Rugby-World Cup-South Africa

Rugby-World Cup-South Africa
By Reuters

11/09/2019 at 07:00Updated 11/09/2019 at 07:02

Sept 11 (Reuters) - Factbox on the South Africa squad for the Rugby World Cup in Japan, where they will compete in Pool B: SOUTH AFRICA World ranking: 4 Coach: Rassie Erasmus (South Africa) Captain: Siya Kolisi Squad: Forwards - Schalk Brits, Malcolm Marx, Bongi Mbonambi, Steven Kitshoff, Vincent Koch, Frans Malherbe, Tendai Mtawarira, Trevor Nyakane,

Sept 11 (Reuters) - Factbox on the South Africa squad for
the Rugby World Cup in Japan, where they will compete in Pool B:

SOUTH AFRICA
World ranking: 4
Coach: Rassie Erasmus (South Africa)
Captain: Siya Kolisi

Squad:
Forwards - Schalk Brits, Malcolm Marx, Bongi Mbonambi,
Steven Kitshoff, Vincent Koch, Frans Malherbe, Tendai Mtawarira,
Trevor Nyakane, Lood de Jager, Eben Etzebeth, Franco Mostert, RG
Snyman, Pieter-Steph du Toit, Francois Louw, Siya Kolisi, Kwagga
Smith, Duane Vermeulen
Backs - Faf de Klerk, Herschel Jantjies, Cobus Reinach,
Elton Jantjies, Handre Pollard, Lukhanyo Am, Damian de Allende,
Jesse Kriel, Frans Steyn, Makazole Mapimpi, Sbu Nkosi, Cheslin
Kolbe, Warrick Gelant, Willie le Roux

WORLD CUP RECORD
W - 30, L - 6, D - 0
Tournaments: 6
Last World Cup: Third place (2015)
Best finish: Winners (1995, 2007)

WORLD CUP POOL B FIXTURES
Sept 21 New Zealand v South Africa Yokohama
Sept 28 South Africa v Namibia Toyota
Oct 4 South Africa v Italy Fukuroi
Oct 8 South Africa v Canada Kobe

RESULTS IN 2019
July 20 South Africa 35-17 Australia
July 27 New Zealand 16-16 South Africa
Aug 10 Argentina 13-46 South Africa
Aug 17 South Africa 24-18 Argentina
Sept 6 Japan 7-41 South Africa

(Compiled by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru; editing by
Sudipto Ganguly)

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