Meanwhile‚ Cobus Wiese and JD Schickerling have both been released from the training camp back to the Western Province Currie Cup team.
SA Rugby said in a statement: “The Springbok coaching and conditioning staff are managing the workload of the national players after a strenuous Super Rugby campaign‚ which for instance sees resting periods for several Springboks who were involved in the June internationals.”
The Rugby Championships kick off on August 18 when Australia host New Zealand in Sydney. Later in the day South Africa host Argentina in Durban.
Springbok training squad:
Forwards: Jean-Luc du Plessis (Sharks)‚ Pieter-Steph du Toit (Stormers)‚ Thomas du Toit (Sharks)‚ Eben Etzebeth (Stormers)‚ Steven Kitshoff (Stormers)‚ Siya Kolisi (Stormers)‚ Wilco Louw (Stormers)‚ Frans Malherbe (Stormers)‚ Bongi Mbonambi (Stormers)‚ Salmaan Moerat (Stormers)‚ Tendai Mtawarira (Sharks)‚ Sikhumbuzo Notshe (Stormers)‚ Trevor Nyakane (Bulls)‚ Coenie Oosthuizen (Sharks)‚ RG Snyman (Bulls)‚ Akker van der Merwe (Sharks)‚ Marco van Staden (Bulls).
Backs: Lukhanyo Am (Sharks)‚ Damian de Allende (Stormers)‚ André Esterhuizen (Sharks)‚ Warrick Gelant (Bulls)‚ Jesse Kriel (Vodacom Bulls)‚ Makazole Mapimpi (Sharks)‚ Lwazi Mvovo (Sharks)‚ Embrose Papier (Bulls)‚ Handré Pollard (Bulls)‚ Ivan van Zyl (Bulls)‚ Damian Willemse (Stormers).