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South Africa recall Kolisi to face Ireland and Portugal

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The reigning world champions will play three Tests against Ireland and Portugal next month with an expanded group.

South Africa have fielded an experienced side with the 2023 World Cup winners for the two-Test home Test series against Ireland and next month's ODI against Portugal. Center Lukhanyo Am.

With the exception of three players, hooker Johan Grobbelaar and Jan-Hendrik Wessels, who can play both prop and hooker, number eight Fepsi Buthelezi, but these are mainly players who won the World Cup in France last year.

The Springboks beat Wales 41-13 in the only Test in London on Saturday, a match not scheduled on the international calendar. “It's great to be reunited with the foreign players and the Bulls, many of whom are World Cup winners.”Erasmus said.

The Springboks have a long injury list, including prop Steven Kitschoff, tackles Jean Klein and Lud de Jager, as well as fullbacks Cannon Moody and Damian Willemse.

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