Experienced flanker Francois Louw has re-joined the Springbok squad on Monday in Pretoria following a two week stay at his English Premiership club side Bath.
The flanker returned to the United Kingdom immediately after the Springboks’ win over the All Blacks in Wellington.
Following his most recent club rugby commitments over the weekend, Louw re-joined the Springboks in Pretoria where the squad is busy with preparations for this coming Saturday’s final Castle Lager Rugby Championship match against the All Blacks at Loftus Versfeld.
Meanwhile, Siya Kolisi and his Springbok team mates started with their match preparations on Monday in the South African capital city. The entire squad had a good morning workout in the gymnasium and later on they had their first training run at a sun-baked Loftus Versfeld.
Rassie Erasmus, the SA Rugby Director of Rugby, will announce his match-23 on Thursday.
South Africa and New Zealand will face each other in front of a capacity crowd after tickets were sold out a few weeks ago already for the highly anticipated Loftus clash.