South Africa has begun preparations for the Test series against the British and Irish Lions: a number of rallies are planned with players present in the country over the next fortnight. The Springboxes are eagerly awaiting a selection tour of England, Welsh, Scottish and Irish top players, scheduled to take place in July-August.
“Local players will meet coaches, medical staff and the rest of management this week and next week”Explained, former coach Rassi Erasmus, who became the director of rugby within the South African Federation.
The new coach, Jacques Ninaber and the rest of the staff should travel to Gauteng province earlier this week to present their plans “A small group of players” The franchise of the Bulls (Pretoria) and Lions (Johannesburg). The management will then complete a selection of Shark franchise players to travel to Durban before continuing to next week’s meetings with players from the Stromers in Cape Town and the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein.
“Europeans” to have meetings
“Even though Jax and his staff have been in constant dialogue with the players for the past fifteen months – keeping an eye on their performance, injury recovery and general well-being – we are now very excited and eager to meet a familiar player in the atmosphere”.Erasmus said in a press release on the South African Federation website on Tuesday.
Meetings will also be held for players from the UK, Ireland, France and Japan. Former Irish full-back Felix Jones, a member of the South African staff based in Europe, will take care of his management. He said, “The players will have logistic, technical and tactical details. So when we have finished reviewing this roster, they will all know what is expected of them in the next club and franchise matches and training camps leading to the Lions Test Series. “, Explained to Ninaber