Springboks name strong team to play Georgia

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Springboks name strong team to play Georgia

No fans at stadiums but British Lions tour will go ahead, we have to make it work, says SA Rugby

Mark Gleeson and Nick said

SA named a strong team to take on Georgia on Friday, in their first Test in 20 months since winning the World Cup in Japan in 2019.

The Test is one of two warm-ups for the Springboks ahead of their three-Test series against the British and Irish Lions and new coach Jacques Nienaber named six of the starters from the victory over England in Yokohama, and two more of the players who came off the bench in the 32-12 win.

New caps Rosko Specman, who won Olympic bronze with SA’s sevens team at Rio de Janeiro five years ago, and Aphelele Fassi have been named to start on the wings, with World Cup final heroes Lukhanyo Am and Makazole Mapimpi ruled out of contention because of Covid-19 protocols, Nienaber said...

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