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Jacques Nienaber will name his first 23-man Springbok squad on Tuesday where all the speculation, questions and debates will be answered! Photo: SA Rugby website

REMINDER: Springboks to announce team to face Wales TODAY!

Jacques Nienaber will name his first 23-man Springbok squad on Tuesday where all the speculation, questions and debates will be answered!

jacques nienaber Springboks

Jacques Nienaber will name his first 23-man Springbok squad on Tuesday where all the speculation, questions and debates will be answered! Photo: SA Rugby website

Jacques Nienaber will name his first 23-man Springbok squad on Tuesday afternoon where all the speculation, questions and debates will be answered!

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The Springboks take on Wales in the first of three Tests at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria on Saturday, 2 June 2022.

Kick-off is at 17:05.

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This will be the first time the Boks will play in front of packed stadiums since August 2019 – almost 3 years ago.

Nienaber, Rassie Erasmus and the Boks are also expected to run out in front of a sold out crowd at Loftus as tickets are selling EXTREMELY fast!

This comes as no surprise given that fans had to miss out on the British & Irish Lions series as well as having no home Tests in the recent Rugby Championships.

Now, the fans are back and they will be back in their numbers – full voice too!

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The first Springboks Test of the year is finally upon us, but don’t expect too many surprises when coach Jacques Nienaber announces his team. Photo: Albert Perez/Getty Images

FIRST SPRINGBOK TEAM OF THE YEAR TO BE ANNOUNCED ON TUESDAY

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You heard it first, right here on The South African.

Nienaber will announce his starting 15 and his 23-man squad to take on Wales in the first Test at 12:30 on Tuesday afternoon. Our rugby writers, Craig Lewis and Garrin Lambley have given us their Bok Starting XV predictions. Some exciting variances indeed!

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Nienaber has told us not to expect many Bok bolters which may hold true for the first Test.

However, I have a gut feeling that some of our stand-out United Rugby Championship performers may be give a chance to play this series.

Especially, given the fact that it was an ALL-South African URC final in Cape Town. Specifically, players such as Evan Roos, Warrick Gelant, Elrich Louw and Marcell Coetzee.

We can expect to see these men – and a couple of others – given a chance in the third Test if the Boks wrap up the series in the first two matches.

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Stay tuned to this page for the Springbok team as it is announced!

Do you expect any debutants to be named in Nienaber’s side?

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