted try to hand the Lions a shock 34-33 win over the previously unbeaten Bulls at Ellis Park on Saturday.
Edwill van der Merwe showed a Cheslin Kolbe-esque ability to evade defenders in the first of his two tries against the Sharks in Durban on Saturday.