Erasmus announces 40 man squad for England tests

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Erasmus announces 40 man squad for England tests

Post by Shavenhead » Sat May 26, 2018 6:24 pm

Rassie Erasmus has just announced an army of 40 players to take on Wales in Washington DC next weekend, and England for 3 tests commencing 9 June in Johannesburg.

http://ewn.co.za/2018/05/26/erasmus-nam ... june-tests

A mix of players from last year's team, 17 new uncapped players, and a number of old war horses taken in from their clubs in Europe - the likes of Duane Vermeulen, Willie Le Roux, Frans Steyn and The Bismarck.

Malcolm Marx, Jaco Kriel, Eben Etsebeth and Warren Whitely are notable by their absence due to injury.

The question now is - who will be captain - Vermeulen, Kolisi or Pollard?

Let the games begin..
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Re: Erasmus announces 40 man squad for England tests

Post by Shavenhead » Sun May 27, 2018 8:09 pm

Duane Vermeulen to be Springbok captain against England.

https://keo.co.za/duane-to-lead-boks-in ... t-england/

Good choice.
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Re: Erasmus announces 40 man squad for England tests

Post by Stephen_Dedalus » Mon May 28, 2018 3:17 am

Marx is going to be a huge loss.

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Re: Erasmus announces 40 man squad for England tests

Post by Stephen_Dedalus » Mon May 28, 2018 3:31 am

I see England suffered their 4th straight defeat yesterday: 65-43 against Barbarians.

That would have been worth watching.

Looking at the England team sheet, only about 4 regulars.

Even so, 65 points. That's shocking.

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Post by mad hatter » Mon May 28, 2018 4:31 am

this years test matches will mean fuck all i suspect. lots of rebuilding and trialling/blooding players. world cup should be quite competitive i think.
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Re: Erasmus announces 40 man squad for England tests

Post by Shavenhead » Mon May 28, 2018 9:55 am

Someone jumped the gun on their reporting.

Turns out Siya Kolisi is captain.

First black Springbok captain.
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Post by harry_flashman » Thu May 31, 2018 5:04 am

Malcolm Marx
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Re: Erasmus announces 40 man squad for England tests

Post by Stephen_Dedalus » Thu May 31, 2018 9:05 am

Yeah, brilliant mate

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Re: Erasmus announces 40 man squad for England tests

Post by jedgarandclyde » Sun Jun 03, 2018 2:35 am

Well he could have said Groucho, Harpo or Chico.
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