South Africa begin preparations for Test series against British and Irish Lions: Several rallies are planned with players participating in the country over the next two weeks. Springbox is looking forward to the tour of England, Welsh, Scottish and Irish top players in July-August.
“Local players will visit coaches, medical staff and other managements this week and next.”, Explained Razi Erasmus, a former coach who became director of rugby at the South African Federation.
New coach Jacques Nineber and the rest of the staff will first travel to Gauteng Province this week to present their plans. “A small group of players” Franchise of Bulls (Pretoria) and Lions (Johannesburg). Management will travel to Durban next week to select players from the Sharks franchise before continuing to meet with players from Stormers in Cape Town and Cheetahs in Bloomfontein.
“Europeans” will hold meetings
“Although Jacks and staff have been in constant communication with the players for the past fifteen months – focusing on their performance, injury recovery and general well-being – we are now very excited and want to meet experienced players. Environment ”, Erasmus said in a press release Website of the South African Federation This Tuesday.
Meetings will be held for players from the UK, Ireland, France and Japan. Former Irish fullback Felix Jones, a member of the Europe – based South African staff, will oversee their management. Players will have a lot of logistic, technical and tactical details. So when we finish reviewing this list, everyone knows what is expected of them at the next club, franchise matches and training camps leading up to the Lions Test series. ”, Nienaber explained