Springbok brothers

Bismarck and Jannie du Plessis. Photo: X

How many brothers have played for the Springboks?

A host of brothers have played for the Springboks in the past. How many can you recall? Here we take a look at the full list of Bok siblings.

Springbok brothers

Bismarck and Jannie du Plessis. Photo: X

When it comes to generating some Springbok nostalgia, it is an interesting blast from the past to look at the various siblings who have played for the Springboks in the past.

From Pieter and Chris Rossouw, to Jannie and Bismarck du Plessis, to Odwa and Akona Ndungane and of course the three Du Plessis brothers, there have been some hugely influential siblings who have worn the green and gold.

Below, you can check out the full list of brothers who have represented the Springboks at one point or another.

*Let us know in the comment section at the end of this article which set of brothers you remember most fondly

Springbok siblings


Who could be the next siblings?

Interestingly, the Springboks could be set to field the latest set of siblings during the season-opening Test against Wales in June.

There is a strong chance that Jaden and Jordan Hendrikse could both be included in what’s likely to be a somewhat experimental matchday 23.

The last time the Springboks crossed paths with Wales was in a RWC warm-up match in Cardiff in August last year, when they registered a record-breaking 52-16 victory – which surpassed their previous best of 22 points (34-12) against the Welsh outfit recorded in 2007.

It is the second year in a row the Springboks will play a Test on neutral territory in London after inflicting their heaviest defeat ever on the All Blacks with their 35-7 victory in front of a passionate 80 827 strong crowd at Twickenham in their final RWC warm-up match in August last year, when they also lifted the Qatar Airways Cup.

Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus said the Test against Wales would serve as the perfect launchpad for an exciting 2024 season.

“We are thrilled to return to Twickenham in what will mark our first Test since the Rugby World Cup final in France,” said Erasmus.

“We have very fond memories of the RWC warm-up Test we played against the All Blacks at Twickenham last year. The atmosphere and occasion were truly remarkable, and we are expecting a very similar experience in June.

“Playing against Wales, who we have faced there before in an exhilarating 2015 Rugby World Cup quarter-final, will bring back plenty of other memories as well.

“We may be playing on foreign territory, but we enjoy fantastic support from the expat community in London and its surrounds, as we saw last year where most of the supporters donned green and gold, so we are really looking forward to the match.”

The Test match, which kicks off at 14h00 (15h00 SA time) will be followed by a clash between the Barbarians and Fiji at 17h15 (18h15 SA time). Tickets for the double-header are available via TicketmasterTicketek and the RFU – tickets are priced from just £55* for adults and £28* for under-16s (booking fees apply and matches are “subject to World Rugby approval”)

Confirmed Springbok fixtures for 2024:
Saturday, 22 June: SA vs Wales (Twickenham, London)
Saturday, 6 July: SA vs Ireland (Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria)
Saturday, 13 July: SA vs Ireland (Hollywoodbets Kings Park, Durban)
Saturday, 20 July: SA vs Portugal (Toyota Stadium, Bloemfontein)
Saturday, 10 August: Australia vs SA (Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane)
Saturday, 17 August: Australia vs SA (Optus Stadium, Perth)
Saturday, 31 August: SA vs New Zealand (Emirates Airline Park, Johannesburg)
Saturday, 7 September: SA v New Zealand (DHL Stadium, Cape Town)
Saturday, 21 September: Argentina v SA (venue TBC)
Saturday, 28 September: SA v Argentina (Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit)
16/17 November: England v SA (Twickenham, London – date TBC)