Rassie: Boks' Next World Cup Squad Taking Shape

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rassie boks next world cup squad taking shape

Mike Greenaway

SPRINGBOK coach Rassie Erasmus says Saturdays match against Wales in London is the first small step on a long journey to the 2027 World Cup in Australia and that his quest to build depth is underway.

Erasmus has picked four uncapped players Edwill van der Merwe (wing), Jordan Hendrikse (flyhalf), Ben-Jason Dixon (lock/flank) and Sacha Feinberg-Mngomezulu (utility back) and recalled rising star Evan Roos.

He is also taking another five uncapped players along for the ride to experience what Test rugby is about.

The Lions duo of Van der Merwe and Hendrikse are in the starting line-up, and the Stormers pair of Dixon and Feinberg-Mngomezulu will play off the bench, while there is a hard core of experience around the newcomers.