- Confirmed Bok media and training schedule for PE
The Springbok squad for the start of the 2017 Castle Lager Rugby Championship will be named on Saturday, 5 August 2017 after the Vodacom Super Rugby Final, which will be staged on the same day at Emirates Airlines Park in Johannesburg.
The 33-man Bok squad will be confirmed through a SA Rugby media release and on Supersport, at approximately 18h45 on Saturday evening.
The players will assemble on Tuesday, 8 August in Port Elizabeth to start with their preparations for the first Test against Argentina at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Saturday, 19 August. Springbok coach Allister Coetzee and his management staff will arrive a day earlier already in the Friendly City.
There will be several opportunities for Port Elizabeth rugby supporters to engage with the Springboks in the two-week build-up to the Pumas Test, with full details to be confirmed in the next few days.
Media must confirm their attendance to all Springbok media events to Rayaan Adriaanse, Springbok Media Manager, at least 24 hours in advance. His contact details are: email: firstname.lastname@example.org; mobile/WhatsApp: +27 82 999 0022.
The confirmed Springbok media and training schedule for next week in Port Elizabeth:
Saturday, 5 August
18h45: Springbok squad announcement (approximate time, through SA Rugby media release);
Monday, 7 August
13h00-13h30: Media conference with Springbok coach Allister Coetzee at the Garden Court Kings Beach;
Tuesday, 8 August
12h00: Springbok squad assembly at the team hotel;
15h00-16h30: Field training session at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium (first 15 minutes open for media filming and photography);
Wednesday, 9 August
15h00-17h30: Springbok open training session – venue TBC;
Friday, 11 August
10h45 – 12h15: Field training session at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium (first 15 minutes open for media filming and photography);
13h00 – 13h30: Media conference with an assistant coach and a selected player at the team hotel;
Saturday, 12 August
08h00-08h30: Media filming opportunity with the Springbok coach and selected players at the #2023 RWC bid flag hoisting event at the Donkin Reserve.
Issued by SA Rugby Communications